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Nick Barnett
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Barnett while in Green Bay
Free Agent
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-05-27) May 27, 1981 (age 38)
Place of birth: Barstow, California
High School: Fontana (CA) Miller
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 228 lb (103 kg)
Career information
College: Oregon State
NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 29
Debuted in 2003 for the Green Bay Packers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Tackles     1,029
Sacks     20.5
Interceptions     12
Forced fumbles     6
Stats at NFL.com

Nicholas Alexander Barnett (born May 27, 1981) is an American football linebacker. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oregon State.

Early years Edit

Barnett was born in Barstow, California and attended Fontana A.B. Miller High School in Fontana, California.

College career Edit

Barnett was a four year letter winner (1999–2002) at Oregon State, starting the last three seasons at strong side linebacker. As a senior, Barnett was a first team All-Pacific-10 Conference selection. He led the conference in tackles with 121 (62 solo). Barnett registered his single game best against the University of California in 2001 with 18 tackles (11 solo).

He majored in Business Administration and Communications.[1]

College statistics Edit

Year Team GP GS TK SO AS FR FC INT TFL PBU SCK PRES
1999 Oregon State Beavers 12 0 11 6 5 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0.0-0 0
2000 Oregon State Beavers 12 5 44 34 10 2-9 0 0-0 3-4 1 0.0-0 0
2001 Oregon State Beavers 11 11 73 41 32 0-0 1 1-0 6-20 4 2.0-11 5
2002 Oregon State Beavers 13 13 121 62 59 0-0 2 0-0 21-72 7 6.0-43 1
Total 48 29 249 143 106 2-9 3 1-0 30-96 12 8.0-54 6

Professional career Edit

Green Bay Packers Edit

File:Nick Barnett (56) and Charles Woodson (21).jpg

Barnett was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft.

On April 10, 2007, Barnett signed a six year contract extension worth $34.85 million.[2]

Barnett missed much of the 2008 season after suffering a torn knee ligament during November 9's game against the Minnesota Vikings.[3]

Barnett suffered a season-ending wrist injury in a Week 4 matchup vs. the Detroit Lions. He was put on injured reserve on October 7, 2010.[4] It's the second time in the last three seasons Barnett ended his season on injured reserve. Barnett is second in all-time tackles for the Green Bay Packers.

On July 26, 2011, Barnett was informed by Packers General Manager, Ted Thompson, that the Packers will try to trade him, but if not, they will release him.[5] He was released on July 28, after Green Bay was unable to find a trade.[6]

Buffalo Bills Edit

Barnett signed a three year, 12 million dollar deal with the Buffalo Bills on July 31, 2011.[7] On February 11, 2013 the Bill's announced that Barnett will be released from his contract along with SS George Wilson.

Professional Statistics Edit

Year Team G TTkl Solo Ast Sacks Int Yds Avg Lg TD Pass Def FF FR
2003 Green Bay Packers 15 112 86 26 2 3 21 7 14 0 3 0 1
2004 Green Bay Packers 16 123 92 31 3 1 16 16 16 0 5 0 1
2005 Green Bay Packers 16 138 91 47 1 1 95 95 95 1 1 1 3
2006 Green Bay Packers 15 105 62 43 2 2 3 1.5 3 0 7 0 1
2007 Green Bay Packers 16 131 102 29 3.5 2 40 20 38 0 4 0 1
2008 Green Bay Packers 9 49 41 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0
2009 Green Bay Packers 16 105 82 23 4 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0
2010 Green Bay Packers 4 24 19 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2011 Buffalo Bills 16 130 78 52 3 3 80 27 33 1 5 1 0
2012 Buffalo Bills 16 112 72 40 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3  ?
Total 123 917 653 2264 18.5 12 255 21 95 2 35 3 7

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