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#44 - Jason Snelling

RUNNING BACK
Ht: 5-11 Wt: 234
College: Virginia
Exp: 8th

Player Information

Jason Michael Snelling was born on December 29, 1983 in Toms River, NJ. He would attend L.C. Bird High in Richmond, VA before enrolling at the University of Virginia. As a true freshman, he appeared in 12 games, rushing for 38 yards on 9 carries (4.2 avg) and catching 31 passes for 314 yards (10.1 avg) and 4 scores. He also recorded 12 tackles on special teams. The following year, he missed the entire season due to a medical condition that caused dizziness and headaches coupled with a shoulder sprain. The injury would later be revealed as epilepsy. He came back as a sophomore in 2004, started 6 of 7 games at fullback. He rushed for 189 yards on 26 carries (7.3 avg) and 1 touchdown, with 5 receptions for 39 yards (7.8 avg). He started 3 games as the team's primary lead blocker as a junior, rushing for 325 yards on 58 carries (5.6 avg) and 2 touchdowns with 19 catches for 140 yards (7.4 avg) and 4 tackles on special teams. As a senior, he moved to tailback, started 11 games there and rushed for 772 yards on 183 carries (4.2 avg) and caught 29 passes for 282 yards (9.7 avg). He was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the seventh round (244th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft.

Career Statistics

  RUSHING RECEIVING
Year Team G GS Att. Yds Avg TD No. Yds Avg TD
2007 ATL 7 0 13 43 3.3 1 0 0 0.0 0
2008 ATL 16 1 15 62 4.1 0 8 89 11.1 0
2009 ATL 14 2 142 613 4.3 4 30 259 8.6 1
2010 ATL 14 0 87 324 3.7 2 44 303 6.9 3
2011 ATL 15 0 44 151 3.4 0 26 179 6.9 1
2012 ATL 16 2 18 63 3.5 0 31 203 6.5 1
2013 ATL 14 1 44 164 3.7 1 29 216 7.4 3
TOTALS 96 6 363 1420 3.9 8 168 1249 7.4 9

Other Stats

Fumbles: 2009: 2 fumbles, 1 lost; 2010: 2 fumbles; 2011: 1 recovery; 2012: 1 fumble, 1 lost; 2013: 1 recovery. Totals: 5 fumbles, 2 recoveries, 2 lost.
Special Teams: 2007: 2 tackles; 2008: 19 tackles; 2009: 2 tackles; 2010: 3 tackles; 2011: 4 tackles; 2012: 6 tackles; 2013: 3 tackles. Totals: 39 tackles.
Kickoff Returns: 2012: 2 returns for 16 yards (8.0 avg); 2013: 1 return for 23 yards. Totals: 3 returns for 39 yards (13.0 avg).

Transactions

Signed by Atlanta Falcons on June 28, 2007 ... Promoted to Falcons 53-man roster on November 12, 2007 ... Re-signed by Falcons on April 15, 2010 ... Re-signed by Falcons on March 8, 2012.

Contract details

Signed to a four-year contract in 2007 ... Signed to a three-year deal worth $4 million in 2012.


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