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Philip Wheeler biography

Date of birth : 1984-12-12
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Columbus, Georgia
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-28
Credited as : Football player NFL, linebacker for the Colts, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Philip Wheeler is an American football linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League

2010: Appeared in 14 games, starting six at SLB…had seven tackles at Houston 9/12…had five tackles in start vs. NY Giants 9/19…also had one special teams tackle…had six tackles at Denver 9/26…had four tackles each in start at Jacksonville 10/3 and vs. Kansas City 10/10…had two tackles at Washington 10/17…had two special teams tackles vs. Houston 11/1…had one pass defensed at Philadelphia 11/7…had three tackles in start vs. Cincinnati 11/14…had five tackles in start at New England 11/21…had eight tackles vs. San Diego 11/28…also had one special teams tackle….had two tackles and two special teams tackles at Tennessee 12/9…had two special teams tackles vs. Jacksonville 12/19.

2009: Appeared in 16 games, starting final seven at SLB…had 52 tackles, 34 solo, one sack, one FF and one QB pressure…also had 12 special teams tackles…had two tackles, one sack and two special teams stops vs. San Francisco 11/1…was first career sack…had seven tackles and one FF vs. New England 11/15…had four tackles in first career start at Baltimore 11/22…had seven tackles at Houston 11/29 and at Buffalo 1/3…had team-high 10 tackles at Jacksonville 12/17. POST-SEASON: Started three games at SLB…had six tackles and one QB pressure…had one tackle vs. Baltimore 1/16 in Divisional Playoffs and five tackles vs. NYJ 1/24 in AFC Championship Game.

2008: Appeared in 16 games as reserve LB and special teamer…had three defensive stops, two solo, and 14 special teams tackles, 11 solo...had one defensive stop at Tennessee 10/27, vs. Cincinnati 12/7 and vs. Tennessee 12/28…had season-high three solo special teams tackles at Pittsburgh 11/9…had two special teams tackles at Minnesota 9/14, at Tennessee and vs. Detroit 12/14. POST-SEASON: Saw action on special teams in Wild Card Playoffs at San Diego 1/3 and had one tackle.

COLLEGE

Four-year letterman and three-year starter who opened 38 of 51 career games…had 248 tackles, 138 solo, 35.0 tackles for losses, 19.0 sacks, 14 passes defensed, three FF, five FR and four interceptions…19.0 sacks rank 7th on school’s all-time list…began career at DE before moving to OLB and MLB…spent 2004 season as redshirt to adjust to LB position…started 13 games at MLB as senior…was All-ACC Second-Team choice…led team with 89 tackles, 46 solo…also totaled six sacks, nine stops for losses, one FF, two FR and five passes defensed…had two sacks and one FR vs. Notre Dame…had six stops, 2.5 sacks and one pass defensed against Clemson…had 11 tackles vs. Fresno State in Humanitarian Bowl…started 14 games in first season at MLB as junior…was Second-Team All-America selection by Rivals.com and Second-Team All-ACC choice by league’s coaches…ranked 2nd on team with 89 tackles, 52 solo…had nine sacks, ranking 10th on school’s all-time single-season list, and ranked 6th in conference with 14.5 stops for losses…also added one FF, two FR and five passes defensed…was named ACC Defensive Player-of-the-Week vs. Virginia Tech and Miami…had two sacks, one FF and 2.5 stops for losses vs. Virginia Tech…had six tackles and career-best three sacks against Miami…had 10 tackles, two for losses, and one sack vs. West Virginia in Gator Bowl…moved from DE to WLB as sophomore and had 64 tackles, 36 solo, 11.5 stops for losses, four sacks, one FF, one FR, four passes defensed and 4-18 interceptions…had eight tackles, three for losses, and two sacks against Miami…had season-high 11 tackles, 10 solo, vs. Virginia…had five tackles and one sack vs. Utah in Emerald Bowl…was redshirted in 2004…appeared in 12 games as reserve DE and LB and special teamer as freshman…had six tackles, four solo…majored in management.

PERSONAL

Full name is Philip Gregory Wheeler…born in Columbus, Ga.…attended Shaw High School…was 4-A First-Team all-state choice…team captain had 106 tackles, 34 for losses, and five FF as senior…helped team to state title as sophomore…single...resides in Columbus, Ga.


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