Wheeler in the 2012 NFL season.
|Date of birth:||December 12, 1984|
|Place of birth:||Columbus, Georgia|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||245 lb (111 kg)|
|NFL draft:||2008 / Round: 3 / Pick: 93|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
Stats at NFL.com
Philip Gregory Wheeler (born December 12, 1984) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Georgia Tech.
In 2000, Wheeler, a sophomore, helped lead Shaw High School (Georgia) to win the Georgia High School Association's AAAA Football State Championship. As a senior, he was named as an Honorable Mention All-Region selection by PrepStar, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution named him as a first team Class AAAA All-State selection.
Wheeler signed with the Miami Dolphins on March 12, 2013. The contract is 5 years and $26 million, with $13 million fully guaranteed. Wheeler was brought in to replace Kevin Burnett. Through two seasons with the Dolphins, Wheeler has been one of the worst linebackers in the NFL; his signature moment came when he was easily beaten by Andrew Quarless for an Aaron Rodgers TD pass with :02 left as Green Bay pulled off a 27-24 comeback win in Miami. Wheeler was released by the Dolphins on March 10, 2015.
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