Numbers: 6'3, 260 pounds
2006 Stats: 39 tackles (17 solo), 10 TFL, 3.5 sacks, 5 QB hurries, 2
passes broken up in
Career Stats: 103 tackles (73 solo), 29 TFL, 14.5 sacks, 1 INT, 10
passes broken up in 41 games
The Buzz: "Explosive off the snap, outstanding in pursuit and
makes plays in all directions of the field." -- TFY Draft Preview ...
"the team's most free spirit. He smiled through wind sprints and sang
during drills" -- Guerin Emig (World Sports writer) ... "'Bird' saw what it was like to not have football in his
life, and he's really taking advantage of it now." -- Oklahoma defensive
ends coach Chris Wilson.
|Larry Birdine tackles Oregon's Dennis Dixon (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images) |
Noteworthy: All-Big 12 first team 2006 ... Suffered a torn left
biceps muscle in a preseason drill and missed all of the regular season ... Finished 2nd in
tackles on the team in 2004, despite splitting time in a three-man rotation at
DE ... Led team in sacks in 2004 ... Half-brother of former Steelers and Jaguars linebacker, Jason Gildon, and cousin of Jammal Brown of the New Orleans Saints.
He said it to Scout.com...
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"I played most of my career with my hand down. But I think that I am
athletic enough, and given the opportunity, I think I could play a little stand
up, outside linebacker in a 3-4."
"My motor is constantly running. No one is safe on the field when I am
out there as far as the offense goes."
"I just want to point out that I am a team guy. Team is
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