#22 - Zeke Motta

SAFETY
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 215
College: Notre Dame
Exp: 2nd

Player Information

Ezekiel Edward Motta was born on May 14, 1990 and attended Vero Beach (FL) High School. As a freshman, he played in 12 games as a reserve. He totaled 12 tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss, and 0.5 sacks. He started 8 games his sophomore year in 13 total appearances at strong safety. He finished the year with 50 tackles, 1.5 for loss, 1 interception, 3 pass breakups, and 1 fumble recovery. He started 8 of 13 games as a junior, with 40 tackles, 1 interception, 3 pass breakups, 1 forced fumble, and 1 fumble recovery. He returned his lone fumble recovery for a touchdown. He moved to free safety as a senior, starting all 13 games. He finished the year with 77 tackles, 2 for loss, 3 pass breakups, and 1 fumble recovery. He earned 1st team FBS All-Independent team honors. He was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the seventh round (244th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Career Statistics

Year Team G GS Tack Ast Sack Int Yds TD FF FR
2013 ATL 10 1 12 5 0.0 0 0 0 0 0

Other Stats

Special Teams: 2013: 4 tackles

Transactions

Signed by Atlanta Falcons on May 17, 2013.

Contract Details

Signed by Falcons to a four-year deal worth $2.2059 million including a $45,896 signing bonus. His base salaries are: $405,000 (2013); $495,000 (2014); $585,000 (2015); and $675,000 (2016). That gives him cap hits of: $416,474 (2013); $506,474 (2014); $596,474 (2015); and $686,474 (2016).


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