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Gerard Warren biography

Date of birth : 1978-07-25
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Lake City, Florida
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-08
Credited as : Football player NFL, Defensive lineman for the New England Patriots, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Gerard Warren is an American football defensive lineman for the New England Patriots of the National Football League.

Gerard Warren was signed by the Patriots on April 24, 2010 ... Originally selected by the Cleveland Browns in the first round (third overall) of the 2001 draft out of Florida ... Traded by Cleveland to the Denver Broncos (3/2/05) ... Traded by Denver to the Oakland Raiders (8/20/07) ... Released by Oakland (3/11/10).

Career Highlights

* Has started 127 games and accumulated 415 total tackles and 32 sacks for Cleveland (2001-04), Denver (2005-06) and Oakland (2007-09).
* Started all 16 games over the last two seasons for the Raiders, registering 74 total tackles and six sacks.
* Started 15 games or more in seven of his nine NFL seasons.

2010 (9/5)
* Combined with Tully Banta-Cain to sack Ben Roethlisberger for a three-yard loss late in the fourth quarter against the Steelers. Also recorded three tackles (11/14).
* Recorded five tackles against the Browns in a backup role (11/7).
* Made one tackle in a reserve role against the Vikings (10/31).
* Started his fifth game of the season, registering one tackle against San Diego (10/24).
* Combined with Vince Wilfork to stop Joe Flacco for no gain on a quarterback sneak on third-and-1 in the fourth quarter, forcing a punt on the next play and setting up Stephen Gostkowski's game-tying field goal with 1:51 remaining. Also made three tackles in a start against the Ravens (10/17).
* Recorded four tackles in a start at defensive end against the Dolphins (10/4)
* Started at defensive end, making two tackles against Buffalo (9/26.)
* Recorded his second career two-sack game, with two sacks for 16 yards in his first start as a Patriot (9/19).
* Saw time in a reserve role against the Bengals in the season opener (9/12).

2009 (16/16 - Oakland)
* Started all 16 games for the second straight season and finished with 35 total tackles, two sacks and one pass defensed.
* Started at defensive tackle for the Raiders.

2008 (16/16 - Oakland)
* Started all 16 games at defensive tackle and finished the season with 39 total tackles, four sacks, one pass defensed and one forced fumble.

2007 (12/5 - Oakland)
* Began training camp in Denver, but was traded to Oakland on August 20.
* Played in 12 games with five starts and finished the season with 22 tackles, four sacks, one pass defensed and one forced fumble.
* Registered a safety at Denver (9/16) with a sack in the end zone in the fourth quarter.

2006 (15/15 - Denver)
* Started 15 games in the regular season.
* Finished with 30 total tackles, 2.5 sacks and three passes defensed.
* Missed one contest vs. Indianapolis (10/29) due to an injury.

2005 (16/16, 2/2) - Denver)
* Started all 16 games in his first season with Denver after joining the team in an offseason trade.
* Finished the season with 42 total tackles, three sacks, three passes defensed and one forced fumble.
* Saw brief action as a lead blocker in goal-line situations during the year.
* Integral part of a defensive line that helped Denver finish with the second-ranked run defense (85.2 yards per game).
* Started in both playoff games with a start against New England in the divisional round (1/14) and the AFC Championship game against Pittsburgh (1/22).

2004 (13/13 - Cleveland)
* Played in 13 games, starting all of them at defensive tackle for the Browns.
* Finished the season with 38 tackles, four sacks and three forced fumbles.
* Missed three games due to injury.

2003 (16/15 - Cleveland)
* Started 15 of the games in which he played.
* Finished the season with 70 total tackles, a career-high 5.5 sacks, three passes defensed and two fumble recoveries.
* Recorded the first multiple sack game of his career with two at Denver (12/14). Also had a season-high 10 tackles against the Broncos.

2002 (16/16, 1/1 - Cleveland)
* Started all 16 games and finished the season with 56 total tackles, two sacks and three passes defensed, while forcing and recovering two fumbles.
* Forced two fumbles and blocked a 22-yard field goal attempt vs. Carolina (12/1).
* Started and played in his first career postseason game at Pittsburgh (1/5) in an AFC Wild Card game.

2001 (15/15 - Cleveland)
* Started in all 15 games that he played as a rookie and recorded 83 total tackles, five sacks and four passes defensed.
* His five sacks ranked third on the team and fourth in the AFC among rookies.
* Registered the first sack of his career in his NFL debut in the season-opener vs. Seattle (9/9) when he took down Matt Hasselbeck for a 10-yard loss.
* Broke up two passes at the line of scrimmage at Chicago (11/4) that resulted in interceptions.

College

* Was one of the top interior linemen in the country at Florida, where he posted 159 career tackles (91 solo), 9.5 sacks and 30 tackles for a loss in 35 games with 22 starts.
* A first-team All-Southeastern Conference selection as a junior, he was rated the best defensive tackle in college football and an All-America Dream Team selected by The NFL Draft Report in 2000.
* Also earned second-team All-SEC honors (AP) in his final year at Florida.
* Was instrumental in the Gators' SEC Championship victory in 2000 as the team's recipient of the Most Inspirational Player Award.
* Started the first seven games of his junior season at left defensive tackle before switching to the right side.
* Posted 76 total tackles along with 4.5 sacks during his last season in Florida.

Extra

* While at the University of Florida, became the godfather to fellow Gator and current Buffalo LB Andra Davis' daughter, Alisha.
* As a junior at Florida, named All-America Dream Team selection and rated the best defensive tackle in college football by The NFL Draft Report.

Personal

* Born July 25, 1978 in Lake City, Fla.
* Was named to PrepStar's All-America Dream Team and was ranked among the nation's Top-10 defensive linemen at Union County High School in Lake Butler, Fla.
* Posted 36 career sacks during his high school career and helped his school to three state titles and an overall record of 49-4.
* An honor student all four years of high school.
* Majored in recreation program delivery at Florida.

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