Nick Barnett

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Nick Barnett
NickBarnettGBPackers2006.jpg
Barnett while in Green Bay
No. --     Free agent
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-05-27) May 27, 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth: Barstow, California
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 228 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school: Fontana (CA) Miller
College: Oregon State
NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 29
Debuted in 2003 for the Green Bay Packers
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Tackles 1,041
Quarterback sacks 20.5
Pass deflections 36
Interceptions 12
Forced fumbles 6
Touchdowns 2
Stats at NFL.com

Nicholas Alexander Barnett (born May 27, 1981) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He played college football for Oregon State University, and was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He has played professionally for the NFL's Green Bay Packers, Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins.

Early years[edit]

Barnett was born in Barstow, California and attended Fontana A.B. Miller High School in Fontana, California.

College career[edit]

Barnett attended Oregon State University, where he was a four-year letter winner for the Oregon State Beavers football team (1999–2002), starting the last three seasons at strong side linebacker. As a senior, Barnett was a first-team All-Pacific-10 Conference selection. He led the conference in tackles with 121 (62 solo). Barnett registered his single game best against the University of California in 2001 with 18 tackles (11 solo).

He majored in Business Administration and Communications.[1]

College statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS TK SO AS FR FC INT TFL PBU SCK PRES
1999 Oregon State Beavers 12 0 11 6 5 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0.0-0 0
2000 Oregon State Beavers 12 5 44 34 10 2-9 0 0-0 3-4 1 0.0-0 0
2001 Oregon State Beavers 11 11 73 41 32 0-0 1 1-0 6-20 4 2.0-11 5
2002 Oregon State Beavers 13 13 121 62 59 0-0 2 0-0 21-72 7 6.0-43 1
Total 48 29 249 143 106 2-9 3 1-0 30-96 12 8.0-54 6

Professional career[edit]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

Nick Barnett and Charles Woodson at Lambeau Field.

Barnett was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft.

On April 10, 2007, Barnett signed a six year contract extension worth $34.85 million.[2]

Barnett missed the second half of the 2008 season after suffering a torn knee ligament during November 9's game against the Minnesota Vikings.[3]

Barnett suffered a season-ending wrist injury in a Week 4 matchup vs. the Detroit Lions. He was put on injured reserve on October 7, 2010.[4] It's the second time in the last three seasons Barnett ended his season on injured reserve. Barnett is second in all-time tackles for the Green Bay Packers.

On July 26, 2011, Barnett was informed by Packers General Manager, Ted Thompson, that the Packers will try to trade him, but if not, they will release him.[5][dead link] He was released on July 28, after Green Bay was unable to find a trade.[6]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

Barnett signed a three year, $12 million deal with the Buffalo Bills on July 31, 2011.[7] On February 11, 2013 the Bills announced that Barnett will be released from his contract along with safety George Wilson.

Washington Redskins[edit]

On July 31, 2013, Barnett agreed to a one-year deal with the Washington Redskins.[8] He switched from the outside to inside linebacker position for the Redskins' defensive scheme. On December 24, he was placed on injured reserve after suffering a MCL sprain in the Week 16 game against the Dallas Cowboys.[9]

Professional Statistics[edit]

Year Team G TTkl Solo Ast Sacks Int Yds Avg Lg TD Pass Def FF FR
2003 Green Bay Packers 15 112 86 26 2 3 21 7 14 0 3 0 1
2004 Green Bay Packers 16 123 92 31 3 1 16 16 16 0 5 0 1
2005 Green Bay Packers 16 138 91 47 1 1 95 95 95 1 1 1 3
2006 Green Bay Packers 15 105 62 43 2 2 3 1.5 3 0 7 0 1
2007 Green Bay Packers 16 131 102 29 3.5 2 40 20 38 0 4 0 1
2008 Green Bay Packers 9 49 41 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0
2009 Green Bay Packers 16 105 82 23 4 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0
2010 Green Bay Packers 4 24 19 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2011 Buffalo Bills 16 130 78 52 3 3 80 27 33 1 5 1 0
2012 Buffalo Bills 16 112 72 40 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3  ?
2013 Washington Redskins 14 12 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 137 1041 732 309 20.5 12 255 21 95 2 35 3 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nick Barnett Pre Draft Bio". Seahawks.com. March 28, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Deal worth $34.85 million". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Online. April 11, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Torn knee ligament to sideline Barnett for rest of season". www.espn.com. November 10, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Sources: Green Bay Packers linebacker Nick Barnett out for season". ESPN.com. 
  5. ^ "Packers Return to Lambeau Field but Nick Barnett Departs". WBAY. 
  6. ^ Rosenthal, Gregg. "Release Tracker". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved 29 July 2011. 
  7. ^ Barnett becomes newest Bills 'backer
  8. ^ Jones, Mike (August 1, 2013). "Nick Barnett ready to compete, help Redskins build on last season’s success". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  9. ^ Tinsman, Brian (December 24, 2013). "Nick Barnett Done For The Season". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2013-12-26. 

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