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Mason Foster
LB #54
Height:
6-1
Weight:
250
Age:
28
College:
Washington
Hometown:
Seaside, Calif.
Experience:
7

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
124
SCK
1.0
FF
1
INT
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MILESTONES
NFL debut: 9/11/11 (vs. DET)... First NFL start: 9/18/11 (at MIN)... Redskins debut: 10/4/15 (vs. PHI)... First sack: 9/18/11 (at MIN, Donovan McNabb)... First FF: 9/18/11 (at MIN, Adrian Peterson)... First INT: 12/11/11 (at JAX, Blaine Gabbert)... First INT TD: 9/15/13 (vs. NO, Drew Brees, 85 yards)

TRANSACTIONS
Originally selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round (84th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft... Signed with the Chicago Bears as an unrestricted free agent on March 25, 2015... Released by the Bears on September 5, 2015... Signed with the Washington Redskins on September 29, 2015... Resigned with the Redskins on March 9, 2016.

MILESTONES
NFL debut: 9/11/11 (vs. DET)... First NFL start: 9/18/11 (at MIN)... Redskins debut: 10/4/15 (vs. PHI)... First sack: 9/18/11 (at MIN, Donovan McNabb)... First FF: 9/18/11 (at MIN, Adrian Peterson)... First INT: 12/11/11 (at JAX, Blaine Gabbert)... First INT TD: 9/15/13 (vs. NO, Drew Brees, 85 yards)

TRANSACTIONS 
Originally selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round (84th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft... Signed with the Chicago Bears as an unrestricted free agent on March 25, 2015... Released by the Bears on September 5, 2015... Signed with the Washington Redskins on September 29, 2015... Resigned with the Redskins on March 9, 2016.

PRO
Initially joined the Redskins in Week 4 of the 2015 season... Enters 2016 previously appeared in 70 games with 59 starts... Compiled 375 tackles (264 solo), 12 passes defensed, six sacks, five interceptions (two returned for touchdowns), three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in his first five NFL seasons with Tampa Bay (2011-14) and Washington (2015).

YEAR-BY-YEAR
2015 (BEARS/REDSKINS)
Spent the offseason with the Bears after signing with Chicago as an unrestricted free agent on March 25... Released by the Bears during final cuts... Signed with the Redskins in Week 4 and played in 13 regular season games (with five starts), posting 34 tackles (24 solo), a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Also started one postseason contest... Made Redskins debut vs. PHI (10/4)... Contributed on special teams at ATL (10/11) and at NYJ (10/18)... Played on defense and special teams vs. TB (10/25) and at NE (11/8)... Registered an assisted tackle vs. NO (11/15) and at CAR (11/22)... Contributed on special teams vs. NYG (11/29)... Made first start as a member of the Redskins vs. DAL (12/7), tying for the team lead with seven tackles (four solo) and recording a forced fumble and a fumble recovery... Tied for team lead with six solo tackles in a win at CHI (12/13)... Made six tackles (three solo) in a win vs. BUF (12/20)... Recorded seven tackles (six solo) in a division-clinching win at PHI (12/26)... Posted five tackles (four solo) in regular season finale at DAL (1/3)... Compiled eight tackles (five solo, two for loss) in postseason debut in NFC Wild Card Round vs. GB (1/10).

2014 (BUCCANEERS)
Started all 10 games in which he appeared, recording 62 tackles (40 solo) and two passes defensed... Opened season with nine tackles (five solo) vs. CAR (9/7)... Added two solo tackles vs. STL (9/14)... Missed Weeks 3-5 before recording eight tackles (five solo, one for loss) in his return vs. BAL (10/12)... Posted seven tackles (three solo) at CLE... Matched season high with nine tackles (six solo) vs. ATL (11/9)... Had five tackles (three solo) and a pass defensed vs. WAS (11/16)... Recorded eight tackles (seven solo) at CHI (11/23)... Made six tackles (four solo) vs. CIN (11/30)... Did not play in Weeks 14-15 or Week 17... Had a solo tackle and an assisted tackle vs. GB (12/21).

2013 (BUCCANEERS)
Was one of 10 NFL players to have 90+ tackles, 2+ sacks and 3+ interceptions, and was one of two players in that group with two touchdowns... Tied for the NFL lead in interception return touchdowns (two). His 122 interception return yards were the sixth-most in the NFL and the second-most in a season by a Buccaneers linebacker, trailing only Derrick Brooks’ 218 in 2002... Started at NYJ (9/8), recording eight tackles, including one for loss, a career-high two sacks and one forced fumble... Against NO (9/15), posted seven tackles, two passes defensed and an interception of Drew Brees, which he returned 85 yards for his first career touchdown... Recorded eight tackles at NE (9/22)... Posted five tackles, including one for loss, and a pass defensed vs. ARI (9/29)... Registered five tackles and a pass defensed vs. PHI (10/13)... Notched four tackles at ATL (10/20)... Recorded five tackles vs. CAR (10/24)... Registered four tackles at SEA (11/3)... Collected six tackles (two for loss) vs. MIA (11/11)... Intercepted Matt Ryan and returned it 37 yards for a touchdown vs. ATL (11/17)... Missed first game of his career at DET (11/24)... Returned to action at CAR (12/1) and notched nine tackles... Led team with nine tackles and recorded one interception vs. BUF (12/8)... Collected seven tackles vs. SF (12/15)... Notched seven tackles, including two for loss, at STL (12/22)... Tallied three tackles and a pass defensed at NO (12/29).

2012 (BUCCANEERS)
Started all 16 contests, ranking second on the team with a career-high 104 tackles... Added one interception, one pass defensed, a career-high 13 tackles for loss and a fumble recovery... Recorded his first sack and fumble recovery of the season at MIN (10/25)... Registered another sack vs. SD (11/11).

2011 (BUCCANEERS)
Played in all 16 contests with 15 starts during rookie season, collecting 83 tackles, two sacks, one interception, five tackles for loss, two passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery... Made NFL debut vs. DET (9/11)... Recorded first career start a week later at MIN (9/18), posting his first career 10-tackle game including his first career sack and first career forced fumble. Finalist for Pepsi Rookie of the Week... Recorded a seven-yard sack among five tackles vs. ATL (9/25)... Recovered a fumble at SF (10/9)... Notched first career INT at JAX (12/11), picking off Blaine Gabbert.

COLLEGE
Started 41-of-50 games at Washington from 2007-10, totaling 378 career tackles, including 241 solo tackles, 38.5 TFL, 10.5 sacks, 15 passes defensed, eight forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, one blocked kick, and four interceptions, including one for a touchdown... Served as a team captain in 2010, starting all 13 games. His 163 tackles in 2010 ranked first in the Pac- 10 and second in the nation, and his career 378 tackles ranked eighth in school history... Named Defensive MVP of the 2010 Holiday Bowl win over Nebraska with 12 total tackles, including 3.0 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks... Named first-team All-America by Scout.com and Rivals.com, in addition to being named first-team All-Pac-10 and Associated Press third-team honors his senior season... Set a school record and led the Pac-10 with six forced fumbles in 2009, the third-most in the nation... Named Huskies’ Defensive MVP as a sophomore, after leading the Pac-10 in tackles per game (8.75) and earning Washington defensive player of the week honors four times... One of seven true freshmen to see action in 2007, playing in all 13 games and starting four... Invited to play in the 2011 Senior Bowl.

PERSONAL
Attended Seaside (Calif.) H.S., where he played linebacker and quarterback and was named the Monterey County Player of the Year by the Monterey Herald... Named an All-Central Coast Section first-team linebacker by the San Jose Mercury News and was also an all-league first-teamer as a junior... Led Seaside to a 12-1 overall record, a 5-0 league record, a Monterey Bay league title and the CIF Central Coast Section small school championship in 2006... Was a first-team allstate honoree at linebacker... Completed 68-of-105 passes for 951 yards and 12 touchdowns, carried the ball 105 times for 657 yards and 11 touchdowns, notched one receiving touchdown and had 158 total tackles, eight sacks and five interceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns that season. Also scored on kickoff returns of 95 and 97 yards... Ranked the No. 68 linebacker recruit in the country by Rivals... Majored in American ethnic studies... Son of William and Margarette Foster... Born March 1, 1989.

COMMUNITY
In June 2013, participated in Tampa Bay’s “Cut for a Cure” charity challenge, having his head shaved by pediatric cancer patients to support the Pediatric Cancer Foundation... Led students through football drills and promoted the importance of health and fitness for the opening of the BUCS CARE School Fitness Zone at Sulphur Springs Elementary in December 2012... Signed autographs and interacted with fans during the team’s annual Kickoff Party, presented by Miller Lite, in September 2011... Joined Buccaneers teammates and more than 100 UnitedHealthcare employees to pack food boxes at Feeding America Tampa Bay in September 2011 and December 2012... Helped teach football drills and spoke on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle to South London school students in October 2011... Greeted fans at the International Series Fan Rally event at Trafalgar Square, London in October 2011... Distributed candy, signed autographs and played games with over 700 underprivileged children at Lowry Park Zoo for the Buccaneers’ annual Halloween Celebration in October 2011... Visited patients at All Children’s Hospital and sang Christmas carols to residents of Westminster Palms Retirement Home in December 2011.

Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 504 357 147 7.0 0 15 5 122 -- 85 2 4 3
2016 WAS 16 13 124 89 35 1.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2015 WAS 13 5 37 25 12 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2014 TB 10 10 62 40 22 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 TB 15 13 92 63 29 2.0 0 7 3 122 40.7 85 2 1 --
2012 TB 16 16 105 82 23 2.0 -- 1 1 0 -- 0 0 0 1
2011 TB 16 15 84 58 26 2.0 -- 2 1 0 -- 0 0 1 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 PIT L 16-38 14 9 5 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 DAL L 23-27 10 4 6 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @NYG W 29-27 5 5 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 CLE W 31-20 5 3 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @BAL W 16-10 7 7 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 PHI W 27-20 5 3 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @DET L 17-20 5 2 3 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 @CIN L 27-27 5 4 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
10 MIN W 26-20 9 6 3 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 GB W 42-24 -- 0 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 @DAL L 26-31 5 3 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 @ARI L 23-31 4 2 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 @PHI W 27-22 12 12 0 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 CAR L 15-26 13 7 6 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 @CHI W 41-21 8 7 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 NYG L 10-19 17 15 2 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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