Connor Barwin

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Connor Barwin
No. 98     Houston Texans
Outside linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-10-15) October 15, 1986 (age 25)
Place of birth: Southfield, Michigan
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)Weight: 264 lb (120 kg)
Career information
College: Cincinnati
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46
Debuted in 2009 for the Houston Texans
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2011
Tackles64
Sacks15.0
Interceptions0
Forced fumbles1
Stats at NFL.com
 
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Connor Barwin
No. 98     Houston Texans
Outside linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-10-15) October 15, 1986 (age 25)
Place of birth: Southfield, Michigan
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)Weight: 264 lb (120 kg)
Career information
College: Cincinnati
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46
Debuted in 2009 for the Houston Texans
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2011
Tackles64
Sacks15.0
Interceptions0
Forced fumbles1
Stats at NFL.com

Connor Alfred Barwin[1] (born October 15, 1986) is an American football linebacker for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Texans in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Cincinnati.

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Early years

Barwin's father Thomas has been the village manager of Oak Park, Illinois since August 14, 2006 and had previously served in a similar capacity in Ferndale, Michigan beginning in March 1998.[2][3]

Barwin attended the University of Detroit Jesuit High School. As a senior he was an All-state selection and earned All-League, All-Catholic, and All-District honors. He was also an All-League selection in basketball as a junior and All-Catholic as a senior.[4]

College career

Barwin played college football at the University of Cincinnati. As a freshman in 2005 Barwin played in all 11 games as a backup tight end finishing with eight receptions for 144 yards and one touchdown. In early January he joined the basketball team playing in 16 games as a backup forward.

As a sophomore in 2006, Barwin played in all 13 games as a regular on special teams and as a backup tight end. He finished the season with 13 receptions for 148 yards and two touchowns. He also played in 23 games for the basketball team, after joining the team as a walk-on. As a junior in 2007, Barwin played special teams, as well as a backup tight end, playing in 12 games. He caught 31 passes for 399 yards, and two touchdowns.

In 2008 Barwin was moved to defensive end. He finished the season with 53 tackles, and a Big East and team-leading 12 sacks. He also had 20 quarterback pressures, eight pass deflections, three fumble recoveries, and three blocked kicks. His play helped him earn First-team All-Big East honors honorable mention All-America as well as the Claude Rost Award, which is given to the team’s Most Valuable Player.

Barwin finished his college career with 16 starts in 51 games (14 at defensive end, one at tight end, one at H-Back) recording 66 tackles, 12 sacks, three fumble recoveries, eight deflected passes, five blocked kicks, and 53 receptions for 692 yards and six touchdowns.

Professional career

Pre-draft

Pre-draft measureables
HtWt40-yard dash10-yd split20-yd split20 ss3-coneVertBroadBPWonderlic
6-3⅝ *256 lb *4.71 *1.53 *2.58 **4.18 *6.87 *40½ in. *10'8" *23 **23 *

(* represents NFL Combine ** represents Cincinnati Bearcats Pro Day)

Barwin ran a 4.47-second 40-time at his Pro Day according to the University of Cincinnati's timer.[5][6][7][8]

Houston Texans

Barwin was drafted by the Houston Texans in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft. On October 18, 2009 Barwin recorded his first NFL sack against the Cincinnati Bengals Carson Palmer.

2010

Barwin's 2010 season was cut extremely short when he left the Texans' 2010 opener against the Indianapolis Colts with an ankle injury and was announced out for the season Monday.[9]

2011

Barwin's 2011 season has become very productive in the absence of OLB Mario Williams. Barwin established a career-best ten tackles and a new franchise record for sacks with four in the Texans' 20–13 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on November 27. Williams had previously held the sack mark with 3.5.[10] Currently, Barwin has 34 tackles (25 solo tackles and 9 assisted) and a very impressive 11.5 sacks including one for a safety against the Jacksonville Jaguars.[11]

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