Taveze Calhoun

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Taveze Calhoun
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Calhoun in 2015
No. 39 – Atlanta Falcons
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1992-12-26) December 26, 1992 (age 26)
Morton, Mississippi
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school:Morton (MS)
College:Mississippi State
Undrafted:2016
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Injured reserve
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Taveze Calhoun (born December 26, 1992) is an American football cornerback for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Mississippi State.

College career[edit]

Calhoun red-shirted in 2011 after having shoulder surgery in August. He started 36 games in his collegiate career. Calhoun tallied 161 career tackles, 12 tackles for loss and six interceptions for 98 yards.[1] Calhoun forced three fumbles and tallied one fumble recovery.

Calhoun totaled 24 tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble in 2012.[1] He forced his first fumble and made three tackles in the home win against South Alabama.[2]

In 2013, he ranked 1st in the SEC in interception return yards with 101 yards.[1] Calhoun caught 3 interceptions on the year and recorded 45 total tackles (33 solo).[1] Calhoun earned his first career start against Oklahoma State.[3] Scooped up a blocked field goal and returned it 68 yards to the OSU 10-yard line to end the first half.[4] He intercepted first two passes of career against Alabama.[5]

He ranked 5th on the team in tackles with 50 in 2014.[6] Ranked 7th in the SEC in pass breakups with 9.[1] He recorded a season-high 7 tackles against No. 6 Texas A&M.[7]

Calhoun finished the 2015 season with 39 tackles, 6.5 for loss, two interceptions and a team-best 10 passes defended.[1] He tied a career high with two interceptions against Kentucky.[8][9]

Professional career[edit]

Chicago Bears[edit]

On May 9, 2016, after going undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft, Calhoun signed with the Chicago Bears.[10] On September 3, 2016, he was released by the Bears as part of final roster cuts.[11]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

On September 14, 2016, Calhoun was signed to the Saints' practice squad.[12] He was promoted to the active roster on December 31, 2016.[13]

On September 2, 2017, Calhoun was waived by the Saints.[14]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

On December 20, 2017, Calhoun was signed to the Miami Dolphins practice squad. He signed a reserve/future contract with the Dolphins on January 1, 2018.[15] He was waived on September 1, 2018.[16]

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

On September 18, 2018, Calhoun was signed to the Atlanta Falcons' practice squad.[17] He was released on October 4, 2018.[18] He was re-signed on October 31, 2018.[19] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Falcons on December 31, 2018.[20]

On August 31, 2019, Calhoun was waived/injured by the Falcons and placed on injured reserve.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Taveze Calhoun". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
  2. ^ "South Alabama at Mississippi State Box Score, September 22, 2012 | College Football at Sports-Reference.com". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
  3. ^ "Taveze Calhoun". HailState.com. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
  4. ^ "Mississippi State vs Oklahoma State (Aug 31, 2013)". www.hailstate.com. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
  5. ^ "Alabama vs. Mississippi State - Box Score - November 16, 2013 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
  6. ^ "2014 Mississippi State Bulldogs". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
  7. ^ "Taveze Calhoun". ESPN.com. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
  8. ^ "GPTV: He Talks Bulldog Win". Scout.com. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
  9. ^ "Kentucky vs. Mississippi State - Box Score - October 24, 2015 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
  10. ^ "Bears sign seven draft picks, 10 others". ChicagoBears.com. Retrieved May 26, 2016.
  11. ^ Mayer, Larry (September 3, 2016). "Bears trim 22 to reach 53-man limit". ChicagoBears.com. Archived from the original on October 21, 2017.
  12. ^ "New Orleans Saints release RB C.J. Spiller". NewOrleansSaints.com. September 14, 2016.
  13. ^ Katzenstein, Josh (December 31, 2016). "Saints promote Taveze Calhoun, place Ken Crawley on injured reserve". NOLA.com.
  14. ^ "New Orleans Saints make 37 roster moves". NewOrleansSaints.com. September 2, 2017.
  15. ^ "Dolphins Sign 8 To Futures Contracts". MiamiDolphins.com. January 1, 2018.
  16. ^ "Miami Dolphins Make Roster Moves". MiamiDolphins.com. September 1, 2018.
  17. ^ McFadden, Will (September 18, 2018). "Falcons sign Taveze Calhoun to practice squad, waive Julian Williams". AtlantaFalcons.com.
  18. ^ Conway, Kelsey (October 4, 2018). "Falcons sign defensive tackle Justin Zimmer to practice squad, waive cornerback Taveze Calhoun". AtlantaFalcons.com.
  19. ^ McFadden, Will (October 31, 2018). "Falcons sign Taveze Calhoun to practice squad, waive Deante Burton". AtlantaFalcons.com.
  20. ^ Conway, Kelsey (December 31, 2018). "Falcons sign nine players to reserve/futures contracts". AtlantaFalcons.com.
  21. ^ McFadden, Will (August 31, 2019). "Falcons 2019 roster announced". AtlantaFalcons.com.

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