Team

Bruce Irvin
LB #51
Height:
6-3
Weight:
260
Age:
29
College:
West Virginia
Hometown:
Atlanta, GA
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
23
SCK
2.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 211 143 68 31.0 0 9 3 92 -- 49 2 10 2
2017 OAK 7 7 23 9 14 2.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2016 OAK 16 16 57 47 10 7.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 6 --
2015 SEA 15 12 38 22 16 5.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2014 SEA 15 13 37 24 13 6.5 0 3 2 84 42 49 2 1 --
2013 SEA 12 12 40 31 9 2.0 -- 2 1 8 8 8 0 1 --
2012 SEA 16 0 16 10 6 8.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @TEN W 26-16 1 1 0 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 NYJ W 45-20 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @WAS L 10-27 6 3 3 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @DEN L 10-16 2 1 1 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 BAL L 17-30 2 0 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 LAC L 16-17 6 1 5 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 KC W 31-30 4 1 3 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Seattle Seahawks in the first round (15th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft, April 26, 2012... Signed by Oakland Raiders as an unrestricted free agent, March 10, 2016.

CAREER: Dynamic linebacker enters his second season with the Raiders after four seasons with the Seattle Seahawks... Helped the Seahawks to two NFC Championships and a victory in Super Bowl XLIII... Played under Raiders defensive coordinator Ken Norton, Jr. in Seattle when Norton, Jr. coached the linebackers... Started in all 16 games for the first time in his career in 2016, totaling 61 tackles (46 solo), seven sacks, six forced fumbles and three passes defensed... Led the team and was tied for first in the NFL with six forced fumbles, also tying a single-season franchise mark... His 61 tackles were also a career high... Played in 15 games for Seattle in 2015, posting 38 tackles and 5.5 sacks... Started 13-of-15 games in 2014, recording 6.5 sacks and a career-high two INTs, both of which were returned for TDs... The two INT-TDs in 2014 tied a franchise record... Started all 12 games he played in 2013, finishing with a then-career-high 40 tackles and two sacks... Played in all 16 games as a rookie, leading all NFL rookies with eight sacks... Also posted three multi-sack games as a rookie... Career totals include 74 games played with 53 starts, 193 tackles (133), 29 sacks, 10 forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, three INTs and 10 passes defensed... Has also played in 11 postseason contests with nine starts, posting 23 tackles (17) with 3.5 sacks and one pass defensed.

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Seattle Seahawks in the first round (15th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft, April 26, 2012... Signed by Oakland Raiders as an unrestricted free agent, March 10, 2016.

CAREER: Dynamic linebacker enters his second season with the Raiders after four seasons with the Seattle Seahawks... Helped the Seahawks to two NFC Championships and a victory in Super Bowl XLIII... Played under Raiders defensive coordinator Ken Norton, Jr. in Seattle when Norton, Jr. coached the linebackers... Started in all 16 games for the first time in his career in 2016, totaling 61 tackles (46 solo), seven sacks, six forced fumbles and three passes defensed... Led the team and was tied for first in the NFL with six forced fumbles, also tying a single-season franchise mark... His 61 tackles were also a career high... Played in 15 games for Seattle in 2015, posting 38 tackles and 5.5 sacks... Started 13-of-15 games in 2014, recording 6.5 sacks and a career-high two INTs, both of which were returned for TDs... The two INT-TDs in 2014 tied a franchise record... Started all 12 games he played in 2013, finishing with a then-career-high 40 tackles and two sacks... Played in all 16 games as a rookie, leading all NFL rookies with eight sacks... Also posted three multi-sack games as a rookie... Career totals include 74 games played with 53 starts, 193 tackles (133), 29 sacks, 10 forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, three INTs and 10 passes defensed... Has also played in 11 postseason contests with nine starts, posting 23 tackles (17) with 3.5 sacks and one pass defensed.

2016: Started in all 16 games for the first time in his career, totaling 61 tackles (46 solo), seven sacks, six forced fumbles and three passes defensed... Led the team and was tied for first in the NFL with six forced fumbles, also tying a single-season franchise mark... His 61 tackles were also a career high... Ranked second on the team with seven sacks... Earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors for his two-sack performance in Week 15 against the San Diego Chargers... (9/11) at NO: Made his Raider debut and started at linebacker, registering a sack-fumble of QB Drew Brees on the Saints’ opening drive of the game... Finished with one tackle, one sack and one forced fumble... (9/18) vs. Atl.: Recorded four tackles, while also notching one pass defensed, his first of the season... (9/25) at Ten.: In the second quarter, tackled a scrambling QB Marcus Mariota and created his second forced fumble of the season... Finished with three tackles and one forced fumble... (10/2) at Bal.: At the start of the fourth quarter, recorded the first sack of the day and his second as a Raider when he brought down QB Joe Flacco for a 9-yard loss... The sack registered a forced fumble that was recovered by DL Denico Autry... His forced fumble marked the first time in his career he’s done so in consecutive weeks... (10/9) vs. SD: Tallied two tackles (one) in the victory... (10/16) vs. KC: Recorded a then-season-high five tackles (four)... (10/23) at Jac.: Recorded his fourth forced fumble on the year when tackling RB Chris Ivory... Notched two tackles (one) in addition to his forced fumble... (10/30) at TB: Recorded four tackles (three) in the victory... (11/6) vs. Den.: Made two tackles (one) for a defense that held the Broncos to just 33 yards rushing and 299 total yards... (11/21) vs. Hou.: Notched his third sack of the season, taking down QB Brock Osweiler for a 4-yard loss in the fourth quarter... Set a career high with 10 tackles (nine) and added one sack... (11/27) vs. Car.: Brought down QB Cam Newton in the second quarter for his fourth sack of the season... Finished with four tackles (three) in addition to his sack and pass defensed... (12/4) vs. Buf.: Midway through the first quarter, took down QB Tyrod Taylor for a 6-yard sack, marking his third straight game with a sack, the longest streak of his career... Finished with five tackles (four) and one pass defensed in addition to his sack... (12/8) at KC: Notched five tackles (four)... (12/18) at SD: Finished with six tackles (four), two sacks and one forced fumble... Earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors for his performance... Took down QB Philip Rivers for his sixth sack of the season... Closed out the first quarter with a forced fumble... Recorded his second sack of the game with 2:31 left to play as the Chargers were driving to tie or take the lead... (12/24) vs. Ind.: Recorded three stops (two) in the victory... (1/1/17) at Den.: With 3:21 left in the first half, knocked the ball out of RB Justin Forsett’s hand, marking his sixth forced fumble, tying a franchise record for single-season forced fumbles... Totaled four tackles (two) and one forced fumble... Postseason: (1/7/17) at Hou.: Made his Silver and Black postseason debut... Notched five tackles (three) while also seeing action on special teams.

2015 (with Sea.): Played in 15 games with 12 starts... Totaled 38 tackles (22 solo), 5.5 sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed... His 5.5 sacks ranked third on the team... (9/13) at StL.: Started and posted four tackles (two) and one fumble recovery... (9/20) at GB: Registered one sack, dropping QB Aaron Rodgers for a 7-yard loss... (9/27) vs. Chi.: Tied a season high with five tackles... Also registered 0.5 sacks... Helped a defense post a shutout of the Bears, the first time in 194 games Chicago had been shutout... (10/18) vs. Car.: Matched a season high with five tackles and set a season high with two sacks... Marked fifth time in his career posting two sacks... (11/1) at Dal.: Posted one sack... (11/15) vs. Ari.: Tied a season high with five tackles and added one pass defensed... (12/6) at Min.: Notched three tackles, one sack and one forced fumble... Postseason: (1/10/16) at Min.: Started and recorded five tackles (three) in the Wild Card victory over the Vikings.

2014 (with Sea.): Played in 15 games and made 13 starts... Tallied 37 tackles (24 solo), 6.5 sacks, one forced fumble, two INTs, three passes defensed... Returned both INTs for TDs... Tied a franchise record for INT-TDs in a season... (10/12) vs. Dal.: Posted two tackles and his first sack of the season... (10/26) at Car.: Tallied three tackles and a season-high two sacks in the victory... (11/2) vs. Oak.: Posted three tackles and one INT... Returned INT 35 yards for his first career TD... (11/23) vs. Ari.: Notched three tackles and 0.5 sacks... (11/27) at SF: Posted three tackles and one sack, dropping QB Colin Kaepernick for a 6-yards loss... (12/14) vs. SF: Started and tied a season high with five tackles... Added one sack and one pass defensed... (12/28) vs. StL.: Tied a season high with five tackles... Also added one sack and a forced fumble... Tallied second INT of the season, returning it 49 yards for a TD... Postseason: (1/10/15) vs. Car.: Recorded two tackles and one sack in the Divisional round victory... Super Bowl XLIX (2/1/15) vs. NE: Made two tackles and posted one sack of QB Tom Brady, dropping him for an 8-yard loss.

2013 (with Sea.): Made 12 starts for after spending the first four weeks of the regular season on the Reserve/Suspended List... Helped the Seahawks capture the Super Bowl for the first time in franchise history... Totaled a 40 tackles (31 solo), two sacks, one forced fumble, one INT and two passes defensed... (10/6) at Ind.: In his first game back from suspension, totaled four tackles and one sack in his first career start... (10/17) at Ari.: Started and set a season high with nine tackles (eight)... Added one sack, one forced fumble and his first career INT... (11/3) vs. TB: Posted four tackles (two)... (11/17) vs. Min.: Recorded three tackles (two)... (12/2) vs. NO: Tallied two tackles and one pass defensed... (12/8) at SF: Notched six tackles (five)... (12/15) at NYG: Part of a defense that held the Giants to 25 rushing yards... Added three tackles... (12/29) vs. StL.: Part of a defense that tied a franchise record by limiting the Rams to just 13 rushing yards... Postseason: Super Bowl XLIII (2/2/14) vs. Den.: Posted two tackles, helping the team win the first Super Bowl in franchise history.

2012 (with Sea.): Played in all 16 games and two postseason contests as a rookie... Totaled 17 tackles (10 solo), eight sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery... Led all NFL rookies in sacks... Tallied three multi-sack games on the year... (9/9) at Ari.: Made his NFL debut... (9/16) vs. Dal.: Registered his first career sack in the victory... (9/24) vs. GB: Posted his first career multi-sack game, bringing down QB Aaron Rodgers twice in the win... His sacks contributed to a total of eight sacks by the team in the first half, second most in NFL history... (10/7) at Car.: Tallied two sacks and one forced fumble... Sack-fumble came on the Panthers’ final drive, sealing the victory... (11/11) vs. NYJ: Posted his third multi-sack game of the season... (12/9) vs. Ari.: Recorded two tackles and one sack... (12/16) at Buf.: Registered one tackle and one fumble recovery, returning it 35 yards deep into Bills’ territory... Postseason: (1/6/13) at Was.: Posted one sack and a pass defensed in the Wild Card victory over the Redskins.

COLLEGE: Played in 26 with six starts at West Virginia over two seasons, recording 61 tackles (45 solo), 22.5 sacks, five forced fumbles and one pass defensed... His 22.5 sacks went for minus 159 yards and ranked fifth in school history... Started the team’s first five games as a senior, playing in all 13 games and leading the team with 8.5 sacks (tied for fourth in the Big East)... Named All-Big East Conference First Team by the league’s coaches... His 8.5 sacks went for minus 71 yards and he recorded 15 tackles for losses of 91 yards, placing him fourth on the school season-record list... Ended the season ranked ninth on the team with 40 tackles (27), while adding two quarterback pressures and forcing three fumbles... Played in all 13 games as a junior, as he led the Big East Conference and ranked second in the nation with 14 sacks, good for the third-best season-total in school history... Named All-Big East Conference Second Team by the league’s coaches and selected All-American honorable mention by Sports Illustrated... His 14 sacks went for minus 81 yards and he totaled 21 tackles (18) with two quarterback pressures, two forced fumbles and one pass defensed... A key part of WVU’s rush defense that ranked second in the nation, allowing 86.46 yards per game and ranked third in both total defense (261.08 ypg.) and scoring defense (13.54 ypg.)... Played one season for Mt. San Antonio Junior College in Walnut, Calif., and guided the team to a 13-1 record in 2009, sealing conference, state and national championships... Named first-team All-American by JC Athletic Bureau and Triumphant Sports... Was also named Player of the Year in the All-California Region III... Was the team’s second-leading tackler with 72 stops (45) and led the state with 16 sacks for minus 129 yards, while making 21 tackles for losses of 151 yards... Added five passes defensed, blocked a kick, forced three fumbles and recovered one more that he returned 96 yards for a TD... Majored in sociology and anthropology.

PERSONAL: Attended Stockbridge High School in Atlanta, Ga. ... Played three games as a wide receiver during his sophomore year... Transferred to Stephenson High School in Stone Mountain, Ga., but never played football.

ADDITIONAL STATISTICS: Touchdowns (2): 11/2/14 at Sea., 35-yard INT return; 12/28/14 vs. StL., 49-yard INT return.

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS: TACKLES: Total – 10, 11/21/16 vs. Hou. Solo – 9, 11/21/16 vs. Hou. Sacks – 2, six times; last: 12/18/16 at SD. Forced fumbles – 1, 10 times; last: 1/1/17 at Den. Fumble recoveries – 1, two times; last: 9/13/15 at StL. Interceptions – 1, three times; last: 12/28/14 vs. StL. Passes defensed – 1, 10 times; last: 12/4/16 vs. Buf.

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