Louis Delmas

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Louis Delmas
Louis Delmas.JPG
Delmas during the 2011 NFL season
No. 25 Miami Dolphins
Position: Free safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-04-12) April 12, 1987 (age 28)
Place of birth: Fort Pierce, Florida
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school: North Miami Beach (FL)
College: Western Michigan
NFL draft: 2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-MAC (2007)
  • First-team All-MAC (2008)
  • NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month
    (September 2009)
  • NFL All Rookie Team (2009)
  • Sporting News NFL All Rookie Team (2009)
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
Tackles: 392
Sacks: 6.0
INTs: 7
Forced Fumbles: 2
TDs: 2
Stats at NFL.com

Louis Delmas (born April 12, 1987) is an American football safety for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League(NFL). He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Western Michigan. Delmas is of Haitian descent.[1]

Early life and high school career[edit]

Delmas played high school football at North Miami Beach High School in North Miami Beach, Florida.

College career[edit]

Delmas played college football at Western Michigan from 2005–2008. The Broncos made the 2008 Texas Bowl in his senior year but lost to Rice 38–14. Delmas was named to the All-MAC Defensive First Team in 2008[2] and played in the 2009 Senior Bowl All-Star game.[3]

Professional career[edit]

2009 NFL Draft[edit]

Delmas was considered by some to be a top-10 prospect at his position in the 2009 NFL Draft.[4] Prior to the draft, ESPN's Todd McShay said Delmas had a chance to get drafted in the first three rounds.[5] Delmas was drafted 1st in the second round by the Detroit Lions (33rd overall). Delmas was named 2009 Detroit Lions Rookie of the Year in voting by the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association.

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 11 in 202 lb 4.52 s 1.50 s 2.56 s 4.17 s 6.67 s 37" in 10 ft 6 in 12 reps
All values from NFL Combine.[6]

Detroit Lions[edit]

Delmas was signed by the Lions to a four-year contract. Delmas returned a 65-yard fumble for a touchdown in Week 1 of the 2009 season against the New Orleans Saints. Delmas won September's rookie defensive player of the month award.[7] On December 20, 2009, Delmas became the first rookie in NFL history to record an interception return for a touchdown, a fumble return for a touchdown and a safety in the same season.[8] He is only the second player in NFL history to accomplish the feats in the same season.

Delmas was named a Pro Bowl alternate for the NFC after the 2010 NFL season.[9]

Delmas was named a Pro Bowl alternate for the NFC after the 2011 NFL season, despite missing five games to injuries.[10]

On March 15, 2013, Delmas re-signed with the Lions to a two-year contract worth $9.465 million.[11]

On Sunday October 6, 2013, Lion's Center Dominic Raiola was involved in an incident of trash-talking and hate-speech to members of the UW-Madison marching band. Louis Delmas is credited with both apologizing for his teammate's actions and having a word with Raiola off the field.[12]

Delmas was released on February 13, 2014.

Miami Dolphins[edit]

On March 10, 2014, Delmas signed a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins. The contract is worth a maximum of $3.5 million.[13] On December 8, 2014 he was placed on Injured reserve after he tore his right ACL against the Baltimore Ravens.[14]

He was resigned by the Dolphins on March 20, 2015.[15]

NFL stats[edit]

Year Team GP COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF FR FR YDS INT IR YDS AVG IR LNG IR TD PD
2009 DET 15 94 65 29 1.0 0 1 65 2 130 65 101 1 8
2010 DET 15 84 62 22 2.0 2 2 -4 0 0 0 0 0 1
2011 DET 11 51 36 15 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
2012 DET 8 38 28 10 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
2013 DET 16 64 48 16 2.0 0 0 0 3 44 15 42 0 8
2014 MIA 13 61 50 11 1.0 0 2 0 1 81 81 81 1 3
Career 78 392 289 103 6.0 2 6 0 7 255 36 101 2 27

[16]

Key

  • GP: games played
  • COMB: combined tackles
  • TOTAL: total tackles
  • AST: assisted tackles
  • SACK: sacks
  • FF: forced fumbles
  • FR: fumble recoveries
  • FR YDS: fumble return yards
  • INT: interceptions
  • IR YDS: interception return yards
  • AVG IR: average interception return
  • LNG: longest interception return
  • TD: interceptions returned for touchdown
  • PD: passes defensed

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chart: Haitian Americans in the NFL". Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ ESPN.com Senior bowl roster finalized. Myespn.go.com. Retrieved on 2012-05-30.
  4. ^ 2009 NFL Draft rankings. draftcountdown.com
  5. ^ Virginia's Sintim, Indiana's Thigpen generating interest; Top 32 shuffled. Sports.espn.go.com (2008-11-21). Retrieved on 2012-05-30.
  6. ^ http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=58118&draftyear=2009&genpos=FS
  7. ^ "Louis Delmas wins first-ever defensive rookie player of the month award for Lions", Mlive.com, October 1, 2009 
  8. ^ Twentyman, Tim (December 21, 2009), "Key play: Delmas pick goes long distance", The Detroit News 
  9. ^ Detroit Lions: Louis Delmas, September 19, 2011 
  10. ^ "Stafford, Suh, and Delmas named Pro Bowl alternates", detroitlions.com, January 6, 2012 
  11. ^ Louis Delmas back with Lions
  12. ^ Sorgi, Jay. "Lions player tosses epithets, spits at UW Band members during Packers game". Todays TMJ4. NBC. Retrieved 10/7/13.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  13. ^ Louis Delmas, Miami Dolphins strike one-year deal
  14. ^ Louis Delmas to IR for Dolphins with torn ACL
  15. ^ Alper, Josh (March 20, 2015). "Dolphins bring back Louis Delmas, LaMichael James". NBCSports.com. Retrieved 2015-04-05. 
  16. ^ "Louis Delmas Stats". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 

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