Korey Toomer

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Korey Toomer
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Toomer with the Seattle Seahawks in 2012
No. 56 Los Angeles Chargers
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-12-09) December 9, 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth: Las Vegas, Nevada
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 234 lb (106 kg)
Career information
High school: Las Vegas (NV) Shadow Ridge
College: Idaho
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 5 / Pick: 154
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2016
Total tackles: 81
Forced fumbles: 3
Fumble recoveries: 1
Sacks: 1.0
Interceptions: 0
Player stats at NFL.com

Korey Toomer (born December 9, 1988) is an American football linebacker for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He was selected in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks. He played college football at Idaho.

Early years[edit]

Born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, Toomer is the son of Pamelisa and Kyle Toomer. He is a 2007 graduate of Shadow Ridge High School.

College career[edit]

A junior college transfer from Arizona Western in Yuma, Toomer played his final two years of college football at Idaho in the WAC. He saw action on special teams and as a reserve linebacker as a junior in 2009 and redshirted in 2010, after Snapping And CUTTING his hand in fall camp. As a senior in 2011, Toomer started at linebacker and also saw late season action on offense as a fullback, and was the team's MVP.

Professional career[edit]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Toomer was among the Seahawks' last cuts due to shoulder injury in 2012[1] and was signed to the practice squad.[2] On August 27, 2013, he was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list. He was a part of the 2013 Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl team that won Super Bowl XLVIII. In 2014, he was released as part of final roster cuts.[3]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Toomer was claimed off waivers by the Cowboys. He was released on October 17, 2014.[4]

St. Louis Rams[edit]

Toomer was signed to the Rams' practice squad. On October 28, 2014, he was promoted to the active roster.[5] He was released on August 31, 2015.[6]

Oakland Raiders[edit]

Toomer was signed to the Raiders' practice squad on October 27, 2015 and was promoted to the active roster on October 31.[7] On September 3, 2016, Toomer was released by the Raiders.[8] The next day, he was signed to the Raiders' practice squad.[9] He terminated his contract on September 27, 2016.[10]

San Diego Chargers[edit]

On September 28, 2016, Toomer was signed by the Chargers.[11]

On March 9, 2017, the Chargers placed an originL-round (fifth round) tender on Toomer.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Neil, Danny (August 31, 2012). "Seahawks blog: QB Josh Portis among the Seahawks released Friday". Seattle Times. 
  2. ^ O'Neil, Danny (September 1, 2012). "Seahawks blog: Korey Toomer, Josh Portis to sign with Seahawks practice squad". Seattle Times. 
  3. ^ Blount, Terry (August 27, 2013). "Seattle Seahawks reduce roster to 75". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ Mello, Igor. "Cowboys re-sign DE Lavar Edwards, cut LB Korey Toomer". CBSSports.com. 
  5. ^ Hartstein, Larry. "Rams promote LB Korey Toomer". CBSSports.com. 
  6. ^ "Rams make roster moves Monday". CBSSports.com. 
  7. ^ "The Oakland Raiders have signed LB Korey Toomer to the active roster, the club announced Saturday". Raiders.com. 
  8. ^ "Oakland Raiders Announce Transactions". Raiders.com. 
  9. ^ "Raiders Announce Practice Squad Signings". Raiders.com. 
  10. ^ "Oakland Raiders Announce Transactions". Raiders.com. 
  11. ^ "Chargers Sign Former Raiders LB Korey Toomer". Chargers.com. Retrieved September 28, 2016. 
  12. ^ Henne, Ricky (March 9, 2017). "Dontrelle Inman, Adrian Phillips Among Eight Players Tendered by Bolts". Chargers.com. 

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