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Brian Orakpo
OLB #98
Height:
6-4
Weight:
257
Age:
30
College:
Texas
Experience:
8

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
46
SCK
10.5
FF
1
INT
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Biography

 
PRO: The Titans entered the 2015 NFL free agency period looking to add pass rushing talent from the outside linebacker spot in their 3-4 defensive alignment.  The club found just that when they signed three-time Pro Bowler Brian Orakpo as an unrestricted free agent on March 13, 2015.  The 6-foot-4-inch, 257-pounder arrived in Tennessee having registered 40 career sacks and 156 quarterback pressures in six seasons (2009-14) with the Washington Redskins.  In his first campaign with the Titans, he tied for the team lead with seven sacks and led the squad with 12 tackles for loss and 37 quarterback pressures. The University of Texas product was originally drafted by the Redskins in the first round (13th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.  

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•    In 2015, Orakpo started all 16 games in his first season with the Titans and tied for the team lead with seven sacks.  He also led the squad with 12 tackles for loss and 37 quarterback pressures.  
•    In 2013, Orakpo earned his third career Pro Bowl berth after leading the Redskins with 10 sacks.
•    Orakpo led or tied for the team lead in sacks in each of his first three seasons with the Redskins.
•    In 2009, Orakpo was selected to his second consecutive Pro Bowl after leading the squad with 8.5 sacks.
•    In 2009, Orakpo earned a Pro Bowl berth and was named to the PFW/PFWA All-Rookie Team after setting a Redskins rookie record and leading all NFL rookies with 11 sacks.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•     Orakpo annually hosts The Brian Orakpo Leukemia Golf Classic to raise money for the National Capital Area Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
•     Orakpo is a good friend with former Titans safety Michael Griffin.  The two played together for three seasons at the University of Texas and Griffin was an integral part in helping recruit Orakpo to Nashville.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•     The Houston, Texas, native was selected by the Washington Redskins in the first round (13th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.
•     Signed by the Redskins as their franchise player on March 27, 2014.
•     Signed by the Titans as an unrestricted free agent on March 13, 2015.


COLLEGE:
•     Won the Nagurski Trophy (nation’s top defensive player), Lombardi Award (nation’s top lineman), Hendricks Award (nation’s top defensive end) and was a finalist for the Lott Trophy (defensive IMPACT player of the year) in 2008.
•     Was a unanimous first-team All-America selection by the American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, Sporting News and Walter Camp Football Foundation.
•     Was the consensus Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and unanimous first-team All-Big 12 selection.
•     Posted 132 career tackles, 22 sacks (tied for 10th on Texas’ all-time list), 38 tackles for a loss, 62 pressures, six passes defensed, six forced fumbles and one fumble recovery during his career.
•     As a senior (2008), posted 42 tackles and led the team with 11.5 sacks (sixth in NCAA), 19 tackles for loss (tied for seventh NCAA), 30 pressures and four forced fumbles (tied-12th NCAA).
•     As a junior (2007), appeared in nine games, starting eight, and tallied 37 tackles, nine tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, 12 pressures, two passes defensed and a forced fumble.
•     As a sophomore (2006), played in all 13 games, recording 26 tackles, six tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks and two passes defensed.
•     As a redshirt freshman (2005), was named Defensive Freshman of the Year and first-team Freshman All-America by The Sporting News.  Earned Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year from the league’s coaches and The Sporting News after recording 27 tackles and four tackles for loss.
•    Graduated from Texas with a degree in youth and community studies in May 2009.

PERSONAL:  
•    Married to Bitura, and the couple has one son, Brian Jr., and one daughter, Brianna.
•    Played for Lamar (Texas) High School and was a three-year letterman and starter at defensive end as a sophomore, junior and senior.  Was a two-time first-team all-district selection and was part of a Lamar squad that posted at least nine victories all three years (29-8 record).
•    Posted 36 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and nine sacks and was tabbed second-team All-Greater Houston and first-team all-district 18-5A as a junior and senior.
•    Also played high school basketball during his freshman through junior years.
•    Was a member of University of Texas’ Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (Spring 2008) and was a prep honor roll student who posted better than a 3.0 GPA.
•    Has a brother, Michael, who played collegiately at Colorado State and Texas State, and a sister, Jennifer.
•    Follow Orakpo on Twitter at @rak98.
•    Born Brian Ndubisi Orakpo on July 31, 1986 in Houston, Texas.
 
PRO: The Titans entered the 2015 NFL free agency period looking to add pass rushing talent from the outside linebacker spot in their 3-4 defensive alignment.  The club found just that when they signed three-time Pro Bowler Brian Orakpo as an unrestricted free agent on March 13, 2015.  The 6-foot-4-inch, 257-pounder arrived in Tennessee having registered 40 career sacks and 156 quarterback pressures in six seasons (2009-14) with the Washington Redskins.  In his first campaign with the Titans, he tied for the team lead with seven sacks and led the squad with 12 tackles for loss and 37 quarterback pressures. The University of Texas product was originally drafted by the Redskins in the first round (13th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.  

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•    In 2015, Orakpo started all 16 games in his first season with the Titans and tied for the team lead with seven sacks.  He also led the squad with 12 tackles for loss and 37 quarterback pressures.  
•    In 2013, Orakpo earned his third career Pro Bowl berth after leading the Redskins with 10 sacks.
•    Orakpo led or tied for the team lead in sacks in each of his first three seasons with the Redskins.
•    In 2009, Orakpo was selected to his second consecutive Pro Bowl after leading the squad with 8.5 sacks.
•    In 2009, Orakpo earned a Pro Bowl berth and was named to the PFW/PFWA All-Rookie Team after setting a Redskins rookie record and leading all NFL rookies with 11 sacks.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•     Orakpo annually hosts The Brian Orakpo Leukemia Golf Classic to raise money for the National Capital Area Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
•     Orakpo is a good friend with former Titans safety Michael Griffin.  The two played together for three seasons at the University of Texas and Griffin was an integral part in helping recruit Orakpo to Nashville.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•     The Houston, Texas, native was selected by the Washington Redskins in the first round (13th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.
•     Signed by the Redskins as their franchise player on March 27, 2014.
•     Signed by the Titans as an unrestricted free agent on March 13, 2015.


COLLEGE:
•     Won the Nagurski Trophy (nation’s top defensive player), Lombardi Award (nation’s top lineman), Hendricks Award (nation’s top defensive end) and was a finalist for the Lott Trophy (defensive IMPACT player of the year) in 2008.
•     Was a unanimous first-team All-America selection by the American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, Sporting News and Walter Camp Football Foundation.
•     Was the consensus Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and unanimous first-team All-Big 12 selection.
•     Posted 132 career tackles, 22 sacks (tied for 10th on Texas’ all-time list), 38 tackles for a loss, 62 pressures, six passes defensed, six forced fumbles and one fumble recovery during his career.
•     As a senior (2008), posted 42 tackles and led the team with 11.5 sacks (sixth in NCAA), 19 tackles for loss (tied for seventh NCAA), 30 pressures and four forced fumbles (tied-12th NCAA).
•     As a junior (2007), appeared in nine games, starting eight, and tallied 37 tackles, nine tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, 12 pressures, two passes defensed and a forced fumble.
•     As a sophomore (2006), played in all 13 games, recording 26 tackles, six tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks and two passes defensed.
•     As a redshirt freshman (2005), was named Defensive Freshman of the Year and first-team Freshman All-America by The Sporting News.  Earned Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year from the league’s coaches and The Sporting News after recording 27 tackles and four tackles for loss.
•    Graduated from Texas with a degree in youth and community studies in May 2009.

PERSONAL:  
•    Married to Bitura, and the couple has one son, Brian Jr., and one daughter, Brianna.
•    Played for Lamar (Texas) High School and was a three-year letterman and starter at defensive end as a sophomore, junior and senior.  Was a two-time first-team all-district selection and was part of a Lamar squad that posted at least nine victories all three years (29-8 record).
•    Posted 36 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and nine sacks and was tabbed second-team All-Greater Houston and first-team all-district 18-5A as a junior and senior.
•    Also played high school basketball during his freshman through junior years.
•    Was a member of University of Texas’ Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (Spring 2008) and was a prep honor roll student who posted better than a 3.0 GPA.
•    Has a brother, Michael, who played collegiately at Colorado State and Texas State, and a sister, Jennifer.
•    Follow Orakpo on Twitter at @rak98.
•    Born Brian Ndubisi Orakpo on July 31, 1986 in Houston, Texas.
 
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 351 245 106 57.5 0 26 1 29 -- 29 1 8 3
2016 TEN 16 16 46 38 8 10.5 -- 4 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2015 TEN 16 16 51 38 13 7.0 -- 5 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2014 WAS 7 7 24 14 10 0.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 WAS 15 15 60 43 17 10.0 0 4 1 29 29 29 1 0 2
2012 WAS 2 2 5 5 0 1.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2011 WAS 16 16 59 34 25 9.0 -- 5 -- -- -- -- -- 3 1
2010 WAS 15 15 56 36 20 8.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2009 WAS 16 16 50 37 13 11.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 MIN L 16-25 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 @DET W 16-15 4 4 0 2.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 OAK L 10-17 2 2 0 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @HOU L 20-27 4 1 3 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @MIA W 30-17 6 5 1 2.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 CLE W 28-26 2 2 0 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 IND L 26-34 2 0 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 JAX W 36-22 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 @SD L 35-43 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 GB W 47-25 4 4 0 2.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 @IND L 17-24 5 5 0 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 @CHI W 27-21 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 DEN W 13-10 4 3 1 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 @KC W 19-17 4 3 1 0.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 @JAX L 17-38 4 4 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
17 HOU W 24-17 1 1 0 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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