Delmas with the Detroit Lions
|No. -- Free agent|
|Date of birth:||April 12, 1987|
|Place of birth:||Delmas, Haiti|
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||208 lb (94 kg)|
|High school:||North Miami Beach (FL)|
|NFL Draft:||2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2014|
Louis Delmas (French pronunciation: [lwi dɛl.ma]; born April 12, 1987) is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. 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. He was born in Delmas, a commune in the Port-au-Prince area in Haiti, on a street named Delmas 25 and moved to Miami, Florida at age 11. When he first arrived he did not speak any English.
High school career
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 and played in the 2009 Senior Bowl All-Star game.
2009 NFL Draft
Delmas was considered by some to be a top-10 prospect at his position in the 2009 NFL Draft. Prior to the draft, ESPN's Todd McShay said Delmas had a chance to get drafted in the first three rounds. 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.
|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.|
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. 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. He is only the second player in NFL history to accomplish the feats in the same season.
On March 15, 2013, Delmas re-signed with the Lions to a two-year contract worth $9.465 million.
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.
Delmas was released on February 13, 2014.
On March 10, 2014, Delmas signed a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins. The contract is worth a maximum of $3.5 million. He wore number 25, honoring the street name he was born on in Haiti. On December 8, 2014 he was placed on Injured reserve after he tore his right ACL against the Baltimore Ravens.
He was resigned by the Dolphins on March 20, 2015.
|Year||Team||GP||COMB||TOTAL||AST||SACK||FF||FR||FR YDS||INT||IR YDS||AVG IR||LNG IR||TD||PD|
- 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
- "Chart: Haitian Americans in the NFL". Retrieved 10 March 2014.
- Perkins, Chris (28 October 2014). "Haitian Dolphins Louis Delmas, Terrence Fede winning friends, influencing people". Retrieved 14 May 2016.
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- ESPN.com Senior bowl roster finalized. Myespn.go.com. Retrieved on 2012-05-30.
- 2009 NFL Draft rankings. draftcountdown.com
- Virginia's Sintim, Indiana's Thigpen generating interest; Top 32 shuffled. Sports.espn.go.com (2008-11-21). Retrieved on 2012-05-30.
- "Louis Delmas wins first-ever defensive rookie player of the month award for Lions", Mlive.com, October 1, 2009
- Twentyman, Tim (December 21, 2009), "Key play: Delmas pick goes long distance", The Detroit News
- Detroit Lions: Louis Delmas, September 19, 2011
- "Stafford, Suh, and Delmas named Pro Bowl alternates", detroitlions.com, January 6, 2012
- Louis Delmas back with Lions
- Sorgi, Jay. "Lions player tosses epithets, spits at UW Band members during Packers game". Today's TMJ4. NBC. Archived from the original on October 7, 2013. Retrieved December 8, 2015.
- Louis Delmas, Miami Dolphins strike one-year deal
- Louis Delmas to IR for Dolphins with torn ACL
- Alper, Josh (March 20, 2015). "Dolphins bring back Louis Delmas, LaMichael James". NBCSports.com. Retrieved 2015-04-05.
- "Louis Delmas Stats". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 29 July 2015.