Neville Hewitt (American football)

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Neville Hewitt
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Hewitt in 2018.
No. 46 – New York Jets
Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1993-04-06) April 6, 1993 (age 26)
Silver Spring, Maryland
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school:Rockdale County
(Conyers, Georgia)
College:Georgia Military College, Marshall
Undrafted:2015
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • C-USA Defensive Player of the year (2014)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:128
Sacks:2.5
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:1
Interceptions:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Neville Hewitt (born April 6, 1993) is an American football inside linebacker for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Marshall University, where he was a safety and linebacker. Hewitt signed with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2015.

Professional career[edit]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

On May 2, 2015, Hewitt signed with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent following the conclusion of the 2015 NFL Draft.[1] He made his NFL debut on September 13, 2015, against the Washington Redskins.[2] On November 22, he made first career start against the Dallas Cowboys and posted his first career interception.[3] On January 3, 2016, Hewitt made a season-high six tackles one pass breakup against the New England Patriots.[4] He finished his rookie season with 39 tackles and an interception.[5]

On December 4, 2016, Hewitt recorded his first-career fumble recovery against the Baltimore Ravens. On December 17, he made his first-career sack against the New York Jets.[6] A week later, Hewitt recorded a career-high nine tackles against the Buffalo Bills.[7] He made five tackles in the AFC Wild Card game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.[8]

On September 2, 2017, Hewitt was waived by the Dolphins.[9] On October 9, 2017, he was re-signed to the Dolphins' practice squad.[10] He was promoted to the active roster on November 22, 2017.[11]

New York Jets[edit]

On March 28, 2018, Hewitt signed one-year contract with the New York Jets.[12] He played in 16 games with four starts, recording 39 combined tackles and 1.5 sacks.

On March 13, 2019, Hewitt re-signed with the Jets.[13] In week 1 against the Buffalo Bills, Hewitt intercepted Josh Allen once as the Jets lost 17-16. [14] In week 2 against the Cleveland Browns. Hewitt recorded 8 tackles and sacked Baker Mayfield once in the 23-3 loss. [15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Taylor, Nate (May 12, 2015). "Dolphins' undrafted linebackers have sights set on earning a roster spot". sun-sentinel.com. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
  2. ^ Beasley, Adam (September 13, 2015). "Miami Dolphins tight end Dion Sims sustains concussion on failed catch". Miami Herald. Retrieved March 31, 2018.
  3. ^ Abramson, Andrew (November 23, 2015). "Dolphins' DeVante Parker, Jay Ajayi needs more snaps down the stretch". Palm Beach Post. Retrieved March 31, 2018.
  4. ^ Miller, Brian (January 3, 2016). "Dolphins Neville Hewitt breaks out". Phin Phanatic. Retrieved March 31, 2018.
  5. ^ "Neville Hewitt". NFL.com. Retrieved March 31, 2018.
  6. ^ Hyde, Dave (December 18, 2016). "Hyde10: Ten thoughts on Dolphins' win over Jets". Sun-Sentinel.com. Retrieved March 31, 2018.
  7. ^ Habib, Hal (June 28, 2017). "Is the time now for Miami Dolphins LB Neville Hewitt?". Palm Beach Post. Retrieved March 31, 2018.
  8. ^ "Wild Card - Miami Dolphins at Pittsburgh Steelers - January 8th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 31, 2018.
  9. ^ "Dolphins Make Roster Moves". MiamiDolphins.com. September 2, 2017.
  10. ^ Kelly, Omar (October 9, 2017). "Dolphins sign linebacker Neville Hewitt to practice squad". Sun-Sentinel.com.
  11. ^ "Miami Dolphins Promote Hewitt". MiamiDolphins.com. November 22, 2017.
  12. ^ "Report: Jets sign free agent LB Neville Hewitt to one-year deal". USAToday.com. March 28, 2018.
  13. ^ Gantt, Darin (March 13, 2019). "Jets re-sign linebacker Neville Hewitt". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.
  14. ^ "Allen, Bills overcome 16-point deficit, stun Jets 17-16". www.espn.com. September 8, 2019. Retrieved September 8, 2019.
  15. ^ "Beckham puts on show in MetLife return, Browns top Jets 23-3". www.espn.com. September 16, 2019. Retrieved September 16, 2019.

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