Jonathan Babineaux

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Jonathan Babineaux
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Babineaux in 2016
No. 95
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1981-10-12) October 12, 1981 (age 40)
Port Arthur, Texas
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
High school:Abraham Lincoln
(Port Arthur, Texas)
NFL Draft:2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 59
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:394
Forced fumbles:10
Fumble recoveries:10
Defensive touchdowns:2
Player stats at · PFR

Jonathan Joel Babineaux (born October 12, 1981) is a former American football defensive tackle who played all 12 seasons of his career with the Atlanta Falcons. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round with the 59th overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft.

High school career[edit]

Babineaux attended Lincoln High School in Port Arthur, Texas.[1] In football, as a senior, he was the team captain of the Bumble Bees football team, 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.

College career[edit]

Babineaux attended the University of Iowa where he played from 2000–2004.[2] He finished his collegiate career with 131 tackles (39 for losses), 19 sacks, 24 quarterback hurries, one interception, two pass deflections, four fumble recoveries, and five forced fumbles.

Professional career[edit]

Babineaux was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round with the 59th overall pick of the 2005 NFL Draft.[3] 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.[4] He had a career-high six sacks in 2009, which led all NFL defensive tackles.[5] In 2010, he posted 31 tackles, one interception, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery, which was returned for a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks.[6][7] In the 2011 season, he recorded 21 total tackles and one sack.[8]

Babineaux started all 16 games in the 2012 season and recorded 3.5 sacks, 31 total tackles, and one interception.[9] In the 2013 season, he recorded 42 total tackles and one sack.[10] He signed a three-year, $9 million contract extension with the Falcons on March 11, 2014.[11] In the 2014 season, he recorded 31 total tackles and two sacks.[12] In the 2015 season, he recorded 30 total tackles, 1.5 sacks, and one interception.[13] In the 2016 season, he recorded 22 total tackles.[14]

At the end of the 2016 season, Babineaux and the Falcons reached Super Bowl LI, where they faced the New England Patriots on February 5, 2017. In the Super Bowl, he recorded one assisted tackle as the Falcons fell in a 34–28 overtime defeat.[15] After the Super Bowl, Johnathan Babineuax retired from the NFL after a 12-year career.[16]

Personal life[edit]

Jonathan is the older brother of former Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans safety Jordan Babineaux.[17]


  1. ^ Zwerneman, Brent. "Falcons veteran Jonathan Babineaux a Texas kid at heart". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved December 26, 2017.
  2. ^ "Jonathan Babineaux College Stats". College Football at Retrieved December 26, 2017.
  3. ^ "2005 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved December 26, 2017.
  4. ^ "Washington Redskins at Atlanta Falcons - November 8th, 2009". Retrieved December 26, 2017.
  5. ^ "Jonathan Babineaux 2009 Game Log". Retrieved December 26, 2017.
  6. ^ "Jonathan Babineaux 2010 Game Log". Retrieved December 26, 2017.
  7. ^ "Atlanta Falcons at Seattle Seahawks - December 19th, 2010". Retrieved December 26, 2017.
  8. ^ "Jonathan Babineaux 2011 Game Log". Retrieved December 26, 2017.
  9. ^ "Jonathan Babineaux 2012 Game Log". Retrieved December 26, 2017.
  10. ^ "Jonathan Babineaux 2013 Game Log". Retrieved December 26, 2017.
  11. ^ Rosenthal, Gregg (March 11, 2014). "Jonathan Babineaux re-signs with Atlanta Falcons". Retrieved November 26, 2016.
  12. ^ "Jonathan Babineaux 2014 Game Log". Retrieved December 26, 2017.
  13. ^ "Jonathan Babineaux 2015 Game Log". Retrieved December 26, 2017.
  14. ^ "Jonathan Babineaux 2016 Game Log". Retrieved December 26, 2017.
  15. ^ "Super Bowl LI - New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons - February 5th, 2017". Retrieved August 6, 2017.
  16. ^ "Jonathan Babineaux says farewell, thanks Falcons fans on Instagram". February 25, 2017.
  17. ^ Peters, Craig. "Babineaux to Face Brother on Sunday". Tennessee Titans. Retrieved December 29, 2017.

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