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Kevin Vickerson
DT #96
Height:
6-5
Weight:
305
College:
Michigan State
Experience:
4

Biography

6’5” • 305 lbs. • Born: 1.8.83 • Exp. (NFL/Titans): 4/2 • FA – 2007 • Michigan State

PRO: A massive run stopper who provides quality depth along the interior defensive line, defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson enters his second full season with the Titans in 2009. He spent four weeks on Tennessee’s practice squad and five weeks on the 53-man roster during the 2007 regular season after spending his first two campaigns out of Michigan State with the Miami Dolphins. He appeared in seven regular season games and one postseason contest in 2008. As a rookie with the Dolphins in 2005, he spent the entire season on injured reserve with a knee injury. He was inactive for every game in 2006 and then re-signed with Miami on March 9, 2007. After being allocated to the Cologne Centurions, he started 10 games, posted 31 tackles and 3.5 sacks and was named a 2007 first-team All-NFL Europa selection. The Dolphins terminated his contract on Aug. 27, 2007. Vickerson was originally a seventh-round (216th overall) selection by Miami in the 2005 NFL Draft.

2009 (13/2/0/3): Posted 49 tackles, nine quarterback pressures, three passes defensed … Made his first career start at defensive tackle against Jacksonville (11/1/09) … Tied for the team lead in quarterback pressures twice in 2009 (vs. ARI, vs. MIA).

at Pittsburgh (9/10): Played in a reserve role at defensive tackle and registered five tackles. Houston (9/20): Inactive. at N.Y. Jets (9/27): Saw action as a reserve at defensive tackle and posted five tackles, including a stop for loss and a quarterback pressure. at Jacksonville (10/4): Played as a reserve at defensive tackle and recorded four tackles and a pass defensed … Batted down a pass intended for Mike Sims-Walker in the second quarter. Indianapolis (10/11): Played as a reserve at defensive tackle and collected three tackles and a pass defensed … Batted down a short pass intended for Pierre Garcon in the third quarter. at New England (10/18): Played as a reserve at defensive tackle and posted six tackles. Jacksonville (11/1): Made his first career start at defensive tackle and collected two tackles and a quarterback pressure in the Titans’ 30-13 victory. at San Francisco (11/8): Played in a reserve role at defensive tackle and recorded two tackles in the Titans’ 34-27 victory. Buffalo (11/15): Inactive. at Houston (11/23): Played in a reserve role at defensive tackle and posted three tackles and a pass defensed in the Titans’ 20-17 Monday Night Football victory … Batted down a pass intended for Kevin Walter at the line of scrimmage in the first quarter. Arizona (11/29): Played in a reserve role at defensive tackle and recorded three tackles and two quarterback pressures in the Titans’ 20-17 come-from-behind victory. at Indianapolis (12/6): Saw action as a reserve at defensive tackle and registered two tackles and a quarterback pressure. St. Louis (12/13): Inactive. Miami (12/20): Played as a reserve at defensive tackle and posted five tackles, including a stop for loss and two quarterback pressures in the Titans’ 27-24 overtime win … Teamed with Gerald McRath to stuff Lousaka Polite for a one-yard loss on a rush up the middle on third-and-two in the third quarter. San Diego (12/25): Saw action as a reserve at defensive tackle and notched five tackles. at Seattle (1/3): Started at defensive end and registered four tackles, including a stop for loss and a quarterback pressure in the Titans’ season-ending 17-13 victory … Stuffed Julius Jones for a one-yard loss on a rush off right guard in the second quarter.

6’5” • 305 lbs. • Born: 1.8.83 • Exp. (NFL/Titans): 4/2 • FA – 2007 • Michigan State

2008 GP/GS: 7/0 (Playoffs 1/0) • Career GP/GS: 11/0 (Playoffs 2/0) • Detroit, Mich.

PRO: A massive run stopper who provides quality depth along the interior defensive line, defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson enters his second full season with the Titans in 2009. He spent four weeks on Tennessee’s practice squad and five weeks on the 53-man roster during the 2007 regular season after spending his first two campaigns out of Michigan State with the Miami Dolphins. He appeared in seven regular season games and one postseason contest in 2008. As a rookie with the Dolphins in 2005, he spent the entire season on injured reserve with a knee injury. He was inactive for every game in 2006 and then re-signed with Miami on March 9, 2007. After being allocated to the Cologne Centurions, he started 10 games, posted 31 tackles and 3.5 sacks and was named a 2007 first-team All-NFL Europa selection. The Dolphins terminated his contract on Aug. 27, 2007. Vickerson was originally a seventh-round (216th overall) selection by Miami in the 2005 NFL Draft.

TITANS TIDBITS:

• His younger brother, Quartez, was a member of the Titans during 2007 training camp. Quartez played football at Grand Valley State and helped school to 2005 Division II National Championship. He now plays for the Green Bay Blizzard in arenafootball2.

• Vickerson partners with fellow Detroit native Jerome Bettis in the offseason to help run a three-day youth football camp.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

2008 (7/0, 1/0 – Tennessee): In first full season with the Titans, appeared in seven games and totaled 26 tackles, 1.5 sacks, four quarterback pressures, one tackle for loss, one pass defensed and one forced fumble. Was inactive in five contests (9/21 vs. Houston, 9/28 vs. Minnesota, 10/5 at Baltimore, 10/19 at Kansas City and 10/27 vs. Indianapolis). Placed on reserve/suspended list on Dec. 5 and missed final four regular season games.

• Against Jacksonville (9/7), teamed with Jason Jones to sack David Garrard for seven-yard loss late in third quarter.

• At Jacksonville (11/16), posted three tackles, a pass defensed and a quarterback pressure in Titans’ 24-14 come-from-behind victory. Halted Jaguars’ drive by batting down third-and-three pass intended for Jerry Porter in fourth quarter.

• Against N.Y. Jets (11/23), set new career high with seven tackles and added a fumble recovery and quarterback pressure. Pounced on Leon Washington fumble that was forced by Jevon Kearse late in first quarter.

• At Detroit (11/27), recorded first career solo sack by taking down Daunte Culpepper for four-yard loss in second quarter.

2007 (4/0, 1/0 – Tennessee): Signed by Titans to practice squad on Oct. 31 and elevated to 53-man roster on Nov. 27. Played in four regular season contests and was inactive in one contest (12/30 at Indianapolis). Totaled three tackles and one quarterback pressure.

• Against Houston (12/2), made NFL debut and collected two tackles.

• Also saw regular season action against San Diego (12/9), at Kansas City (12/26), against N.Y. Jets (12/23) and in Wild Card Playoff at San Diego (1/6).

2006 (0/0 – Miami): Inactive for all 16 games.

2005 (0/0 – Miami): Placed on injured reserve with a knee injury on Sept. 3, 2007. Posted five tackles and a sack in preseason.

COLLEGE:

• Was a four-year letterman at Michigan State (2001-04) and played in 44 games with 19 starts in his career. Totaled 113 tackles, 24.5 stops for loss, 8.5 sacks, a fumble recovery and a pair of blocked kicks.

• Started 11 games as a senior and amassed career-highs with 46 tackles, 10.5 stops for loss and 4.5 sacks.

• Started two games as a freshman in 2001 and six contests the following year.

• Majored in Criminal Justice at Michigan State.

PERSONAL:

• Engaged to Maurica, splits time between Nashville and Detroit, Mich., with two sons, Dallas (2) and Christopher (3).

• Attended Martin Luther King High School in Detroit, Mich., and earned Prep All-America accolades as a senior when he helped the school to a 10-1 record and its first Public School League title in 10 years.

• Worked alongside children with disabilities while in college.

• List of favorites: (movies) “Friday,” “Harlem Nights” and “The Professional”; (TV shows) “Martin” and “SportsCenter”; (actor) Will Smith; (music artists) Rick James and Jay-Z; (vacation getaway) “my house”; (sports team other than Titans) Detroit Pistons; (school subject) science; (automobile) trucks; (book) “Beowulf”; (video game) NBA 2K8; and (food) chicken.

• Born Kevin Darnell Vickerson on Jan. 8, 1983 in Detroit, Mich.

Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 77 156 113 43 6.5 0 11 1 0 4 -- 4
2014 KC 6 3 2 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 DEN 11 22 18 4 1 -- 3 -- -- -- -- --
2012 DEN 16 40 28 12 2 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2011 DEN 5 4 3 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 DEN 15 42 33 9 2 -- 3 1 0 4 4 4
2009 TEN 13 28 20 8 0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- --
2008 TEN 7 14 8 6 1.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2007 TEN 4 3 1 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2006 MIA 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 MIA 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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