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Stephen Tulloch
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Tulloch with the Detroit Lions in 2011
No. 55, 54, 50     
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-01-01) January 1, 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Career information
College: North Carolina State
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 4 / Pick: 116
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Tennessee Titans ( 2006 2010)
Career highlights and awards
* Meineke Car Care Bowl MVP (2005)
Total tackles     949
Sacks     14.5
Forced fumbles     2
Fumble recoveries     12
Interceptions     5
Defensive touchdowns     1
Stats at NFL.com

Stephen Michael Tulloch (born January 1, 1985) is a former American football linebacker. He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at North Carolina State. He was also a member of the Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles.

College careerEdit

After graduating from Miami Killian High School, Tulloch played college football at North Carolina State and was the MVP of the Meineke Car Care Bowl in a 2005 victory over the University of South Florida.[1] After his junior season, he announced that he would forgo his senior season and enter the 2006 NFL Draft.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 11 in 241 lb 4.86 s 1.67 s 2.83 s 4.15 s 7.19 s 33 1/2 in 9 ft 5 in 27 reps

Tennessee TitansEdit

The Tennessee Titans selected Tulloch in the fourth round (116th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played for them from 2006 to 2010, recording 457 tackles, 4.5 sacks and two interceptions.

Detroit LionsEdit

Tulloch signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions on July 31, 2011.[3] During his first year with the Lions he started all 16 games, recording 111 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions. One of his sacks was against Tim Tebow where he celebrated the sack by tebowing.[4] He re-signed to a five-year contract with the Lions on March 20, 2012.[5] In 2012, Tulloch was named recipient of the Detroit Lions-Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association/Pro Football Writers Association's Media-Friendly "Good Guy Award" for his interactions with the media in Detroit. On September 21, 2014, Tulloch tore his ACL while celebrating a sack of Aaron Rodgers in the first quarter of the week 3 game against the Green Bay Packers. He was placed on season-ending injured reserve on September 22, 2014.[6]

On July 5, 2016, Tulloch was released by the Lions.[7]

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

On August 21, 2016, Tulloch signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, reuniting him with defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz, who he played for in Tennessee, from 2006 to 2008, and Detroit, from 2011 to 2013.[8]

RetirementEdit

On April 18, 2017, Tulloch announced his retirement from the NFL after 11 seasons.[9] He has remained active in the Detroit community following his retirement[10], and attends Detroit Lions alumni events with his former team.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Espn.Com - Ncf - Meineke Car Care Bowl". Sports.espn.go.com. December 31, 2005. http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/bowls05/bowls?game=meineke. Retrieved September 29, 2015.
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  3. "Lions sign Stephen Tulloch | ProFootballTalk". Profootballtalk.nbcsports.com. http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/07/31/lions-sign-stephen-tulloch/. Retrieved September 29, 2015.
  4. "Lions' Tulloch celebrates sack by 'Tebowing' Tebow | NFL | Sporting News". Aol.sportingnews.com. October 30, 2011. http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2011-10-30/lions-tulloch-celebrates-sack-by-tebowing-tebow. Retrieved September 29, 2015.
  5. "2012 NFL free agency - Detroit Lions re-sign Stephen Tulloch to five-year deal". Espn.go.com. March 20, 2012. http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7714714/2012-nfl-free-agency-detroit-lions-re-sign-stephen-tulloch-five-year-deal. Retrieved September 29, 2015.
  6. "Lions LB Stephen Tulloch out for season with torn ACL". Detroitnews.com. September 22, 2014. http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2014/09/22/lions-lb-stephen-tulloch-season-torn-acl/16051299/. Retrieved September 29, 2015.
  7. Alper, Josh. "Lions finally parts ways with Stephen Tulloch". http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/07/05/lions-finally-part-ways-with-stephen-tulloch/. Retrieved July 5, 2016.
  8. Florio, Mike (August 21, 2016). "Eagles finally sign Stephen Tulloch". NBCSports.com. http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/08/21/eagles-finally-sign-stephen-tulloch/. Retrieved August 22, 2016.
  9. Sessler, Marc. "Stephen Tulloch announces retirement". http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000800769/article/veteran-lb-stephen-tulloch-to-retire-after-11-seasons. Retrieved April 18, 2017.
  10. http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/08/21/detroit-lions-stephen-tulloch-training-camp/587508001/
  11. http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/10/29/lions-host-second-decades-alumni-homecoming/107154488/

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