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Team

Brian Cushing
ILB #56
Height:
6-3
Weight:
249
Age:
28
College:
Southern California
Experience:
7

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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 473 315 158 12.0 1 26 8 50 -- 20 1 8 0
2014 HOU 14 14 72 41 31 1.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2013 HOU 7 7 48 36 12 1.5 0 3 1 18 18 18 1 1 --
2012 HOU 5 5 30 23 7 0.0 -- 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 --
2011 HOU 16 16 114 76 38 4.0 -- 5 2 5 2.5 5 0 2 --
2010 HOU 12 12 76 53 23 1.5 -- 4 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2009 HOU 16 16 133 86 47 4.0 1 10 4 26 6.5 20 0 2 --

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Twitter: @briancushing56
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TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Houston Texans in the first round (15th pick overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft...Signed by Texans on Aug. 2, 2009...Placed on injured reserve on Oct. 10, 2012...Placed on injured reserve on Oct. 28, 2013.

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Houston Texans in the first round (15th pick overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft...Signed by Texans on Aug. 2, 2009...Placed on injured reserve on Oct. 10, 2012...Placed on injured reserve on Oct. 28, 2013.

HONORS:
Associated Press All-Pro Second Team (2009, 2011)
Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year (2009)
Pro Bowl Selection (2010)
Pro Football Weekly/PFWA All-AFC Team (2011)
Houston Texans Team Most Valuable Player (2011)
Ed Block Courage Award Winner (2013)
Houston Texans Team Rookie of the Year (2009)
AFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 6, 2009; Week 8, 2009)
NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month (November, 2009; December, 2009)
Pro Football Weekly/PFWA Defensive Rookie of the Year (2009)
Pro Football Weekly/PFWA All-Rookie Team (2009)
GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Week for Week 1 fourth-quarter interception return for a touchdown at San Diego (2013)

CAREER:
Led the team in tackles in 2009 and 2011, and has 502 tackles in his career
His 133 tackles in 2009 finished tied for second most in the AFC, trailing only Ray Lewis’ 134 tackles
Ranks ninth in team history with 12.0 career sacks
Has eight career interceptions, 22 passes defensed, eight forced fumbles and one safety
Has 15 career double-digit tackle games

2014 (Houston 14/14):
Played in 14 games and finished with 72 tackles, nine quarterback hits, two passes defensed, a forced fumble and 1.0 sacks
Made five tackles and had a quarterback hit against Washington (9/7) in Week 1
Was second on the team with six tackles in Week 2 against Oakland (9/14)
Officially tied a franchise record with 17 total tackles against the New York Giants (9/21) in Week 3 (Former ILB Darryl Sharpton holds the unofficial franchise record with 19 tackles against Oakland on Nov. 17, 2013. Sharpton’s record reflects tackles recorded after review of game film by the former coaching staff)
Made a team-high nine tackles (eight solo) and a pass defensed against Buffalo (9/28)
Sacked Tony Romo for 8 yards and registered nine tackles, a quarterback hit and a tackle for loss at Dallas (10/5) in Week 5
Made four tackles vs. Indianapolis (10/9) in Week 6
Inactive in Weeks 8-9
Caused a fumble in the second quarter that was recovered by DE J.J. Watt and added six tackles, two quarterback hits and a pass defensed at Cleveland (11/16) in Week 11
Had eight tackles vs. Cincinnati (11/23) in Week 12
Recorded four tackles and a pair of quarterback hits at Jacksonville (12/7) in Week 14

2013 (Houston 7/7):
Led the team with 65 tackles and had 1.5 sacks and an interception before suffering a season-ending knee injury at Kansas City in Week 7
Led the team with 11 tackles (five solo) and recorded an interception, which was returned 18 yards for a game-tying touchdown in the fourth quarter at San Diego (9/9)
Tied a career high with 13 tackles (11 solo) and tied a career high with 1.5 sacks vs. Tennessee (9/15)
Tied for a team-high with 10 tackles (seven solo) at Baltimore (9/22)
Recorded 10 tackles (seven solo) and a forced fumble vs. Seattle (9/29)
Recorded eight tackles (five solo) at San Francisco (10/6)
Recorded eight tackles (four solo) vs. St. Louis (10/13)
Recorded five solo tackles and a pass defensed before suffering a leg injury in the third quarter at Kansas City (10/20)

2012 (Houston 5/5):
Started five games  and led the team in tackles before suffering a season-ending knee injury
Named a team captain for the second consecutive season
Finished the season with 43 tackles (27 solo), one interception, two passes defensed and one forced fumble
Led the defense with nine tackles (six solo) while also intercepting a pass and forcing a fumble in the season opener vs. Miami (9/9)
Named one of the Defensive Players of the Game after recording nine tackles (three solo) at Jacksonville (9/16)
Made seven tackles (three solo) and broke up a pass at Denver (9/23)
Set a career-high with 13 tackles (9 solo) vs. Tennessee (9/30)
Had five tackles (three solo) at the New York Jets (10/8) before leaving the game with a knee injury
Started at Indianapolis (12/14) in Week 15

2011 (Houston 16/16, 2/2):
Second-Team Associated Press All-Pro selection and finished the season with a team-best 114 tackles (77 solo), 4.0 sacks, two interceptions and two forced fumbles
Elected a team captain by his teammates in the second half of the season
Started and led all Texans defenders with seven tackles (four solo) and one quarterback pressure in the season opener vs. Indianapolis (9/11)
Led the team with 10 tackles (seven solo) at Miami (9/18), his eighth double-digit tackle game
Tied for the team lead with six tackles (two solo) vs. Pittsburgh (10/2)
Recorded his first sack of the season and finished tied for the team lead in tackles with eight (seven solo) vs. Oakland (10/9)
Led the defense with six tackles (five solo) and had a pass defensed at Tennessee (10/23)
Named the Defensive Player of the Game for the Texans after leading the team with seven tackles and intercepting a Blaine Gabbert pass vs. Jacksonville (10/30)
Led the defense with seven tackles (four solo) and sacked Colt McCoy for a 5-yard loss vs. Cleveland (11/6)
Led the defense with eight solo tackles, one sack and an interception at Tampa Bay (11/13)
Tied for the team lead in tackles with six (five solo) while also adding two hits on the quarterback vs. Atlanta (12/4)
Recorded his ninth career double-digit tackle game with 12 tackles (nine solo), including one for a loss vs. Carolina (12/18)
Led the team in tackles for the 10th time in 2011 while also forcing two fumbles, including a sack-fumble on the first defensive play of the game at Indianapolis (12/22)
Led the team with 19 postseason tackles
Started in his postseason debut and registered a team-leading eight tackles, including five solos and one for loss in AFC Wild Card Playoff vs. Cincinnati (1/7/12)
Recorded 11 tackles (five solo) and one pass defensed in AFC Divisional Playoff at Baltimore (1/15/12)

2010 (Houston 12/12):
Started the final 12 games of the regular season and totaled 76 tackles (49 solo), 1.5 sacks and one forced fumble
Made season debut vs. the New York Giants (10/10) and had nine tackles (four solo) and one pass defensed
Made eight tackles (seven solo) including one quarterback hit vs. Kansas City (10/17)
Returned to strongside linebacker and recorded nine solo tackles and one quarterback hit at Jacksonville (11/14)
Made four solo tackles and forced a fumble at the New York Jets (11/21)
Led the defense with seven tackles (three solo) including four for a loss to go along with two passes defensed vs. Tennessee (11/28)
Recorded 1.5 sacks for 12 yards lost and 10 tackles (six solo) including three for a loss vs. Baltimore (12/13)
Made five tackles (four solo) including two quarterback hits vs. Jacksonville (1/2/11)

2009 (Houston 16/16):
Started all 16 games as a rookie and was named Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year
Voted into the 2010 Pro Bowl but was unable to play due to injury
Made professional debut for the Texans, starting at linebacker against the New York Jets (9/13), and tied for the team high with eight tackles (five solo)
Became the first Texans rookie to lead his team in tackles in his first three career games vs. Jacksonville (9/27), where he registered eight tackles (six solo), one tackle for loss, and two pass defenses
Wrapped up Justin Fargas in the end zone for the Texans first safety since 12/15/02 vs. Oakland (10/4)
Made nine tackles (six solo), two passes defensed, two forced fumbles and intercepted a pass from Bengals QB Carson Palmer late in the fourth quarter to clinch the victory at Cincinnati (10/18)
Named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week (10/21) for his performance at Cincinnati
Led the Texans in tackles for the sixth time in eight games with 10 (three solo) as well as having one sack, one pass defensed and one interception at Buffalo (11/1)
Set a career high with 12 tackles (10 solo), one pass defensed, one tackle for a loss and one quarterback hit at Indianapolis (11/8)
Defensive leader in tackles for the ninth time, compiling 11 tackles (seven solo) vs. Indianapolis (11/29), where he picked off a Peyton Manning pass for his third interception of the season
Named NFL Rookie of the Month in November after totaling 43 tackles, two interceptions and a sack
Recorded one sack for a loss of 13 yards, three quarterback hits and 10 tackles (six solo) including three for a loss vs. Seattle (12/13)
Made seven tackles (three solo) with two hits on Craig Nall including a half-sack for a loss of five yards at St. Louis (12/20)
Made nine solo tackles at Miami (12/27), intercepted one pass, deflected a pass and had a sack for the third straight week

COLLEGE:
Started 38-of-44 games he played in at USC, including 13 at right defensive end and 25 at strongside outside linebacker
Finished his career with 178 tackles (101 solos) that included 8.5 quarterback sacks for minus 57 yards, 27.0 stops for losses totaling 106 yards and two pressures
Intercepted one pass, deflected 12 others and blocked two punts
Consensus All-American as a senior, earning first-team accolades from Sports Illustrated and second-team honors from The Sporting News and Associated Press, and a consensus first-team All-Pac 10 choice
Finalist for the Butkus Award, semifinalist for the Lombardi Award and quarterfinalist for the Lott Trophy
Honorable mention All-Pac 10 selection in 2007 and second-team all-conference pick in 2006
Started the last four games in 2005, including the national title game

PERSONAL:
Attended Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.) High School
Earned Parade, USA Today, Prep Football Report, Scout.com, Super Prep, EA Sports and Prep Star All-American honors as a senior
Recorded 120 tackles, 11 stops for loss, 10 sacks and seven interceptions as a linebacker in 2004
Played running back and tight end and gained 475 rushing yards with 10 touchdowns and caught 13 passes for 456 yards (35.1 avg) with seven scores

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