Josh Mallard

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Josh Mallard
No. --
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-03-21) March 21, 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth: Savannah, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 275 lb (125 kg)
Career information
High school: Savannah (GA) Benedictine
College: Georgia
NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 7 / Pick: 220
Debuted in 2002 for the Indianapolis Colts
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles 39
Sacks 8.5
Forced fumbles 3
Stats at NFL.com
Career Arena football statistics
Tackles 1
Sacks 0.0
Forced fumbles 0
Career UFL statistics
Tackles 9.5
Sacks 2.0
Forced fumbles 1
Stats at ArenaFan.com
Stats at UFL-Football.com

Josh Mallard (born March 21, 1980 in Savannah, Georgia) is an American football defensive end who is a free agent. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the seventh round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Georgia.

Mallard has also played for the Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos, Cincinnati Bengals and Las Vegas Locomotives.

Early years[edit]

Mallard played football at Benedictine Military School in Savannah, Ga., where he was a 1996 SuperPrep All-America selection and was named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100, Top 50 in Georgia and First-team AAAA All-State honors. Named Savannah Player of the Year by The Savannah News Press. He led his team to the state quarterfinals with 168 tackles and 36 sacks as a senior.

College career[edit]

Mallard played in 43 games (7 starts), totaling 74 tackles (50 solo), 18 sacks, five forced fumbles and three passes defensed. He finished his career fifth on the Bulldogs' all-time sacks list. As a senior, Mallard played in 11 games (1 start) posted 20 tackles (12 solo), including five sacks, despite being limited by a knee injury. As a junior, Mallard was credited with 28 tackles (20 solo), including three sacks, a forced fumble and two passes defensed in 11 games (6 starts). Against Auburn, Mallard had 10 tackles and two quarterback pressures. As a sophomore reserve lineman, Mallard played in 11 games (0 starts) and notched 12 tackles (8 solo), two forced fumbles and four sacks. He played in 10 games as a redshirt freshman and made 14 tackles (10 solo), including six sacks, and two forced fumbles.

Professional career[edit]

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Mallard was selected by Indianapolis in the seventh round (220th overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft, Mallard played in 13 games (0 starts) for the Colts. He registered 20 tackles (15 solo), including a sack, and three fumble recoveries. In 2003 Mallard spent training camp with Indianapolis, but was waived on August 31, 2003.

Cleveland Browns[edit]

He was out of football until the Cleveland Browns signed him on December 10, 2003 He was out of football after the Browns waived him on December 12.

Miami Dolphins[edit]

In 2004 Mallard spent the entire season out of football after competing in training camp with the Miami Dolphins. He was waived by the Dolphins on August 30, 2004.

Amsterdam Admirals[edit]

In 2005 Mallard spent the season out of football after competing in NFL Europe with the Amsterdam Admirals where he registered 12 tackles, two sacks, two blocked punts and two passes defensed.

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Signed by Atlanta (future contract) on January 4, 2006. In 2006 Mallard recorded eight tackles (7 solo), including four sacks, four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and defensed two passes in 14 games (1 start) for Atlanta. Mallard was waived by the Atlanta Falcons on October 13, 2007.[1]

Denver Broncos[edit]

Mallard joined the Broncos as a free agent on November 6, 2007, after playing in three games with Atlanta (did not record any statistics). With Denver he played 11 games for the year, including his eight contests with Denver, and registered 20 tackles (15 solo), 3.5 sacks, one pass breakup and one forced fumble. They later released him on August 25, 2008.[2]

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Mallard was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals on November 24, 2008 after defensive ends Robert Geathers and Frostee Rucker were placed on injured reserve. The Bengals released Mallard on December 9, 2008.

Arizona Rattlers[edit]

Mallard was assigned to the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League for the 2013 season.

Orlando Predators[edit]

On May 2, 2013, Mallard was traded to the Orlando Predators for future considerations. Mallard was reassigned on July 10, 2013.

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 IND 13 12 11 1 1.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2006 ATL 14 12 12 0 4.0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2007 DEN 8 15 12 3 3.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2008 CIN 2 1 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 37 40 36 4 8.5 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 5

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