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Marcell Dareus
DT #99
Height:
6-3
Weight:
331
Age:
24
College:
Alabama
Hometown:
Huffman, AL
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2013):

TCKL
71
SCK
7.5
FF
1
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 153 104 49 18.5 0 11 0 0 -- 0 0 1 2
2013 BUF 16 14 71 46 25 7.5 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2012 BUF 16 16 39 26 13 5.5 -- 6 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2011 BUF 16 15 43 32 11 5.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 NE L 21-23 5 4 1 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 CAR W 24-23 4 0 4 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @NYJ L 20-27 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 BAL W 23-20 7 5 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @CLE L 24-37 5 1 4 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 CIN L 24-27 4 4 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @MIA W 23-21 6 4 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 @NO L 17-35 4 4 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 KC L 13-23 5 4 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 @PIT L 10-23 4 3 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
11 NYJ W 37-14 3 2 1 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 ATL L 31-34 8 4 4 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 @TB L 6-27 4 3 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 @JAC W 27-20 3 2 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 MIA W 19-0 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 @NE L 20-34 4 1 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Bio

PRO

Drafted in the first-round (3rd overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft…highest draft pick in team history since 1985 when Buffalo selected Bruce Smith (Virginia Tech) No. 1 overall… becomes the third Alabama product drafted by Buffalo (DB Raymond Abruzzese, 1962 and RB John Wright, 1988).

PRO

Drafted in the first-round (3rd overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft…highest draft pick in team history since 1985 when Buffalo selected Bruce Smith (Virginia Tech) No. 1 overall… becomes the third Alabama product drafted by Buffalo (DB Raymond Abruzzese, 1962 and RB John Wright, 1988).


2013

• Set a career high with 71 tackles and 7.5 sacks on the season - his 71 tackles placed him second among NFL defensive tackles

• Was one of five NFL defenders to reach 70 tackles and 7.0 sacks in 2013

• Vs. NE (9/8): Totaled a split-sack, five tackles (four solo) along with a quarterback hit and a pass deflection

• Vs. CAR (9/15): Contributed four tackles, two quarterback hits and shared a sack with DE Mario Williams on a Panthers’ third-down play

• At NYJ (9/22): Made two solo tackles

• Vs. BAL (9/29): Recorded 2.0 sacks - his third career multi-sack game) and led the defensive line with seven tackles (five solo)... part of a defense that matched a team record without allowing a rushing first down (three other games) and held the Ravens to 24 rushing yards (tied as the fifth-fewest allowed in team history)

• At CLE (10/3): Tallied five tackles in his fifth start of the season

• Vs. CIN (10/13): Recorded his fourth sack of the season - the 15th of his NFL career - to go along with four solo tackles

• At MIA (10/20): Led the defensive line with a six tackle performance (four solo)

• At NO (10/27): Contributed four tackles - all solo - at the Saints

• Vs. KC (11/3): Led the defensive line with five tackles (four solo)... helped limit the Chiefs’ rushing attack to 95 yards, the first time in 2013 Kansas City’s backfield was held to under 100 yards

• At PIT (11/10): Recorded a strip-sack of Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, his fifth sack of the 2013 season, and first career forced fumble

• Vs. NYJ (11/17): Tallied three tackles, increasing his season total to 50 stops - his first 50-tackle season of his NFL career... added a pass break-up

• Vs. ATL (12/1): Brought down Falcons QB Matt Ryan for a sack... finished the game with a career-best eight tackles

• At TB (12/8): Notched the his seventh sack of the season, increasing his season-best with a takedown of Tampa Bay QB Mike Glennon... added three tackles• Vs. JAC (12/15): Produced three tackles, along with a half sack of Jacksonville QB Chad Henne, extending his new career-best total to 7.5 on the season

• Vs. MIA (12/22): Made three solo tackles and a quarterback hit... set a career-high with 11 hits on the quarterback in 2013... part of a defense that held Miami to 103 total yards - fifth fewest in team history - and 14 rushing yards, second-fewest

• At NE (12/29): Tallied four tackles (one solo) en route to increasing his career high of 71 on the season

2012

•    Tied his sack total from his rookie season with 5.5 to rank fourth among NFL defensive tackles with 11.0 sacks since 2011 ... Started all 16 games of the season at defensive tackle racking up 39 tackles (26 solo), five tackles for loss and 10 quarterback hits ... Blocked the first kick of his career

•    Recorded one solo tackle at NYJ (9/9)

•    Vs. KC (9/16): Sacked Chiefs QB Matt Cassel once for a loss of eight yards, posting two solo stops with two tackles for a loss

•    At CLE (9/30): Shared a sack with DE Mario Williams in the fourth quarter... part of a defensive front the held Cleveland to 33 rushing yards and 240 yards of offense

•    Vs. NE (9/30): Participated in three tackles and shared a sack with DT Kyle Williams... credited with a sack in three straight games, sharing the longest streak with Williams since 2007 (Aaron Schobel - Games 12-15)... added a quarterback hit and pass defensed

•    At SF (10/7): Recovered a LB Nick Barnett-forced fumble, the second fumble recovery of his career ... credited with two solo stops 

•    At ARI (10/14): Started at defensive tackle, totaling three tackles (one solo)

•    vs. TEN (10/21): Started his seventh game of the season, recording one solo tackle.

•    at HOU (11/4): Started at defensive tackle, recording three tackles

•    at NE (11/11): Had one of his best games of the season sharing a sack with DT Kyle Williams, notching five tackles (four solo), one quarterback hit and two pass deflections

•    vs. MIA (11/15): Started his 25th career game at defensive tackle, recording 4 four tackles (two solo), one quarterback hit and one pass deflection

•    at IND (11/25): Sacked QB Andrew Luck in the backfield for a loss of seven yards ... Added five tackles, one tackle for loss and a quarterback hit

•    vs. JAC (12/2): Tallied one quarterback hit

•    vs. STL (12/9): Recorded two tackles, one quarterback hit and a pass defensed

•    vs. SEA (12/16): Made two tackles

•    at MIA (12/23): Sacked Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill twice, his second career multi-sack performance ... Matched his sack total from his 2011 rookie season with 5.5 takedowns in 2012 ... Added four tackles, two tackles for loss and two quarterback hits

•    vs. NYJ (12/30):  Blocked a field goal attempt from 30 yards, the first blocked kick of his career ... Recorded one tackle and a pass breakup


2011

•    Started 15 of 16 games during his rookie season, finishing sixth among NFL rookie defensive linemen with 43 tackles (32) solo

•    Recorded a team-high 5.5 sacks - most by a Bills rookie since 2001 (Aaron Schobel - 6.5)

•    At KC (9/11): made his NFL debut and tallied two solo tackles
•    vs. OAK (9/18): started at DE and led all defensive linemen with four solo tackles

•    Deflected a QB Tom Brady pass in the fourth quarter that was intercepted by CB Drayton Florence and returned for a 27-yard touchdown, giving Buffalo a 31-24 lead vs. New England (9/25)

•    Recorded the first sack of his NFL career, bringing down Bengals QB Andy Dalton for a loss of eight yards at CIN (10/2)... matched his season-high for four tackles

•    Produced a quarterback hit on Eagles QB Michael Vick vs. PHI (10/9)

•    Tallied four tackles (three solo) and a stop for a loss at NYG (10/16)

•    Made his first career start at nose tackle in place of Kyle Williams vs. WAS (10/30)... posted 2.5 sacks, his first career multi-sack game and the most by a Bills rookie since 1987 (Cornelius Bennet - 4.0 vs. PHI 12/2) and the first multi-sack game by a Bills rookie since 2001 (Aaron Schobel - 2.0 vs. NE 12/16)... added four tackles, two stops for a loss and three quarterback hits... named the NFL Rookie of the Week

•    Totaled a season-best five tackles (four solo) along with his first career fumble recovery vs. NYJ (11/6)

•    Recorded two solo stops at DAL (11/13)

•    Tallied two solo tackles with a stop for a loss at MIA (11/20), in an effort holding the Dolphins to 95 rushing yards and a season-low 242 total yards of offense

•    Tallied two solo tackles with a stop for a loss at MIA (11/20), in an effort holding the Dolphins to 95 rushing yards and a season-low 242 total yards of offense

•    Posted one solo stop at NYJ (11/27)... missed the first start of his NFL career due to an illness

•    Closed in on one assisted tackle vs. TEN (12/4)

•    Matched a personal-best of five tackles (three solo) along with a sack and added two stops for losses and two quarterback hits

•    Recorded three solo tackles, stop for loss, quarterback hit and a sack vs. MIA (12/18),  increasing his season total to 5.5

•    Tallied four tackles (three solo), including a tackle for a loss vs. DEN (12/24)

•    Posted one tackle at NE (1/1)

COLLEGE

Started 15-of-33 games at defensive end for the Crimson Tide… totaled 70 tackles (40 solo), adding 11.0 sacks for minus 70 yards, 20 tackles for losses. 20 quarterback pressures broke-up six pass attempts

•    2010: All-Southeastern Conference first-team choice and Associated Press third-team selection… started all 11 games he played in and finished eighth on the team 33 tackles (20 solo)… 4.5 sacks for minus 26 yards ranked second… added 11.0 tackles for losses, four pass deflections, 10 quarterback hurries… part of a defensive unit that ranked second in the SEC and 10th in the nation, allowing 110.15 rushing yards per game… recorded a career-high eight tackles along with four stops for a loss against South Carolina… with four tackles, added a sack and pass deflection leading to an interception against Mississippi… vs. Tennessee, batted down two pass attempts at the line of scrimmage and posted a half-sack and a stop for a loss… tallied a sack and three tackles against Auburn

•    2009: Tabbed Alabama’s Iron Man Award and Defensive Achievement Award recipient... garnered Defensive Most Valuable Player of the BCS Championship game accolades vs. Texas en route to the Crimson Tide’s 13th national championship… against Texas, knocked QB Colt McCoy out of the game with a big hit in the first quarter and then intercepted a shovel pass in the final seconds of the second quarter, returning the ball 29-yards for a touchdown… part of a defense that held the Longhorns to 276 total yards, 81 rushing… played in 14 games, with four starts and finished eighth among defenders with 33 tackles (19 solo)… led the team with 6.5 sacks for minus 44 yards and ranked fourth with nine tackles for losses… notched two pass break-ups, seven quarterback pressures and returned one interception for a 28-yard touchdown… member of a defense that led the SEC and ranked second in the nation, allowing 78.14 rushing yards per game… recorded first sack of his career against Virginia Tech with 1.5 sacks for a loss of eight yards… registered two sacks for a loss of 17 yards against Florida International along with four tackles… part of a defense that held South Carolina to 64 rushing yards… recorded a sack, four tackles and a pass break-up vs. Tennessee, limiting the Volunteers to 74 rushing yards…posted 2.0 sacks in the fourth quarter against LSU, tallying four total tackles

•    2008: One of 16 true freshman to make an appearance in a game for Alabama… made Crimson Tide debut in season-opener vs. Clemson… tallied four tackles and three quarterback pressures in eight games played… recorded first career tackle along with a quarterback hurry at Tennessee in Terrence Cody’s absence on the defensive line… saw time at nose guard vs. LSU, totaling three tackles

 

PERSONAL

General Studies major… the sixth of seven children… an ASWA All-State honorable mention… totaled 117 tackles and 20.0 sacks in senior campaign at Huffman, also returning a fumble for a touchdown…Tabbed SuperPrep magazine’s No. 27 defensive linemen in the country and No. 7 player in the state of Alabama

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