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Vince Wilfork
NT #75
Miami (Fla.)
Boynton Beach, FL
TOTAL 189 559 366 193 16 0 26 3 0 48 -- 28
2016 HOU 15 21 9 12 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2015 HOU 16 22 6 16 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2014 NE 16 47 24 23 0 -- 2 1 0 1 1 1
2013 NE 4 9 4 5 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 NE 16 48 29 19 3 -- 6 -- -- -- -- --
2011 NE 16 52 29 23 3.5 0 5 2 0 47 23.5 28
2010 NE 16 57 46 11 2 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2009 NE 13 43 31 12 0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2008 NE 16 66 45 21 2 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2007 NE 16 48 36 12 2 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2006 NE 13 50 40 10 1 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2005 NE 16 54 40 14 0.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2004 NE 16 42 27 15 2 -- 3 -- -- -- -- --

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TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the New England Patriots in the first round (21st overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft...Re-signed with the Patriots on March 5, 2010...Signed by the Houston Texans on March 17, 2015.

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the New England Patriots in the first round (21st overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft...Re-signed with the Patriots on March 5, 2010...Signed by the Houston Texans on March 17, 2015.

Won two Super Bowls (XXXIX, XLIX)
Won four AFC Championships (2004, 2007, 2011, 2014)
First-team All-Pro (2012)
Second-team All-Pro three times (2007, 2010-11)
Named to the Pro Bowl roster five times (2007, 2009-12)
Pro Football Writers Association All-AFC five times (2007, 2009-12)
Named to New England Patriots 50th Anniversary Team
2010 recipient of the Ron Burton Community Service Award

A 13th-year defensive tackle who has started all but one game since joining the Texans as a free agent in March 2015
Played in 158 games (148 starts) over 11 seasons with the New England Patriots, compiling 517 tackles (352 solo), 16.0 sacks, three interceptions returned for 48 yards, 35 quarterback hits, 28 tackles for loss, 12 fumble recoveries, four forced fumbles, and 26 passes defensed before joining the Texans
Served as a defensive co-captain for seven straight seasons (2008-14) and helped the Patriots defense finish in the top-10 in points allowed nine times (2004, 2006-10, 2012-14)
In 2007, earned his first career Pro Bowl selection and was named to the Associated Press All-Pro Team
Had a 123-35 (.778) record in 158 regular season games with the Patriots
Member of the first team in NFL history to complete a 16-0 regular season (2007 Patriots), which tied the NFL all-time record with 18 overall victories in a season, and outscored opponents by an NFL-record 315 points
With Wilfork manning the middle of the defensive line, New England ranked in the top-11 in rushing yards allowed per game three times during the last five seasons (2010, 2012, 2014)
Patriots all-time leader in interceptions by a defensive lineman with three career picks

2016 (Houston 15/15, 2/2):
Recorded a tackle for loss and his first pass defensed since 2014 in the season opener vs. Chicago (9/11)
Notched two tackles vs. Kansas City (9/18)
Posted a single-game season-high seven tackles, which marked his highest total since 2014, at New England (9/22) in Week 3
Tallied three stops (one solo) vs. Tennessee (10/2) in Week 4
Registered two tackles and his first quarterback hit of the year at Minnesota (10/9) in Week 5
Notched one solo tackle vs. Detroit (10/30) in Week 8
Inactive for Week 10 at Jacksonville (11/13) with an injury, snapping a streak of 40 consecutive starts
Returned from injury and made his ninth start of the season at Oakland (11/21) in Week 11
Made one solo tackle at Green Bay (12/4) in Week 13
Matched a single-game career high with two quarterback hits, his most in a game since 2011, at Indianapolis (12/11) in Week 14
Brought down Bengals RB Jeremy Hill for a 2-yard loss in the first quarter for his second tackle for loss of the year and 30th of his career, vs. Cinncinnati (12/24) in Week 16
Assisted on a tackle at New England (1/14/17) in the AFC Divisional round

2015 (Houston 16/16, 1/1):
Started at nose tackle in Weeks 1-17
Recorded two tackles at Carolina (9/20), vs. Tampa Bay (9/27), at Atlanta (10/4), and at Jacksonville (10/18)
Notched a single-game season-high four solo tackles at Buffalo (12/6) and at Indianapolis (12/20)

2014 (New England, 16/16, 3/3):
Voted co-captain for the seventh straight season
Returned from a 2013 Achilles injury to start all 16 games for the Patriots and recorded 47 tackles (24 solo), one interception, one quarterback hit, two tackles for loss, and two passes defensed
Started in the season opener at Miami (9/7) after missing most of 2013 with an Achilles injury. Recorded three tackles.
Sealed the 16-9 win vs. Oakland (9/21) when he snared a deflected Derek Carr pass on first-and-goal from the 12-yard line with less than a minute remaining for his third career interception. With the pick, he became the Patriots all-time leader in interceptions by a defensive lineman
Started at defensive tackle and posted six tackles in the win at Buffalo (10/12)
Registered a season-high eight tackles in the win at N.Y. Jets (12/21)
Started and posted two tackles in the Super Bowl XLIX win vs. Seattle (2/1)
Started at defensive tackle in the AFC Championship vs. Indianapolis (1/18/15)
Started at defensive tackle in the AFC Divisional Round vs. Baltimore (1/10/15) and recorded four tackles
Posted five tackles (five solo), one tackle for loss, and a pass defensed vs. Miami (12/14)

2013 (New England, 4/4):
Voted co-captain for the sixth straight season
Started the first four games of the regular season before suffering an Achilles injury and missing the rest of the season
Left during the first series of the game at Atlanta (9/29) with an injury and did not return
Compiled 10 tackles before being placed on season-ending injured reserve with an Achilles injury (10/3)

2012 (New England, 16/16, 2/2):
Voted co-captain for the fifth straight season
Voted to his fifth career Pro Bowl
Named Associated Press All-Pro: First Team
Garnered Pro Football Weekly’s All-NFL Team status
Started all 16 regular-season games and compiled 59 tackles, three sacks, six passes defensed, two forced fumbles and a career-high four fumble recoveries
Started both playoff games and made six tackles
Anchored a defensive line as part of a unit that finished tied for ninth in the NFL with 20.7 points allowed per game
Started and made three tackles and recovered a fumble vs. Arizona (9/16)
Started and made four tackles, defensed two passes and recovered a key fumble near the goal line at the end of the second quarter in the win at Buffalo (9/30)
Accumulated three tackles and recovered a fumble for the third time in four games vs. Denver (10/7)
Amassed five tackles and caused a handoff miscue that led to a safety in the overtime win vs. N.Y. Jets (10/21)
Registered five tackles and a strip-sack of Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick that led to a Patriots touchdown in the win vs. Buffalo (11/11)
Had six tackles in the win at N.Y. Jets (11/22) and forced an offensive lineman into QB Mark Sanchez in the backfield that caused a fumble which was recovered by Steve Gregory and returned for a touchdown
Had three tackles and recovered a fumble in the second quarter that led to a Patriots field goal in the win at Miami (12/2)
Picked up his second sack of the season in the win vs. Houston (12/10) which forced a fumble and caused the Texans to lose 20 yards on the play. Also made four tackles and defensed a pass
Accumulated six tackles and his third sack of the season as part of a seven-sack effort by the defense in the win vs. Miami (12/30)

2011 (New England, 16/16, 3/3):
Voted by his teammates as a defensive captain for the fourth consecutive season
Voted to his fourth career Pro Bowl and was named Associated Press All-Pro: Second Team for the third time in his career
Started all 16 games, recording 74 tackles, a career-high 3½ sacks, eight quarterback hits, two interceptions, three passes defensed, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries - the latter he recovered in the end zone for his first career touchdown
Started all three postseason games and accumulated 12 tackles, including 2½ sacks for 14½ yards and three quarterback hits
Intercepted the first pass of his career vs. San Diego (9/18) and returned it 28 yards to set up a field goal just before halftime. Made five tackles and recorded two quarterback hits
Made one tackle and intercepted the second pass of his career and second of the season at Oakland (10/2) and returned it 19 yards in the fourth quarter of the Patriots win
Made six tackles and recovered a first-quarter fumble in the end zone for his first career touchdown at Washington (12/11) that gave the Patriots a crucial early score in their win
Made three tackles including a career postseasonhigh 1½ sacks for 9½ yards in win vs. Denver (1/14)

2010 (New England, 16/16, 1/1):
Named a co-captain for the third consecutive year
Voted to his third career Pro Bowl
Started all 16 games and the postseason game and finished the season with 87 total tackles, the second most in his career to his 91 tackles in 2005. The 87 tackles were the third most by a Patriots player, behind Jerod Mayo (193) and Patrick Chung (89)
Named to the Associated Press All-Pro: second team
Started at right defensive end vs. Baltimore (10/17) and made a season-high 10 tackles. Combined with Gerard Warren to stop Joe Flacco for no gain on a quarterback sneak on third-and-1 in the fourth quarter, forcing a punt on the next play and setting up Stephen Gostkowski’s game-tying field goal in regulation in a 23-20 overtime win
Registered his first career two-sack game vs. Miami (1/2). Dropped Chad Henne for losses of 9 and 6 yards on the same possession in the third quarter

2009 (New England, 13/13, 1/1):
Named defensive co-captain by his teammates
Earned his second Pro Bowl berth after starting in 13 games and finishing with 65 total tackles, two passes defensed and one forced fumble
His 65 tackles led the Patriots defensive linemen
Missed the final three regular-season games due to injury
Registered his first career forced fumble at N.Y. Jets (9/20), stripping Leon Washington on a first quarter carry, allowing Leigh Bodden to recover and set up a field goal drive
Had a team-leading 10 total tackles vs. N.Y. Jets (11/22)
Set a single-game career high in tackles with 18 in a Wild Card playoff game vs. Baltimore (1/10)

2008 (New England, 16/16):
Named a defensive captain by his teammates for the first time
Started all 16 games at nose tackle and finished second on the team with 85 tackles, the third-highest single-season total of his career
Recorded two sacks, three quarterback hits and one pass defensed
Led the team with five tackles at San Diego (10/12)
Tallied seven tackles with one quarterback hit vs.Buffalo (11/9)
Tied a then season high with eight tackles and tallied his first sack of the season vs. N.Y. Jets (11/13)
Tied for the team lead with six tackles and added his second sack in as many weeks at Miami (11/23)
Tallied seven tackles, including at Oakland (12/14) and blocked Sebastian Janikowski’s extra point attempt, the first blocked PAT by a Patriot since 2002
Tallied a season high 10 tackles in the Patriots first shutout victory since 2006 at Buffalo (12/28)

2007 (New England, 16/16, 3/3):
Earned his first Pro Bowl selection
Started at nose tackle in all 16 regular-season games for the second time in his career
Named to the Associated Press All-Pro Second Team
Recovered a fumble by quarterback Philip Rivers on a strip-sack by Rosevelt Colvin while making five tackles vs. San Diego (9/16)
Tied for the team lead with eight tackles in a win vs. Cleveland (10/7) and registered his first sack of the season
Tied a season high with eight tackles at Baltimore (12/3)
Picked up his second sack of the season, taking down Ben Roethlisberger for an 8-yard loss vs. Pittsburgh (12/9)
Tallied two tackles for a loss or no gain as the Patriots improved to 16-0 at the N.Y. Giants (12/29)
Made six tackles in the Patriots AFC Divisional Playoff win vs. Jacksonville (1/12)
Tied for the team lead with seven tackles in the victory vs. San Diego in the AFC Championship Game (1/20)
Made five tackles in Super Bowl XLII vs. N.Y. Giants (2/3)

2006 (New England, 13/13, 3/3):
Started 13 games despite missing the final three regular-season contests and finished fourth on the team with 81 tackles
Registered seven tackles, a sack and a quarterback hit vs. N.Y. Jets (9/17)
Finished tied for second on the team with 10 tackles vs. Denver (9/24)
Notched six tackles, a fumble recovery and a pass defensed at Buffalo (10/22)
Registered three tackles, a fumble recovery and a quarterback hit in a Wild Card game vs. N.Y. Jets (1/7)
Scooped up a Chad Pennington lateral that was batted down by Rosevelt Colvin and rumbled 31 yards to the Jets 15-yard line in the third quarter
Tied for second on the team with seven tackles in the AFC Championship at Indianapolis (1/21)

2005 (New England, 16/16, 2/2):
Started all 16 games and both playoff contests
Led all Patriots defensive linemen and ranked second on the team with a career-high 91 tackles
In the playoffs, ranked fifth on the team with 13 tackles and a ½ sack
Notched a then career-high 12 tackles against Buffalo (10/30)
Was part of a defensive front that allowed an average of just 31.3 rushing yards per game in the month of December
Finished with seven tackles, including a ½ at Carolina (9/18)
Notched eight tackles and a ½ sack in the Divisional Playoff at Denver (1/14)

2004 (New England, 16/6, 3/1):
Played in all 16 games as a rookie with six starts at nose tackle and played in each of the Patriots three postseason games, including a start in Super Bowl XXXIX
Led all Patriots rookies with 57 tackles including two sacks
Helped the Patriots defense rank sixth in the NFL against the run
Started at nose tackle and recorded seven tackles in his NFL debut against Indianapolis (9/9) and preserved the Patriots lead by recovering a fumble caused by Eugene Wilson in the fourth quarter
Started at nose tackle and registered five tackles and collected his first career sack on Drew Bledsoe vs. Buffalo (10/3)
Finished second on the team with a season-high 10 tackles, including a sack and a pass defensed vs. Miami (10/10)
Collected three tackles and a fumble recovery at Miami (12/20)
Started at nose tackle in the Patriots victory over the Eagles in Super Bowl XXXIX

Recorded 148 tackles (73 solos) with 14 sacks for losses of 60 yards and 37½ stops for losses of 110 yards during his career from 2001-03
Also credited with 42 quarterback pressures, five forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in 36 games at Miami
As a junior in 2003, was an All-American Dream Team selection and rated the best defensive tackle in the country by The NFL Draft Report and was a unanimous All-Big East Conference first-team choice
Finished fourth on the team with 64 tackles and tied for the squad lead with six sacks for losses of 29 yards
2002 BCS National Champion (Rose Bowl)
Played in 11 games as a sophomore in 2002 and finished with 43 tackles, ranked second on the team with seven sacks and placed fourth with 15 stops for loss
Played in every game as a reserve defensive tackle as a freshman and recorded 41 tackles, including one sack while ranking third on the team with 11 stops for loss
Also excelled on the Hurricanes track and field team, performing in the shot put

Vincent Lamar Wilfork was born the son of the late Barbara and David Wilfork on Nov. 4, 1981
Attended Santaluces (Lantana, Fla.) High, where his football jersey number is retired. His number was the first to ever be retired by the school
Played multiple positions in high school, including running back and punt returner
Regarded as one of Florida’s top three defensive linemen after the 1999 season and was a USA Today second-team All-American, adding Super Prep first-team All-American honors, as he was rated the No. 10 defensive lineman nationally by that publication
Also lettered in track, finishing second in the state in the Class 6A shot put and discus and holds the Florida state high school record in the shot put with a 68-foot throw
Served as the honorary ringmaster for the Big Apple Circus in 2007 in a fundraising performance to benefit the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
Served as an honorary coach in the 2007 BELL Bowl, a fundraiser at Gillette Stadium to benefit the BELL Foundation
In 2007, Vince was named one of the 100 greatest players in the history of Florida high school football by the Florida High School Athletic Association
Participated in the 2008 Salvation Army Holiday Party at Gillette Stadium with nearly 250 children from the Boston and Providence Salvation Army centers
Was honored by Children’s Hospital Boston with their Champion Award in December 2008, in recognition of his efforts on behalf of the hospital’s patients and their families
Majored in liberal arts at Miami
Vince and his wife, Bianca, have three children

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