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Nick Barnett
OLB #50
Height:
6-2
Weight:
228
College:
Oregon State
Hometown:
Barstow, CA
Experience:
10
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 153 1,041 732 309 20.5 0 36 12 2 255 -- 95
2013 WAS 14 12 7 5 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 BUF 16 112 72 40 2 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2011 BUF 16 130 78 52 3 0 5 3 1 80 26.7 33
2010 GB 4 24 19 5 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2009 GB 16 105 82 23 4 -- 7 -- -- -- -- --
2008 GB 9 49 41 8 0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2007 GB 16 131 102 29 3.5 -- 4 2 0 40 20 38
2006 GB 15 105 62 43 2 -- 7 2 0 3 1.5 3
2005 GB 16 138 91 47 1 0 1 1 1 95 95 95
2004 GB 16 123 92 31 3 -- 5 1 0 16 16 16
2003 GB 15 112 86 26 2 -- 3 3 0 21 7 14

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Bio

Signed by Buffalo as an unrestricted free agent on July 31, 2011... Drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the first round, 29th overall…he was the first linebacker drafted in the opening round by the Packer’s since Clemson’s Wayne Simmons in 1993, and first linebacker selected in the 2003 NFL draft…became the first Oregon State product to be drafted in the first round since quarterback Terry Baker was taken with the first overall selection in 1963, and just the fourth beaver overall to become drafted in the first round.

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Signed by Buffalo as an unrestricted free agent on July 31, 2011... Drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the first round, 29th overall…he was the first linebacker drafted in the opening round by the Packer’s since Clemson’s Wayne Simmons in 1993, and first linebacker selected in the 2003 NFL draft…became the first Oregon State product to be drafted in the first round since quarterback Terry Baker was taken with the first overall selection in 1963, and just the fourth beaver overall to become drafted in the first round.

• Reached 1,000 career tackles early in the 2010 season, becoming only the third defender in franchise history to surpass the milestone since the statistic was established in 1975.

• Led the Packers in tackles five times, and is only the first player in franchise history to top the chart for three straight seasons (2003-05).

• Recorded 15.5 sacks, nine INT’s, seven fumble recoveries and a pair of forced fumbles with the Packers.

• In 2005 set the club’s single-season record with 194 tackles (128 Solo), breaking the mark of 180 that Mike Douglass hit in 1981.

• In first 107 career games played, has only had eight contests with less than five tackles. Has posted double-digit tackle total in 51 career games, including 10 with 15 or more.

2011

At KC (9-11): Started at MLB in his 1st appearance as a Bill. Posted 4 tackles and 1 pass defensed. Defense held KC to 108 rushing yds and only 13 1st downs.

Vs. Oak (9-18): Posted an NFL week-high 14 tackles. Recorded his 3rd career forced fumble (recovered by Danny Batten). Turnover converted to a Bills TD.

Vs. NE (9-25): Led LBs with 11 tackles. Posted double-digit tackles in consecutive weeks for first time since games 13-15 in 2007 (w/ Green Bay).

At Cin (10-2): Led linebackers with 10 tackles.

Vs. Phi (10-9): Recorded two interceptions for his first multi-INT game in his career. 1st INT was returned 31 yards for a touchdown - his second career TD. 2nd INT came on Philadelphia’s final possession and sealed the victory for Buffalo. First Bills LB w/ two interceptions in one game since Takeo Spikes on 9/7/03 vs. NE. Added three tackles.

At NYG (10-16): Led linebackers with six tackles.

Vs. Was (10-30): Recorded a team-high 10 tackles. Also posted a half a sack with Arthur Moats in 2nd quarter. Run defense held Washington to 26 net rushing yards and zero rushing first downs.

Vs. NYJ (11-6): Registered nine tackles - including one tackle for loss.

At Dal (11-13): Posted four tackles including one tackle for loss.

At Mia (11-20): Recorded team’s only sack. Added seven tackles including two tackles for loss.

At NYJ (11-27): Led the team and tied for a game-high eight tackles.

Vs. Ten (12-4): Bills’ most active defender had a game-high 11 tackles w/ 1.0 sack and three tackles for loss. Also added a quarterback hit

At SD (12-11): Posted eight tackles and eclipsed 100 tackles for the season for the seventh time in his career.

Vs. Mia (12-18): Recorded a game-high eight tackles including one tackle for loss.

Vs. Den (12-24): Totaled six tackles

At NE (1-1): Posted a game-high 11 tackles. ... posted third INT of the season to tie a personal season-high and added two passes defensed.

2010: w/Green Bay Packers

• @ Detroit (Oct. 3): Sustained a season ending injury to the wrist that required surgery

• Played and started in first four games of the season

• Had a total of 24 tackles (19 solo)

2009: w/Green Bay Packers

• Started all 16 games plus one playoff contest at Mack LB and led the team with 122 tackles (96 solo)

• Posted a career-high four sacks, which was tied for third on the team

• Led the LBs with passes defensed, and added seven QB hits and three pressures

• Registered six double-digit tackle games on the season

• Coming off rehab for his injured knee, returned to full participation in practice on Aug. 24 and returned to the field for the first time in preseason finale at Tennessee (Sept. 3)

• @ Minnesota (Oct. 5): Led the team with a season-high 13 tackles (11 solo)

• Vs. Dallas (Nov. 15): Matched his career high with two sacks as he brought down QB Tony Romo for a 10-yard loss on the first play of the second quarter and again for an 8-yard loss on the second play of the second half

2008: w/Green Bay Packers

• Started first nine games at MLB and posted 68 tackles (49 solo) with two passes defensed and one forced fumble before suffering season-ending right knee injury in Week 10 at Minnesota

• Had surgery on Nov. 20 to repair torn ACL

• Inactive for three games following injury, snapping a streak of 30 consecutive games played dating back to a missed contest Nov. 27, 2006 (at Seattle)

• @ Tampa Bay (Sept. 28): Led team with season-high 12 tackles (9 solo)

• @ Minnesota (Nov. 9): Sustained season-ending knee injury on first series of third quarter attempting to make a tackle of RB Adrian Peterson

2007: w/Green Bay Packers

• Selected to The Associated Press 2007 NFL All-Pro second team and voted as a Pro Bowl first alternate

• Started all 16 games for the third time in his career (plus both postseason contests) and led the team with 165 tackles (109) solo

• Added two INTs among six passes defensed and one fumble recovery, plus a (then) career-high 3 1/2 sacks

• Playing 94.1 percent of the defensive snaps, tallied over 130 tackles for the fifth consecutive season, recording his 500th career solo tackle in Week 12 at Detroit

• Led the packers in tackles for the fourth time in his first five seasons

• Vs. San Diego (Sept. 23): Won ‘GMC Defensive Player of the Week with eight tackles (six solo) and a key fourth-quarter INT

• Vs. Washington (Oct. 14): Collected a team-high 15 tackles (11 solo)

• @ St. Louis (Dec. 16) Made 18 tackles (12 solo), tied for the second-highest total of his career. His 18 total and 12 solo tackles were both a team and season high

• Vs. NY Giants (NFC Championship, Jan.20): Had a team-high and playoff career-high 14 tackles (six solo)

2006: w/Green Bay Packers

• Voted a Pro Bowl alternate

• Started each of his 15 games and was inactive for one contest with a broken hand – the first game he missed in exactly three years

• Finished second on the team with 141 tackles (88 solo), with two sacks, two INTs, one fumble recovery and nine passes defensed

• Played the season’s final five games with a ‘club’ cast

• Was in on 950 defensive plays, or 91 percent

• Sacked Matt Leinart on a third down and teamed up with Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila to sack Leinart for his first career multi-sack game

• Vs. New England (Nov. 19): Broke his hand late in game and sat out the next game at Seattle, only the second game he missed during his NFL career, ending a streak of 46 straight starts

• Vs. Detroit (Dec. 17): Led team with season-high 15 tackles (12 solo), including No. 600 career

2005: w/Green Bay Packers

• Started all 16 games at ‘Mike’ LB for the second consecutive season

• Set the single-season franchise record with 194 tackles (128 solo), breaking Doublass’ 1981 mark of 180

• His 194 total stops ranked third in the NFL, trailing only the Browns’ Andra Davis (199) and Tampa Bay’s Shelton Quarles (196)

• His 128 solo tackles ranked second in the league, behind the Jet’s Jonathan Vilma (143)

• Also recorded one INT among three passes defensed, forced one fumble, recovered three others and scored his first NFL TD

• Finished first among LBs and tied for second on the defense in snaps played, having been on the field for 97.4 percent of defensive plays

• @ Carolina (Oct. 3): Totaled a team and career-high 21 tackles (12 solo)

• Vs. New Orleans (Oct. 9): Midway through the fourth quarter, picked off a point0blank Todd Bouman pass in the middle of the field and returned it 95 yards for a TD, the third-longest in Lambeau Field history

• @ Cincinatti (Oct. 30): Made a team-best 18 tackles (15 solo, a career high)

• @ Atlanta (Nov. 13): Sacked Michael Vick and recovered a career-best two fumbles

2004: w/Green Bay Packers

• Started all 16 regular-season games, plus one playoff contest, and again paced the team in tackles with 162 (116) solo, including three sacks plus one INT, one fumble recovery and eight passes defensed

• @ Carolina (Sept. 13): Earned ‘NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors with team-leading 11 tackles (8 solo), plus an 11-yard sack and INT of QB Jake Delhomme

• Vs. NY Giants (Oct. 3): Amassed a season-high 17 total tackles (9 solo)

• @ Philadelphia (Dec. 5): In an emotional contest, notched a season-best 14 solo stops, including four for a loss, and added one pass defensed; had learned that morning his father had passed away after a battle with cancer

• Vs. Detroit (Dec. 12): The following week, again played with deep emotion as he dedicated contest to his late father and led the team with 16 tackles (12 solo)

2003: w/Green Bay Packers

• Started 15 games in the middle as a rookie, plus two playoff games; was inactive for the other contest (Nov. 27 at Detroit) after spraining his right ankle four days earlier against San Francisco

• Led the team in both total (134) and solo (95) tackles, including two sacks; his 134 stops were the most by an NFL rookie in 2003 and third most by a rookie in team history

• Also posted three INTs, nine passes defensed, one fumble recovery and four special team stops

• Vs. Detroit (Sept. 14): Earned Pepsi ‘NFL Rookie of the Week’ with 14 tackles (12 solo) and his first NFL INT

• @ Seattle (Oct. 5): Captured his second rookie of the week award with 11 stops and a sack of Hasselbeck, his second sack in two weeks after getting his first career sack against the Bears’ Kordell Stewart

• Vs. Kansas City (Oct. 12): Received rookie of the week recognition for the third and final time with 14 tackles

• @ Tampa Bay (Nov. 16): Received even more prestigious NFL ‘Defensive Player of the Week honor for helping Green Bay to its first win there since 1997 with 10 tackles and a season best two passes defensed

COLLEGE: A four-year letter winner (1999-2002) at Oregon State, he started his last three seasons…Played in 48 games overall, with 29 starts, racking up 249 tackles (143 solo), eight sacks, 30 tackles for loss, one INT, 12 passes defensed, one blocked kick, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries…Senior Season: A first-team All Pacific-10 Conference selection, he led the conference in tackles with 121 (62 solo)…Also names first-team All-Pac-10 by Sporting News, in addition to being selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game…Was a preseason candidate for the Butkus award, given annually to the nation’s top college LB…One of the four team captains, led a Beaver defense that ranked 11th in total defense…Junior season: Started all 11 games, earning honorable mention All-Pac-10

PERSONAL: Majored in business administration and communications…Given name Nicholas Alexander Barnett…Nicknamed ‘Nick Beats’…Born in Fontana, CA…Has two sons, Kaden Nicholas and Kruz Benjamin…Has a record company, Clarity Records, specializing in hip-hop and rap, pop and blues, and also started his own production company, Traxx Squad…He enjoys watching movies, being out on the water boating, jet skiing and reading…Is a fan of the Los Angeles Lakers…Is interested in a possible sports-broadcasting career after football

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