The NFL officially kicks off the 2015 regular season.
PRO: Experienced defensive lineman has played both tackle and end…Played in 69 games with 17 starts…Recorded 88 tackles (60 solo), seven sacks, two forced fumbles and seven passes defensed.
2009: Saw action in six games...Recorded eight tackles (five solo)...(11/15) vs. KC: Recorded one tackle...(12/6) @ PIT: Assisted on one tackle...(12/20) @ DEN: Tallied one solo tackle...(12/27) @ CLE: Recorded two tackles (one solo)...(1/3) vs. BAL: Totaled three solo tackles...
2008: Saw action in eight games, contributing at DT and on special teams…Spent training camp with the Raiders and was released before the regular season…Signed to the active roster on 11/5…Collected eight tackles and added a quarterback hurry…(11/9) vs. CAR: Made Raiders debut on special teams…(11/16) @ MIA: Saw time at DT and on special teams…(11/23) @ DEN: Assisted on one tackle…(11/30) vs. KC: Recorded a solo tackle…(12/4) @ SD: Contributed one solo stop…(12/14) vs. NE: Assisted on a season-high three tackles…(12/21) vs. HOU: Had one solo tackle…(12/28) @ TB: Registered a quarterback hurry…Assisted on a special teams tackle.
2007: Member of the Giants Super Bowl XLII Championship team but didn’t play during the regular season…Placed on Injured Reserve following the first week.
2006: Played in all 16 games with three starts at defensive end…Finished the season with 21 tackles (13), two sacks, two passes defensed and one forced fumble…(10/23) @ DAL: Notched his first sack of the season…(11/12) vs. CHI: Started at left end and had four tackles (one)…(12/10) @ CAR: Recorded one sack and forced a fumble.
2005: Started 10 games…Finished the season with 19 tackles (14), two sacks, three passes defensed and one fumble recovery…(9/11) vs. AZ: Had three tackles (two), one sack and one pass defensed…Broke up a pass in the first quarter and sacked Cardinals QB for a 9-yard loss…(11/13) vs. MIN: Logged four tackles…Played a key role in limiting the Vikings to 12 yards rushing…Postseason: (1/8/06) vs. CAR: Recorded five tackles (three) in the NFC Wild Card Game.
2004: Played in 15 games with four starts…Finished the season with 25 tackles (20), two sacks and two passes defensed…(10/3) @ GB: Had one solo tackle and a pass defensed…(10/24) vs. DET: Made his first career start at right defensive tackle…Finished with two tackles…(12/26) @ CIN: Started at right defensive tackle and finished with four solo tackles, all for no gain or losses.
2003: Played in 14 games as a rookie, primarily as a reserve DT…Finished the season with six tackles, one sack and one forced fumble…(9/7) vs. STL: Recorded one tackle, one sack and a forced fumble…Made an immediate impact in his NFL debut by sacking the Rams QB in the end zone and forcing a fumble that was recovered by the Giants for their first touchdown of the season…First round pick (25th overall) by the Giants in the 2003 NFL Draft.
COLLEGE: Started all 47 games, including bowl games, in four seasons at Miami, where he was credited with 199 tackles (87), 19.5 sacks, 46 tackles for a loss and 75 quarterback pressures…All-Big East Conference first team selection as a senior in 2002…Started every game at left defensive tackle, recording 51 tackles (21) with five sacks for minus-35 yards…Led the team with 29 quarterback pressures and 15 stops for losses of 60 yards…Also deflected five passes…As a junior in 2001, earned third team All-American recognition by the Associated Press…Second team All-Big East Conference selection by the conference’s head coaches...Led the team in sacks (10 for 69 yards) and tackles for loss (19 for 85 yards)…His 10 sacks tied for 10th on the Miami single season sacks list with Kevin Patrick (1993)…Ranked fourth on the team in tackles with 59 (34) and caused four fumbles…Posted sacks in six games, including the last four straight…Had 17 quarterback pressures…Liberal Arts major.
PERSONAL: Named All-Southeast by National Recruiting Advisor, adding Florida SuperPrep Top 50, Florida Times-Union Super 75, St. Petersburg Times honorable mention, Florida Class 6A All-State second team and first team All-Dade County honors at Edison (Miami, Fla.) High School...Also played at defensive tackle...As a defensive end, he recorded 109 tackles, 17 sacks, 12 stops for losses, six fumbles caused and four fumbles recovered as a senior...Totaled 90 tackles and 11 sacks as a junior…Began his high school career as an offensive lineman…Brother, Carlos, was a teammate and the starting left offensive tackle for the Hurricanes.