Vincent Fuller (American football)

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Vincent Fuller
No. 22, 38
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-08-03) August 3, 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth: Baltimore, Maryland
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
College: Virginia Tech
NFL draft: 2005 / Round: 4 / Pick: 108
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 162
Interceptions: 6
Forced fumbles: 2
Touchdowns: 4
Stats at NFL.com

Vincent Fuller, Jr. (born August 3, 1982 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a former American football safety that played in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Virginia Tech.

Early years[edit]

Fuller played high school football at Woodlawn High School.

College career[edit]

During his career at Virginia Tech, Fuller totaled 142 tackles, a half-sack, 19 pass deflections, eight interceptions, three fumble recoveries, and returned a blocked field goal for a 74-yard touchdown, while playing in 50 games.

Professional career[edit]

Tennessee Titans[edit]

Fuller was drafted by the Titans in the fourth round (108th overall) in the 2005 NFL Draft. He was released by the Titans on 3 September 2011, in spite of offering to take a pay cut to stay on the roster.[1]

Detroit Lions[edit]

On October 5, 2011, he signed with the Detroit Lions.

New England Patriots[edit]

On December 21, 2011, he signed with the New England Patriots, after being released from IR by the Detroit Lions.[2][3] He was released on December 23, 2011.

NFL stats[edit]

Year Team GP COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF FR FR YDS INT IR YDS AVG IR LNG TD PD
2006 TEN 16 19 15 4 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2007 TEN 16 30 27 3 1.0 0 1 0 2 137 69 76 2 4
2008 TEN 16 47 37 10 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2009 TEN 13 34 27 7 1.0 0 0 0 3 71 24 45 2 7
2010 TEN 12 33 29 4 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Career 73 163 135 28 2.0 2 1 0 6 208 35 76 4 16

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Key

  • GP: games played
  • COMB: combined tackles
  • TOTAL: total tackles
  • AST: assisted tackles
  • SACK: sacks
  • FF: forced fumbles
  • FR: fumble recoveries
  • FR YDS: fumble return yards
  • INT: interceptions
  • IR YDS: interception return yards
  • AVG IR: average interception return
  • LNG: longest interception return
  • TD: interceptions returned for touchdown
  • PD: passes defensed

Personal[edit]

All of Fuller's younger brothers played college football at Virginia Tech like he did.[5] His younger brother, Corey, is a wide receiver with the Detroit Lions and was selected in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. His younger brother, Kyle, plays cornerback and was selected by the Chicago Bears in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.[6] His youngest brother, Kendall, is currently playing cornerback for Virginia Tech.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://blogs.tennessean.com/titans/2011/09/03/titans-bid-farewell-to-fuller/
  2. ^ http://www.patspulpit.com/2011/12/21/2651727/report-patriots-to-sign-db-vincent-fuller
  3. ^ "Patriots Sign Veteran S Vincent Fuller". Patriots.com. December 21, 2011. Retrieved 2014-07-02. 
  4. ^ "Vincent Fuller Stats". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 30 January 2015. 
  5. ^ Barker, Jeff (November 15, 2013). "For Fuller brothers, Virginia Tech has become a family home". BaltimoreSun.com. Retrieved 2014-07-04. 
  6. ^ Twentyman, Tim (February 24, 2014). "Kyle Fuller would love joining brother Corey in Detroit". DetroitLions.com. Retrieved 2014-07-04. 
  7. ^ #11 Kendall Fuller - VT Hokies football bio

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