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Players

Donte Whitner
SS #39
Height:
5-10
Weight:
208
College:
Ohio State
Hometown:
Cleveland
Experience:
12

HONOR ROLL
Three-time Pro Bowl selection (2012-14 seasons) PFWA All-Rookie Team (2006)

MILESTONES
NFL debut: 9/10/06 (at NE)... First NFL start: 9/17/06 (at MIA)... First INT: 9/10/06 (at NE, Tom Brady)... First FF: 11/18/07 (vs. NE, Kevin Faulk)... First FR: 10/10/10 (vs. JAX, David Garrard)... First sack: 9/28/08 (at STL, Trent Green)

TRANSACTIONS
Selected by the Buffalo Bills in the first round (eighth overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft... Signed with the San Francisco 49ers as an unrestricted free agent on August 4, 2011... Signed with the Cleveland Browns as an unrestricted free agent on March 12, 2014... Released by the Browns on April 2, 2016... Signed with the Washington Redskins on October 5, 2016.

HONOR ROLL
Three-time Pro Bowl selection (2012-14 seasons) PFWA All-Rookie Team (2006)

MILESTONES
NFL debut: 9/10/06 (at NE)... First NFL start: 9/17/06 (at MIA)... First INT: 9/10/06 (at NE, Tom Brady)... First FF: 11/18/07 (vs. NE, Kevin Faulk)... First FR: 10/10/10 (vs. JAX, David Garrard)... First sack: 9/28/08 (at STL, Trent Green)

TRANSACTIONS
Selected by the Buffalo Bills in the first round (eighth overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft... Signed with the San Francisco 49ers as an unrestricted free agent on August 4, 2011... Signed with the Cleveland Browns as an unrestricted free agent on March 12, 2014... Released by the Browns on April 2, 2016... Signed with the Washington Redskins on October 5, 2016.

PRO
Decorated veteran safety who joined the Redskins in Week 5 of the 2016 season... Entered 2016 having previously compiled 855 tackles (618 solo), 53 passes defensed, 11 interceptions (two returned for touchdowns), 11 forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries and 3.0 sacks in 146 career games with 143 starts in Buffalo (2006-10), San Francisco (2011-13) and Cleveland (2014-15)... Accounted for eight starts in eight career postseason games with San Francisco from 2011-13, adding 31 tackles (23 solo), three passes defensed, a forced fumble and an interception in those contests... Started at safety in Super Bowl XLVII.

YEAR-BY-YEAR
2016 (REDSKINS)
Released by the Browns in early April... Signed with the Redskins in Week 5.

2015 (BROWNS)
Contributed 81 tackles (58 solo), four passes defensed, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble in 14 games (all starts)... Notched a half-sack of Marcus Mariota vs. TEN (9/20)... Added a full sack of Blaine Gabbert in a win against his former team vs. SF (12/13).

2014 (BROWNS)
Started all 16 games for a third consecutive season and was named to his third straight Pro Bowl... Recorded 106 tackles (69 solo), four passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one interception... Made 14 tackles (13 solo) in his Browns debut at PIT (9/7)... Returned an interception of Mike Glennon 54 yards vs. TB (11/2).

2013 (49ERS)
Selected to his second Pro Bowl... Started all 16 games for the third time in his career... Credited with 100-plus tackles for the fifth time in career... Registered a career-high 12 passes defensed... Registered three tackles, one interception and two passes defensed at STL (9/26)... Recorded his second interception of the season and 10th of his career at WAS (11/25)... Started all three postseason games and notched his first career postseason interception in the divisional round at CAR (1/12).

2012 (49ERS)
Selected to his first Pro Bowl, making the NFC roster as a starter... Started all 16 games and credited by the coaches with 119 tackles... Added two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one interception and five passes defensed... Returned an interception 42 yards for a touchdown at NO (11/25), marking his second career score... Recovered a fumble in his 100th NFL game vs. ARI (12/30)... Started all three postseason games, including starting at safety in Super Bowl XLVII vs. BAL (2/3). Posted eight tackles (seven solo) in his Super Bowl debut.

2011 (49ERS)
Started all 15 games played... Credited by the coaching staff with 91 tackles, two interceptions, three fumble recoveries and one forced fumble... Notched his first interception as a 49er vs. DAL (9/18)... Credited by the coaches with 14 tackles and one pass defensed vs. NYG (11/28)... Started both postseason games, contributing a forced fumble in dramatic divisional win vs. NO (1/14).

2010 (BILLS)
Started all 16 games... Credited by the coaching staff with a career-high 140 tackles... Added one interception, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and seven passes defensed... Posted a career-high 18 tackles, according to the coaching staff, vs. PIT (11/28).

2009 (BILLS)
Started eight of the 10 games in which he played... Tallied 57 tackles, two interceptions, five passes defensed and his first defensive score... Returned an interception 76 yards for his first career touchdown vs. TB (9/20).

2008 (BILLS)
Started all 13 games in which he played... Credited by the coaches with 63 tackles, one sack and a forced fumble... Recorded first career sack at STL (9/28).

2007 (BILLS)
Credited by the coaching staff with 102 tackles, one interception and one forced fumble, starting all 15 games in which he appeared... Was the only Bills defender to take every snap (999) through the first 15 games... Streak came to an end in Week 17 due to illness.

2006 (BILLS)
Selected to the PFW/PFWA All-Rookie Team... Started 14 of 15 games played in his rookie campaign, finishing second on the team in tackles with 107 (according to the coaching staff), while posting five passes defensed and one interception... Named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month for September... Recorded an interception in his first professional game at NE (9/10)... Made his first career start at safety at MIA (9/17).

COLLEGE
Started 18 of 35 games for Ohio State, registering 164 tackles, five sacks, 13 tackles for loss, nine passes defensed, five interceptions, two forced fumbles and one blocked punt returned for a touchdown... Earned first-team All-Big Ten Conference honors as a senior in 2005 after starting every game at safety and totaling 73 tackles, four sacks, nine tackles for loss, six passes defensed, one forced fumble and two interceptions (one returned for touchdown)... Helped team rank fifth in the nation in total defense (281.33 ypg.)... Played in 10 games (six starts) as a junior, sitting out contests after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery.

PERSONAL
Attended Glenville H.S. in Cleveland, where he played defensive back and wide receiver... Finished career with 13 touchdowns... Graduated early to attend Ohio State... Played in the U.S. Army All-America Bowl... Run over by a car at the age of six after darting into the middle of the street to chase a ball; after suffering multiple fractures to both legs, was forced to wear a body cast, with doctors cautioning his mother, Deborah, that he might never walk normally again... Full name: Donte Demetrius Whitner... Has two children, Donte Jr. and D’aira Denise... Born in Cleveland on July 24, 1985.

COMMUNITY
Heavily involved with United Way programs throughout his NFL career... Donated school supplies in West Africa through the teen movement initiative…Recognized “Do Right Dads” by hosting a special event for active single fathers in the Cleveland area... Also hosted events for single mothers in the Ohio and New York area providing winners with spa days... The event honors both his mother and grandmother who both helped raised him.

Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 157 922 668 254 3 0 53 11 2 331 -- 76
2016 WAS 11 66 49 17 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2015 CLE 14 81 58 23 1.5 -- 4 -- -- -- -- --
2014 CLE 16 106 69 37 0 -- 4 1 0 54 54 54
2013 SF 16 73 58 15 0 -- 12 2 0 7 3.5 7
2012 SF 16 83 62 21 0 0 5 1 1 42 42 42
2011 SF 15 62 49 13 0 -- 10 2 0 48 24 48
2010 BUF 16 140 96 44 0.5 -- 7 1 0 37 37 37
2009 BUF 10 57 42 15 0 0 5 2 1 104 52 76
2008 BUF 13 61 50 11 1 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2007 BUF 15 89 68 21 0 -- 1 1 0 29 29 29
2006 BUF 15 104 67 37 0 -- 4 1 0 10 10 10
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 157 1 0 12 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 WAS 11 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 CLE 14 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 CLE 16 -- -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 SF 16 1 0 2 -- 1 -- 0 -- 0 0 0
2012 SF 16 -- -- 2 -- 1 -- 0 0 -- -- --
2011 SF 15 -- -- 1 -- 3 -- 0 -- -- -- --
2010 BUF 16 -- -- 1 -- 1 -- 0 -- -- -- --
2009 BUF 10 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2008 BUF 13 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 BUF 15 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 BUF 15 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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