Coy Wire

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Coy Wire
Coy Wire.jpg
Wire in 2006.
No. 27, 52
Linebacker / Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1978-11-07) November 7, 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth: Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 228 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school: Cedar Cliff (Camp Hill, Pennsylvania)
College: Stanford
NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 3 / Pick: 97
Debuted in 2002 for the Buffalo Bills
Last played in 2010 for the Atlanta Falcons
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Honorable mention All-Pac-10 (2000)
  • First-team All-Pac-10 (2001)
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

Coy Michael Wire (born November 7, 1978) is a former[1][2] American football linebacker and safety and an anchor for Fox Sports.[3] He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the third round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Stanford. He currently works for the Pac-12 Network television network and studio analyst for Fox Sports, and is also a USA Football ambassador.[4]

Early years[edit]

Wire played high school football for Cedar Cliff High School in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.

Professional career[edit]

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

In 2008, Wire was a special teams captain. He started four games for the Falcons and totaled 34 tackles, 28 solo. He was released on September 2.

He currently works for the Atlanta Falcons media team as part of the "McDonald's What's Brewin'" video series.

NFL stats[edit]

Year Team Games Combined Tackles Tackles Assisted Tackles Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Fumble Return Yards Interceptions Interception Return Yards Yards per Interception Return Longest Interception REturn Interceptions Returned for Touchdown Passes Defended
2002 BUF 16 96 71 25 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2003 BUF 16 28 24 4 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2004 BUF 12 25 14 11 1.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 BUF 13 9 6 3 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 BUF 16 23 13 10 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 BUF 7 4 3 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 ATL 16 34 28 6 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2009 ATL 16 17 15 2 0.0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2010 ATL 15 12 8 4 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 127 248 182 66 5.0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 5

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Personal[edit]

Wire is of Japanese descent.[6] In 2009, he was featured on the NFL Network Total Access segment "On The Fringe." Coy has a younger brother named Casey Wire.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coy Wire: Players pooled money". Associated Press. ESPN.com. March 9, 2012. Wire spent his first six seasons with the Bills and then three more in Atlanta. He was cut by the Falcons before the start of last season and now considers himself retired. 
  2. ^ Howard, Johnette (March 8, 2012). "Coy Wire changes his mind". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 21, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Pumped To Join Fox". 23 July 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Rich McKay backs Heads Up Football effort in Atlanta". NFL Evolution. 2013-05-04. Retrieved 2013-05-06. 
  5. ^ "Coy Wire". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  6. ^ Curtis, Jake (October 11, 2000). "Stanford LB Wire Hopes to Pound OSU". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved May 4, 2014. 
  7. ^ Quintero, Jose (January 6, 2014). "BHS to host seminars for college-bound students". Desert Dispatch. Retrieved May 4, 2014. 

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