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Sean Weatherspoon
Sean Weatherspoon
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Sean Weatherspoon

LB

Date of birth
Dec 29, 1987
College
Missouri
Height
6-1
Weight
239 Lbs

Bio

Sean Weatherspoon is a linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons. At the University of Missouri, Weatherspoon was a three-time First-Team All-Big 12 and a Third-Team All-American in 2008.

EARLY YEARS

Weatherspoon was born on December 29, 1987 in Greenville, South Carolina. He attended Jasper High School in Jasper, Texas, where he played linebacker. He was the Texas District 22-3A player of the year as a senior, recording 98 tackles, four sacks, and two interceptions.

He was only considered a two-star recruit by Rivals.com and decided to go to Missouri over Iowa State, Houston, Tulane, or TCU.

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI

After playing special teams as a freshman, Weatherspoon became a starter as a sophomore. He led the team with 127 tackles, while also finishing with three sacks.

As a junior, Weatherspoon led the NCAA with 155 tackles and two interceptions returned for TDs. For his career, Weatherspoon ranks third all-time in the Big-12 Conference with 406 career tackles.

ATLANTA FALCONS

Weatherspoon was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons with the 19th pick in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

He became a full-time starter with the Falcons in his second year, starting 13 games and making 95 tackles to go along with three sacks and one interception.

In 2012, Weatherspoon, who played all 16 games, finished second on the team with 115 tackles behind linebacker Stephen Nicholas.

Weatherspoon dealt with several injuries in 2013, forcing him to miss a good part of the season and make only five starts. He finished the season with 42 tackles and one sack.

On June 10, 2014, it was announced that Weatherspoon will miss the entire 2014 NFL Season with a ruptured Achilles tendon.

Statistics

Stats SOLO AST TOTAL SK QB HIT TFL INT YDS LONG TD FF FRC TD SAF
2013 Regular Season 28 10 38 0.0 1 1 1 71 71 1 0 0 0 0

Game Log

Date Opponent Result SOLO AST TOTAL SK QB HIT TFL INT FF FRC TD
12-29-2013 @ Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers 20-21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-23-2013 @ San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers 34-24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-15-2013 @ Washington Redskins Washington Redskins 27-26 0 1 1 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
12-8-2013 @ Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers 22-21 5 2 7 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 0
12-1-2013 @ Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills 31-34 4 3 7 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0

News

Atlanta Falcons Scramble To Replace Weatherspoon

Atlanta Falcons Scramble To Replace Weatherspoon

by Timotheus Gordon

Sean Weatherspoon, Atlanta’s defensive leader and host of the YouTube series D-Block, will be lost for the season after rupturing his Achilles’ tendon during a workout... Read more

Undrafted LBs Could Help Pave Way To The Playoffs

Undrafted LBs Could Help Pave Way To The Playoffs

by Timotheus Gordon

If the Atlanta Falcons want to rise up to the mountaintop of the NFC South again, the defense must attack often like a hungry pack of wolves. Someone, or a group of playmakers, must captain the defense and ignite a fire on that side of the ball... Read more

Atlanta Front Office Should Be On Hot Seat, Not Coach Smith

Atlanta Front Office Should Be On Hot Seat, Not Coach Smith

by Timotheus Gordon

Coaching is not the main problem for the Atlanta Falcons this year. I am fully aware that the team is carrying a 3-9 record into the final weeks of the season, but I will not place the majority of the blame on head coach Mike Smith... Read more