Larry Foote life and biography

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Larry Foote biography

Date of birth : 1980-06-12
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Detroit, Michigan
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-24
Credited as : Football player NFL, linebacker for the Steelers, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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PRO (127-100/12-10): Returns to Pittsburgh after playing one season (2009) for the Detroit Lions…signed a three-year contract with the Steelers on March 15, 2010…a native of Detroit…signed with the Lions May 6, 2009, after spending the previous seven years (2002-08) with the Steelers...had started 94 consecutive games, which was third among active linebackers in the league at the time, and had started every game since the beginning of the 2004 season until being forced out due to foot injury at San Francisco (12/27/2009)…a five-year starter at inside linebacker (2004-08)…ranked among the team leaders in tackles for his final four seasons and led the team in tackles in both the 2005 regular season (123) and postseason (24)…over the span of his eight-year career, has played in 127 games (100 starts) and has amassed 612 tackles (414 solo), 15.5 sacks (107.5 yards), three interceptions (26 yards), 18 passes defended, seven forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries…originally drafted by Pittsburgh in the fourth round (128th overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft.

2009 (14-14/0-0): Was Detroit’s defensive captain…started 14 games but missed the last two due to a foot injury ending his streak of 94 consecutive starts…led the team with 99 tackles (70 solo), along with 2.0 sacks for 11 yards, four passes defended and one forced fumble in only 14 games…9/13 at New Orleans: Had nine tackles (all solo) and a pass defended in the season opener…9/20 vs. Minnesota: Led the defense with 10 tackles (five solo) and a sack…was part of the defense that limited Vikings RB Adrian Peterson to 92 yards rushing…9/27 vs. Washington: Recorded a team best nine tackles (five solo)…10/4 at Chicago: Had six tackles and a pass defended…10/11 vs. Pittsburgh: Made his 85th consecutive start and recorded seven tackles (six solo) against his former team…10/18 at Green Bay: Had five tackles…11/1 vs. St. Louis: Started for the 87th straight time, which was fourth among linebackers in consecutive starts…finished with three tackles and a pass defended…11/8 at Seattle: Recorded seven tackles (six solo)…11/15 at Minnesota: Had three tackles...11/22 vs. Cleveland: Made a season-high 12 tackles (nine solo) and got his second sack of the season…11/26 vs. Green Bay: Had seven tackles…12/6 at Cincinnati: Registered nine tackles (three solo) including one tackle for loss… 12/13 at Baltimore: Had five tackles (four solo) and forced one fumble…12/20 vs. Arizona: Recorded seven tackles…12/27 at San Francisco: Was inactive due to a foot injury…had his 94-game streak of consecutive starts (third among active linebackers at the time) halted…had previously started every game since the beginning of the 2004 season…1/3 vs. Chicago: Was inactive for the second straight game due to a foot injury.

2008 (16-16/3-3): Started all 16 regular-season games and all three post-season games at ILB…had 86 tackles and 1.5 sacks…helped the Steelers win their sixth Super Bowl…it was his second Super Bowl victory with the team in four seasons…9/7 vs. Houston: Played in his 86th consecutive game and made his 65th consecutive start at ILB…finished with six tackles (four solo)…9/14 at Cleveland: Started his 66th consecutive game at ILB…tied with James Farrior for the team lead with nine tackles (six solo)…9/21 at Philadelphia: Made his 70th career start at ILB…finished with four tackles (one solo) and a career-high 1.5 sacks for 8.5 yards in loss…9/29 vs. Baltimore: Made his 68th consecutive start at ILB…finished with eight tackles (six solo) and had one pass defense…10/5 at Jacksonville: Made his 69th consecutive start at ILB…finished with four solo tackles…helped limit the Jaguars to only 38 yards rushing on 19 attempts (2.0 avg.)…10/19 at Cincinnati: Played in his 100th career game and made his 70th consecutive start…finished with five tackles (four solo)…10/26 vs. New York Giants: Made his 71st consecutive start at ILB…finished with five tackles (three solo)…had one QB pressure…11/3 at Washington: Made his 72nd consecutive start at ILB…finished with one assisted tackle…11/9 vs. Indianapolis: Made his 73rd consecutive start at ILB…finished with two tackles (one solo)…11/16 vs. San Diego: Made his 74th consecutive start at ILB…finished with six tackles (four solo)…11/20 vs. Cincinnati: Made his 75th consecutive start at ILB…finished with four tackles (three solo)…11/30 at New England: Made his 76th consecutive start at ILB…finished with six tackles (three solo)…12/7 vs. Dallas: Made his 80th career start at ILB…finished with one solo tackle…12/14 at Baltimore: Made his 78th consecutive start at ILB…finished with a season-high 12 tackles (nine solo)…12/21 at Tennessee: Made his 79th consecutive start and played in his 100th consecutive game at ILB…finished with six tackles (two solo)…had one pass defense and one QB pressure…12/28 vs. Cleveland: Made his 80th consecutive start at ILB…finished with seven tackles (five solo) and had one QB pressure…AFC Divisional Game 1/11 vs. San Diego: Made his eighth consecutive postseason start at ILB…finished with six tackles (four solo)…recorded his second career postseason interception…AFC Championship Game 1/18 vs. Baltimore: Made his ninth consecutive postseason start at ILB…finished with three tackles (one solo) and had one QB pressure…Super Bowl XLIII 2/1 vs. Arizona: Made his 10th consecutive postseason start at ILB…finished with two solo tackles.

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