DeAndre Levy

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DeAndre Levy
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Levy in the 2011 NFL season.
No. 54 Detroit Lions
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-03-26) March 26, 1987 (age 28)
Place of birth: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 238 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school: Milwaukee (WI) Vincent
College: Wisconsin
NFL draft: 2009 / Round: 3 / Pick: 76
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-Pro (2014)
  • Detroit Lions Defensive MVP (2013, 2014) [1]
  • NFC Defensive Player of the Month (9/14)[2]
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
Tackles: 618
Quarterback sacks: 3.5
Interceptions: 12
Forced fumbles: 2
Stats at

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.

Early years[edit]

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.

College career[edit]

Levy played college football at Wisconsin from 2005 to 2008. He finished his career with 211 tackles, 21 sacks, two interceptions, six forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries and a blocked kick.

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.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Levy was drafted by the Lions in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft.[4]

2009 season[edit]

As a rookie, Levy started 10 of 16 games for the Detroit Lions, recording 85 tackles and an interception.

2010 season[edit]

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.

2011 season[edit]

In his third season, Levy started all 16 games for the Lions, recording 109 tackles, a sack, an interception, and a forced fumble.


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