Babineaux in 2016
|No. -- Free agent|
|Date of birth:||October 12, 1981|
|Place of birth:||Port Arthur, Texas|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||300 lb (136 kg)|
|High school:||Port Arthur (TX) Lincoln|
|NFL Draft:||2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 59|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2016|
Jonathan Joel Babineaux (born October 12, 1981) is an American football defensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round with the 59th overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft.
High school career
Babineaux attended Lincoln High School in Port Arthur, Texas. In football, as a senior, he was the team captain, and a first team All-Conference linebacker. He also was an excellent punter, averaging 40 yards per punt. In basketball, he helped his team to be ranked the best in the state of Texas. He also participated in baseball, golf, and track and field.
Babineaux attended the University of Iowa. He finished his college career with 131 tackles (39 for losses), 19 sacks, 24 quarterback hurries, one interception, two pass deflections, four fumble recoveries, and five forced fumbles. He then went to the Atlanta falcons and plays with another d-line player from Iowa (Adrian Clayborn).
Drafted by the Falcons in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft. On November 25, 2008, he signed a five-year contract extension with the Falcons. In 2009, he had nine tackles and 2.5 sacks against the Washington Redskins. He had a career high 6 sacks in 2009, which led all NFL defensive tackles. In 2010, he posted 31 tackles, one interception, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery returned for a touchdown.
He started all 16 games in the 2012 and 2013 seasons and signed a three-year, $9 million contract extension with the Falcons on March 11, 2014.
- Rosenthal, Gregg (March 11, 2014). "Jonathan Babineaux re-signs with Atlanta Falcons". NFL.com. Retrieved November 26, 2016.
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