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Jonathan Babineaux biography

Date of birth : 1981-10-12
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Port Arthur, Texas
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-26
Credited as : Football player NFL, defensive tackle for the Atlanta Falcons, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Jonathan Babineaux is an NFL defensive tackle for the Atlanta Falcons. He was drafted with the 59th overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons.

CAREER
In five seasons in a Falcons uniform, has compiled 223 tackles (162 solo), 14.0 sacks, one interception, five forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries and 10 passes defensed. Led the team with six sacks in 2009 while adding a career-high 58 tackles. In 2008, ranked fourth in the NFL in tackles for loss with 9.5 according to STATS, Inc. Has amassed 31.5 tackles for loss over the past four seasons. Selected to the 2008 USA Today All-Joe team. Ranked second among NFL defensive tackles in tackles for loss (8.5) in 2009 while ranking third in the category in 2006.

2009 (FALCONS)
Started all 16 games at defensive tackle and led the team with six sacks while contributing with a career-high 58 tackles. Also added two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two passes defensed. Tallied one tackle, two fumble recoveries and one tackle for loss in the season opener against Miami (9/13). Collected two tackles, a half of a sack, one tackle for loss, one pass defensed and one forced fumble against Chicago (10/18). Notched a season-high 11 tackles, a career-game-high 2.5 sacks and three tackles for loss versus Washington (11/8). Recorded six tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and one pass defensed against Tampa Bay (11/29). Logged four tackles, one sack and three tackles for loss against Buffalo (12/27).

2008 (FALCONS)
Started 15 of 16 contests and tallied 38 tackles (30 solo), 3.5 sacks for a loss of 26.5 yards, one forced fumble and two passes defensed. Registered a season-high five tackles vs. Chicago (10/12). Notched one tackle and one fumble recovery at Oakland (11/2) for a defense that allowed a franchise-low three first downs in the contest. Posted two tackles, 1.5 sacks (10.5 yards) and one pass defensed at San Diego (11/30). The sacks marked his second-career multiple-sack game. Started in Atlanta’s Wild Card meeting at Arizona (1/3/09) and tallied three tackles (two solo).

2007 (FALCONS)
Totaled 53 tackles (37 solo) while adding a season-high three sacks and two forced fumbles. Also recorded one fumble recovery and notched two passes defensed. Started at defensive tackle and collared a career-high two sacks at Jacksonville (9/16) in addition to posting two tackles and one forced fumble. Collared seven tackles at Tampa Bay (12/16) for a defensive unit that allowed a season-low 109 passing yards. Led all defensive linemen with a career-high eight tackles and one pass defensed at Arizona (12/23) for a defensive unit that allowed only 76 rushing yards. Posted five tackles, one sack (eight yards), one forced fumble and one fumble recovery vs. Seattle (12/30) for a defense that produced three turnovers in the 44–41 victory.

2006 (FALCONS)
Saw action in 16 games with one start and tallied 38 tackles to go along with one sack, one interception, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and three passes defensed. Started at defensive tackle for an injured Rod Coleman (toe) vs. Pittsburgh (10/22) and posted five tackles, one sack, one fumble recovery and his first-career forced fumble. Tallied two tackles and his first career interception (six yards) at Detroit (11/5).

2005 (FALCONS)
Played in all 16 games, including six starts (Weeks 9-14) at right defensive end and recorded 36 tackles, one fumble recovery, one half-sack and one pass defensed. Posted one tackle and one fumble recovery in his first career game vs. Philadelphia (9/12). Recorded two tackles and a half of a sack in his second career start vs. Green Bay (11/13).

COLLEGE
Four-year letterman at Iowa, starting 31 of 42 games and recording 131 tackles, 19 sacks, five forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and one interception. Earned All-America and first-team All-Big 10 honors as the team’s Most Valuable Player on defense after leading the Conference with 11 sacks as a senior. Also named the recipient of the Big 10 Conference Sportsmanship Award.

PERSONAL
Lettered in football, baseball and basketball at Lincoln (Port Arthur, TX) High School. First-team All-Conference linebacker and team captain as a senior, while also competing at defensive end, fullback and punter. Also a member of the number one ranked basketball team in the state of Texas. Jonathan’s brother, Jordan, is a defensive back for the Seattle Seahawks. He is the youngest of five children. Born Jonathan Babineaux on October 12, 1981 in Port Arthur, Texas.

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