Korey Toomer

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Korey Toomer
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Toomer with the Seattle Seahawks in 2012
Free agent
Personal information
Born: (1988-12-09) December 9, 1988 (age 30)
Las Vegas, Nevada
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school:Shadow Ridge
(Las Vegas, Nevada)
NFL Draft:2012 / Round: 5 / Pick: 154
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 8, 2018
Total tackles:133
Forced fumbles:5
Fumble recoveries:1
Defensive touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Korey Toomer (born December 9, 1988) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. 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 seriously injuring 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. After the season he was named 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 / Los Angeles Chargers[edit]

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

On March 9, 2017, the Chargers placed an original-round (fifth round) tender on Toomer.[12] He officially signed his tender on April 4, 2017, keeping him under contract with the Chargers for 2017.[13]

On September 11, 2017, in the season opener against the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football, Toomer forced a fumble from running back Jamaal Charles. The fumble was recovered by teammate Casey Hayward and set up the Chargers to have an eventual touchdown scoring drive.[14]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

On April 4, 2018, Toomer signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers.[15] He was released on September 1, 2018.[16]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

On September 3, 2018, Toomer signed with the Green Bay Packers.[17] He was released on November 28, 2018.[18]


  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. October 31, 2015.
  8. ^ "Oakland Raiders Announce Transactions". Raiders.com. September 3, 2016.
  9. ^ "Raiders Announce Practice Squad Signings". Raiders.com. September 4, 2016.
  10. ^ "Oakland Raiders Announce Transactions". Raiders.com. September 27, 2016.
  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.
  13. ^ Crabtree, Curtis (April 4, 2017). "Chargers linebacker Korey Toomer signs restricted tender". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.
  14. ^ "Los Angeles Chargers at Denver Broncos – September 11th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  15. ^ "49ers Sign LB Toomer". 49ers.com. April 4, 2018.
  16. ^ "49ers Cut 21 Players, Get Roster Down to 53". 49ers.com. September 1, 2018.
  17. ^ "Packers sign LB Toomer, place WR Kumerow on IR". Packers.com. September 3, 2018.
  18. ^ "Packers sign S Eddie Pleasant, release LB Korey Toomer". Packers.com. November 28, 2018.

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