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Coy Wire biography

Date of birth : 1978-11-07
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-15
Credited as : Football player NFL, outside lineman for the Atlanta Falcons, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Coy Michael Wire is an American football outside lineman for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League.
Selected as a third round (97th overall) pick by the Buffalo Bills in the 2002 NFL Draft.
Signed by the Falcons as a free agent on July 25, 2008.

Has compiled 202 tackles, five sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and six passes defensed in his first eight NFL seasons between the Buffalo Bills and Falcons. Was voted one of the Bills captains in 2005 and '06 and a Falcons captain in 2008.

2009 (FALCONS)
Competed in all 16 games with one start and contributed with 14 tackles, one fumble recovery and nine special teams tackles. Posted one tackle and one fumble recovery against Chicago (10/18). Posted two tackles at the New York Jets (12/20). Totaled a season high three tackles in the season finale at Tampa Bay (1/3).

2008 (FALCONS)
Competed in all 16 games, starting in four and contributed with 24 tackles (17 solo), one pass defensed and 15 special teams stops. Started at outside linebacker vs. Kansas City (9/21) and posted five tackles in addition to recording three tackles on special teams. Made his second start of the season at outside linebacker and registered a season-high nine tackles (eight solo), one pass defensed and three special teams stops vs. Tampa Bay (12/14). Started his second consecutive game at linebacker and totaled eight tackles (five solo) and one special teams stop at Minnesota (12/21). Started at linebacker and totaled eight tackles (five solo) in Atlanta's Wild Card Playoff game at Arizona (1/3/09).

2007 (BILLS)
Named the Bills special teams captain prior to the start of the season. Competed in seven games with one start and finished the season with four tackles.

2006 (BILLS)
Saw action in all 16 games and contributed with 16 tackles and 19 special teams stops.

2005 (BILLS)
Played in 13 games and recorded six tackles and one forced fumble.

2004 (BILLS)
Competed in 12 games, starting in three and totaled 31 tackles (12 solo) and one sack.

2003 (BILLS)
In 16 games, finished the year with 15 tackles (10 solo), one sack and two passes defensed.

2002 (BILLS)
Pieced together a stellar rookie season after starting in 15 of 16 games and finished fourth on the team in tackles with 92 (67 solo). Recorded his first career NFL sack when he dropped Brian Griese down for an eight-yard loss at Denver (9/22). Was second on the team with a career-high 12 tackles (9 solo) in a loss to New England (11/3).


Competed at running back, linebacker and safety in his collegiate career at Stanford University. Was the only player in Stanford history to lead the team in rushing in 1998 and then in tackles in 2000 and '01. Finished his career with 177 tackles (111 solo) and 11 sacks for 70 yards. Was a first-team All-Pac 10 Conference choice in 2001.


Attended Cedar Cliff High School and was an All-America selection after rushing for 2,087 yards and 29 touchdowns on 334 carries. Was voted Conference Offensive Player of the Year as well as Central Pennsylvania Player of the Year Was a two-time All-America selection as a wrestler. In 2008, was hired as the keynote speaker by the U.S. Department of Education for the National Conference in Houston, Texas.

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