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#52 - Tim Dobbins

INSIDE LINEBACKER
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 234
College: Iowa State
Exp: 9th

Player Information

Timothy Lance Dobbins was born on December 10, 1982 in Nashville, TN where he attended Glencliff High. He enrolled at Copiah-Lincoln Junior COllege in Mississippi out of high school. His freshman year, he finished with 98 tackles, 6 sacks and 3 interceptions. As a sophomore, he had 112 tackles, 7 sacks, 1 interception, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery. He also scored twice on a 48-yard interception return and 44-yard fumble recovery. He would earn all-state JC honors and then transfer to Iowa State the following year. As a junior, he started all 12 games at middle linebacker, recording 61 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 pass breakups, 1 fumble recovery and 1 blocked kick. He earned All-Big 12 honorable mention that season. As a senior, he again started all 12 games at middle linebacker. He finished the season with 103 tackles, 7.5 for loss, 1 sack, 1 interception, 3 pass breakups, and 1 forced fumble on his way to earn 1st team All-Big 12 honors. He was originally selected by the San Diego Chargers in the fifth round (151st overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft.

Career Statistics

Year Team G GS Tack Ast Sack Int Yds TD FF FR
2006 SD 16 0 1 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 1
2007 SD 16 0 9 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 2
2008 SD 16 8 46 10 0.0 1 4 0 3 0
2009 SD 14 2 51 14 1.0 1 13 0 1 0
2010 MIA 16 6 42 10 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 HOU 15 0 4 2 0.0 0 0 0 1 0
2012 HOU 14 6 35 11 0.0 1 7 0 0 4
2013 HOU 3 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 110 22 188 49 2.0 3 24 0 5 7

Other Stats

Special Teams: 2006: 18 tackles; 2007: 12 tackles; 2008: 10 tackles; 2009: 4 tackles; 2010: 4 tackles; 2011: 11 tackles; 2012: 5 tackles. Totals: 64 tackles.

Transactions

Signed by San Diego Chargers on July 25, 2006 ... Re-signed by Chargers on April 19, 2010 ... Traded by Chargers to Miami Dolphins on April 22, 2010 as part of a draft-day trade that had both teams swapping first-round picks ... Signed by Dolphins to a contract extension on June 17, 2010 ... Cut by Dolphins on August 1, 2011 ... Signed by Houston Texans on August 6, 2011 ... Re-signed by Texans on April 12, 2012 ... Placed on injured reserve by Texans on January 4, 2013 with an ankle injury ... Re-signed by Texans on April 10, 2013 ... Cut by Texans on October 22, 2013 ... Signed by Atlanta Falcons on June 19, 2014.

Contract details

Signed a two-year contract extension with Dolphins in 2010 worth slightly over $3 million in guaranteed money ... Signed by Falcons in 2014 to a one-year deal worth $855,000 with no signing bonus. His cap hit will be $570,000 due to the minimum salary benefit.


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