Originally drafted by Buffalo in the second round (34th overall) of the 2007 draft … Signed by Jacksonville as an unrestricted free agent on 7/29/11.
PRO (Games played/started - 124/124)
• Tenth-year LB has started 124 career games and is in his sixth season with the Jaguars
• Has registered 877 tackles
• Voted to Pro Bowl in 2013
• Owns two of the four highest tackle totals in Jaguars history as he compiled 192 tackles in 2011, the fourth-most for a season
2016 (w/ JAX - 11/11)
• 9/11 vs. G.B.: Made ve tackles (four solo) at MLB in the team’s season opener
• 9/18 at S.D.: Started at MLB and tallied a team-high 11 tackles (six solo)
• 9/25 vs. BAL: Posted a team-high 12 tackles (10 solo) and his 15th career INT
• 10/2 vs. IND: Started at MLB and recorded seven tackles (five solo) and a tackle for a loss ... Posted his second career multi-sack game (1.5 sacks)
• 10/16 at CHI: Led the team with 11 tackles (10 solo), including one tackle for loss
• 10/23 vs. OAK: Finished second on the team with eight tackles (seven solo), including one tackle for loss
• 10/27 at TEN: Finished third on the team with 10 tackles (six solo)
• 11/6 at K.C.: Led the team with 10 tackles (six solo) and registered one QB hit
• 11/13 vs. HOU: Started at MLB and tallied five tackles (four solo)
• 11/20 at DET: Started at MLB and made six tackles (five solo), including one tackle for loss
• 11/27 at BUF: Started at MLB and tallied six tackles (five solo), including two tackles for loss
2015: 9/13 vs. CAR: In his 100th game and start, made nine tackles (eight solo) and recorded a 19-yard interception return in the second quarter ... 9/20 vs. MIA: Made seven tackles (seven solo) and registered one QB hurry ... 9/27 at N.E.: Made a game-high 18 tackles (14 solo) ... 10/4 at IND: Had five tackles (four solo) before exiting the game with an ankle injury ... 10/11 at T.B.: Inactive ... 10/18 vs. HOU: Made 10 tackles (nine solo), including two tackles for loss ... 10/25 vs. BUF: Made seven tackles (six solo), including one tackle for loss ... Added his 13th career interception ... 11/8 at NYJ: Made seven tackles (three solo), including one tackle for loss ... 11/15 at BAL: Was second on the team with 10 tackles (six solo) and recorded one pass defensed ... 11/19 vs. TEN: Had seven tackles (seven solo) ... 11/29 vs. S.D.: Led the team with 11 tackles (11 solo), including a season-high 3.0 tackles for loss ... 12/6 at TEN: Led the team with 13 tackles (10 solo), including two tackles for loss ... Exited the game in the fourth quater with a hand injury ... 12/13 vs. IND: Inactive ... 12/20 vs. ATL: Tallied a team-high 10 tackles (nine solo), including 2.0 tackles for loss, one interception and one pass defensed ... 12/27 at N.O.: Posted nine tackles (seven solo), and 1.0 sack and one pass defensed ... 1/3 at HOU: Started at MLB and made 10 tackles (four solo) ...
2014: Started the first seven games at MLB before suffering a season-ending torn pectoral muscle on Oct. 19 vs. Cleveland ... Ranked fifth on the club with 69 tackles (47 solo), two sacks, one pass defensed, two tackles for loss, three QB hits and one fumble recovery ... 9/7 at PHI: Started at MLB in season-opener and paced team with 12 tackles (11 solo). Left the game in thethird quarter with a knee injury but returned to the game ... 9/14 at WAS: Ranked second on the team with seven tackles (four solo) ... 9/21 at IND: Led team with 11 tackles (seven solo) ... 9/28 at SD: Registered a game-high 11 tackles (9 solo) ... 10/5 vs. PIT: Totaled a team-high 12 tackles (nine solo) along with one sack, one tackle for loss, one QB hit and a pass defensed ... 10/19 vs. CLE: Registered a game-high 12 tackles (five solo) along with one sack, one tackle for loss, one QB hit and one fumble recovery. Suffered a torn pectoral muscle in the second half. Was placed on injured reserve on Oct. 21 ...
2013: Replaced injured NaVarro Bowman on the Pro Bowl roster ... Started 15 games at LB and led the Jaguars for the third consecutive season with 161 tackles (121 solo) and tied for team-lead with two INTs ... The 161 tackles ranked second in the NFL ... Added a career-high three sacks and 10 passes defensed along with six tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and seven QB pressures ... Played on 1,038 snaps, the second-most on the team ... 9/15 at OAK: Posted nine tackles, one sack, one QB hit and one pass defensed. Sacked Terrelle Pryor in the fourth quarter ... 9/22 at SEA: Registered a game-high 12 tackles (five solo) along with an INT, one tackle for loss and one pass defensed. Intercepted Russell Wilson in the third quarter to set up a Jaguars TD ... 10/13 at DEN: Intercepted Peyton Manning with 36 seconds remaining in the first half and returned it 59 yards for his first career TD. Marked the fourth-longest return in team history and longest by a LB. Totaled seven solo tackles and one pass defensed ... Totaled a season-high 14 tackles (13 solo) on 10/20 vs. SD and a team-high 12 tackles (10 solo) on 10/27 vs. SF ... 11/10 at TEN: Forced a fumble of RB Chris Johnson on the first play from scrimmage and recovered it to set up a Jaguars TD ... 11/17 vs. ARI: Inactive (concussion). Marked first missed game as a Jaguar ... 11/24 at HOU: Returned to the lineup and posted a game-high 14 tackles (11 solo) along with two tackles for loss, one QB hit and one pass defensed ... 12/1 at CLE: Paced team with 11 tackles (7 solo), two tackles for loss, a half sack, one QB hit and one pass defensed. Split a sack with Jason Babin in the third quarter ... 12/5 vs. HOU: Posted double-digit tackles for the third straight game, finishing with a team-high 13 stops (10 solo) along with one tackle for loss and one QB hit ... 12/15 vs. BUF: Led team with 13 tackles (nine solo) including a sack of E.J. Manuel in the first quarter. Set single-season career-high for sacks (2.5) ... 12/22 vs. TEN: Tallied a game-high 13 tackles (10 solo), his fifth straight game with double-digit tackles. Split a sack of Ryan Fitzpatrick with DT Abry Jones in the first quarter ...
2012: Started all 16 games for the second consecutive season and third time overall … Led team with a single-season franchise record 231 tackles, surpassing the previous mark of 230 set by Hardy Nickerson in 2001 … Matched his career-high two sacks and three INTs … Added two forced fumbles and four passes defensed … Had double-digit tackles in 15 of 16 games … 9/9 at MIN: Registered 16 tackles (10 solo) with one tackle for loss ... 9/16 vs. HOU: Logged 17 tackles (10 solo) with one tackle for loss ... 9/23 at IND: Did not miss a snap and finished with 11 tackles (10 solo), one QB pressure and one pass defensed. Intercepted an Andrew Luck pass in the third quarter and returned it 13 yards before a lateral to Dawan Landry added nine yards ... 9/30 vs. CIN: Played every snap at LB and made 15 tackles (13 solo) ... 10/7 vs. CHI: Led team with 14 tackles … 10/21 at OAK: Paced team with stops (eight solo) and added one tackle for loss, two QB pressures and one pass defensed ... 10/28 at GB: Made eight tackles and did not miss a snap, his only game without double-digit stops … Led team with 17 tackles (12 solo) on 11/4 vs. DET and 15 tackles on 11/8 vs. IND ... 11/18 at HOU: Forced an Arian Foster fumble in the third quarter. Intercepted Matt Schaub in the fourth quarter and returned two yards before a lateral to Dawan Landry added 17 yards . Finished with a team-high 18 tackles ... 11/25 vs. TEN: Played every snap at LB and made 13 tackles (nine solo) with one tackles for loss and one forced fumble. Caused a Chris Johnson fumble in the fourth quarter ... 12/2 at BUF: Intercepted Ryan Fitzpatrick in the second quarter and returned it five yards. Made a team-high 13 tackles (five solo) with two QB pressures … 12/9 vs. NYJ: Totaled a team-high 17 tackles (10 solo) ... 12/16 at MIA: Registered a team-high 21 tackles (15 solo), tied for the fifth-most in franchise history ... 12/23 vs. NE: Had 11 tackles (eight solo) with two QB pressures. Missed snaps with cramping in the third and fourth quarter ... 12/30 at TEN: Totaled 13 tackles (nine solo) with a career-high two sacks, two tackles for loss and one pass defensed ...
2011: Started all 16 games at MLB in his first season with the Jaguars and produced the best numbers of his career … Led club with a career-high 192 tackles (132 solo) and ranked second with nine tackles for loss … The 192 tackles ranked as second-most in franchise history and marked his fourth straight season with 100-plus tackles … Tied for the team-lead with two INTSs … Added seven QB pressures, one forced fumble, two passes defensed and two sacks … Played major role on defense that ranked sixth in the NFL (313.0-yard average), the highest ranking for the club since 2006 (2nd) … Recorded double-digit tackles in 11 of 16 games … 9/11 vs. TEN: Did not miss a snap and had four tackles and one pass defensed in his Jaguars debut … 9/18 at NYJ: Led team with 14 tackles … 9/25 at CAR: Totaled 12 tackles and one tackle for loss … 10/2 vs. NO: Posted a team-high 16 tackles (13 solo) along with one sack, one tackle for loss and one pass defensed … 10/9 vs. CIN: Tallied a team-high 15 tackles while not missing a snap … 10/16 at PIT: Returned to home state and registered a career-high 19 tackles and one tackle for loss … 10/30 at HOU: Paced team with 15 tackles (eight solo), one tackle for loss and one QB pressure … 11/13 at IND: Intercepted QB Curtis Painter in the fourth quarter and split a sack with John Chick of Painter in the second quarter. Totaled 11 tackles (eight solo) and one tackle for loss … 11/20 at CLE: Split a sack with Matt Roth in the third quarter. Led team with 13 tackles (six solo) … 11/27 vs. HOU: Forced a fumble by RB Arian Foster in the first quarter that was scooped up by Ashton Youboty and returned 38 yards for a TD. Finished with a team-high 14 tackles (eight solo) and two tackles for loss … 12/11 vs. TB: Intercepted QB Josh Freeman in the third quarter. Paced team with 12 tackles … 1/1 vs. IND: Compiled six tackles before leaving game with a shoulder injury …
2010: Started 13 games at MLB … Led team with career-high 140 tackles (95 solo) along with a career-high two sacks, five QB pressures and three passes defensed … Had eight double-digit tackle games … Opened season with eight tackles, one tackle for loss and second career sack on 9/12 vs. MIA … Was inactive on 9/19 at GB and 9/26 at NE … Returned to the lineup on 10/3 vs. NYJ and collected 12 tackles … Led team with 13 tackles on 10/10 vs. JAX … Registered a career-high 18 tackles along with one QB hit and one pass defensed on 10/31 at KC … Tied for a team high with 10 tackles on 11/7 vs. CHI and followed with a game-high 13 tackles on 11/14 vs. DET … Had one tackle for loss and 10 total tackles on 11/21 at CIN … Paced team with 15 tackles including two tackles for loss and a sack on 12/5 at MIN … Made nine tackles on 12/12 vs. CLE and 13 tackles on 12/26 vs. NE … DNP on 1/2 at NYJ …
2009: Started 12 games at MLB … Voted team captain … Totaled 115 tackles (92 solo), one sack, three INTs, four passes defensed and three forced fumbles … Tied for second among NFL LBs with three INTs and was first Bills LB with three INTs in a season since 2006 … Had six tackles in the first half on 9/14 at NE before leaving game in second quarter with an arm injury … Inactive for next four games … Returned to starting lineup on 10/18 at NYJ and recorded nine tackles, one tackle for loss, one QB hit and an INT. Intercepted Mark Sanchez in overtime which led to the game-winning FG … Forced a fumble and accumulated nine tackles on 11/1 vs. HOU … Recorded first career sack which included a forced fumble on 12/3 vs. NYJ … Recorded an INT on 12/3 at KC … Tied for a team-high with nine tackles on 12/20 vs. NE and had an INT in the 1st quarter. Became first Bills LB to post INTs in consecutive games since Bryce Paup in 1995 …
2008: Started all 16 games for the only time in career … Led team with 129 tackles (90 solo) … Added four QB pressures, one INT, seven passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery … Opened season on 9/7 vs. SEA and had seven tackles … Recovered first career fumble on 9/14 vs. OAK … Led the team in tackles with 12 on 9/28 at STL … Got first career forced fumble on 10/26 at MIA … Established a career-high with 13 tackles on 11/2 vs. NYJ and registered first career INT on 12/14 at NYJ …
2007: Started three games as a rookie before suffering a season-ending forearm injury in week three … Became first Bills rookie MLB to start the season-opener since Shane Conlan in 1987 … Started first career game on 9/9 vs. DEN and tied for team lead with 11 tackles … Led team in tackles with 12 on 9/16 at PIT … Totaled three tackles on 9/23 at NE before leaving game with an arm injury.
COLLEGE: Finished career with a school-record 372 tackles … Started 37 of 44 games … First player ever to record 100-plus tackles three times in a college career … Two-time winner of the Bednarik Award for best defensive player in the nation, joining Pat Fitzgerald of Northwestern as the only players to win the award twice … Won Dick Butkus Award for nation’s top LB as a junior … Served as first junior co-captain at Penn State since 1968 … Called “best linebacker to ever play at Penn State” by Hall of Fame LB and PSU alum Jack Ham … Suffered knee injury in Orange Bowl as a junior but returned to lead team with 116 tackles as a senior … Selected as first-team All-America by the Associated Press, Walter Camp, and the NFL Draft Report … ESPN Academic All-America for Division I football … Led team with 116 tackles as a junior and helped lead Penn State to Big Ten Conference and Orange Bowl title as a junior … Became only seventh player in school history to earn first-team All-America and Academic All-America honors in the same season … Became first Big Ten student-athlete selected Football Player of the Week for three consecutive weeks … Academic All-America selection after earning a 3.66 GPA … Totaled 104 tackles in 2004 and became first sophomore since 1992 to lead team in tackles … Also tied for team lead with three sacks … Changed number to 31 during season to honor former Penn State LB Shane Conlan … Earned Academic All-District and Academic All-Big Ten honors … Named to the Sporting News Big Ten Conference All-Freshman team … Named to Dean’s List five out of first six semesters … Graduated in three and a half years with a degree in finance.
PERSONAL: Married (Elizabeth Johnson)… Attended Hopewell High (Pa.) where he lettered in football, basketball and baseball … Led team to WPIAL and Pennsylvania Class AAA championships as a senior … Served as team captain … Totaled 88 tackles and six sacks at LB and set school records with 1,575 rushing yards and 15 TDs as RB … Named Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Pittsburgh Athletic Association Player of the Year as senior … Graduated 17th in his class of 220 with a 3.8 GPA … Went on a 10-day trip to Iraq to visit military troops in January 2008 … Brother, Stan, played baseball at West Virginia … Younger brother, David, played football at Notre Dame … Interned at UBS Financial Services in Pittsburgh during 2010 offseason … Full name: Paul Michael Posluszny, pronounced puz-LUZ-nee.