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Karlos Dansby
OLB #56
Height:
6-3
Weight:
251
College:
Auburn
Hometown:
Birmingham, AL
Experience:
13
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 209 1,399 1,061 338 43 0 79 20 6 305 -- 52
2017 ARI 13 77 62 15 1 -- 4 1 0 4 4 4
2016 CIN 16 114 69 45 1 -- 6 -- -- -- -- --
2015 CLE 16 108 62 46 0 0 6 3 2 93 31 52
2014 CLE 12 93 47 46 3 -- 2 1 0 0 -- 0
2013 ARI 16 122 114 8 6.5 0 19 4 2 48 12 23
2012 MIA 16 134 101 33 1 -- 9 -- -- -- -- --
2011 MIA 16 103 88 15 2 -- 4 1 0 14 14 14
2010 MIA 14 95 78 17 3 -- 4 -- -- -- -- --
2009 ARI 16 109 89 20 1 -- 4 1 0 11 11 11
2008 ARI 16 119 95 24 4 -- 5 2 0 47 23.5 34
2007 ARI 14 97 77 20 3.5 -- 8 3 0 55 18.3 28
2006 ARI 14 80 67 13 8 -- 3 -- -- -- -- --
2005 ARI 15 88 69 19 4 0 1 3 2 31 10.3 18
2004 ARI 15 60 43 17 5 -- 4 1 0 2 2 2
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 209 1 1 18 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 ARI 13 -- -- 0 -- 1 -- 0 -- -- -- --
2016 CIN 16 -- -- 0 -- 1 -- 0 -- -- -- --
2015 CLE 16 -- -- 2 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2014 CLE 12 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 ARI 16 -- -- 1 -- 1 -- 0 0 -- -- --
2012 MIA 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 MIA 16 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 MIA 14 -- -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 ARI 16 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 ARI 16 1 1 2 -- 3 -- 0 -- 0 0 0
2007 ARI 14 -- -- 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 ARI 14 -- -- 2 -- 1 -- 0 -- -- -- --
2005 ARI 15 -- -- 2 -- 2 -- 0 0 -- -- --
2004 ARI 15 -- -- 1 -- 3 -- 0 -- -- -- --

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      Few players can approach Dansby’s longtime record as an NFL playmaker, and he leads team in tackles in his first Bengals season ... With 41.0 career sacks and 19 INTs, needs one more INT to become only fifth LB in NFL history in 40-20 club ... Joins Hall of Famers Bobby Bell and Derrick Brooks as only LBs with six career INTs for TDs ... Remained highly productive last year, in his 12th NFL season, leading Cleveland in tackles (108) and INTs (three), with two INTs for TDs ... Durable performer has started all but nine of his teams’ games over last eight-plus seasons ... Has 18 career forced fumbles and 10 fumble recoveries.

      Few players can approach Dansby’s longtime record as an NFL playmaker, and he leads team in tackles in his first Bengals season ... With 41.0 career sacks and 19 INTs, needs one more INT to become only fifth LB in NFL history in 40-20 club ... Joins Hall of Famers Bobby Bell and Derrick Brooks as only LBs with six career INTs for TDs ... Remained highly productive last year, in his 12th NFL season, leading Cleveland in tackles (108) and INTs (three), with two INTs for TDs ... Durable performer has started all but nine of his teams’ games over last eight-plus seasons ... Has 18 career forced fumbles and 10 fumble recoveries.

     Career transactions: Selected by Arizona in second round of 2004 NFL Draft (33rd overall) ... Signed with Cardinals on 8-5-04 ... Designated as Cardinals franchise player on 2-14-08 ... Re-signed with Cardinals as designated franchise player on 4-17-08 ... Designated as Cardinals franchise player on 2-18-09 ... Re-signed with Cardinals as designated franchise player on 3-4-09 ... Signed with Miami as unrestricted free agent on 3-8-10 ... Contract terminated by Dolphins on 3-13-13 ... Signed as a free agent with Arizona on 5-13-13 ... Signed with Cleveland as unrestricted free agent on 3-13-14 ... Contract terminated by Browns on 3-16-16 ... Signed with Cincinnati as a free agent on 3-30-16.

     2016 highlights: Has played in Games 1-4, with two starts, and leads team in tackles (26) ... Team-high 11 tackles on Sept. 11 at N.Y. Jets... Team-high 10 tackles (two for losses), plus an end-zone pass defensed in the fourth quarter, on Sept. 18 at Pittsburgh ... One tackle on Sept. 25 vs. Denver ... Four tackles Sept. 29 vs. Miami.

     Previous seasons: 2004—Second-round Arizona draft choice played in 15 games, with 12 starts, and earned spot on Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie team ... Had 68 tackles, and his three fumble recoveries led the team ... On Sept. 26 at Atlanta, made first start, had first sack (Michael Vick) and first fumble recovery (Vick) ... Logged first INT (off Matt Hasselbeck) on Oct. 24 vs. Seattle. 2005—Led Cardinals in INTs (three), tied for lead in tackles-for-loss (13) and ranked third in total tackles (86) and sacks (four) ... Had two INT returns for TDs, 18-yarder on Sept. 11 at N.Y. Giants (Eli Manning) and 11-yarder on Dec. 24 vs. Philadelphia (Mike McMahon). 2006—Logged career-best eight sacks ... Missed Cardinals preseason schedule and season opener with an injury, but came back to play 14 games and start 10 ... Had three two-sack games — vs. Damon Huard on Oct. 8 vs. Kansas City, vs. Brad Johnson on Nov. 26 at Minnesota and vs. Philip Rivers on Dec. 31 at San Diego. 2007—Led Cardinals in tackles (99) and forced fumbles (four) ... His three INTs led the front seven, and his 3.5 sacks ranked third on team ... Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for Nov. 11 vs. Detroit, leading win with two INTs (off Jon Kitna), a forced fumble and a pass defensed ... Career-best 15 tackles Oct. 7 at St. Louis. 2008—Started 16 games for first time in his career, and started all four postseason games as Arizona advanced to Super Bowl XLIII vs. Pittsburgh ... Led team in tackles in regular season (119) and postseason (31), and also led in tackles-for-loss (10 in regular season, six in postseason) ... Led team in tackles (eight) in Super Bowl and intercepted a Ben Roethlisberger pass ... Named as a full-season defensive captain. 2009—For second straight year, combined starting all Cardinals regular-season and postseason games with role as a defensive captain ... Led team in tackles (109) for third consecutive year ... Keyed playoff win vs. Green Bay (details in previous item, “Now that’s a winner”). 2010—Joined Miami as an unrestricted free agent ... Second on team in tackles (95) and sacks (three) ... In Dolphins debut, Sept. 12 at Buffalo, tied for team lead with eight tackles, including a sack. 2011—Led Miami in solo tackles (87) and finished third overall (102) ... Tied for second on team in tackles-for-loss (10) ... Led 20-9 win Nov. 13 vs. Washington with 10 tackles, a sack and an INT. 2012—Led Dolphins in tackles (134), a margin of 24 over second-place finisher ... Led by 21 in solos (101) ... Tied for second on team in passes defensed (nine). 2013—Returned to Arizona as free agent and earned second-team AP All-Pro honors ... His 122 tackles led the team by 47 ... In a rarity for a front-seven player, led team in INTs (career-best four) and total passes defensed (career-best 19) ... Returned two INTs for TDs, 22 yards off Andrew Luck on Nov. 24 vs. Indianapolis and 23 yards off Kellen Clemens on Dec. 8 vs. St. Louis ... Became first player in Cardinals history with at least one sack and one INT in multiple games of a season. 2014—Moved to Cleveland as unrestricted free agent and finished second on team in tackles (93) despite missing Games 11-14 due to knee injury ... Second on team in tackles-for-loss (10) and third in sacks (three) ... Helped Browns lead NFL in opponent passer rating (74.1) ... Late in game on Sept. 14 vs New Orleans, his sack of Drew Brees pushed Saints out of FG range and set up Browns drive for deciding score in 26-24 win. 2015—His 108 tackles led team by 27 ... Was first LB to lead Browns in INTs (three) since Tom Cousineau in 1983, and his two INTs for TDs tied Browns record ... Tied for team lead in tackles (eight) in win Sept. 20 vs. Tennessee, and had pass defensed ... Led team in tackles (10) in win Oct. 11 at Baltimore ... Intercepted two Peyton Manning passes in OT loss Oct. 18 vs. Denver, including 35-yarder for TD that gave Browns 20-16 lead in fourth quarter ... Career-long 52-yard INT return, for a TD, against Matt Schaub on Nov. 30 vs. Baltimore.

     History calling: With one more interception, Dansby will become only the fifth LB in NFL history with as many as 40 sacks (he has 41) and 20 INTs (he has 19) ... The four players currently in this category are Seth Joyner (52 sacks, 24 INTs), Ray Lewis (41.5-31), Wilber Marshall (45-23) and Brian Urlacher (41.5-22) ... Dansby has six INTs for TDs, and one more can make him the LB with the most in NFL history, breaking a tie with Hall of Famers Bobby Bell and Derrick Brooks.

     Now that’s a winner: In Arizona’s 51-45 win vs. Green Bay in a 2009 Wild Card round playoff game, Dansby had the rare defender’s accomplishment of scoring a game-winning TD in overtime. Just 1:18 into the extra period, he recovered an Aaron Rodgers fumble and went 17 yards for a TD. Dansby played a part in all three Packers turnovers in the game, as he also a forced a fumble that Arizona recovered and deflected a pass that the Cardinals intercepted.

     College: Played three seasons (2001-03) at Auburn, with a redshirt year in 2000 ... Earned All-America and first-team All-SEC honors for his final season and was a finalist for the Butkus Award (nation’s top LB) ... Saw action in 36 games, with 218 tackles, 10 sacks, eight INTs, seven forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries ... Opened his career as a safety, switched to LB after his first season.

     Personal: Hometown is Birmingham, Ala. ... Attended Woodlawn High School, where he played LB and WR and earned all-state honors ... Sociology major at Auburn ... Active in community service, he has set up and spoken to numerous youth football camps for at-risk children ... Has launched a men’s grooming products line, Montez-Renault, which was honored in 2015 by Men’s Health magazine ... Enjoys bowling.

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