Lonie Paxton life and biography

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Lonie Paxton biography

Date of birth : 1978-03-13
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Orange, California
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-14
Credited as : Football player NFL, long snapper for the Broncos, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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• An 11th-year long snapper and three-time Super Bowl champion who enters his second season with the Broncos having played 171 of a possible 177 games (regular season and postseason) during his NFL career with Denver (2009) and New England (2000-08).
• Participated in 118 wins (118-53 / .690), the most of any current Bronco, for his NFL career.
• Handled all of the long snapping duties for the Broncos in 2009 after helping the Patriots to three Super Bowl titles (XXXVI in 2001, XXXVIII in ‘03 and XXXIX in ‘04), four AFC Championship Game wins, six division titles and eight winning seasons.
• Has not missed a game in the last six seasons, handling long snapping duties for 96 consecutive games and 107 overall contests dating back to 2004.
• Owns 18 career special-teams tackles (15 regular season, 3 postseason).
• Snapped for three Pro Bowl seasons by Patriots kickers (Adam Vinatieri in 2002 and ‘04; Stephen Gostkowski in ‘08).
• Started during all four seasons along the offensive line and served as long snapper at Sacramento State University.
• Joined the Broncos as an unrestricted free agent on Feb. 27, 2009.
• Entered the NFL with New England as a college free agent on April 19, 2000.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

Signed by New England as a college free agent 4/19/00; Placed on injured reserve by New England 12/10/03; Signed by Denver as an unrestricted free agent 2/27/09.

Paxton, who was signed by the Broncos on Feb. 27, 2009, is in his 11th NFL season after spending his first nine years in New England… Played all 16 games for the sixth consecutive season in 2009.

2010: Paxton tackled Jaguars PR Mike Thomas on punt coverage in the second quarter of the season opener at Jacksonville (9/12). The longsnapper tackled Seahawks PR/WR Golden Tate on punt coverage in the fourth quarter of the home opener against Seattle (9/19).

2009: Paxton was Denver’s long snapper for all 16 games... Appeared in his 100th consecutive game (regular season and playoffs) at Was. (11/15)... Registered one special-teams stop at Phi. (12/27).

2008: Paxton played all 16 games for the fifth consecutive year with New England, handling long snapping duties for the club... Snapped for kicker Stephen Gostkowski, who earned the first Pro Bowl selection of his career and was named a first-team All-Pro (Associated Press)... Posted one special-teams tackle.

2007: Paxton served as the Patriots’ long snapper for all 16 games, helping the club become the first team in NFL history to post a 16-0 regular-season record... Made two special-teams tackles... Saw time in all three playoff games, including Super Bowl XLII vs. NYG (2/3).

2006: Paxton handled long snapping duties for all 16 regular-season games and all three playoff contests for the Patriots, including the AFC Championship Game at Ind. (1/21)... Tied a career high with three special-teams tackles.

2005: Paxton was New England’s long snapper for all 16 regular-season games and both playoff contests... Posted three special-teams tackles in the regular season and had two stops on coverage in the playoffs... Helped punter Josh Miller rank fourth in the NFL with a 45.1-yard gross punting average.

2004: Paxton served as the Patriots’ long snapper for all 16 regular-season games and all three playoff contests, including their Super Bowl XXXIX win vs. Phi. (2/6)... Helped kicker Adam Vinatieri lead the NFL in field goal percentage (93.9 / 31-of-33) to earn first-team All-Pro honors (Associated Press) as well as a Pro Bowl selection... Made one special-teams tackle in the regular season before adding a stop in the playoffs.

2003: Paxton snapped on every punt, extra point and field goal attempt through the first 13 games of the year for the eventual Super Bowl-champion Patriots before being placed on injured reserve on Dec. 10... Finished the year with one tackle on special teams.

2002: Paxton handled long snapping duties for New England during all 16 games... Had one special-teams tackle... Helped kicker Adam Vinatieri earn the first Pro Bowl selection of his career along with first-team All-Pro honors (Associated Press).

2001: Paxton was New England’s long snapper for all 16 regular-season games and all three postseason contests, including Super Bowl XXXVI vs. Stl. (2/3)... Made one special-teams tackle during the year... Snapped for kicker Adam Vinatieri’s 48-yard game-winning field goal vs. Stl. (2/3) in Super Bowl XXXVI.

2000: Paxton entered the NFL with New England as a college free agent on April 19 and snapped on every punt, extra point and field goal attempt during all 16 games for the Patriots... Had one special-teams tackle.

COLLEGE:

Paxton was a four-year starter along the offensive line at Sacramento State University who also handling long snapping duties... Started at guard as a senior, helping Sacramento State lead the Big Sky Conference and rank 13th in Division I-AA with a 234.2 rushing yards per game average... Was part of an offensive line that blocked for Division I-AA leading rusher Charles Roberts as a junior.

PERSONAL:

Paxton was a team captain at Centennial High School in Corona, Calif., and was an offensive and defensive starter for three seasons... Serves as vice president of Active Force Foundation, which offers disabled individuals the opportunity to pursue an active lifestyle... Held a charity bowling event in Denver through his foundation on the first night of the 2010 NFL Draft... Leonidas E. Paxton was born on March 13, 1978, in Orange, Calif.

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