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John Abraham
John Abraham
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John Abraham

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Date of birth
May 06, 1978
College
South Carolina
Height
6-4
Weight
263 Lbs

Bio

John Abraham is an outside linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals. He previously played for the New York Jets and Atlanta Falcons and has been selected to three All-Pro teams during fifteen seasons in the NFL.

Early Years

Abraham was born in Timmonsville, SC on May 6, 1978 and participated in track and football at Lamar High School in Lamar, SC. As a track star, he set the current South Carolina record for the 200 meter dash. Despite playing only one season of high school football, he received a scholarship offer to play at the University of South Carolina.

University of South Carolina

Even though Abraham had only one season of organized football under his belt, he thrived in four seasons for the Gamecocks. He became a starter immediately and led the team in sacks every season from 1996-1999. He made multiple All-Southeastern Conference teams during his time at the university and his 23.5 career sacks rank second on the school’s all-time list. Unfortunately, his gaudy statistics were often overshadowed by losing football games, as the team lost 21 straight games to end his collegiate career.

New York Jets

Abraham was selected by the New York Jets with the 13th overall pick of the 2000 NFL Draft. He made 4.5 sacks in his first six games before suffering a season-ending injury during his rookie season. He returned to record 13.0 sacks during his second year, earning All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors for the first time. He would make the Pro Bowl twice more during his tenure in New York, and his 53.5 sacks in six seasons with the team ranks third all-time in franchise history.

Atlanta Falcons

On March 23, 2006, the Jets traded Abraham to the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for a first round draft choice. He missed eight games during his first season in Atlanta, but bounced back to record 16.5 sacks during the 2008 season and was selected to his second All-Pro team. During the 2010 campaign, he became only the 25th player ever to reach 100 career sacks during a contest against the Carolina Panthers. He made his third All-Pro team following the season and signed a three-year extension to stay in Atlanta on June 21, 2012.

Arizona Cardinals

Only one season after signing an extension with the Falcons, he was released by the team and signed with the Arizona Cardinals shortly before training camp. He played in all 16 games for Arizona in 2013, recording 11.5 sacks and making his fifth Pro Bowl roster. His 133.5 career sacks currently stands as the ninth highest total in NFL history.

Statistics

Stats SOLO AST TOTAL SK QB HIT TFL INT YDS LONG TD FF FRC TD SAF
2013 Regular Season 33 4 37 11.5 14 7 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1

Game Log

Date Opponent Result SOLO AST TOTAL SK QB HIT TFL INT FF FRC TD
12-29-2013 @ San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers 20-23 2 0 2 0.0 0 2 0 0 0 0
12-22-2013 @ Seattle Seahawks Seattle Seahawks 10-17 1 1 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-15-2013 @ Tennessee Titans Tennessee Titans 34-37 2 1 3 0.5 1 0 0 0 0 0
12-8-2013 @ St. Louis Rams St. Louis Rams 30-10 5 1 6 3.0 1 1 0 1 0 0
12-1-2013 @ Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles 24-21 3 0 3 1.0 0 1 0 0 0 0

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