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  54 Tedy Bruschi

LB

  Height: 6-1  Weight: 247
  Year: 8  Yrs/Pat: 8
  Acquired: D3-96 (86th overall)
  School: Arizona
  Major: Communications
  Born: 9 Jun 73 San Francisco California

Personal
Personal
Tedy Lacap Bruschi was born on June 9, 1973 in San Francisco, Calif. … He is the son of Anthony Sr. and Juanita … He is one of three children … His stepfather, Ron Sandys, was a professional tennis player … Tedy attended Roseville (Calif.) High, where he lettered twice in football and was a two-year captain, earning all-conference, all-northern California and all-metro honors as a defensive tackle … He also earned a letter in wrestling and two letters in track, competing in the shot put and discus … He wrestled in the heavyweight division … He earned his bachelor’s degree in communications at Arizona … Tedy and his wife, Heidi, have three sons, Tedy Jr., Rex and Dante.

Career Transactions
Career Transactions
Tedy Bruschi was drafted by the Patriots in the third round (86th overall) of the 1996 NFL draft … The selection was obtained from Detroit along with a 1996 fourth- (Chris Sullivan) and sixth-round (Marrio Grier) selection in exchange for New England’s 1996 third-round selection (76th overall, Ryan Stewart) … Signed a three-year deal on July 17, 1996 ... Became an unrestricted free agent (2/11/00) ... Re-signed with the Patriots (3/23/00). Negotiated his own contract and inked a 3 year extension Jan. 02.
 

Career Highlights

Career GP/GS: 145/97 (16/11)

  • Bruschi has averaged 95 tackles over the last five seasons. His 2001-05 total of 475 stops are the most on the team over that span, during which the Patriots won three Super Bowls.
  • Since 2002, Bruschi's nose for the ball has created seven defensive touchdowns. He scored four of those touchdowns on interception returns (two in both 2002 and 2003), forced two fumbles that were picked up and returned for scores (10/03/04 and 11/28/04), and tipped a pass that was grabbed by James Sanders and returned for a touchdown (12/11/05).
  • In December, 2005, Bruschi was a key part of a run-stuffing unit that allowed an average of just 31.3 rushing yards per game during the month as the Patriots won all four contests to claim the 2005 AFC East title.
  • Bruschi helped to anchor a Patriots defense that set a franchise record by allowing a total of just 10 points over a three-game span from 12/04/05 to 12/17/05.
  • In his first game after suffering a stroke that sidelined him for the first six games of the 2005 season, Bruschi earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors following a 10-tackle performance against Buffalo (10/30/05).
  • Bruschi earned his first Pro Bowl nod in 2004 after a season in which he co-captained a Patriots defense that allowed 16.25 points per game, the second fewest in the NFL and the third fewest in franchise history. As a team captain, Bruschi's relentless work ethic and on-field intensity have helped to set the tone for the entire team.
  • Bruschi has averaged more than 100 tackles over the last four seasons. His 2001-04 total of 403 stops are the most on the team over that span, during which the Patriots won three Super Bowls in four years.
  • Bruschi has been voted a defensive captain by his teammates in each of the last three seasons, dating back to 2002.
  • Bruschi is the only player in NFL history to return four consecutive interceptions for touchdowns (See "Extra Points"), and his career total of four picks returned for scores ranks second in Patriots history. He is tied for fourth in NFL history among linebackers, and Bruschi is the only Patriots linebacker to return multiple interceptions for scores in a single season (2002 and 2003).
  • Over the last three seasons, no NFL player has returned more interceptions for touchdowns than Bruschi. His four picks returned for scores between 2002-04 equals the league-high total also achieved by Derrick Brooks and Phillip Buchanon.
  • Bruschi's 11 career interceptions rank fourth all-time among Patriots linebackers. Ten of his 11 regular-season picks have come in the last four seasons. Bruschi also has two postseason interceptions to his credit, including one in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XXXIX.
  • Over the last three seasons, Bruschi's nose for the ball has created six defensive touchdowns. He scored four of those touchdowns on interception returns (two in both 2002 and 2003), and forced two fumbles that were picked up and returned for scores (10/03/04 and 11/28/04).
  • Bruschi, the NCAA's all-time sack leader, has provided 25.0 sacks in nine seasons as a Patriot. The Patriots are 21-2 in the 23 regular season games in which Bruschi has recorded at least one sack.
  • In the 2004 regular season, Bruschi finished second on the team with 128 tackles (84 solo) and tied for second on the team with three interceptions. His solid play continued in the playoffs, where he finished second on the squad with 23 tackles (18 solo) and added a sack, an interception, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.
  • Bruschi was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week three times in 2004. He earned the honor twice in the regular season (Weeks 4 and 17) and also won it following a 20-3 win over Indianapolis in the Divisional Playoffs, when he forced a fumble and recovered two fumbles as the Patriots defense held the highly-regarded Colts offense to just three points.
  • Bruschi recorded a single-game career high 16 tackles (8 solo) against the Pittsburgh Steelers (10/31/04).
  • Bruschi ranked second on the team with 137 tackles (87 solo) in 2003, just three shy of Rodney Harrison's team-leading 140 stops. His 137 tackles were just one short of his career high, set in 1999.
  • In 2003, Bruschi was a captain of a Patriots defense that became the first defensive unit in 65 years not to allow a touchdown in four consecutive home games in one season. The last team to accomplish the feat was the 1938 New York Giants.
  • Bruschi was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week twice in 2003, following his contributions to Patriots victories in Week Two at Philadelphia and in the AFC East-clinching victory over Miami in Week 14.
  • Bruschi tied a career-high and ranked third on the team with 4.5 sacks in 2002.
  • Bruschi started nine of 15 games in 2001 and finished third on the team with 73 tackles.
  • Bruschi recorded 15 tackles (13 solo), including 1.5 sacks during the 2001 postseason.
  • Bruschi started all 16 games at linebacker in 2000 and finished the season with 105 tackles (68 solos). It was his second consecutive season with more than 100 tackles (138 in 1999).
  • Bruschi started 14 games in 1999 and finished second on the team with 138 total tackles, including two sacks.
  • Bruschi earned the starting outside linebacker responsibilities at mid-season in 1998 and finished fourth on the team with 81 tackles.
  • Bruschi recorded two sacks in Super Bowl XXXI vs. Green Bay, just one shy of the Super Bowl record (Reggie White, 3.0, Super Bowl XXXI).
  • Bruschi scored his first career touchdown (at any level of competition) at Baltimore (10/06/96) when he picked up a loose ball after a Larry Whigham blocked punt and returned it four yards for a score.
  • Bruschi recorded a single-game career high with a pair of sacks and also forced his first career fumble at Baltimore (10/06/96).

from Patriots.com
 

College
College
Bruschi tied the NCAA Division I-A career sack record with 52.0 quarterback sacks, equaling the mark set by former Alabama All-American, the late Derrick Thomas… Bruschi graduated with 74 tackles for losses, which ranked sixth in Division I-A history … Compiled 185 total tackles (137 solos), forced six fumbles and recovered five others during his collegiate career. 1995: Consensus All-American and All-Pacific-10 selection his senior year … Totaled 56 tackles (44 solos), including 14.5 sacks (96 yards) and 19.5 tackles for losses of 110 yards … His sack total ranked third in the nation … Added four pass deflections and forced one fumble. 1994: Earned consensus All-America honors and was one of four finalists for the Lombardi Award, given annually to the top lineman in the nation … He was also a finalist for Football News’ National Defensive Player of the Year award … Totaled 39 tackles, including 10 sacks for 65 yards and 15 tackles for losses. 1993: Earned Second-Team All-America honors after setting an all-time school record with 19 sacks (143 yards) as a sophomore, breaking the previous record of 15 (Steve Boadway in 1984) … Earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors and was named the team’s Most Valuable Player … His 27.5 tackles for losses and 19 sacks were each career highs. 1992: Played strongside outside linebacker prior to his transition to the defensive line in 1993 … Started just one of 12 games and still managed to post 4.5 sacks for the season. 1991: Missed the first three games of the season due to a pinched nerve in his neck … Returned and started vs. Long Beach State and Washington as a true freshman, but suffered a broken left thumb and was redshirted.

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Season Stats

2008 Games

Tackles: Solo   Assists Sacks Forced Fumble Fumble Recovery INT TD PD
vs. Chiefs 12 2 10            
@ Jets 4 2 2           1
vs. Dolphins 8 3 5            
BYE                  
@ 49ers 3 2 1            
@ Chargers 1   1            
vs. Broncos 3 1 2            
vs. Rams 11 6 5            
@ Colts 3                
vs.  Bills 5 2 3            
vs. Jets 10 5 5            
@ Dolphins 2 2              
vs. Steelers 10 7 3            
@ Seahawks 3 3              
@ Raiders - - -            
YTD Totals 75 35 37           1
vs. Cardinals                  
@ Bills                  
Post Season:                  
                   

*Source NFL.com

Career Stats

Season Games Starts Tackles: Solo Assist Sacks Forced Fumble Fumble Rec. INT TD PD
1996 16 0 28 14 14 4 2 0 0 1 0
1997 16 1 43 36 7 4 2 2 0 0 1
1998 16 7 88 60 28 2 3 0 0 0 5
1999 14 14 138 77 61 2 1 1 1 0 6
2000 16 16 108 71 37 1 1 0 0 0 5
2001 15 10 76 55 21 1 3 1 2 0 3
2002 11 9 67 47 20 4.5 1 0 2 2 7
2003 16 16 133 81 52 2 1 1 3 2 14
2004 16 16 120 76 46 4 2 0 3 0 6
2005 9 9 62 37 25 2 1 0 0 0 4
2006 15 14 112 54 58 1.5 0 0 1 0 5
2007 16 16 92 64 28 2 0 0 0 0 2
Regular Season Totals: 176 128 1017 636 385 31 17 5 12 5 58
                       
Post Season:                  
2007 Divisional vs. Jaguars 7 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 Conference vs. Chargers 8 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
2007 Superbowl 42 vs. Giants 8 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 WildCard vs. Jets 1 1 9 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 1
2006 Div. vs. Chargers 1 1 11 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 1
2006 AFC Championship vs. Colts 1 1 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 Playoff  Broncos 1 1 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 AFC DIV vs. Colts 1 1 8 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
AFC Champ. Vs. Colts 1 1 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

2004 SUPERBOWL

vs. Eagles

1 1 7 6 1 1 0 0 1 0 1
2003 AFC DIV vs. Titans 1 1 9 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 AFC CHAMP vs. Colts 1 1 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

2003 SUPERBOWL

vs. Panthers

1

1 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 Post Season Totals 3 3 18 10 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 AFC DIV vs. Oakland Raiders 1 1 9 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2001 AFC CHAMP at Pittsburgh Steelers 1 1 2 1 1 .5 0 1 0 0 0
2001 SUPERBOWL
vs. St. Louis Rams
1 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 Post Season Totals 3 3 15 13 2 1.5 0 1 0 0 0
1998 Playoffs 1 1 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0  
1997 Playoffs 2   6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0  
1996 Playoffs 3   8 7 1 2 0 0 1 0  

 

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