Stephen Tulloch

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Stephen Tulloch
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Tulloch with the Detroit Lions in 2011
No. 55, 54, 50
Personal information
Born: (1985-01-01) January 1, 1985 (age 33)
Miami, Florida
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school:Miami Killian (Kendall, Florida)
College:North Carolina State
NFL Draft:2006 / Round: 4 / Pick: 116
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Meineke Car Care Bowl MVP (2005)
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:949
Forced fumbles:2
Fumble recoveries:12
Defensive touchdowns:1
Player stats at

Stephen Michael Tulloch (born January 1, 1985) is a former American football linebacker. He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at North Carolina State. He was also a member of the Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles.

College career[edit]

After graduating from Miami Killian High School, Tulloch played college football at North Carolina State and was the MVP of the Meineke Car Care Bowl in a 2005 victory over the University of South Florida.[1] After his junior season, he announced that he would forgo his senior season and enter the 2006 NFL Draft.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 11 in
(1.80 m)
241 lb
(109 kg)
4.86 s 1.67 s 2.83 s 4.15 s 7.19 s 33 12 in
(0.85 m)
9 ft 5 in
(2.87 m)
27 reps
All values from NC State's Pro Day[3]

Tennessee Titans[edit]

The Tennessee Titans selected Tulloch in the fourth round (116th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played for them from 2006 to 2010, recording 457 tackles, 4.5 sacks and two interceptions.

Detroit Lions[edit]

Tulloch signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions on July 31, 2011.[4] During his first year with the Lions he started all 16 games, recording 111 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions. One of his sacks was against Tim Tebow where he celebrated the sack by tebowing.[5] He re-signed to a five-year contract with the Lions on March 20, 2012.[6] In 2012, Tulloch was named recipient of the Detroit Lions-Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association/Pro Football Writers Association's Media-Friendly "Good Guy Award" for his interactions with the media in Detroit. On September 21, 2014, Tulloch tore his ACL while celebrating a sack of Aaron Rodgers in the first quarter of the week 3 game against the Green Bay Packers. He was placed on Season ending injured reserve on September 22, 2014.[7]

On July 5, 2016, Tulloch was released by the Lions.[8]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

On August 21, 2016, Tulloch signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, reuniting him with defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz, who he played for in Tennessee, from 2006 to 2008, and Detroit, from 2011 to 2013.[9]


On April 18, 2017, Tulloch announced his retirement from the NFL after 11 seasons.[10]He has remained active in the Detroit community following his retirement[11], and attends Detroit Lions alumni events with his former team.[12]


  1. ^ "Espn.Com - Ncf - Meineke Car Care Bowl". 2005-12-31. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "*Stephen Tulloch, DS #12 ILB, North Carolina State". Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  4. ^ "Lions sign Stephen Tulloch | ProFootballTalk". Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  5. ^ "Lions' Tulloch celebrates sack by 'Tebowing' Tebow | NFL | Sporting News". 2011-10-30. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  6. ^ "2012 NFL free agency - Detroit Lions re-sign Stephen Tulloch to five-year deal". 2012-03-20. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  7. ^ "Lions LB Stephen Tulloch out for season with torn ACL". 2014-09-22. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
  8. ^ Alper, Josh. "Lions finally parts ways with Stephen Tulloch". Retrieved July 5, 2016.
  9. ^ Florio, Mike (August 21, 2016). "Eagles finally sign Stephen Tulloch". Retrieved August 22, 2016.
  10. ^ Sessler, Marc. "Stephen Tulloch announces retirement". Retrieved April 18, 2017.
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