Fozzy Whittaker

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Fozzy Whittaker
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Whittaker in the 2016 NFL season.
No. 43 Carolina Panthers
Position: Running back
Kick returner
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-02-02) February 2, 1989 (age 27)
Place of birth: Houston, Texas
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school: Pearland (TX)
College: Texas
Undrafted: 2012
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2016
Rushing yards: 597
Rushing average: 4.2
Rushing touchdowns: 2
Receptions: 63
Receiving yards: 505
Receiving touchdowns: 3
Player stats at NFL.com

Foswhitt Jer'ald "Fozzy" Whittaker (born February 2, 1989)[1] is an American football running back and kickoff returner for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas.[2] He is from Pearland, Texas.

Professional career[edit]

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

On December 18, 2012, Whittaker signed with the Arizona Cardinals to join their practice squad.[3] On March 11, 2013, he was released by the Cardinals.[4]

San Diego Chargers[edit]

On March 12, 2013, Whittaker was claimed off waivers by the San Diego Chargers. On September 28, 2013, he was released by the Chargers.

Cleveland Browns[edit]

On September 30, 2013, Whittaker was claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Browns.[5] On May 12, 2014, Whittaker was released by the Cleveland Browns.[6]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

On July 27, 2014, Whittaker was signed by the Carolina Panthers after an injury to Panthers rookie running back Tyler Gaffney that occurred the previous day. After a strong preseason showing, he made the initial 53-man roster, announced on August 30, 2014. On January 3, 2015 in the Wild Card round of the playoffs, Whittaker scored a crucial 39-yard, go-ahead touchdown in the 3rd quarter against the Arizona Cardinals, helping the Panthers to a 27-16 victory which enabled them to advance to the divisional round of the playoffs. In Whittaker's second year with the team, The Panthers finished the season with a franchise best 15 wins. They beat the Seahawks and Cardinals to reach Super Bowl 50 where they would lose 24-10 to the Denver Broncos. In the Super Bowl, Whittaker had 4 carries for 26 yards, 1 catch for 14 yards, and 2 tackles on Special Teams. In the 2016 season, Whittaker would appear in all 16 regular season games. He had 57 carries for 265 yards and 25 receptions for 226 yards.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fozzy Whittaker". NFL.com. Retrieved March 31, 2016. 
  2. ^ George, Brandon (September 10, 2008). "Texas Longhorns' Foswhitt Whittaker sparkles in debut". The Dallas Morning News. Dallas, Texas. Archived from the original on November 22, 2008. Retrieved 10 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Cardinals sign RB Whittaker to practice squad". arizonasports.com. Retrieved December 18, 2012. 
  4. ^ Urban, Darren (March 11, 2013). "Beanie Wells Released". azcardinals.com. Retrieved 2013-03-11. 
  5. ^ Associated Press (September 30, 2013). "Browns waive RB Montario Hardesty, former 2nd-round pick plagued by injuries as pro". Fox News Channel. Retrieved October 2, 2013. 
  6. ^ http://web.archive.org/*/http://www.kffl.com/player/26032/nfl/news/fozzy-whittaker

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