Jason Babin

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Jason Babin
Jason Babin.jpg
Babin with the Eagles in 2009.
No. 58     New York Jets
Defensive End/Outside Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-05-24) May 24, 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 267 lb (121 kg)
Career information
High school: Paw Paw (MI)
College: Western Michigan
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27
Debuted in 2004 for the Houston Texans
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Tackles 347
Quarterback sacks 62.5
Forced fumbles 14
Stats at NFL.com

Jason Thomas Babin (born May 24, 1980) is an American football defensive end/outside linebacker for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Western Michigan, and was twice recognized as the conference defensive player of the year. He was drafted by the Houston Texans in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft. Babin has also played for the Seattle Seahawks, Kansas City Chiefs, Tennessee Titans, Philadelphia Eagles, and Jacksonville Jaguars.

Early years[edit]

Babin attended Paw Paw High School and lettered in football and wrestling. In football, he was a two-time team Defensive MVP, and was an All-Kalamazoo Valley Association first team choice as a senior. In wrestling, he was the state champion as a senior. Babin came back from a broken leg his senior year, playing in the last 3 games and earning a scholarship from Western Michigan University.

College career[edit]

Babin attended Western Michigan University and finished his college football career with 38 sacks, 299 tackles, eight forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Babin started 25 of 47 games at WMU, setting Broncos career marks in sacks (38) and tackles for loss (75). Babin also had two passes defended, blocked three punts and had three receptions for 55 yards.

Babin started all 12 games at left defensive end as a senior, earning First-team All-America honors from The NFL Draft Report and College Sports Report and added Second-team honors from Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News and College Football News. He was a First-team All-Mid-American Conference selection and league's Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season, in addition to being team captain and team MVP. As a senior he made 115 tackles and matched his career-high with 15 sacks and made 33 tackles behind the line of scrimmage. As a junior he started all 12 games and made 94 tackles (26 for loss), 15 sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed. Babin also blocked two punts and caught three passes for 35 yards. He made 56 tackles (13 for loss) as a sophomore, plus a team-leading seven sacks and two forced fumbles. As a freshman, Babin played in all 12 games, collected 34 tackles and was the only true freshman to earn a letter.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 2¾ in 260 lb 4.62 s 1.62 s 2.68 s 4.14 s 7.03 s 34 in 10 ft 1 in 28 reps
All values from NFL Combine, except Broad which is from Western Michigan Pro Day[1]

Houston Texans[edit]

Babin was drafted by Houston Texans in first round (27th pick overall) of 2004 NFL Draft. The Texans traded second, third, fourth, and fifth round pick to the Tennessee Titans in exchange for a first (27th overall) and fifth round pick. He was signed to a five-year $6 million contract by Texans on June 26, 2004.[2] He played 16 games in his rookie season for Houston, making 51 solo tackles,12 assisted tackles and four sacks. In 2005, he played in 12 games, and made 35 tackles. He matched his 2004 sack mark with four and also forced two fumbles. In 2006, he played 15 games, getting 26 tackles and five sacks.

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

On September 1, 2007, Babin was acquired by the Seattle Seahawks from the Houston Texans in exchange for safety Michael Boulware. He was released by the Seahawks on September 17, 2008 after the team acquired wide receiver Keary Colbert from the Denver Broncos.

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Babin was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs on November 12, 2008, after defensive end Brian Johnston was placed on injured reserve. After the 2008 season, Babin became a free agent.

First stint with Eagles[edit]

Babin was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles on August 4, 2009.

Tennessee Titans[edit]

On March 19, 2010, Babin signed with the Tennessee Titans. Babin's lone season with Titans proved to be his best, recording 58 tackles, 12.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles, which led to him being named to the 2011 Pro Bowl.

Second stint with Eagles[edit]

Following his Pro Bowl season, Babin signed a five-year deal with the Eagles worth approximately $28 million. This deal included guarantees in the $5–6 million range and reunited him with former Titans defensive line coach Jim Washburn. In week one of the 2011 regular season against the St. Louis Rams, Babin had two sacks, which matched his previous total during his last stint with the Eagles. He then went on a rampage, acquiring 8 sacks in three games, and climbed to the top of the NFL with 18 sacks with 2 games remaining in the season. He finished the season with 40 tackles and 18 sacks, the highest of his career.

On November 27, 2012, the Eagles released Babin following a loss to Carolina on Monday Night Football. He had 5.5 sacks through 11 games.[3]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

On November 28, 2012, Babin was claimed off waivers by the Jacksonville Jaguars.[4] On November 17, 2013, Babin inadvertently ripped out a handful of Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington's "dreads".[5]

On March 10, 2014, Babin voided the final two years of his contract to become a free agent. Three days later, on March 13, he re-signed with the team.[6]

Babin was released from the Jaguars on June 19, 2014.

New York Jets[edit]

Babin signed a two-year contract with the New York Jets on July 23, 2014.[7]

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
2004 HOU 16 63 51 12 4.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
2005 HOU 12 35 24 11 4.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2006 HOU 15 26 19 7 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2008 KC 7 31 25 6 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 SEA 2 1 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 PHI 12 16 11 5 2.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 TEN 16 58 44 14 12.5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 PHI 16 40 35 5 18.0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2012 PHI 11 26 21 5 5.5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2012 JAX 5 11 7 4 1.5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 JAX 16 40 31 9 7.5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 128 347 269 78 62.5 14 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 9

[8]

Personal[edit]

He has a wife and two sons. He is a supporter of the Republican Party, is an avid poker player, and is well known for his devout love of the theater, which has included multiple trips to plays both on and off Broadway.[citation needed]His father moved from Quebec in Canada to live in Michigan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jason Babin". NFL Draft Scout.com. March 25, 2009. Retrieved April 26, 2009. 
  2. ^ USA Today
  3. ^ Sessler, Marc (2012-11-27). "Jason Babin released by Philadelphia Eagles". National Football League. Retrieved 2012-11-27. 
  4. ^ "Jason Babin claimed by Jacksonville Jaguars". NFL.com. Retrieved November 28, 2012. 
  5. ^ http://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2013/11/17/5115050/jason-babin-rips-andre-ellingtons-hair-out
  6. ^ Jason Babin re-signs with Jacksonville Jaguars
  7. ^ Lange, Randy (July 23, 2014). "Jets Agree to Terms with LB Jason Babin". New York Jets. Archived from the original on July 23, 2014. Retrieved July 23, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Jason Babin Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 26 March 2014. 

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