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Aqib Talib
CB #21
Height:
6-1
Weight:
205
Age:
29
College:
Kansas
Hometown:
Richardson, TX
Experience:
8

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
64
SCK
1.0
FF
1
INT
4
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 306 266 40 1.0 0 86 27 410 -- 59 6 3 3
2014 DEN 15 15 64 55 9 1.0 0 16 4 62 15.5 33 2 1 --
2013 NE 13 13 41 35 6 0.0 -- 14 4 12 3 14 0 1 1
2012 NE 6 5 19 13 6 0.0 0 2 1 59 59 59 1 0 1
2012 TB 4 4 21 20 1 0.0 -- 8 1 0 -- 0 0 0 --
2011 TB 13 13 34 31 3 0.0 0 11 2 55 27.5 28 2 1 --
2010 TB 11 11 40 39 1 0.0 0 11 6 91 15.2 45 1 0 --
2009 TB 15 15 64 56 8 0.0 -- 15 5 99 19.8 32 0 0 1
2008 TB 15 2 23 17 6 0.0 -- 9 4 32 8 19 0 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 IND W 31-24 4 4 0 -- -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 KC W 24-17 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @SEA L 20-26 6 5 1 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 ARI W 41-20 4 4 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @NYJ W 31-17 4 4 0 -- 0 2 1 22 22 22 1 0 --
7 SF W 42-17 2 2 0 -- -- 1 1 3 3 3 0 0 --
8 SD W 35-21 7 6 1 -- -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 @NE L 21-43 7 7 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 @OAK W 41-17 2 1 1 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 @STL L 7-22 4 2 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 MIA W 39-36 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
13 @KC W 29-16 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 BUF W 24-17 4 3 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 @SD W 22-10 8 7 1 -- -- 3 1 4 4 4 0 0 --
16 @CIN L 28-37 4 3 1 -- 0 3 1 33 33 33 1 0 --
17 OAK W 47-14 4 3 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Bio

• An eighth-year player who appeared in 92 career regular-season games (78 starts) with Tampa Bay (2008-12), New England (2012-13) and Denver (2014), totaling the second-most interceptions (27) in the NFL among cornerbacks since he entered the league.

• Totaled 335 tackles (261 solo), one sack (8 yds.), 27 interceptions (410 yds.), 87 passes defensed, three forces fumbles and three fumble recoveries during his first seven seasons in the NFL.

• Tied for first in the NFL with six interceptions returned for touchdowns since becoming a regular starter in 2009.

• Selected to his second consecutive Pro Bowl in his first year with the Broncos in 2014 after ranking third in the NFL opponent quarterback rating (72.2) when targeted defensively, according to Pro Football Focus.

• Helped Denver’s defense allow the fewest yards per attempt (6.02) in the NFL as one of three Pro Bowlers in the Bronco’s secondary in 2014.

• Named to his first career Pro Bowl in 2013 in addition to being recognized as a second-team All-Pro selection by the Associated Press.

• Selected as the NFL Alumni Defensive Back of the Year following his 2010 season when he totaled a career-high six interceptions for Tampa Bay.

• Named Conference Defensive Player of the Week on two occasions: at Arizona (10/31/10) and at San Diego (12/14/14).

• Matched a Buccaneers franchise record with a career-best three interceptions at Washington (10/4/09).

• Started 32-of-34 games played at the University of Kansas and earned consensus first-team All-America honors and unanimous first-team All-Big 12 Conference recognition following his final season for the Jayhawks in 2007.

• Joined the Broncos as an unrestricted free agent (New England) on March 12, 2014.

• Selected by Tampa Bay in the first round (20th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.


• An eighth-year player who appeared in 92 career regular-season games (78 starts) with Tampa Bay (2008-12), New England (2012-13) and Denver (2014), totaling the second-most interceptions (27) in the NFL among cornerbacks since he entered the league.

• Totaled 335 tackles (261 solo), one sack (8 yds.), 27 interceptions (410 yds.), 87 passes defensed, three forces fumbles and three fumble recoveries during his first seven seasons in the NFL.

• Tied for first in the NFL with six interceptions returned for touchdowns since becoming a regular starter in 2009.

• Selected to his second consecutive Pro Bowl in his first year with the Broncos in 2014 after ranking third in the NFL opponent quarterback rating (72.2) when targeted defensively, according to Pro Football Focus.

• Helped Denver’s defense allow the fewest yards per attempt (6.02) in the NFL as one of three Pro Bowlers in the Bronco’s secondary in 2014.

• Named to his first career Pro Bowl in 2013 in addition to being recognized as a second-team All-Pro selection by the Associated Press.

• Selected as the NFL Alumni Defensive Back of the Year following his 2010 season when he totaled a career-high six interceptions for Tampa Bay.

• Named Conference Defensive Player of the Week on two occasions: at Arizona (10/31/10) and at San Diego (12/14/14).

• Matched a Buccaneers franchise record with a career-best three interceptions at Washington (10/4/09).

• Started 32-of-34 games played at the University of Kansas and earned consensus first-team All-America honors and unanimous first-team All-Big 12 Conference recognition following his final season for the Jayhawks in 2007.

• Joined the Broncos as an unrestricted free agent (New England) on March 12, 2014.

• Selected by Tampa Bay in the first round (20th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.


CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Tampa Bay as a draft choice 7/25/08; Traded to New England 11/1/12; Signed by Denver as an unrestricted free agent 3/12/14.

2014: Talib started 15 regular-season games and earned his second consecutive Pro Bowl selection after totaling 63 tackles (54 solo), four interceptions (62 yds.), 17 passes defensed, one sack (8 yds.) and one forced fumble... Returned two of his interceptions for touchdowns to become the eighth Bronco with multiple interception returns for touchdowns in franchise history (single season)... Secured the Broncos’ win at NYJ (10/12) with a 22-yard interception return for a touchdown with 15 seconds remaining in the contest... Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his season-high eight tackles, one interception and three passes defensed in the team’s win at S.D. (12/14), becoming the first NFL cornerback and fourth player in 2014 to reach those marks in a single game... Picked off quarterback Andy Dalton at Cin. (12/22) and returned the interception 33 yards for a touchdown on Monday Night Football... Recorded his first career sack (8 yds.) vs. Oak. (12/28).

2013: Talib started all 13 games played for the Patriots and earned his first career Pro Bowl selection in addition to being named second-team All-Pro by the Associated Press... Totaled 44 tackles (35 solo), four interceptions (12 yds.), 14 passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in the regular season... Added five tackles (3 solo) in two postseason starts... Combined to make four interceptions in Weeks 2-4 to represent the second three-game interception streak of his career... Matched his career high with three takeaways (2 INTs, 1 FF) vs. NYJ (9/12)... Tied a career high with four passes defensed at Atl. (9/29).

2012: Talib started 9-of-10 games played with Tampa Bay and New England, splitting time between the two clubs after a mid-season trade... Tallied 40 tackles (33 solo), two interceptions (59 yds.), 10 passes defensed and one fumble recovery on defense... Appeared in the season’s first four games for the Buccaneers and recorded 21 tackles (20 solo), one interception and seven passes defensed... Blocked his first career punt in the season opener vs. Car. (9/9)... Traded to New England on Nov. 1 along with a 2013 seventh-round draft pick in exchange for a 2013 fourth-round selection... Opened 5-of-6 regular-season games for the Patriots and registered 19 tackles (13 solo), one interception (59 yds.), two passes defensed and one fumble recovery... Started both of New England’s playoff games and contributed 10 tackles (9 solo) and one pass defensed... Intercepted Colts quarterback Andrew Luck and returned it 59 yards for a touchdown vs. Ind. (11/18) in his first game with the Patriots... Posted a career-best 10 tackles (9 solo) in New England’s AFC Divisional Playoff Game vs. Hou. (1/13).

2011: Talib opened all 13 games played for Tampa Bay and totaled 42 tackles (41 solo), two interceptions (55 yds., 2 TDs), 11 passes defensed and one forced fumble... Scored on a 27-yard interception return and forced a fumble at Ten. (11/27)... Placed on injured reserve (hamstring) on Dec. 19.

2010: Talib started all 11 games he appeared in for the Buccaneers and made a career-high six interceptions (91 yds.) to go along with 50 tackles (47 solo) and 11 passes defensed... Named NFL Alumni Defensive Back of the Year, joining teammate Ronde Barber (2001) as the only players in franchise history to receive the honor... Recorded interceptions in his first three games of the season... Selected as NFC Defensive Player of the Week after posting two interceptions, including one returned 45 yards for a score, at Ari. (10/31)... Placed on injured reserve (hip) on Dec. 6.

2009: Talib started 15 games for Tampa Bay and tallied a personal-best 69 tackles (62 solo), 15 passes defensed and one fumble recovery in addition to intercepting five passes. 2008: Selected by Tampa Bay in the first round (20th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft, Talib appeared in 15 games (2 starts) as a rookie and contributed 27 tackles (19 solo), four interceptions (32 yds.) and nine passes defensed... Recorded his first career interception vs. Atl. (9/14).

COLLEGE: Talib opened 32-of-34 career games played at the University of Kansas and totaled 162 tackles, 13 interceptions, 43 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries for the Jayhawks... Declared for the NFL Draft following his junior season after being named a consensus first-team All-American and unanimous first-team All-Big 12 Conference selection... Named MVP of the 2008 Orange Bowl vs. Virginia Tech (1/3/08) after giving Kansas its first lead with a 60-yard interception returned for a touchdown. PERSONAL: Talib attended Berkner High School in Richardson, Texas, where he was a first-team all-district and all-city defensive back... Aqib Talib (pronounced UH-keeb TUH-leeb) was born on Feb. 13, 1986, in Cleveland.

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