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Babineaux with the Falcons in 2009
|No. 95 Atlanta Falcons|
|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|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Jonathan Joel Babineaux (born October 12, 1981) is an American football defensive tackle for the Atlanta Falcons. He was drafted with the 59th overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons.
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.
Drafted by the Falcons in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft
Had his best game in 2009, against the Washington Redskins with 9 tackles and 2.5 sacks
He had a career high 6 sacks in 2009, which led all NFL defensive tackles.
In February 2007, authorities accused Babineaux of killing his girlfriend's pit bull mix Kilo, who died from severe head trauma. However, on November 7, 2007, Babineaux was cleared of any wrongdoing by Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter as the actions were taken in self-defense and in protection of Babineaux's four-year-old child (the dog had a history of unprovoked attacks), and thus the charges were dropped.
- "Falc's Babineaux cleared of felony animal cruelty". ESPN.com. 2007-11-07. Retrieved 2007-11-07.