Rocky McIntosh life and biography

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Rocky McIntosh biography

Date of birth : 1982-11-15
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Roosevelt, New York, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-19
Credited as : Football player NFL, linebacker for the Redskins, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Rocky McIntosh is an American football linebacker for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League.

Rocky McIntosh has emerged as the Redskins’ starting outside linebacker in the last three seasons. He played in all 16 games last year and was the second leading tackler (115 tackles). For his career, he has started 45-of-62 games and logged 346 tackles, five sacks, three interceptions and seven forced fumbles. In 2007, McIntosh was recognized as the Redskins’ nominee for the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. The award recognizes a player for community service activities as well as excellence on the field.

* Appeared in 62 career games with 45 starts.
* Has tallied 346 career tackles (205 solo), five sacks, three interceptions, seven forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
* Has posted 27 career special teams tackles.

2009 Season (WAS)
* Played in 16 regular season games with 15 starts.
* Finished the season second on the team with a career-high 115 tackles.
* Posted a career-high two interceptions and two forced fumbles.
* Posted eight tackles (five solo) and a forced fumble vs. St. Louis (9/20), recording his 150th career solo tackle in the game.
* Recorded seven tackles (two solo) and his first interception of the season (second of his career) at Atlanta (11/8).
* Tied a season-high with 11 tackles (seven solo) vs. NYG (12/21).

2008 Season (WAS):
* Set career highs in games played (16) and games started (15)
* Logged 104 tackles (58 solo), one interception, two sacks and two forced fumbles
* Finished second on the team (London Fletcher, 146) in tackles
* Posted a season-high 12 tackles, one forced fumble and a half-sack of QB Kurt Warner vs. Arizona (9/21)
* Had first career interception vs. Dallas (11/16) on a pass thrown by QB Tony Romo; also collected eight tackles and two passes defended

2007 Season (WAS):
* Set career highs in tackles (105), solo tackles (70), sacks (3), forced fumbles (3) and fumble recoveries (1)
* Recorded first career sack against Miami (9/9) when he took down quarterback Trent Green for a six-yard loss
* Finished second on the team (London Fletcher, 164) with 105 tackles (70 solo)
* Placed on injured reserve with a knee injury (12/19)
* Missed the final two regular-season games (at Minnesota, 12/23 and vs. Dallas, 12/30 and one postseason contest at Seattle, 1/5)

2006 Season (WAS):
* Appeared in 16 regular season games with two starts
* Totaled 23 tackles (17 solo) and 25 special teams tackles
* First professional start came at St. Louis (12/24)
* Recorded double digit tackles in his only two starts of the season at St. Louis (12/24) with 10 tackles (nine solo) and vs. New York Giants (12/30) with 10 tackles (seven solo)


* Earned All-ACC honorable mention as a senior
* Started 11 games as a senior and led the Hurricanes in tackles with 89 (50 solo), also compiled 5.5 sacks for minus 45 yards and 10 tackles for a loss
* Played in 10 games with nine starts - six at strong-side linebacker, three at middle linebacker - as a junior
* Ranked second on the team with a career-high 111 tackles (37 solo), 13 tackles for loss, eight QB pressures, four sacks, one forced fumble and three passes defensed
* Voted honorable mention All-ACC and was selected as the Hurricanes Linebacker of the Year
* Played in 12 games and tallied 23 tackles (16 solo) as a sophomore
* Started six games at strong-side linebacker, including the final four games, as a freshman
* Recorded 43 tackles (24 solo), eight tackles for loss, one forced fumble and two passes defensed
* Redshirted in 2001


* Attended Gaffney High School in Gaffney, SC
* Was one of the top linebackers in the nation earning SuperPrep All-American honors
* Named to the South Carolina Shrine Bowl team
* Has a degree in criminology and is close to finishing degrees in African-American studies and english
* Married to Alessia and the couple has a son, Gavin Elijah McIntosh.

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