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Jonathan Babineaux
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Babineaux with the Falcons in 2009
No. 95     Atlanta Falcons
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-10-12) October 12, 1981 (age 38)
Place of birth: Port Arthur, Texas
High School: Port Arthur (TX) Lincoln
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
College: Iowa
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 59
Debuted in 2005 for the Atlanta Falcons
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Tackles     269
Sacks     22.5
INTs     3
Stats at NFL.com

Jonathan Joel Babineaux (born October 12, 1981) is an NFL defensive tackle for the Atlanta Falcons. He was drafted with the 59th overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons.

High school careerEdit

Babineaux attended Lincoln High School in Port Arthur, Texas. In football, as a senior, he was the team captain, and a first team All-Conference linebacker. He also was an excellent punter, averaging 40 yards per punt. In basketball, he helped his team to be ranked the best in the state of Texas. He also participated in baseball.

College careerEdit

Babineaux attended the University of Iowa. He finished his college career with 131 tackles (39 for losses), 19 sacks, 24 quarterback hurries, one interception, two pass deflections, four fumble recoveries and five forced fumbles.

Professional careerEdit

Drafted by the Falcons in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft

Had his best game in 2009, against the Washington Redskins with 9 tackles and 2.5 sacks

He had a career high 6 sacks in 2009, which led all NFL defensive tackles.

PersonalEdit

He is the older brother of Tennessee Titans safety Jordan Babineaux.

In February 2007, authorities accused Babineaux of killing his girlfriend's pit bull mix Kilo, who died from severe head trauma. However, on November 7, 2007, Babineaux was cleared of any wrongdoing by Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter as the actions were taken in self-defense and in protection of Babineaux's four-year-old child (the dog had a history of unprovoked attacks), and thus the charges were dropped.[1]

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