Del Rio also had 68 tackles, five passes defensed, and three caused fumbles. Del Rio lost his starting spot to Alvin Toles following the season opener in 1986, and he only had 20 tackles that year. However, when Toles got hurt, Del Rio came back and showed why he was a second-team all-American by finishing with 51 tackles.
In conclusion, Jack Del Rio had 68 tackles in 1986. His career average is about 7.5 tackles per game. He had three seasons with at least 50 tackles and one season with more than 60.
During a 36-35 defeat to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 17, he had five combined tackles and a season-high 2.5 sacks on December 30, 2018. In 11 games and 11 starts, he concluded the season with 30 combined tackles (23 solo), seven pass deflections, and one pass deflection. He earned $14 million from the New York Giants this past season.
In 2017, he started 15 of 16 games for the first time in his career and recorded 57 combined tackles (47 solo), six passes defensed, and 1.5 sacks. He also received an invitation to the NFL Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.
Vernon was originally drafted by the New York Giants in the first round (fourth overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Virginia Tech.
Currently, the Miami Dolphins are going with Michael Bennett at three-technique end while Vernon is expected to replace where Luke Kuechly used to play. However, it's possible they could use both players on the field at the same time. Either way, it looks like the Dolphins are ready to move on from Jason Taylor as a free agent. He finished with 58 combined tackles (47 solo) in 12 games last season.
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During his junior season, he had 103 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, and 9 quarterback sacks. He had 105 tackles, 35 for loss, and 24 sacks as a senior and was selected to play in the first Offense-Defense All-American Bowl.
In addition to being one of the top defensive ends in college football, Dunlap also returned kicks off and played some defense end during his freshman year at Appalachian State.
He played high school football in Atlanta for Thomasville High School before moving up to Division I college football.
Dunlap started his career at Appalachian State as a freshman in 2004 when they went 8-4. That same year, he returned kicks off and played some defense as a rookie.
As a sophomore in 2005, he led the team in sacks with 7. He followed that up by winning the Broyles Award, which is given to the nation's best defensive player.
As a junior in 2006, he had 95 tackles, 19.5 for loss, and 14 sacks. He finished his college career with 215 tackles, 49.5 for loss, and 59 sacks. He entered the NFL Draft after finishing his senior season.
According to Sports Illustrated, Dunlap made 103 tackles as a senior.
The next week, in a 41-7 defeat to the New York Giants, he had a season-high seven combined tackles (five solo). In 16 games and 16 starts, he concluded his first season with 23 combined tackles (17 solo), a pass deflection, a sack, and a forced fumble. His 17 solo tackles were second on the team behind Jerrell Freeman (20).
In his rookie season, Chancellor already made an impact by leading the team with 17 solo tackles. He also contributed a pass deflection and a sack during that time period. It was reported after the season that Seattle was very interested in trading for Miami Dolphins cornerback Sean Smith but could not agree on terms with him. The Seahawks instead signed Cary Williams from the Washington Redskins to be their starting corner back ahead of 2015.
Chancellor was selected to the 2016 Pro Bowl as a replacement for the injured Jalen Ramsey of the Jacksonville Jaguars. He became the first rookie since 1987 to be named to the Pro Bowl.
After missing most of training camp with a hamstring injury, Chancellor returned in late July and participated in some practices but was still not 100 percent healthy. On August 26, 2016, he was placed on injured reserve. At the end of the season, he tied Freeman for the team lead with 5 interceptions.
He was picked in the third round of the 1985 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints as a linebacker out of the University of Southern California. Before retiring in 1996, he had played for four additional NFL clubs. In 1997, Del Rio began his coaching career as an assistant with the Saints. He would go on to become the head coach of the Oakland Raiders in 2002 and the San Diego Chargers in 2003. After one season with the Pirates, Del Rio returned to his original team, the Raiders, as their head coach from 2005-08. During that time, they made the playoffs each year and won two division titles.
Del Rio coached at USC from 1991-95, serving as defensive coordinator for three seasons before being named head coach in 1997. In 10 years as a head coach or defensive coordinator, he never had a losing record. The Trojans finished no worse than fourth in the Pacific Coast Conference during that period.
USC retired his number 55 after he died in 2009 at the age of 49.
After graduating from USC in 1987, Del Rio went on to play for the New York Jets (1988), Miami Dolphins (1989-90) and New Orleans Saints (1991). He ended his NFL career with 176 tackles and nine sacks. In 1992, he started at outside linebacker for the US Olympic Football Team which finished second in the first ever FIFA World Cup.