Jason Babin

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Jason Babin

Babin with the Eagles in 2009.
No. 93     Philadelphia Eagles
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-05-24) May 24, 1980 (age 32)
Place of birth: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)Weight: 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
High school: Paw Paw High School
College: Western Michigan
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27
Debuted in 2004 for the Houston Texans
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 15, 2011
Tackles268
Sacks48.0
Forced fumbles7
Stats at NFL.com
 
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Jason Babin

Babin with the Eagles in 2009.
No. 93     Philadelphia Eagles
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-05-24) May 24, 1980 (age 32)
Place of birth: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)Weight: 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
High school: Paw Paw High School
College: Western Michigan
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27
Debuted in 2004 for the Houston Texans
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 15, 2011
Tackles268
Sacks48.0
Forced fumbles7
Stats at NFL.com

Jason Thomas Babin (born May 24, 1980) is an American football defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Houston Texans in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Western Michigan.

Babin has also played for the Seattle Seahawks, Kansas City Chiefs and Tennessee Titans.

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Early years

Babin attended Paw Paw High School and lettered in football and wrestling. In football, he was a two-time team Defensive MVP, and was an All-Kalamazoo Valley Association first team choice as a senior. In wrestling, he was the state champion as a senior. Babin came back from a broken leg his senior year, playing in the last 3 games and earning a scholarship from Western Michigan University.

College career

Babin attended Western Michigan University and finished his college football career with 38 sacks, 299 tackles, eight forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Babin Started 25 of 47 games at WMU, setting Broncos’ career marks in sacks (38) and tackles for loss (75). Babin also had two passes defended, blocked three punts and had three receptions for 55 yards.

Babin started all 12 games at left defensive end as a senior, earning First-team All-America honors from The NFL Draft Report and College Sports Report and added Second-team honors from Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News and College Football News. He was a First-team All-Mid-American Conference selection and league’s Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season, in addition to being team captain and team MVP. As a senior he made 115 tackles and matched his career-high with 15 sacks and made 33 tackles behind the line of scrimmage. As a junior he started all 12 games and made 94 tackles (26 for loss), 15 sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed. Babin also blocked two punts and caught three passes for 35 yards. He made 56 tackles (13 for loss) as a sophomore, plus a team-leading seven sacks and two forced fumbles. As a freshman, Babin played in all 12 games, collected 34 tackles and was the only true freshman to earn a letter.

Professional career

Pre-draft

Pre-draft measureables
HtWt40-yd dash10-yd split20-yd split20-ss3-coneVertBroadBP
6 ft 2¾ in260 lb4.62 s1.62 s2.68 s4.14 s7.03 s34 in10 ft 1 in28 reps
All values from NFL Combine, except Broad which is from Western Michigan Pro Day[1]

Houston Texans

Babin was drafted by Houston Texans in first round (27th pick overall) of 2004 NFL Draft. The Texans traded second, third, fourth, and fifth round pick to the Tennessee Titans in exchange for a first (27th overall) and fifth round pick. He was signed to a five-year $6 million contract by Texans on June 26, 2004.[2] He played 16 games in his rookie season for Houston, making 63 tackles and four sacks. In 2005, he played in 12 games, and made 35 tackles. He matched his 2004 sack mark with four and also forced two fumbles. In 2006, he played 15 games, getting 26 tackles and five sacks.

Seattle Seahawks

On September 1, 2007, Babin was acquired by the Seattle Seahawks from the Houston Texans in exchange for safety Michael Boulware. He was released by the Seahawks on September 17, 2008 after the team acquired wide receiver Keary Colbert from the Denver Broncos.

Kansas City Chiefs

Babin was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs on November 12, 2008, after defensive end Brian Johnston was placed on injured reserve. After the 2008 season, Babin became a free agent.

First stint with Eagles

Babin was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles on August 4, 2009.

Tennessee Titans

On March 19, 2010, Babin signed with the Tennessee Titans. Babin's lone season with Titans proved to be his best, recording 58 tackles, 12.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles, which led to him being named to the 2011 Pro Bowl.

Second stint with Eagles

Following his Pro Bowl season, Babin signed a five-year deal with the Eagles worth approximately $28 million. This deal included guarantees in the $5–6 million range and reunited him with former Titans defensive line coach Jim Washburn. In week one of the regular season against the St. Louis Rams, Babin had two sacks, which matched his previous total during his last stint with the Eagles. He then went on a rampage, acquiring 8 sacks in three games, and climbed to the top of the NFL with 18 sacks with 2 games remaining in the season. He finished the season with 40 tackles and 18 sacks, the highest of his career.

Personal

He has a wife and two sons. He is a supporter of the Republican Party and is an avid hunter.

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