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Dan Connor biography

Date of birth : 1985-11-02
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Wallingford, Pennsylvania
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-02
Credited as : Football player NFL, linebacker for the Panthers, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Daniel Connor is an American football linebacker for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Panthers in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Penn State.) is an American football linebacker for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Panthers in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Penn State.

TRANSACTIONS
Placed on injured reserve by Carolina with an injured left knee (9/23/08)...Selected by Carolina in the third round (74th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft (4/27/08).

2009
Played in all 16 games, seeing action as a reserve linebacker...Posted 19 tackles, one quarterback hurry and one fumble recovery...Led the team with 14 special teams tackles...Contributed to defense that finished fourth in the NFL in pass defense, eighth in total defense and ninth in scoring defense and recorded 18 takeaways in the final six games...At New England (12/13): Saw most extensive action of the season after Na'il Diggs was injured...Gathered a career-high 10 tackles and recovered a fumble forced.

2008
Played in three games, appearing primarily on special teams, before suffering a season-ending left knee injury at Minnesota (9/21)...Posted four special teams tackles...Placed on injured reserve by Carolina (9/23).

COLLEGE

Played in 45 games with 37 starts at Penn State...Set a school record with 419 career tackles...Collected at least 10 tackles in 20 games... Posted 14 sacks, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, four interceptions, 16 passes defensed and one safety...2007 (Sr.): Won the Bednarik Award, given to the nation's top defensive player... Finalist for the Butkus Award, presented to the nation's top linebacker...Semi-finalist for the Walter Camp Player of the Year and Rotary Lombardi Award...First-team All-American...First-team All-Big 10 choice...Started all 13 games at middle linebacker for the Nittany Lions...Amassed a career-high and team-leading 145 tackles, the second-highest single-season total in school history...Registered 6.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries, one interception and six passes defensed...Gathered a single-game best 18 tackles versus Ohio State and at Temple...2006 (Jr.): Second-team All-American...Second-team All-Big 10 Conference selection...Finalist for the Bednarik Award, won by teammate Paul Posluszny...Started all 13 games at outside linebacker...Finished second on the team with 113 tackles... Produced five sacks, three forced fumbles, two interceptions and two passes defensed...Recorded a safety on a sack versus Illinois... 2005 (So.): Played in nine games with seven starts...Compiled 76 tackles, 1.5 sacks, one fumble recovery and eight passes defensed... Returned a fumble 18 yards for a touchdown at Illinois...2004 (Fr.): Freshman All-America selection by The Sporting News...Played in 10 games with four starts...Ranked second on the team with 85 tackles...Notched one sack and one interception.

PERSONAL

Attended Strath Haven HS in Wallingford, Pa....Majored in crime, law and justice at Penn State.

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