Levy in the 2011 NFL season.
|No. 54 Detroit Lions|
|Date of birth:||March 26, 1987|
|Place of birth:||Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||238 lb (108 kg)|
|High school:||Milwaukee (WI) Vincent|
|NFL draft:||2009 / Round: 3 / Pick: 76|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
|Stats at NFL.com|
DeAndre Levy, (born March 26, 1987) is an American football linebacker for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Wisconsin. He was drafted by the Lions in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft.
Levy attended Vincent High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he was a letterman in football, basketball and track. As a senior he recorded 84 tackles, five sacks, and four forced fumbles as a linebacker and 12 receptions for 260 yards and three touchdowns as a tight end.
Levy was named second-team All-Big Ten in 2007. In 2008 he earned honorable mention All-Big Ten, and was also awarded the team's Tom Wiesner Award, given to a senior football player who most exemplifies the leadership and courage.In addition to twice winning the Big 10 Player of the Week, in 2008, he was also awarded the Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week on September 13 for his performance against Fresno St.
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As a rookie, Levy started 10 of 16 games for the Detroit Lions, recording 85 tackles and an interception.
In 2010, Levy was limited to only 11 games, missing Detroit's Week 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6 games.
For the season, Levy recorded 72 tackles, 2 interceptions, and 4 pass-breakups. In Week 14, against the eventual Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers, Levy had 8 tackles and an interception of Packers QB Matt Flynn in the endzone in a 7-3 Lions win. In Week 16, against the Miami Dolphins, Levy returned an interception of Chad Henne 30 yards for the game-winning touchdown in a 34-27 win.
In his third season, Levy started all 16 games for the Lions, recording 109 tackles, a sack, an interception, and a forced fumble.
- Detroit Nabs Wisconsin's DeAndre Levy