Louis Delmas

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Louis Delmas
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Delmas during the 2011 NFL season
No. 25     Miami Dolphins
Free safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-04-12) April 12, 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth: Fort Pierce, Florida
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school: North Miami Beach (FL)
College: Western Michigan
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33
Debuted in 2009 for the Detroit Lions
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-MAC (2007)
  • First-team All-MAC (2008)
  • NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month (September 2009)
  • NFL All Rookie Team (2009)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Tackles 331
Sacks 5.0
INTs 6
Forced Fumbles 2
TDs 1
Stats at NFL.com

Louis Delmas (born April 12, 1987) is an American football safety for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Western Michigan. Delmas is of Haitian descent.[1]

Early life and high school career[edit]

Delmas played high school football at North Miami Beach High School in North Miami Beach, Florida.

College career[edit]

Delmas played college football at Western Michigan from 2005–2008. The Broncos made the 2008 Texas Bowl in his senior year but lost to Rice 38–14. Delmas was named to the All-MAC Defensive First Team in 2008[2] and played in the 2009 Senior Bowl All-Star game.[3]

Professional career[edit]

2009 NFL Draft[edit]

Delmas was considered by some to be a top-10 prospect at his position in the 2009 NFL Draft.[4] Prior to the draft, ESPN's Todd McShay said Delmas had a chance to get drafted in the first three rounds.[5] Delmas was drafted 1st in the second round by the Detroit Lions (33rd overall). Delmas was named 2009 Detroit Lions Rookie of the Year in voting by the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association.

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 11 in 202 lb 4.52 s 1.50 s 2.56 s 4.17 s 6.67 s 37" in 10 ft 6 in 12 reps
All values from NFL Combine.[6]

Detroit Lions[edit]

Delmas was signed by the Lions to a four-year contract. Delmas returned a 65-yard fumble for a touchdown in Week 1 of the 2009 season against the New Orleans Saints. Delmas won September's rookie defensive player of the month award.[7] On December 20, 2009, Delmas became the first rookie in NFL history to record an interception return for a touchdown, a fumble return for a touchdown and a safety in the same season.[8] He is only the second player in NFL history to accomplish the feats in the same season.

Delmas was named a Pro Bowl alternate for the NFC after the 2010 NFL season.[9]

Delmas was named a Pro Bowl alternate for the NFC after the 2011 NFL season, despite missing five games to injuries.[10]

On March 15, 2013, Delmas re-signed with the Lions to a two-year contract worth $9.465 million.[11]

On Sunday October 6, 2013, Lion's Center Dominic Raiola was involved in an incident of trash-talking and hate-speech to members of the UW-Wisconsin marching band. Louis Delmas is credited with both apologizing for his teammate's actions and having a word with Raiola off the field.[12]

Delmas was released on February 13, 2014.

Miami Dolphins[edit]

On March 10, 2014, Delmas signed a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins. The contract is worth a maximum of $3.5 million.[13]

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