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Cameron Wake biography

Date of birth : 1982-01-30
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Beltsville, Maryland
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-15
Credited as : Football player NFL, linebacker for the Miami Dolphins, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Cameron took an unusual route to the NFL. Following his career at Penn State, he signed with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent. Released by the Giants on June 22, 2005, Cameron entered the corporate world and spent 2006 as a mortgage broker. He resumed his professional football career in Canada with the B.C. Lions. “Everybody has their past,” Cameron said. “I guess mine was a little more unorthodox than most.”

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
Signed as a free agent with the Dolphins on January 19, 2009 ... Signed as a free agent with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League in May, 2007 ... Waived by the New York Giants on June 22, 2005 ... Signed with the Giants as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 6, 2005.

PRO
2010 - For the season ranks tied for fourth on the Dolphins with 32 tackles, has three passes defensed and leads the team with 8.5 sacks for a total of 51 yards in losses ... Has finished second on the team in tackles once this season ... Ranks first in the AFC and second in the NFL in sacks ... Has two multiple sack games this season (two sacks on Nov. 7th at Baltimore and three sacks on Oct. 17th at Green Bay) and the Dolphins are 1-1 in those games ... Has three multiple sack games in his career and the Dolphins are 2-1 in those contest ... Has started all eight games this season ... Finished the preseason with seven tackles, including one sack for nine yards in losses.

2009 - Played in 14 games with one start ... Was inactive for two games ... Finished with 11 tackles (ten solo), 5.5 sacks for a total of 28.5 yards in losses, a forced fumble and a pass defensed ... Added 11 special teams tackles ... Was inactive first two games of the season ... Made NFL debut in reserve role at San Diego (9/27) and made a tackle on his very first career play on the game’s opening kickoff ... Recorded six stops, including 2.5 sacks, vs. Buffalo (10/4) ... They were the first sacks of his NFL career ... Wake’s 2.5 sacks are the third-highest single-game total by a rookie or first year player in Dolphins history, behind only linebacker A.J. Duhe (Nov. 6, 1977 at N.Y. Jets) and defensive end Marco Coleman (Oct. 25, 1992 vs. Indianapolis), who each recorded three sacks in a game ... Had one tackle, a four-yard sack of quarterback Tom Brady, at New England (11/8) ... Registered two tackles including one sack, tackling quarterback Josh Freeman for a nine-yard loss, vs. Tampa Bay (11/15) ... Made one tackle, a three-yard sack of quarterback David Garrard, at Jacksonville (12/13) ... Started the season finale vs. Pittsburgh (1/3/10).

2007-08 - Recorded 39 sacks in two seasons as a member of the Canadian Football League’s B.C. Lions ... Named CFL Defensive Player of the Year in both 2007 and 2008 ... Recorded 65 tackles and league-high 23 sacks while recovering three fumbles in 2008 ... Captured second consecutive Norm Fieldgate Trophy, awarded to the outstanding defensive player in the West Division ... Named 2008 TSN’s Friday Night Gladiator of the Year for his effort, toughness and sacrifice on the weekly CFL national broadcast, becoming the first defensive player to win the award ... Selected as an All-Western Division performer ... Totaled 72 tackles along with a league leading 16 sacks and a blocked field goal during rookie campaign in 2007 ... Became the first player in CFL history to be named Rookie of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season ... Also named an All-Western Division selection.

2005 - Signed with the New York Giants as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 6, 2005, but was waived on June 22.

COLLEGE

Four-year letterwinner at Penn State ... Played mainly as a linebacker for the Nittany Lions, but also played the defensive end position ... Finished his collegiate career with 191 total tackles, two forced fumbles, 8.5 sacks and 24 tackles for losses as well as seven blocked kicks ... Majored in sociology.

PERSONAL

Attended DeMatha High School in Hyattsville, Md. ... Named the Washington Post’s Defensive Player of the Year as a senior in 1999 ... Full name is Derek Cameron Wake, born January 30, 1982 in Beltsville, Md.

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