Dave Tollefson life and biography

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Dave Tollefson biography

Date of birth : 1982-07-10
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Walnut Creek, Californis, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-04
Credited as : Football player NFL, defensive end for the New York Giants, Super Bowl and NFL Draft player

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Originally a 7th round (253rd pick overall) draft choice by the Green Bay Packers in 2006…Waived by the Packers on Sept. 2, 2006…Signed to the Packers' practice squad on Sept. 4, 2006…Signed by the Oakland Raiders on Jan. 23, 2007…Waived by the Raiders on Sept. 1, 2007…Signed to the Raiders' practice squad on Sept. 3, 2007…Signed by the Giants on Oct. 2, 2007.


Tollefson has played well in limited roles on both defense and special teams…Had a least a half-sack in each of his first 4 games in 2008.


Has played in 34 games for the Giants the previous 3 seasons…Recorded 38 tackles (17 solo), 4.5 sacks, 2 passes defensed and 15 special teams tackles.

In 2009, played in 15 games as a reserve lineman and on special teams…Inactive vs. San Diego (11/8)…Finished with 20 tackles (solo), 1 sack, 5 QB hurries, 4 QB hits, 1 pass defensed and 9 special teams tackles…Crashed the wedge on the opening kickoff at Kansas City (10/4), resulting in a fumble that Bryan Kehl recovered and led to a Giants touchdown…Also had 3 tackles in the game…Sacked JaMarcus Russell for a 9-yard loss vs. Oakland (10/11)…Had 3 tackles vs. Arizona (10/25).

In 2008, played in 13 games…Was inactive for 3 regular season games and the NFC Divisional Playoff Game…Finished the season with 15 tackles (7 solo), 3.5 sacks and 1 pass defensed…Tollefson was active for the 1st time vs. Cincinnati (9/21) and picked up his 1st career sack when he dropped Carson Palmer for an 8-yard loss in the 3rd quarter…Sacked Matt Hasselbeck for a 3-yard loss vs. Seattle (10/5)…Teamed with Fred Robbins to sack J.T. O'Sullivan for a 3-yard loss vs. San Francisco (10/19)…Sacked Ben Roethlisberger for a 7-yard loss early in the 3rd quarter at Pittsburgh (10/26).

In 2007, saw his 1st regular season action, playing in 6 games as a reserve defensive end and on special teams…Also played in all 4 postseason games…Finished the regular season with 3 tackles, (2) solo and 1 special teams tackle…Recorded 2 tackles in postseason play.

Was inactive for his first 6 Giants games…Debuted vs. Minnesota (11/25) and had 2 tackles (1 solo) in reserve action at defensive end and 1 special teams tackle.

Played on special teams and at defensive end vs. New England (12/29) and had a 1 QB hit and 1 QB hurry…Had 2 assisted tackles and a QB hurry in the NFC Divisional Playoff at Dallas (1/13).
Allocated to the Frankfurt Galaxy of NFL Europa by the Raiders in 2007…Recorded 4.5 sacks, 25 tackles and 5 passes defensed for Galaxy.


Set school single-season sacks record in 2005 with 12.5 and tied for second all-time in career sacks with 21.0…Also finished with 29.5 tackles for loss, the 8th-highest total in school history…Two-time All-Mid America Intercollegiate Athletics Association pick and garnered conference defensive MVP recognition in 2005…

Finalist for the ‘Gene Upshaw Lineman Award,' given each year to the top offensive or defensive lineman in Division II.
Spent the 1999 and 2000 seasons as an outside linebacker at Los Medanos Community College in Pittsburg, Calif.


Joined teammate Corey Webster to visit Manhattan Academy of Technology in NYC to unveil a brand new fitness room with 6 workout stations through NFL Network's Keep Gym in School program.
Attended the Champions for Children fundraiser gala benefitting the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation.
Attended the Giants annual Jingle Jam holiday party at Giants Stadium for 500 N.J. foster children.
Participated in Rich Seubert's Celebrity Trap Shoot in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, benefitting The Marshfield Clinic for Cardiac Research.
Attended the Giants Kickoff Luncheon benefitting St. Vincent's Medical Center.


Married (Megan). They have a son, Tucker Niles Tollefson (TNT).
Majored in corporate recreation…An avid fisherman, he owns a bass boat along with three friends…Has lent volunteer assistance in the classroom and on field trips to his mother, Debi Crocker, who teaches developmentally disabled students at Concord (Calif.) High School.
Born David Timothy Tollefson in Walnut Creek, Calif., on July 10, 1982.

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