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Tim Dobbins
ILB #52
Height:
6-1
Weight:
234
College:
Iowa State
Experience:
8
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 110 253 195 58 2 0 12 3 0 24 -- 13
2013 HOU 3 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 HOU 14 43 30 13 0 -- 4 1 0 7 7 7
2011 HOU 15 12 10 2 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2010 MIA 16 47 36 11 1 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2009 SD 14 55 39 16 1 -- 1 1 0 13 13 13
2008 SD 16 57 46 11 0 -- 4 1 0 4 4 4
2007 SD 16 20 18 2 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2006 SD 16 19 16 3 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --

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TRANSACTIONS:Drafted by San Diego Chargers in the fifth round (151st overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft...signed by Chargers on July 24, 2006...re-signed by Chargers on April 19, 2010...acquired by Miami Dolphins on April 22, 2010 via trade...signed as a free agent by Houston Texans on Aug. 7, 2011...placed by Texans on injured reserve (ankle) on Jan. 4, 2013...re-signed by the Texans on April 12, 2013.

CAREER:
Has appeared in 107 games with 22 starts, totaling 203 tackles (145 solo), two sacks, three interceptions, 12 passes defensed, six forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries
Played for Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips during his rookie season in San Diego
Started 8-of-16 games, registering career highs of 78 tackles (42 solo), one interception and three forced fumbles in 2008 for San Diego

2012 (Houston 14/6):
Was named the special teams team captain by teammates for the 2012 season
Finished the season with 49 tackles (30 solo), one interception and four fumble recoveries in 14 games before being placed on injured reserve (1/4/13)
Made one solo tackle one tackle on special teams before leaving with an injury in the season opener vs. Miami (9/9)
Started his first game as a Texan and had two special teams tackles at Jacksonville (9/16)
Inactive at Denver (9/23)
Made two solo tackles vs. Tennessee (9/30)
Had eight tackles (three solo) and broke up a pass at the New York Jets (10/8)
Made three tackles (two solo) and broke up a pass vs. Baltimore (10/21)
Had six tackles (four solo) vs. Buffalo (11/4)
Made a season-high nine tackles (seven solo) and recovered a fumble he returned for 32 yards at Chicago (11/11)
Recovered a fumble following a sack by Danieal Manning vs. Jacksonville (11/18)
Inactive at Detroit (11/22)
Intercepted a Jake Locker pass in the second quarter, recovered a fumble, and made four tackles (three solo) at Tennessee (12/2)
Made three tackles (two solo) at New England (12/10)
Recovered a fumble and recorded four tackles (one solo) vs. Indianapolis (12/16)
Registered five tackles (four solo) and a pass defensed vs. Minnesota (12/23)

TRANSACTIONS: Drafted by San Diego Chargers in the fifth round (151st overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft...signed by Chargers on July 24, 2006...re-signed by Chargers on April 19, 2010...acquired by Miami Dolphins on April 22, 2010 via trade...signed as a  free agent by Houston Texans on Aug. 7, 2011...placed by Texans on injured reserve (ankle) on Jan. 4, 2013...re-signed by the Texans on April 12, 2013.

CAREER:
Has appeared in 107 games with 22 starts, totaling 203 tackles (145 solo), two sacks, three interceptions, 12 passes defensed, six forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries
Played for Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips during his rookie season in San Diego
Started 8-of-16 games, registering career highs of 78 tackles (42 solo), one interception and three forced fumbles in 2008 for San Diego

2012 (Houston 14/6):
Was named the special teams team captain by teammates for the 2012 season
Finished the season with 49 tackles (30 solo), one interception and four fumble recoveries in 14 games before being placed on injured reserve (1/4/13)
Made one solo tackle one tackle on special teams before leaving with an injury in the season opener vs. Miami (9/9)
Started his first game as a Texan and had two special teams tackles at Jacksonville (9/16)
Inactive at Denver (9/23)
Made two solo tackles vs. Tennessee (9/30)
Had eight tackles (three solo) and broke up a pass at the New York Jets (10/8)
Made three tackles (two solo) and broke up a pass vs. Baltimore (10/21)
Had six tackles (four solo) vs. Buffalo (11/4)
Made a season-high nine tackles (seven solo) and recovered a fumble he returned for 32 yards at Chicago (11/11)
Recovered a fumble following a sack by Danieal Manning vs. Jacksonville (11/18)
Inactive at Detroit (11/22)
Intercepted a Jake Locker pass in the second quarter, recovered a fumble, and made four tackles (three solo) at Tennessee (12/2)
Made three tackles (two solo) at New England (12/10)
Recovered a fumble and recorded four tackles (one solo) vs. Indianapolis (12/16)
Registered five tackles (four solo) and a pass defensed vs. Minnesota (12/23)

2011 (Houston 15/0):
Led the team with nine special teams tackles on the year
Recorded one special teams solo tackle in the season opener vs. Indianapolis (9/11) and was named the team Special Teams Player of the Game
Made a special teams tackle at New Orleans (9/25)
Tied for the team lead with two special teams tackles at Baltimore (10/16)
Made a special teams tackle vs. Cleveland (11/6)
Led the team with two special teams tackles vs. Atlanta (12/4)
Assisted on two tackles at Cincinnati (12/11)
Forced a fumble and broke up a pass in the season finale vs. Tennessee (1/1/12)
Made one solo tackle and one special teams tackle in AFC Wild Card Playoff vs. Cincinnati (1/7/12)
Made one solo tackle, stopping Ray Rice on fourth down at the one-yard line to prevent a touchdown, in AFC Divisional Playoff at Baltimore (1/15/12)

2010 (Miami 16/6):
Started six games and played in a reserve role 10 times, finishing the season with 43 tackles
Made his Dolphin debut in a reserve role at Buffalo (9/12)
Had three tackles and sacked Ravens QB Joe Flacco for a 6-yard loss at Baltimore (11/7)
Started and led the Dolphins in tackles with 11 stops at New England (1/2/11)

2009 (San Diego 14/2):
Played in 14 games with two starts and finished season with 57 tackles, one sack, one interception and four special teams tackles
Was awarded game ball from coaches after interception and a career-high 14 tackles at Kansas City (10/25)
Quarterback pressure led to safety in win vs. Kansas City (11/29)
Was awarded game ball at Dallas (12/13) for hand in second, third and fourth-down stops during key goal line stand

2008 (San Diego 16/8):
Played in all 16 games for the third consecutive season, with a career-high eight starts
Notched interception in third quarter at Oakland (9/28) which led to Chargers’ first touchdown of game en route to a 28-18 win
Started first-career game at inside linebacker vs. New England (10/12)
Paced squad with season high 13 tackles and a forced fumble in NFL International Series game against New Orleans in London (10/26)
Led team with season high four special teams tackles vs. Denver (12/28)
Helped save season with an 8-yard sack of Peyton Manning at Colts’ 1-yard line on third down late in fourth quarter of AFC Wild Card Playoff game vs. Indianapolis (1/3/09)

2007 (San Diego 16/0):
Played in all 16 games, primarily on special teams, and had 16 tackles, including 12 on special teams
Recorded nine stops at inside linebacker after Matt Wilhelm left contest in first quarter (calf) at New England (9/16)
Had a forced fumble on special teams and team-high three stops in win vs. Detroit (12/16)
Led team with two special teams tackles in AFC Championship Game at New England (1/20)

2006 (San Diego 16/0):
Played in all 16 games, primarily on special teams, and notched a career-high 18 tackles and added four tackles on defense
Scored first-career touchdown, recovering muffed punt in end zone vs. Arizona (12/31)

COLLEGE:
First-team All-Big 12 as senior and honorable mention as junior at Iowa State
Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of Year in 2004
Spent 2002-03 seasons at Copiah-Lincoln Junior College in Mississippi
All-state honorable mention in Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges as a sophomore
Finished junior college career with 210 tackles, 13 sacks and four interceptions
Played at Iowa State from 2004-05


PERSONAL:
Attended Glencliff (Nashville, TN) High school where he was an All-State linebacker
Selected to play in 2002 Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star Game in Knoxville
Born in Nashville, Tenn.

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