Tim Dobbins

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Tim Dobbins
Tim Dobbins Autographs Aug 21, 2009.jpg
Dobbins signing autographs in August 2009.
No. 52     Atlanta Falcons
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-12-10) December 10, 1982 (age 31)
Place of birth: Nashville, Tennessee
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 234 lb (106 kg)
Career information
High school: Nashville (TN) Glencliff
College: Iowa State
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 5 / Pick: 151
Debuted in 2006 for the San Diego Chargers
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Tackles 253
Sacks 2.0
INTs 3
Stats at NFL.com

Timothy Lance Dobbins (born December 10, 1982), is an American football linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL).[1] He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL Draft as an inside linebacker for their 3/4 scheme. Signed by the Miami Dolphins to a three-year contract as an unrestricted free agent in 2010, Dobbins served in the rotation of inside linebackers that season only to be waived in August after completing his first year with Miami. Dobbins played college football at Iowa State.

Early years[edit]

Dobbins attended Glencliff Comprehensive High School in Nashville, Tennessee and led the Colts to the 1999 TSSAA Class 5A State Champion Runner-Up. He was also picked by the TSWA as a first team All State Linebacker in 2001 which was his senior year. Tim played at Glencliff with some of the most talented players to ever play at the school. During his career, he played with multiple other All State players that went on to have success at the college and professional levels. Those players include current Arena Football star CJ Johnson, who plays for the Georgia Force, former Buffalo Bills DB, Deon Giddens and former starting Tulsa DB CJ Scott.

College career[edit]

At Iowa State University, Dobbins earned all Big 12 honors in his senior season. He led the Cyclones to the Houston Bowl in 2005 and to the Independence Bowl in 2004. He played under coach Dan McCarney. He went to Community College at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in 2002-2003. Made all MACJC Team both years.

Professional career[edit]

2006 NFL Draft[edit]

Dobbins was selected 151st overall in the 5th round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Chargers.

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
 ft  in 246 lb 4.63 s 4.16 s 7.25 s 35.5 in 23 reps
All values from NFL Combine

San Diego Chargers[edit]

Dobbins entered the 2007 season as the first linebacker off the bench behind Stephen Cooper and Matt Wilhelm. In the 2007 NFL Draft, A. J. Smith added some more competition to the linebacking corps with the additions of Anthony Waters and Brandon Siler.

Miami Dolphins[edit]

Dobbins was included in a trade during the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft that sent him to the Miami Dolphins. After one season in Miami, he was released on August 1, 2011.

Houston Texans[edit]

On August 6, 2011, Dobbins signed with the Houston Texans.

During the divisional playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens, Dobbins stuffed Ray Rice on fourth-and-goal to preserve a goal-line stand. However, the Texans lost 20-13.

After starting linebacker Brian Cushing tore his ACL in week 5 of the 2012 season, Dobbins took his spot in the starting lineup.

In week 10 against the Chicago Bears, Dobbins illegally hit Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, giving him a concussion. On November 14, 2012, Dobbins was fined $30,000 for the illegal hit against Cutler.[2]

Dobbins was released by the Texans on October 22, 2013.[3]

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Dobbins signed with the Atlanta Falcons on June 18, 2014.

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