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Frank Kearse
DT #73
Alabama A&M
Savannah, GA

NFL debut: 10/16/11 (at ATL)... First NFL start: 12/11/11 (vs. ATL)... First sack: 12/24/11 (vs. TB, half-sack of Josh Freeman)

NFL debut: 10/16/11 (at ATL)... First NFL start: 12/11/11 (vs. ATL)... First sack: 12/24/11 (vs. TB, half-sack of Josh Freeman)

Selected by the Miami Dolphins in the seventh round (231st overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft... Waived by the Miami Dolphins on September 4, 2011... Signed to the Dolphins’ practice squad on September 6, 2011... Signed to the Carolina Panthers’ active roster on September 21, 2011... Waived by the Panthers on October 26, 2012... Signed to the Panthers’ practice squad on October 30, 2012... Signed to the Panthers’ active roster on November 28, 2012... Waived by the Panthers on September 4, 2013... Signed to the Tennessee Titans’ practice squad on November 26, 2013... Signed to the Dallas Cowboys’ active roster on December 18, 2013... Waived by the Cowboys on May 12, 2014... Signed by the Washington Redskins on May 17, 2014.

Enters 2015 having previously appeared in 31 career games with eight starts... Joined Washington as a free agent in the 2014 offseason after having previously spent time with the Dolphins, Panthers, Titans and Cowboys... Credited by STATS, LLC with 38 total tackles (27 solo) and 4.5 sacks as of the conclusion of the 2014 season.


Set career highs in games player (15), total tackles (14), solo tackles (11) and sacks (three)... Inactive at HOU (9/7)... Made Redskins debut vs. JAX (9/14), recording an eight-yard sack as part of the Redskins’ team-recordtying 10 sacks... Recorded two solo tackles at PHI (9/21)... Added an assisted tackle vs. NYG (9/25)... Posted a career high in both total tackles (five) and solo tackles (four) and added his then-career-high second sack of the season... Played on defense at ARI (10/12)... Added another sack vs. TEN (10/19)... Contributed on defense and special teams in an overtime win at DAL (10/27) and at MIN (11/2)... Made three tackles (two solo) vs. TB (11/16)... Contributed on defense and special teams at SF (11/23)... Played on defense and special teams at IND (11/30), vs. STL (12/7), at NYG (12/14), vs. PHI (12/20) and vs. DAL (12/28).

Spent the offseason with the Panthers before being released in early September... Signed to the Titans’ practice squad on Nov. 26 and later signed to the Cowboys’ active roster on Dec. 18... Appeared in the final two games of the season for Dallas, recording one tackle.

Played in eight games with four starts and was inactive for three games in two stints on Carolina’s roster in addition to spending four games on the practice squad... Recorded eight tackles and one sack... Made opening day roster and played in three of the first six games before being waived (10/26) and signed to the Panthers’ practice squad (10/30)... Promoted to the active roster on Nov. 28 and started the last four games at nose tackle following a season-ending injury to Ron Edwards... Collected first career solo sack vs. ATL (12/9), dropping quarterback Matt Ryan for an eight-yard loss.

Played in six games with four starts at nose tackle for Carolina... Inactive for eight games after being signed as a free agent from Miami’s practice squad on Sept. 21... Notched 11 tackles, half a sack and one pass defensed... Started the last four games following season-ending injuries to defensive tackles Sione Fua and Terrell McClain... Made first NFL start vs. ATL (12/11)... Teamed with defensive tackle Jason Shirley to sack Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman for a five-yard loss vs. TB (12/24).

Played in 44 games with 40 starts at Alabama A&M... Finished career with 129 tackles, 32 tackles for loss, six sacks, six quarterback pressures, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, two interceptions and four passes defensed... Started 11 games as a senior in 2010, earning second-team All- Southwestern Athletic Conference honors and ranking second on the Bulldogs with 57 tackles... Played in the Texas vs. The Nation and HBCU Bowl, two postseason all-star games... Was a second-team All-SWAC selection in 2009 after starting 12 games and producing 33 tackles, 3.5 sacks, three quarterback pressures, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery... Started 11 games in 2008 and collected 30 tackles, one sack, one quarterback pressure, two interceptions and three passes defensed... Played in 10 games with six starts as a freshman in 2007, notching nine tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks, one quarterback pressure and one fumble recovery.

Attended Savannah (Ga.) H.S... Graduated with a degree in social work from Alabama A&M... Born Oct. 28, 1988... Last name pronounced “KEERse”

TOTAL 35 43 29 14 5.5 0 1 0 0 0 -- 0
2015 WAS 4 4 1 3 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2014 WAS 15 15 12 3 3 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 DAL 2 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 CAR 8 13 8 5 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 CAR 6 10 7 3 0.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --

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