George Selvie

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George Selvie
George Selvie.JPG
No. 99     Dallas Cowboys
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-03-06) March 6, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth: Pensacola, Florida
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 270 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High school: Pensacola (FL) Pine Forest
College: South Florida
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 7 / Pick: 226
Debuted in 2010 for the St. Louis Rams
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 2, 2014
Tackles 89
Quarterback sacks 10.0
Forced fumbles 0
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

George Selvie (born March 6, 1987) is an American football defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of South Florida, and received consensus All-American honors. The St. Louis Rams drafted him in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft, and he has also played for the Carolina Panthers and Jacksonville Jaguars.

Early years[edit]

Selvie attended Pine Forest High School in Pensacola, Florida, where he was Class 3A second-team all-state selection. He totaled 55 tackles with six sacks. Selvie played both on the offensive and defensive line and was originally recruited to play center at South Florida. Considered only a two-star recruit by Rivals.com, Selvie was not ranked nationally.[1]

College career[edit]

Selvie attended the University of South Florida, where he played for the South Florida Bulls football team from 2006 to 2009. He holds the Big East Conference record for tackles for a loss in a season. He also holds the USF records for career sacks, sacks in a season, and tackles for a loss in a season (set in 2007).

In 2006 Selvie played as a freshman and totaled 64 tackles, 14.5 for a loss, including 5.5 sacks. He also forced 4 fumbles and recovered 2, had 9 hurries and batted one pass away.[2] He was the National Defensive Player of the Week, November 25, 2006, in a win over West Virginia. For his efforts, Sporting News named him to its Freshman All-America team.

In 2007, Selvie was selected as a consensus All-American and was voted the Big East Defensive Player of the Year. That season he had 14.5 sacks (2nd in NCAA) and an NCAA-leading 31.5 tackles for loss. He totaled 59 tackles, 3 forced fumbles, 13 quarterback hurries, and a blocked kick.[3] He played in the Sun Bowl, in El Paso, Texas, December 31, 2007.

As a junior, in 2008, Selvie recorded 43 tackles (32 solo) with 13.5 of them for losses (including 5.5 sacks). He also broke up 5 passes and forced a fumble.[4] Became the first two-time, first team All-American in USF history when he was selected by the American Football Coaches Association (He was also a second-team All-American according to the Walter Camp Foundation).

In 2009, his senior season, Selvie had 40 tackles (9.5 for losses) and 3.5 sacks. He forced and recovered one fumble and broke up two passes.[5] while making First-team All-Big East by Phil Steele.

While Selvie was a student at University of South Florida, he was initiated as a member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity.

Career statistics[edit]

Year
Team
GP
GS
TT
Solo
Ast
TFL
Sack
PD
INT
FF
FR
Hurr
TD
2006 USF 13 13 83 55 28 15 5.5 1 0 4 2 9 0
2007 USF 13 13 59 46 13 31.5 14.5 0 0 3 0 13 0
2008 USF 12 11 43 30 13 13.5 5.5 5 0 1 2 3 0
2009 USF 13 13 42 19 23 9.5 3.5 2 0 1 1 7 0
Career 51 50 227 150 77 69.5 29 8 0 9 5 32 0

Honors[edit]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 4⅜ in 250 lb 34½ in 9⅜ in 4.93 s 1.67 s 2.78 s 4.63 s 7.48 s 30½ in 9 ft 1 in 24 reps x
All values from NFL Combine[6]

Selvie had "been labeled as a first-round talent with sixth- or seventh-round production." After his consensus All-America year in 2007, his production "tailed off considerably" in 2008 and 2009.[7]

St. Louis Rams[edit]

Selvie was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft. In 2010 he played all 16 games and finished with 21 tackles and 1.5 sacks. On September 3, 2011, he was waived.

Carolina Panthers[edit]

He was claimed off waivers by the Carolina Panthers on September 4, but was waived on October 5, after playing four games and recording two tackles.

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Selvie was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars on November 15, 2011 where he finished the season playing in 7 games and making four tackles and one-half sack. He played in 9 games in 2012 before being released.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

He signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on April 2, 2013.[8] He was released on May 6, 2013.

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Selvie signed with the Dallas Cowboys on July 24, 2013, with Anthony Spencer having problems with his left knee and backup Tyrone Crawford lost for the year with an Achilles injury.[9] Although he was not expected to make the team, he earned first-team practice reps in his first two weeks and was named the starter at strong defensive end for the Hall of Fame Game against the Miami Dolphins, where he had an outstanding performance with 2 sacks in a 24-20 win.

He would keep surpassing expectations and on September 8, 2013, made his first NFL start. During the season he had several noteworthy performances, earning the nickname "Bricklayer" from defensive line coach Rod Marinelli.

Selvie started all 16 games and was a key player on a defensive line that experienced many injuries. He finished the year with 39 tackles, 7 sacks (second on the team), 7 tackles for loss, 22 quarterback pressures, 2 pass deflections, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "George Selvie Profile". Rivals.com. 
  2. ^ USF website
  3. ^ XOSN.com
  4. ^ College Football Stats
  5. ^ 2009 USF Football Combined Team Stats
  6. ^ Dagger (2010-02-29). "2010 NFL Combine Results". postgameheroes.com. Retrieved 2010-06-19. 
  7. ^ Dagger (2010-02-29). "2010 NFL Combine Results". postgameheroes.com. Retrieved 2010-06-19. 
  8. ^ Free Agent Signings Bolster Bucs' Depth Chart
  9. ^ Cowboys Bringing In Defensive Linemen Selvie, Cohen
  10. ^ Cowboys Hidden Gems: George Selvie

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