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Casey Hampton biography

Date of birth : 1977-09-03
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Galveston, Texas, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-24
Credited as : Football player NFL, nose tackle for the Steelers, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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PRO (129-122/12-11): Signed a three-year contract with the Steelers on February 25, 2010…the Steelers first-round draft pick (19th overall) in 2001, Hampton quickly emerged as a force in the middle of the Steelers’ defensive line…signed a five-year contract extension prior to the 2005 season…has evolved into one of the top defensive linemen in the NFL, earning trips to five Pro Bowls (2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)…was named to the Steelers’ 75th Season All-Time Team during the 2007 season.

2009 (16-16): Started all 16 games at NT…had 42 tackles and 2.5 sacks…and was named to his fourth consecutive Pro Bowl, fifth overall…9/10 vs. Tennessee: Made his 11th consecutive start at NT…finished with five tackles (three solo) and had three QB pressures…9/20 at Chicago: Made his 12th consecutive start at NT…recorded two tackles (one solo) and one QB pressure…9/27 at Cincinnati: Made his 13th consecutive start at NT…had one sack and one QB pressure…10/4 vs. San Diego: Made his 14th consecutive start at NT…recorded one pressure on the QB…10/11 at Detroit: Made his 15th consecutive start at NT…recorded two solo tackles…10/18 vs. Cleveland: Made his 16th consecutive start at NT…recorded two tackles (one solo)…10/25 vs. Minnesota: Made his 17th career start at NT…recorded three tackles (two solo) and one pressure…11/9 at Denver: Made his 18th career start at NT…11/15 vs. Cincinnati: Made his 19th consecutive start at NT…recorded four tackles (three solo) and one pressure…11/22 at Kansas City: Made his 20th consecutive start at NT…recorded three tackles (two solo), two pressures and one sack…11/29 at Baltimore: Made his 21st consecutive start at NT…recorded four tackles (three solo)…12/6 vs. Oakland: Made his 22nd consecutive start at NT…recorded three tackles (one solo)…12/10 at Cleveland: Made his 23rd consecutive start at NT…recorded four solo tackles…12/20 vs. Green Bay: Made his 24th consecutive start at NT…recorded four tackles (three solo), one pressure and a half-sack…12/27 vs. Baltimore: Made his 25th consecutive start at NT…recorded three tackles (two solo)…1/3 at Miami: Made his 26th consecutive start at NT…recorded two solo tackles and one pressure.

2008 (13-13/3-3): Started 13 regular-season games at NT...missed three games from Weeks 4-5 and Week 7 due to a groin injury...finished with 25 tackles (19 solo), one sack and one pass defense...started all thee postseason games...finished with seven postseason tackles (four solo)...9/7 vs. Houston: Started his 12th consecutive game at NT...registered two solo tackles and a QB pressure...9/14 at Cleveland: Started his 13th consecutive game at NT...finished with three tackles (two solo)...9/21 at Philadelphia: Started his 14th consecutive game at NT and had one QB pressure... left the game in the third quarter due to a groin injury and did not return...9/29 vs. Baltimore: Was inactive due to a groin injury...10/5 at Jacksonville: Was inactive due to a groin injury...10/19 at Cincinnati: Was inactive due to a groin injury...10/26 vs. New York Giants: Returned to the lineup after missing three consecutive games with a groin injury...finished with three solo tackles...11/3 at Washington: Made his second consecutive start at NT...finished with two solo tackles...11/9 vs. Indianapolis: Made his third consecutive start at NT...key cog in limiting Colts RB Joseph Addai to 34 yards on 12 attempts (2.8 avg.)...11/16 vs. San Diego: Made his 100th career start at NT...had one assisted tackle and one QB pressure... helped limit the Chargers to 66 rushing yards on 22 attempts (3.0 avg.)...11/20 vs. Cincinnati: Made his fifth consecutive start at NT...finished with one assisted tackle...11/30 at New England: Made his sixth consecutive start at NT...finished with three tackles (two solo) and had his first sack of the season...12/7 vs. Dallas: Made his seventh consecutive start at NT... finished with four tackles (three solo) and one pass defense...12/14 at Baltimore: Made his eighth consecutive start at NT...finished with four solo tackles and had one QB pressure...12/21 at Tennessee: Made his ninth consecutive start at NT...finished with one assisted tackle and two QB pressures...12/28 vs. Cleveland: Made his 10th consecutive start at NT...recorded one solo tackle and had one QB pressure...AFC Divisional Game 1/11 vs. San Diego: Made his sixth consecutive postseason start at NT...finished with two tackles (one solo)...AFC Championship Game 1/18 vs. Baltimore: Made his seventh consecutive postseason start at NT...finished with three tackles (two solo) and had one QB pressure...Super Bowl XLIII 2/1 vs. Arizona: Made his eighth consecutive postseason start at NT...finished with two tackles (one solo).

2007 (15-15/1-1): Started 15 games and the AFC Wild Card Game versus Jacksonville…was inactive against Seattle in Week 5 due to a hamstring injury…named to AFC Pro Bowl for the third consecutive season and fourth time overall…recorded 36 tackles and one sack…had four QB pressures…made three tackles in the playoff loss to Jacksonville…was a key anchor on a defense that led the NFL in total defense (266.4 avg.)...9/9 at Cleveland: Started at NT…had two tackles, while anchoring a defense that allowed 46 rushing yards...9/16 vs. Buffalo: Started his 11th consecutive game at NT and had two tackles (one solo) while logging 25 plays…9/23 vs. San Francisco: Started at NT and logged four tackles (three solo)…anchored a defensive line that limited Frank Gore to only 39 yards...9/30 at Arizona: Started at NT, but was forced out of the game with a hamstring injury after only 11 snaps...10/7 vs. Seattle: Was inactive due to a hamstring injury...10/21 at Denver: Returned to action and started at NT after missing one game due to injury…registered two solo tackles and was part of a defensive unit that allowed the Denver running backs to gain only 54 rushing yards...10/28 at Cincinnati: Started at NT and logged 26 defensive snaps…registered one solo tackle...11/5 vs. Baltimore: Started in the 86th game of his career at NT…registered three tackles (one solo)…part of a defensive unit that allowed the Ravens only 104 total yards, with 64 coming on the ground and 40 yards by air…Baltimore’s offense managed only five first downs all night…11/11 vs. Cleveland: Played in his 93rd career game at NT…logged 32 defensive plays and finished the game with one tackle and one quarterback pressure…part of a defensive unit that allowed only 163 total yards, including 40 rushing and 123 passing yards...11/18 at N.Y. Jets: Made his 88th career start at NT…saw action on 39 defensive snaps and registered three solo tackles...11/26 vs. Miami: Played in his 95th career game at NT and finished with one tackle…part of a defense that gave up only 159 total yards, including 49 rushing, 110 passing and only nine first downs...12/2 vs. Cincinnati: Made his 90th career start and saw action on 68 defensive snaps…tallied one tackle and two quarterback pressures on Bengals’ quarterback Carson Palmer...12/9 at New England: Started at NT for the 91st game of his career…finished the game with two solo tackles and two pressures…12/16 vs. Jacksonville: Made his ninth consecutive start at NT…finished the game with eight tackles (four solo)…12/20 at St. Louis: Made his 10th consecutive start at NT…saw action on 25 defensive plays and finished with two solo tackles, including a sack for a loss of nine yards…12/30 at Baltimore: Played in his 100th career game, while starting at NT…finished with four tackles (three solo)… AFC WILD CARD 1/5/08 vs. Jacksonville: Made his fifth consecutive start in the postseason at NT, while playing in his ninth career playoff game…finished with three tackles (two solo).

2006 (15-15): Finished the season with 33 tackles and one forced fumble…named to his second straight Pro Bowl and third overall…9/7 vs. Miami: Started at NT and registered two solo tackles and one tackle for a loss…logged 20 snaps…helped limit Miami to just 38 yards rushing, the lowest against Pittsburgh since Nov. 7, 2004 vs. Philadelphia (23 yards)…9/18 at Jacksonville: Started at NT and registered two solo tackles…also had one quarterback hurry/pressure while logging 44 snaps. 9/24 vs. Cincinnati: Started at NT and recorded two tackles (one solo)…registered one quarterback hurry/pressure while logging 34 plays…10/8 at San Diego: Recorded four tackles (three solo) while seeing action on 47 plays…10/15 vs. Kansas City: Recorded one solo tackle while logging 26 snaps…helped the defense hold the Chiefs to just 38 rushing yards…10/22 at Atlanta: Logged 22 snaps and recorded one solo tackle and one quarterback hurry/pressure…10/29 at Oakland: Did not play due to a hamstring injury…11/5 vs. Denver: Logged 40 plays and recorded one solo tackle…11/12 vs. New Orleans: Logged 50 plays and collected four assisted tackles and one pass defense…1/19 at Cleveland: Started at NT and collected three tackles (one solo) while logging 36 snaps…forced a fumble that led to a Steelers field goal…recorded one tackle for loss…11/26 at Baltimore: Recorded three tackles (one solo) and one quarterback hurry/pressure while logging 43 snaps…had one tackle for a loss…surpassed 200 tackles for his career (201)…12/3 vs. Tampa Bay: Started at NT and recorded one solo tackle…logged 31 snaps…12/7 vs. Cleveland: Logged 28 plays and recorded one tackle and one quarterback hurry/pressure…12/17 at Carolina: Logged 15 snaps and recorded one tackle…helped limit Carolina to just 43 rushing yards…12/24 vs. Baltimore: Started at NT and posted four tackles (three solo)…12/31 at Cincinnati: Collected three tackles (two solo) and on quarterback hurry/pressure…logged 26 plays.

2005 (16-15/4-4): Named team's co-MVP (along with Hines Ward)…finished the regular season with 43 tackles…helped Pittsburgh to rank first in the AFC in total defense and third in the NFL in rushing yards allowed per game…9/11 vs. Tennessee: Played 27 defensive snaps…registered two tackles…9/18 at Houston: Played 25 defensive snaps and recorded three solo tackles…9/25 vs. New England: Logged 44 snaps…recorded three tackles (two solo)…10/10 at San Diego: Started at nose tackle…played 40 defensive snaps…recorded one tackle and a quarterback hurry/pressure…10/16 vs. Jacksonville: Logged 48 snaps…recorded three tackles (two solo) and two quarterback hurries/pressures…10/23 at Cincinnati: Logged 31 snaps and recorded four tackles (one solo)…10/31 vs. Baltimore: Started at nose tackle…registered 44 snaps and recorded six tackles (two solo) and a tackle for a loss…11/6 at Green Bay: Logged 40 snaps and finished with five tackles (four solo)…also registered a quarterback hurry/pressure…11/13 vs. Cleveland: Started at NT…recorded two solo tackles while playing 30 snaps…11/20 at Baltimore: Logged 57 snaps and recorded three tackles (two solo) and one tackle for a loss…11/28 at Indianapolis: Started at nose tackle…logged 27 plays and recorded five tackles (three solo)…12/4 vs. Cincinnati: Did not start for the first time this season because the team started the game in a nickel formation…logged 42 snaps and recorded one solo tackle…12/11 vs. Chicago: Had one solo tackle in 35 plays…12/18 at Minnesota: Started at NT and registered two assisted tackles in 30 plays...had one quarterback hurry/pressure and helped the defense record a safety…12/24 at Cleveland: Played 25 snaps and recorded one tackle…1/1 vs. Detroit: Started at nose tackle…recorded one tackle while logging 34 plays…AFC Wild Card Game 1/8 at Cincinnati: Started at NT and recorded two solo tackles…helped limit Cincinnati to 84 total yards rushing…AFC Divisional Game 1/15 at Indianapolis: Started at NT but did not record a tackle…helped team hold the Colts to 58 yards rushing…AFC Championship Game 1/22 at Denver: Started at NT…recorded one solo tackle and recovered one fumble…Super Bowl XL 2/5 vs. Seattle: Started at NT and recorded four solo tackles…had his first career postseason sack for a loss of five yards.

2004 (6-6): Was placed on reserved/injured list Oct. 20 after suffering knee injury in Oct. 17 game at Dalllas…9/12 vs. Oakland: Had a solid day…finished with two total tackles (one solo)…also was credited with two quarterback hurries/pressures…played 45 defensive snaps...9/19 at Baltimore: Recorded six total tackles (three solo)…also was credited with one quarterback hurry/pressure…played 55 defensive snaps...9/26 at Miami: Finished with three total tackles (two solo)…also led the team with three quarterback hurries/pressures...played 48 defensive snaps...10/3 vs. Cincinnati: Finished with two solo tackles…played 53 defensive snaps...10/10 vs. Cleveland: Registered two total tackles (one solo)…also was credited with one quarterback hurry/pressure…played 38 defensive plays...10/17 at Dallas: Left the game late in the fourth quarter with a season-ending knee injury…finished with two tackles (one solo)…also was credited with a quarterback hurry/pressure…played 44 defensive snaps.

2003 (16-16): Earned first trip to the Pro Bowl after recording a career-high 44 total tackles (32 solo stops)...also had one sack and two passes defensed...9/14 at Kansas City: Registered his only sack of the season for one yard…logged 50 defensive plays...9/28 vs. Tennessee: Finished with four tackles (three solo), including 2.5 tackles for no gain…logged 33 defensive snaps...10/12 at Denver: Was very disruptive and was perhaps the defensive player of the game…finished with three total tackles (two solo)…also was credited with one quarterback hurry/pressure and a pass defense…played 41 defensive snaps…11/2 at Seattle: Recorded four tackles (three solo)…12/21 vs. San Diego: Registered four tackles (three solo)…12/28 at Baltimore: Registered three solo tackles and a pass defense.

2002 (16-16/2-2): Finished with 41 total tackles, including a career high two sacks…really came on strong during the latter part of the season...10/6 at New Orleans: Had one of his best days of the early season…played 46 defensive snaps…finished with four tackles (two solo), including a tackle for a loss of one yard…also was credited with a quarterback hurry/pressure...10/13 at Cincinnati: Recovered the second fumble of his career—on a sack by Joey Porter—and ran 36 yards to set up a Steelers TD…played 33 defensive snaps…12/15 vs. Carolina: Was credited with one tackle...recorded his first career sack…finished with two total tackles…played 37 defensive snaps...12/23 at Tampa Bay: Had a very active day…finished with three tackles (all solo)…also had his second sack in as many games and forced two fumbles...12/29 vs. Baltimore: finished with one assist...AFC Wild Card Game 1/5 vs. Cleveland: Was instrumental in limiting the Browns to just 38 yards rushing…finished with three total tackles (one solo), one for a loss of a yard...AFC Division Playoff Game 1/11 at Tennessee: Forced a fumble on a hard tackle on Eddie George that led to a Steelers' TD…finished with four total tackles (three solo)…also was credited with a pass defense on a tipped pass.

2001 (16-11/2-2): Started the final 11 games of the regular season plus the two postseason games...finished with 33 total tackles (26 solo stops) and one sack...also had a fumble recovery...9/9 at Jacksonville: Saw extensive playing time even though he did not start in the season-opener…played 27 defensive snaps…was credited with one quarterback hurry/pressure...9/30 at Buffalo: Split time with Kendrick Clancy…logged 23 defensive snaps and recorded two solo tackles…10/29 vs. Tennessee: Made his first start as a pro…played 20 defensive snaps…finished with two solo tackles...11/4 vs. Baltimore: Started for the second straight game…logged 28 defensive plays…finished with four total tackles (three solo)...11/11 at Cleveland: Started his third straight game…recorded his first pro sack in the fourth quarter…played 36 defensive snaps…finished with three solo tackles…also had a quarterback hurry/pressure...11/18 vs. Jacksonville: Played well again in his fourth straight start…played 28 defensive snaps…recorded three solo tackles…also recovered the first fumble of his career on Jacksonville's last drive of the game to seal the Steelers' victory...AFC Divisional Playoff Game 1/20 vs. Baltimore: Had two assists...AFC Championship Game 1/27 vs. New England: Finished with two assists.

COLLEGE: Started 37 consecutive games for the Longhorns...became the first defensive lineman to lead the team in tackles two consecutive seasons (1999-2000)...recorded 329 tackles (177 solo) to rank 11th on the school's all-time list, the most by a down lineman since Steve McMichael totaled 369 (1976-79)...registered 9.5 sacks and 54 stops for losses...also registered 56 quarterback pressures and caused nine fumbles. 2000: Earned All-America first-team honors as a senior from The Football Writers Association, The Sporting News, Walter Camp and The Sports Xchange...was a consensus All-Big 12 Conference first-team selection and Defensive Player of the Year...posted 78 tackles (41 solo) with 3.5 sacks and 18 stops for losses...credited with 22 quarterback pressures. 1999: Was an All-America first-team selection by the Football Writers Association and Associated Press as a junior...received second-team honors from The Sporting News...was an All-Big 12 Conference second-team choice...named the team's Most Consistent Defensive Player for the second year in a row...received the Dr. Nasser Al-Rashid Strength and Conditioning Award...became the first Longhorn lineman since Brian Espinoza (118 in 1986) to lead the team in tackles, registering a career-high 101 tackles (50 solo) with three sacks and 21 stops for losses...was credited with 24 quarterback pressures...caused and recovered a pair of fumbles. 1998: Was an All-Big 12 Conference second-team choice...named the team's Most Consistent Defensive Player...started every game...recorded 60 tackles (29 solo) with two sacks and eight stops for losses...registered six quarterback pressures, five pass deflections and recovered one fumble. 1997: Appeared in three games before being granted a medical redshirt...finished with 13 tackles (6 solo), a forced fumble and a quarterback pressure. 1996: Played in every game as a true freshman, starting six at nose guard...recorded 77 tackles (51 solo), one sack and seven stops for losses...had three quarterback pressures and a forced fumble...majored in history.

PERSONAL:

Was an All-State Class 5A first team selection and two-time District Defensive Player of the Year at Ball High (Galveston, Texas)...had his Ball High jersey (No. 63) retired during the 2009 offseason...recorded 102 tackles with 12 sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery while also blocking three kicks as a senior...blocked three kicks and made 116 tackles as a junior...regularly volunteered at the Austin Children’s Hospital...is the son of Ivory Anderson... married (Kamaica) and has one son, Casey (8)... Full name: Casey Hampton.

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