Philip Wheeler

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Philip Wheeler
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Wheeler in the 2012 NFL season.
No. 51 Atlanta Falcons
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-12-12) December 12, 1984 (age 31)
Place of birth: Columbus, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school: Columbus (GA) Shaw
College: Georgia Tech
NFL draft: 2008 / Round: 3 / Pick: 93
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
Tackles: 494
Sacks: 5.5
Forced fumbles: 4
Player stats at

Philip Gregory Wheeler (born December 12, 1984) is an American football linebacker For the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Georgia Tech.

Wheeler has also played for the Oakland Raiders and Miami Dolphins.

Early years[edit]

In 2000, Wheeler, a sophomore, helped lead Shaw High School to win the Georgia High School Association's AAAA Football State Championship. As a senior, he was named as an Honorable Mention All-Region selection by PrepStar, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution named him as a first team Class AAAA All-State selection.

Professional career[edit]

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Wheeler (#50) with the Indianapolis Colts, 2010.

Wheeler was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the third round (93rd pick) of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played for the Colts from 2008 to 2011.

Oakland Raiders[edit]

Wheeler signed a one-year contract with the Oakland Raiders on March 30, 2012. He had a career year totaling 109 tackles, 3 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles[1]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

Wheeler signed with the Miami Dolphins on March 12, 2013.[2] The contract is 5 years and $26 million, with $13 million fully guaranteed. Wheeler was brought in to replace Kevin Burnett. Wheeler was released by the Dolphins on March 10, 2015.[3]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Wheeler was signed by the San Francisco 49ers on April 30, 2015.[4] He was released by the 49ers on September 4.[5]

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Wheeler signed with the Atlanta Falcons on October 20, 2015. [6] This move allows him to return to his hometown and play for the Falcons.


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