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Ben Heeney
LB #50
Height:
6-0
Weight:
231
Age:
24
College:
Kansas
Hometown:
Overland Park, KS
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
15
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 53 44 9 2.5 0 1 0 0 -- 0 0 1 0
2016 OAK 4 2 15 13 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2015 OAK 15 3 38 31 7 2.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --

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Selected by Oakland Raiders in the fifth round (140th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft, May 2, 2015.
COLLEGE: Played four years at Kansas…Started 34-of-46 games at linebacker, totaling 335 tackles (214) solo, 34.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, four INTs, nine passes defensed, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery…Started all 12 games as a senior and earned unanimous All-Big 12 First-Team and Honorable Mention Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year honors…Voted team captain for second season…Named a fourth-team All-American by Phil Steele Magazine…Selected to play in the 2015 East-West Shrine Game following the season…Finished the season with 127 tackles, one shy of the conference lead…Led the NCAA and the Big 12 in solo tackles with 88(7.3 per game)…Notched seven double-digit-tackle games in his senior season…Set 2014 Big 12 single-game record with 21 tackles at Texas Tech, 17 of which were solos, with an INT to earn him team’s Defensive Player of the Week award and an honorable mention for College Football Performance Awards linebacker of the week…Marked the second-most tackles in a game in conference history and the most single-game tackles by a Kansas player since 1979…Collected 15 tackles at Duke…Logged 14 tackles, one sack and 3.5 tackles for loss against Oklahoma State, earning team Defensive Player of the Week honors and another CFPA honorable mention…In 2013, started 10 games at middle linebacker and earned an All-Big 12 First Team selection by Phil Steele Magazine…An All-Big 12 Second Team choice by coaches, Associated Press and other publications…Finished fourth in the conference with 8.7 tackles per game and fifth in tackles-for-loss per game with 1.15…Missed games against Oklahoma and Baylor due to injury…Finished with team-best 88 stops, including 11.5 for loss and the first three INTs of his career…Garnered All-Big 12 Second Team honors by the league’s coaches, AP and Phil Steele as a sophomore…Started 12 games at middle linebacker and ranked third in the Big 12 in total tackles (112)…Also ranked fifth in the league with 12 tackles for loss…Also had a sack, a forced fumble and two passes defensed…As a freshman, played in all 12 contests on defense and special teams…One of 10 true freshmen to play for Kansas in 2011…Majored in liberal arts and sciences.

PERSONAL: Attended Hutchinson (Kan.) High School…Ranked as the 12th best player in the state of Kansas and the 58th best outside linebacker in the nation, according to Rivals.com…Named to the Wichita Eagles’ Top 11 football team…Recorded 143 career tackles, including 14 for loss, with four INTs…Named 5A first-team all-state as a running back by the Topeka Capital-Journal…Rushed for 2,083 yards on 246 carries with 39 TDs as a senior, setting school records both in yards and TDs…Ran for a school-record 333 yards against Salina Central...Born in Overland Park, Kan. …His father, Joe, and two uncles played baseball at Kansas. 

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