Has played in 104 career regular-season games with 99 starts over seven seasons, starting 13-plus games and posting 90-plus tackles in all but his rookie year.
According to Stathead.com, was the only NFL linebacker and one of four players overall to post 95-plus tackles and multiple interceptions both of the last two seasons (2021-22).
Named first-team All-Pro by The Associated Press in 2021, becoming the first Green Bay inside linebacker to earn first-team AP All-Pro honors since Ray Nitschke in 1966.
Prior to joining Green Bay in 2021, played four seasons for the Atlanta Falcons (2016-19), who originally drafted him in the fourth round, and a season for the Arizona Cardinals (2020).
After a season (2012) at Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College, played in 39 games with 27 starts during his three years (2013-15) at the University of Minnesota, earning All-Big Ten honorable mention as a senior.
Despite missing four games due to injury, finished No. 3 on the team in 2022 with 96 tackles (56 solo) and posted three passes defensed, two interceptions, a QB hit, six tackles for a loss (No. 4 on the team) and the first TD of his career (63-yard INT return).
Was tied for No. 3 among NFL linebackers with four INTs in 2021-22.
In 2021, started all 16 games he appeared in for the Packers and earned first-team All-Pro honors from The Associated Press after leading the team with a career-high 145 tackles (101 solo). Also added two INTs, two sacks, six tackles for a loss (No. 3 on team), five passes defensed, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
Became the first Green Bay inside linebacker to earn first-team AP All-Pro honors since Ray Nitschke in 1966.
Ranked No. 7 in the NFL among all defenders in tackles (career-high 145) for the 2021 season and was the only player in the league with 120-plus tackles and multiple INTs (two), sacks (two) and forced fumbles (two).
Started his sixth playoff game in the 2021 Divisional round vs. San Francisco and posted a postseason career-high seven tackles (six solo).
Named NFC Defensive Player of the Month for October 2021 (Weeks 4-8), the first of his career and the first for the Packers since LB Clay Matthews (September 2010). Joined LB Karl Mecklenburg (November 1989) as the only former Minnesota players to win Defensive Player of the Month.
Started all 16 games in 2020 in his lone season with the Arizona Cardinals, totaling 99 tackles (69 solo), a career-high seven tackles for loss, a career-high-tying two sacks, six passes defensed and a forced fumble.
Spent his first four seasons with Atlanta (2016-19), playing in 59 games (54 starts) and leading the Falcons in tackles in both of his last two seasons (2018-19). Also started five postseason games with the Falcons, helping Atlanta win the NFC title and reach Super Bowl LI following the 2016 season.
In 2019, led the Falcons with 129 tackles (75 solo) and three forced fumbles to go along with two sacks, two INTs and a fumble recovery while playing all 16 games (15 starts).
Set career highs in tackles (17) and forced fumbles (two) while tying his career high with two tackles for a loss vs. Tennessee on September 29, 2019. His 17 tackles were tied for the third-highest single-game total in the NFL that season and he was one of just five different players to record 17-plus tackles in a game that season (Bobby Wagner, Luke Kuechly, Sean Lee and Anthony Walker).
Finished No. 3 on the Falcons in 2017 with 92 tackles (61 solo).
Selected by Atlanta in the fourth round (No. 115 overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft out of the University of Minnesota.
2022 SEASON: Started all 13 games he played in, missing Weeks 9-12 due to a knee injury...Finished No. 3 on the team with 96 tackles (56 solo), three passes defensed, two INTs, a QB hit and six tackles for a loss (No. 4 on the team)...At Tampa Bay (Sept. 25): Led the team with a season-high 14 tackles (eight solo), a tackle for a loss and a pass defensed. With Tampa Bay at the Green Bay 20 early in the first quarter, took down RB Leonard Fournette in the flat for a loss of a yard on second-and-4. The Bucs settled for a field goal after a sack by DL Kenny Clark on the next play...Vs. N.Y. Jets (Oct. 16): Led the team with eight tackles (four solo). Teamed with S Adrian Amos and then LB Rashan Gary to bring down RB Breece Hall for losses of 3 yards on back-to-back plays late in the fourth quarter...At Washington (Oct. 23): Finished No. 2 on the team with 13 tackles (seven solo) while recording a career-best three tackles for a loss, a QB hit and a pass defensed. Returned an interception off QB Taylor Heinicke 63 yards for a TD early in the second quarter, the longest INT return of his career and his first career TD. It marked the longest INT return for a TD by a Packers LB since Nick Barnett went 95 yards on Oct. 9, 2005...At Chicago (Dec. 4): Returned to action for the first time since Week 8, leading the team with 11 tackles (seven solo). It marked his 17th 10-plus-tackle game, including his 10th since the start of 2021...At Miami (Dec. 25): Recorded three tackles (one solo) and a pass defensed, and picked off QB Tua Tagovailoa at the Green Bay 22 with just over six minutes to play in the fourth quarter, returning it 14 yards to the Green Bay 36. The Packers would kick a FG on the ensuing drive to take a 26-20 lead with just over two minutes to play.
2021: Started all 16 games he appeared in and led the defense with a career-high 145 tackles (101 solo), earning first-team AP All-Pro honors…Added two INTs, two sacks, six TFLs (No. 3 on team), five PDs, two FF and one FR…Ranked No. 7 in the NFL among all defenders in tackles…Was the only player in the league with 120-plus tackles and multiple INTs, sacks and forced fumbles…Named NFC Defensive Player of the Month for October (Weeks 4-8), the first of his career and the first for the Packers since Matthews (September 2010)…Was placed on reserve/COVID-19 on Nov. 30 during the Packers' bye week…Was activated from reserve/COVID-19 on Dec. 11 prior to Week 14 vs. Chicago…Missed Week 18 with an elbow injury…Vs. Detroit (Sept. 20): Led the Packers defense with 13 tackles (11 solo) and intercepted Lions QB Jared Goff late in the fourth quarter. Joined Blake Martinez (2017) as the only Packers defenders to record 12-plus tackles and an INT in a game in the last 10 seasons...At San Francisco (Sept. 26): Logged a team-high 11 tackles (five solo) and had a recovery of a QB Jimmy Garoppolo fumble late in the fourth quarter, which led to a Green Bay FG…At Cincinnati (Oct. 10): Logged eight tackles (five solo), a tackle for a loss and intercepted QB Joe Burrow on the first play of overtime, his second INT of the season and the fifth of his career. Became the first Green Bay LB with multiple INTs in the first five games of the season since Barnett (two) in 2007. His three takeaways in the first five games were tied for second most by a Packers LB only behind John Anderson (four, 1978)…Vs. Washington (Oct. 24): Led the defense with 13 tackles (10 solo). Also forced two fumbles, matching his career high, and became the first Packers defender to force two fumbles in a game since Matthews did so at Cincinnati on Sept. 22, 2013…At Arizona (Oct. 28): Logged his first sack as a Packer, bringing down QB Kyler Murray for a loss of 4 yards in the second quarter. Finished the game with seven tackles (four solo) and two tackles for a loss, which matched his career best…Vs. Chicago (Dec. 12): Registered a season-high 16 tackles (nine solo), the second most of his career. It was also tied for the most by a Packer in a game since 2000 (Martinez, twice; LB Nate Wayne, twice)…At Baltimore (Dec. 19): Finished with a team-high 10 tackles (five solo) and a sack of Ravens QB Tyler Huntley in the first quarter…Vs. San Francisco (NFC Divisional, Jan. 22): Played on all 54 snaps and tallied a playoff career-high seven tackles (six solo) and a pass defensed.
2020: Started all 16 games and totaled 99 tackles (69 solo), a career-high seven tackles for loss, a career-high-tying two sacks, six passes defensed and a forced fumble with the Cardinals...At San Francisco (Sept. 13): Paired with LB Devon Kennard to stop 49ers RB Raheem Mostert on fourth-and-goal from inside the Cardinals' 1-yard line in the second quarter and finished with seven tackles (five solo)…Vs. Washington (Sept. 20): Totaled a team-high 10 tackles (eight solo), two tackles for a loss and two passes defensed as he joined Budda Baker (Oct. 31, 2019 vs. San Francisco) and Adrian Wilson (Sept. 30, 2012 vs. Miami) as the only Cardinals from 2012-20 to record 10-plus tackles, two-plus tackles for a loss and two-plus passes defensed in a game...At N.Y. Jets (Oct. 11): Tallied nine tackles (eight solo), including a stop of RB Le'Veon Bell for no gain on fourth-and-two at the Arizona 13 with the Cardinals protecting a seven-point lead in the second quarter…Vs. Miami (Nov. 8): Had six tackles (all solo) and an 11-yard sack of Tagovailoa on third-and-six to force a third-quarter punt...At New England (Nov. 29): Registered six tackles (four solo), two tackles for loss and a sack. Also had a tackle for no gain on the game's first play from scrimmage and hit QB Cam Newton, forcing an INT by LB Markus Golden two plays later.
2019: Played 16 games (15 starts) and led the Falcons with 129 tackles (75 solo) and three forced fumbles to go along with two sacks, two INTs and a fumble recovery…Was tied for No. 12 in the NFL in tackles…Posted double-digit tackles in four games and had at least eight tackles in nine contests…Vs. Tennessee (Sept. 29): Set career highs in tackles (17) and forced fumbles (two) while tying his career high with two tackles for a loss. His 17 tackles (seven solo) tied for the third-highest single-game total in the NFL on the year and he was one of just five different players to record 17-plus tackles in a game in 2019 (Bobby Wagner, Luke Kuechly, Sean Lee and Anthony Walker)…At New Orleans (Nov. 10): Posted his first sack of the season, taking down QB Drew Brees on third-and-two at the Falcons' 11-yard line in the first quarter, forcing a FG attempt…At Carolina (Nov. 17): Totaled 12 tackles (five solo) and recorded his second career INT when he picked off a QB Kyle Allen pass on the Panthers' opening possession in a victory, marking his first INT since Week 12 of his rookie season in 2016 vs. Arizona…Vs. Tampa Bay (Nov. 24): Intercepted a QB Jameis Winston pass late in the first quarter, giving him an INT in back-to-back games for the first time in his career and a career-high two INTs on the season. Became the first Falcons LB with an INT in consecutive games since Michael Boley (Weeks 5-6) in 2007…At San Francisco (Dec. 15): Collected 11 stops (seven solo) and forced a fumble on RB Matt Breida in the third quarter and recovered the loose ball, marking his first career fumble recovery.
2018: Appeared in all 16 games (13 starts) for the second consecutive season and totaled a team-high 94 tackles (63 solo) to go along with four tackles for a loss, 1½ sacks and three QB hits…Had at least five tackles in 12 different contests…Vs. Carolina (Sept. 16): Posted a season-high nine tackles, including a season-best eight solo tackles…At New Orleans (Nov. 22): For the second time in three games, led the team with eight tackles (six solo) while also posting a season-high two tackles for a loss…At Green Bay (Dec. 9): Had his first sack of the season when he took down QB Aaron Rodgers for a 9-yard loss on third-and-7 that forced a missed FG attempt in the second quarter…Vs. Arizona (Dec. 16): Recorded a half-sack of QB Josh Rosen, which gave him at least a partial sack in consecutive games for the first time in his career.
2017: Started all 16 regular-season games and both postseason contests…Finished the regular season with 92 tackles (61 solo), three tackles for a loss, two sacks, six QB hits, four passes defensed and a forced fumble…Had eight tackles (all solo), a sack, two QB hits and two tackles for a loss in the postseason...Vs. Green Bay (Sept. 17): Tailed eight tackles (six solo) and a sack of Rodgers…At New England (Oct. 22): Posted his second sack of the season when he took down QB Tom Brady in the first quarter and added a forced fumble on the play; also had eight tackles (seven solo) and a tackle for a loss in the contest…Vs. Dallas (Nov. 12): Led the team with a season-high 13 tackles (11 solo)…At L.A. Rams (NFC Wild Card, Jan. 6): Totaled two tackles (both solo), a sack, a tackle for a loss and two QB hits in the victory. Sacked Goff for a 7-yard loss at the Atlanta 17 in the fourth quarter that helped limit the Rams to a FG as the Falcons maintained a six-point lead late in the game…**At Philadelphia (NFC Divisional, Jan. 13):Posted six tackles (all solo), including a tackle for a loss.
2016: Started 10 of 11 regular-season games played and also started all three postseason matchups…Had 48 tackles (35 solo), five tackles for a loss, an INT and a career-high seven passes defensed…In three postseason starts, added 11 tackles (eight solo) and a QB hit…Vs. Tampa Bay (Sept. 11): Started at LB in his NFL debut in the season opener and finished with four tackles (all solo); suffered an ankle injury that forced him out of the next four games…Vs. San Diego (Oct. 23): Had his first career game with double-digit tackles as he racked up 10 stops (six solo), including one for a loss…Vs. Arizona (Nov. 27): Recorded four tackles (all solo) and his first career INT, intercepting a QB Carson Palmer pass on the Cardinals' final offensive snap of the game and also had a career-high three passes defensed in the victory…Vs. Seattle (NFC Divisional, Jan. 14): Started in his postseason debut and totaled four tackles (three solo)...2016 Draft: Selected by Atlanta in the fourth round (No. 115 overall).
COLLEGE: Played in 39 games (27 starts) during his three years (2013-15) at Minnesota after spending one year (2012) at Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College…Finished his career at Minnesota with 208 tackles (129 solo), 16 tackles for a loss and 6½ sacks…Earned a degree in business and marketing education…Senior season (2015): Was selected All-Big Ten honorable mention after starting 11 of 13 games played and posting 92 tackles (53 solo), 6½ tackles for loss, a team-high four sacks, an INT and a forced fumble…Junior season (2014): Started all 13 games, finishing with 75 tackles (49 solo), 6½ tackles for loss, 2½ sacks, three fumble recoveries and an INT that he returned for a TD…Sophomore season (2013): Played in 13 games (three starts) after transferring to Minnesota from Hutchinson Community College…Had 41 tackles (27 solo), three tackles for loss, a pass defensed and a forced fumble…Freshman season (2012): In his lone season at Hutchinson C.C., helped lead the team to a 9-3 record and a win in the 2012 Salt City Bowl as he totaled 83 tackles (25 solo), eight tackles for a loss, 3½ sacks, four passes defensed and a fumble recovery…Also returned an INT 34 yards for a TD.
PERSONAL: First name is pronounced duh-VONN-dray…Chose to wear the No. 59 in honor of the year his mother, Cathryn, was born…His lone scholarship offer to play football out of high school was at Hutchinson CC…Was a teammate of Falcons RB Cordarrelle Patterson at Hutchinson...Grew up childhood friends with Cowboys S Jayron Kearse, as the two lived just blocks away from each other in Fort Myers, Fla., played high school football together and both went on to be selected in the 2016 NFL Draft…High school: Attended Cypress Lake High School (Fort Myers, Fla.)…Did not play organized football until his sophomore year…Community involvement: Hosts an annual youth football camp at his prep alma mater in Fort Myers, Fla., every offseason…Was named the Week 16 NFLPA Community MVP in 2022 after he served as Santa Claus for 25 families in need in Green Bay and Minnesota by donating $50,000 in gifts to fulfill their holiday wish lists and hosted a holiday party for the families…It was the fourth year in a row that the De'Vondre Campbell Family Youth Foundation held its Adopt-A-Family program…For Thanksgiving, his foundation teamed up with a local grocery store to distribute 100 turkeys to those in need at Paul's Pantry in Green Bay…In collaboration with Kids In Need Foundation, distributed school supplies at Howe Elementary in Green Bay and took time to speak to the students about the importance of education…Signed autographs to raise money for The Salvation Army.
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