Sean Considine
Considine at Ravens M&T Bank Stadium practice in August 2012.
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-10-28) October 28, 1981 (age 38)
Place of birth: Dixon, Illinois
Career information
College: Iowa
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 4 / Pick: 102
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Philadelphia Eagles ( 2005 2008)
Career highlights and awards
* Super Bowl Champion (XLVII)
Total tackles     260
Sacks     2.5
Forced fumbles     2
Fumble recoveries     5
Interceptions     4
Stats at

Sean Considine (born October 28, 1981) is a former American football safety in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Iowa.[1]

Considine also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals, and Baltimore Ravens.

High school careerEdit

Considine played football and basketball for Byron High School in Illinois.[2][3] He was selected for first team all-state honors twice.[4] Considine also won the 1999 Class 3A state championship his senior year, beating the St. Joseph-Ogden Spartans at Memorial Stadium, 41–8.[5] In the championship game, Considine ran for 189 yards and scored a rushing touchdown.[5] Considine graduated in 2000.[6]

Professional careerEdit

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Considine was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles with the first pick in the fourth round (102nd overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft.[7] He made his NFL debut against the Kansas City Chiefs on October 2, 2005. As a rookie, Considine played in six games, mainly on special teams, before being placed on injured reserve after a dislocated shoulder in the game against the Dallas Cowboys on November 14. He finished the season with eight special teams tackles after being inactive for the first three weeks.

Considine played in all 16 games in 2006, and started the last nine games of the season at strong safety, replacing the previous starter, Michael Lewis. Considine made a career-high 107 tackles (66 solo) and 26 special teams tackles, in addition to 1.5 sacks, one interception, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble. He started at strong safety in the Eagles' wild card victory against the New York Giants, as well as the divisional playoff game loss against the New Orleans Saints, recording 13 tackles, including five solo, during the playoffs.

The Eagles did not re-sign Michael Lewis, clearing way for Considine to become the unquestioned starter. He started the first eight games in 2007 before he suffered his second season-ending shoulder injury. He still made 47 tackles (31 solo), and one interception during his shortened season, as well as two special teams tackles. While Considine was injured, Quintin Mikell secured the starting strong safety role.[8]

Considine played in all 16 games in 2008 for the second time in four seasons. Primarily a special-teams player, he led the team with 32 special teams tackles. He finished the season with 11 tackles (five solo) on defense, one tackle for a loss. He played in all three of the Eagles' postseason games and finished with three special teams tackles.

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Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Considine became a free agent after the 2008 season and signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars on February 27, 2009. He started at strong safety in the Jaguars' 2009 season-opener against the Indianapolis Colts. He played in 11 games for the Jaguars, making six starts while battling injuries much of the season. Considine played in 14 games in 2010, starting in five, and recorded 52 tackles, one sack, and one interception.

Carolina PanthersEdit

The Carolina Panthers signed Considine to a one-year contract on July 28, 2011.[9] He was released during final roster cuts on September 5, but was re-signed on September 7.[10] He was released again on October 4 after playing in all four games for the Panthers.[11]

Arizona CardinalsEdit

The Arizona Cardinals signed Considine on October 11, 2011, following an injury suffered by Kerry Rhodes.[12]

Baltimore RavensEdit

On March 23, 2012, Considine signed with the Baltimore Ravens, reuniting with John Harbaugh, who had been his special teams coach with the Eagles.[13] The Ravens had ranked as the second-worst kickoff coverage team and ninth-worst punt coverage team the year prior, and Coach Harbaugh specifically brought in Considine, as well as Corey Graham and James Ihedigbo, to turn that around.[14]

The Ravens greatly improved in their special teams coverage, which helped them advance to Super Bowl XLVII. Considine made a key block in the Super Bowl during Jacoby Jones 108-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.[15] The Ravens won the Super Bowl over the San Francisco 49ers,[16] and Considine retired shortly after.[17][18]

Personal lifeEdit

Sean is married to his wife Nicole and they have five children.[19] The couple are observant Catholics.[20]

Considine now operates a mobile meat market business.[21][22] Additionally, he operates a resale store for contractors.[23] Considine is an avid fisher and hunter.[17][21] Considine also serves as an assistant coach at Byron High School, his alma mater.[24]


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  2. Taft, Jay (December 1, 2018). "Byron school officials conclude naked Oreo run was not hazing" (in en). Rockford Register Star.
  3. Bell, Jared (February 5, 2013). "Special Super Bowl for area family" (in en). NewsTribune.
  4. "Former NFL player shows how to thrive" (in en). Morris Herald-News. September 21, 2013.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Sakamoto, Bob (November 27, 1999). "Byron Devours St. Joe" (in en-US). Chicago Tribune.
  6. "Former NFL player Sean Considine kicks off OHS' Relay for Life" (in en). Ogle County News. August 28, 2013.
  7. Maske, Mark. War Without Death: A Year of Extreme Competition in Pro Football's NFC East. New York: Penguin, 2007. 359.
  8. Pasquarelli, Len (November 7, 2007). "Considine's shoulder injury sends safety to IR". Retrieved 2011-10-04.
  9. Reed, Steve (July 28, 2011). "Panthers remain aggressive, trade for tight end". Archived from the original on April 1, 2012. Retrieved 2011-10-04.
  10. Strickland, Bryan (September 7, 2011). "Butler provides secondary option". Carolina Panthers. Retrieved 2011-10-04.
  11. Hlas, Mike (February 8, 2013). "Ex-Hawkeye Considine comes home in style". The Gazette.
  12. "Cardinals add S Considine". Sports Network. October 11, 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-11.[dead link]
  13. Ravens sign veteran safety Sean Considine
  14. Ravens special teams have been close to special thus far
  15. Trowbridge, Matt (July 8, 2015). "Super Bowl perfect ending to Sean Considine of Byron's NFL career" (in en). Rockford Register Star.
  16. "Super Bowl XLVII - San Francisco 49ers vs. Baltimore Ravens - February 3rd, 2013" (in en).
  17. 17.0 17.1 Geiger, John (January 29, 2014). "Q&A: 2013 Super Bowl Champ Sean Considine". Game & Fish.
  18. Reynolds, Ty (June 26, 2013). "NFL: Byron native retires from NFL to be with family" (in en).
  19. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-06-16. Retrieved 2013-02-04.
  20. Wiegert, Penny (February 1, 2013). "Catholic Dad's Day Job Means He Works Super Bowl Sunday". The Observer.
  21. 21.0 21.1 Trowbridge, Matt (August 28, 2015). "Slice: For Sean Considine, life after the NFL means taking meat on the road" (in en). Rockford Register Star.
  22. Lewis, Brittany (August 22, 2013). "Super Bowl champion opens mobile meat market" (in en-US). WQAD-TV.
  23. Schroder, Doug. "Super Bowl Champ Sean Considine keeps busy after NFL retirement". Rock Valley Publishing.
  24. Trowbridge, Matt (September 25, 2018). "Sean Considine: New roughing the passer rule is ruining the NFL" (in en). Rockford Register Star. "“This is the greatest game ever invented and the best to watch on TV,” said Considine, who led the most dominant team in area history — undefeated Byron led by at least 40 points before the fourth quarter began in every Class 3A playoff game in 1999 — and is now an assistant coach at Byron under his old high school quarterback, Jeff Boyer."

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