Tra Battle

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Tra Battle
No. 36, 35
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-01-05) January 5, 1985 (age 30)
Place of birth: Forsyth, Georgia
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 173 lb (78 kg)
Career information
College: Georgia
Undrafted: 2007
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 15
Interceptions: 0
Pass deflections: 0
Stats at NFL.com

Tra Battle (born January 5, 1985) is a former American football safety. He was signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football at Georgia.

Battle was a member of the Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns, New York Sentinels, Hartford Colonials and Virginia Destroyers.

Early years[edit]

Battle attended Mary Persons High School in Forsyth, Georgia, where he was a three sport athlete, lettering in football, basketball, and track. He started as a freshman on the football team, where he played quarterback and safety. As a junior, he was named the team's Defensive M.V.P. As a senior, he was named the team M.V.P. and was named an All-Middle Georgia honoree by the Macon Telegraph.

University of Georgia[edit]

Arriving at the University of Georgia in 2003, Battle was undersized at 165 pounds. He was a walk-on for the football team and played a role as a reserve. By his sophomore season Battle broke into the starting lineup against the University of Kentucky when safety Thomas Davis was injured. His best game of the season came against LSU, where Battle recorded four solo tackles, garnered his first career sack, broke up a forward pass and forced a fumble. At the end of the year he was a recipient of the Iron Man Award for players who do not miss a practice or summer workout during the year. He was awarded the Joe B. Maxwell Family Football Scholarship.

In his junior season of 2005 Battle started in the defensive backfield. In the season opener against Boise State he recorded his first career interception and led the Bulldogs with eight tackles. He finished the season as the team's third leading tackler with 71 total tackles.

Professional career[edit]

Detroit Lions[edit]

Battle was claimed off waivers by the Detroit Lions on May 27, 2009. He was waived on July 28, 2009.

Cleveland Browns[edit]

He was signed by the Cleveland Browns on August 24, 2009. He was released on September 5.

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