Justin Peelle life and biography

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Justin Peelle biography

Date of birth : 1979-03-15
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Fresno, california
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-11
Credited as : Football player NFL, tight end for the Atlanta Falcons, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Justin Morris Peelle is an American football tight end for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fourth round of the 2002 NFL Draft.

TRANSACTIONS
Originally selected as a fourth-round draft choice (103rd overall) by the San Diego Chargers in 2002. Signed as a free agent by the Miami Dolphins on March 20, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Atlanta on August 31, 2008.

CAREER
Has competed in 124 games (57 starts) in eight NFL seasons and has caught 112 career passes for 888 yards and 11 touchdowns.

2009 (FALCONS)
Saw action in 15 contests (nine starts) and caught 12 passes for 115 yards and two touchdowns. Recorded two receptions for 12 yards with one touchdown at Carolina (11/15). Started at tight end and hauled in a season-high 41 yards on three catches, including a long reception of 23 yards at the New York Giants (11/22). Logged three catches for 38 yards with one touchdown in the season finale at Tampa Bay (1/3).

2008 (FALCONS)
Competed in 16 games with 11 starts and totaled 15 receptions for 159 yards (10.6 avg.) and two touchdowns. Recorded two grabs for 15 yards and his first touchdown in a Falcons uniform at Green Bay (10/5). Posted a season-high 38 receiving yards on three receptions at San Diego (11/30), including a season-long 18-yard touchdown reception. Started at tight end in Atlanta's Wild Card contest at Arizona (1/3/09) and caught three passes for 11 yards and one touchdown.

2007 (DOLPHINS)
Competed in all 16 games starting in 10 and tallied career-high totals of 29 receptions for 228 yards and two touchdowns. Posted at least one reception in 13 of 16 games. Caught one touchdown reception in the season opener at Washington (9/9). Totaled 10 receptions for 84 yards in back-to-back contests against New England (10/21) and New York Giants (10/28).

2006 (DOLPHINS)
Played in 15 games, starting in 10 and finished the season with 16 catches for 116 yards and one touchdown. Caught a season-high three catches for 21 yards and one touchdown on an 11-yard pass versus Minnesota (11/19).

2005 (CHARGERS)
Saw action in all 16 games with four starts and caught 11 passes for 38 yards and one touchdown. Caught three passes for 20 yards and one touchdown pass from RB LaDainian Tomlinson against Oakland (10/31).

2004 (CHARGERS)
Started in four of 16 contests and recorded 10 receptions for 84 yards and two touchdowns. Caught a 10-yard touchdown from Drew Brees in a Chargers victory over Tennessee (10/3) and notched his second score of the year on a 17-yard strike against Oakland (10/31).

2003 (CHARGERS)
Appeared in 15 games starting in nine and caught 16 passes for 133 yards and one touchdown. Caught lone touchdown grab on a seven-yard strike from Drew Brees at Oakland (9/28).

2002 (CHARGERS)
Saw action in 15 games during his rookie campaign while catching three passes for 15 yards.

College
Started 28 of 42 games at Oregon totaling 63 receptions for 944 yards and 14 touchdowns. Was a first-team All-Pac 10 selection as a senior when he caught 34 passes for 491 yards and nine touchdowns.

Personal
Attended Dublin High School (CA) and earned first-team Tri-County Athletic League offensive and defensive honors. Peelle and his wife, Sara, have one son, Morris David, and one daughter, Ada Jean.

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