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Scott Solomon
LB #90
Height:
6-3
Weight:
262
College:
Rice
Experience:
2

Biography

 

PRO: The Titans traded back into the seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft to select Scott Solomon out of Rice University.  The 6-foot-3-inch, 263-pounder is a hard-working, athletic defender who has a knack for getting to the quarterback.  As a rookie, he played 13 games as a reserve defensive end, but during the 2013 offseason he moved to strongside linebacker.  

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•    As a rookie in 2012, he posted nine tackles in 13 games as a reserve defensive end.
•    Solomon finished his Rice career tied for the school record with 24 sacks and ranked second with 44 career tackles for loss.
•    In his final season at Rice, he collected a career-best 8.5 sacks to go along with 55 tackles, 13.5 stops for loss, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.
•    As a junior at Rice in 2009, he led all Conference-USA defensive linemen with 63 tackles and amassed 6.5 sacks and 10.5 tackles for loss.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•    As a senior at Rice, Solomon chose to change his number to 35 to honor fellow fifth-year senior Travis Bradshaw, who suffered a career-ending neck injury during preseason camp.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The San Antonio, Texas, native was selected by the Titans in the seventh round (211th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.  

COLLEGE:
•    In four playing seasons at Rice University, Solomon appeared in 47 games and tied the school record for sacks (24) and ranked second in program annals in career tackles for loss (44).  Amassed 207 tackles, four forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and 27 quarterback pressures.  Was named to an All Conference-USA team in each of his four playing seasons at Rice.
•    As a senior (2011), was named a first-team All Conference-USA pick by Rivals.com and College Football News and a second-team All Conference-USA selection by league coaches and Phil Steele.  Played in 12 games and posted 55 tackles, 13.5 stops for loss, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.  Finished with a career-high 8.5 sacks, which also ranked second in school history.  Had at least one tackle for loss in eight of the last nine games and four sacks in the last five contests.  Earned Conference-USA All-Academic honors in a vote of the league’s sports information directors.  Was one of 19 players who were named to the final watch list for the Ted Hendricks Award for the nation’s top defensive end.  
•    In 2010, sat out the season after suffering a foot injury during the final stages of fall camp.  Had moved inside to defensive tackle during spring drills.  Was a preseason All Conference-USA selection.
•    As a junior (2009), earned second-team All Conference-USA honors from the league’s coaches after leading all Conference-USA defensive linemen with 63 tackles.  Appeared in 12 games and tied for sixth in Conference-USA with 6.5 sacks and tied for eighth in the league with 10.5 tackles for loss.  Posted 4.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks in the last three games.
•    As a sophomore (2008), earned honorable mention All Conference-USA honors from the coaches after leading the team with nine tackles for
loss and 4.5 sacks.  Saw action in 12 games and compiled 40 tackles, a fumble recovery, two passes defensed and a blocked kick.  Finished the season with tackles for loss in four straight regular season games (six total) and sacks in each of the last three contests.  Was credited with 20 of his 40 tackles on the year in the last four games.  Missed the Vanderbilt game with an injury.
•    As a freshman (2008), received Conference-USA All Freshmen honors from league coaches, as well as freshman All-American nods from Scout.com.  Led the down linemen and finished fourth on the team with 49 tackles, despite missing the Southern Mississippi game.  Led the team with 11 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks, finishing 10th in the league in both categories.

PERSONAL:  
•    Single, resides in San Antonio, Texas.
•    Attended Marshall High School (San Antonio, Texas) and was a defensive MVP for District 28-5A and a second team All-State selection.  Piled up 105 tackles, including 13 for loss and nine sacks.  Was named all-area after sparking his team to a 9-3 record and the 28 5A title.
•    Earned all-district honors as a junior with 69 tackles and four sacks.
•    Also competed in the long jump.
•    Was a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta and the Spanish Honor Society.  Graduated in the top 10 percent of his class, was a second-team academic all-state and listed in Who’s Who of American High School Students.
•    List of favorites: (movie) “Tropic Thunder”; (TV show) “Hard Knocks”; (actor) Arnold Schwarzenegger; (music artists) Five Finger Death Punch; (school subject) science; (vehicle) any kind of truck; (food) Greek and Mediterranean; (sports heroes) David Robinson and Tim Duncan; and (sports teams as a child) San Antonio Spurs.
•    Born Scott Edward Solomon on Nov. 5, 1988 in San Antonio, Texas.

 

PRO: The Titans traded back into the seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft to select Scott Solomon out of Rice University.  The 6-foot-3-inch, 263-pounder is a hard-working, athletic defender who has a knack for getting to the quarterback.  As a rookie, he played 13 games as a reserve defensive end, but during the 2013 offseason he moved to strongside linebacker.  

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•    As a rookie in 2012, he posted nine tackles in 13 games as a reserve defensive end.
•    Solomon finished his Rice career tied for the school record with 24 sacks and ranked second with 44 career tackles for loss.
•    In his final season at Rice, he collected a career-best 8.5 sacks to go along with 55 tackles, 13.5 stops for loss, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.
•    As a junior at Rice in 2009, he led all Conference-USA defensive linemen with 63 tackles and amassed 6.5 sacks and 10.5 tackles for loss.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•    As a senior at Rice, Solomon chose to change his number to 35 to honor fellow fifth-year senior Travis Bradshaw, who suffered a career-ending neck injury during preseason camp.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The San Antonio, Texas, native was selected by the Titans in the seventh round (211th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.  

COLLEGE:
•    In four playing seasons at Rice University, Solomon appeared in 47 games and tied the school record for sacks (24) and ranked second in program annals in career tackles for loss (44).  Amassed 207 tackles, four forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and 27 quarterback pressures.  Was named to an All Conference-USA team in each of his four playing seasons at Rice.
•    As a senior (2011), was named a first-team All Conference-USA pick by Rivals.com and College Football News and a second-team All Conference-USA selection by league coaches and Phil Steele.  Played in 12 games and posted 55 tackles, 13.5 stops for loss, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.  Finished with a career-high 8.5 sacks, which also ranked second in school history.  Had at least one tackle for loss in eight of the last nine games and four sacks in the last five contests.  Earned Conference-USA All-Academic honors in a vote of the league’s sports information directors.  Was one of 19 players who were named to the final watch list for the Ted Hendricks Award for the nation’s top defensive end.  
•    In 2010, sat out the season after suffering a foot injury during the final stages of fall camp.  Had moved inside to defensive tackle during spring drills.  Was a preseason All Conference-USA selection.
•    As a junior (2009), earned second-team All Conference-USA honors from the league’s coaches after leading all Conference-USA defensive linemen with 63 tackles.  Appeared in 12 games and tied for sixth in Conference-USA with 6.5 sacks and tied for eighth in the league with 10.5 tackles for loss.  Posted 4.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks in the last three games.
•    As a sophomore (2008), earned honorable mention All Conference-USA honors from the coaches after leading the team with nine tackles for
loss and 4.5 sacks.  Saw action in 12 games and compiled 40 tackles, a fumble recovery, two passes defensed and a blocked kick.  Finished the season with tackles for loss in four straight regular season games (six total) and sacks in each of the last three contests.  Was credited with 20 of his 40 tackles on the year in the last four games.  Missed the Vanderbilt game with an injury.
•    As a freshman (2008), received Conference-USA All Freshmen honors from league coaches, as well as freshman All-American nods from Scout.com.  Led the down linemen and finished fourth on the team with 49 tackles, despite missing the Southern Mississippi game.  Led the team with 11 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks, finishing 10th in the league in both categories.

PERSONAL:  
•    Single, resides in San Antonio, Texas.
•    Attended Marshall High School (San Antonio, Texas) and was a defensive MVP for District 28-5A and a second team All-State selection.  Piled up 105 tackles, including 13 for loss and nine sacks.  Was named all-area after sparking his team to a 9-3 record and the 28 5A title.
•    Earned all-district honors as a junior with 69 tackles and four sacks.
•    Also competed in the long jump.
•    Was a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta and the Spanish Honor Society.  Graduated in the top 10 percent of his class, was a second-team academic all-state and listed in Who’s Who of American High School Students.
•    List of favorites: (movie) “Tropic Thunder”; (TV show) “Hard Knocks”; (actor) Arnold Schwarzenegger; (music artists) Five Finger Death Punch; (school subject) science; (vehicle) any kind of truck; (food) Greek and Mediterranean; (sports heroes) David Robinson and Tim Duncan; and (sports teams as a child) San Antonio Spurs.
•    Born Scott Edward Solomon on Nov. 5, 1988 in San Antonio, Texas.
 
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 20 11 8 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2014 TB 6 7 5 2 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 TB 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 NYJ 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 TEN 13 4 3 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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