Tim Dobbins life and biography

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Tim Dobbins biography

Date of birth : 1982-12-10
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Nashville, Tennessee
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-04
Credited as : Football player NFL, linebacker for the Miami Dolphins, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Known primarily as a special team performer during his first four NFL seasons with the Chargers, Tim is searching for more in his first season with the Dolphins. To accomplish his goal, Tim decided it was the ideal time to change a few things about his life. "I started eating different. I stopped going out so much,” Tim said. “This is my fifth year, and whatever I was doing in my first four years isn’t getting it done. If I want something different I have to change some things.”

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Acquired by Dolphins on April 22, 2010 when Miami traded first-round draft choice (12th overall), fourth-round draft choice (110th overall) and sixth round draft choice (173rd overall) to San Diego for their first-round draft choice (28th overall), second-round draft choice (40th overall), fourth-round draft choice (126th overall) and Dobbins ... Originally a fifth-round draft choice (151st overall) by the San Diego Chargers in the 2006 NFL Draft.

PRO

2010 - Started two games and played in a reserve role five times this season ... Made his Dolphin debut in a reserve role on Sept. 12th at Buffalo ... For the preseason finished tied for sixth on the Dolphins with nine tackles.

2009 - Played in 14 games with two starts ... Finished with 55 tackles (39 solo), one sack, an interception and four special teams tackles ... Was awarded game ball after interception and a career-high 14 tackles at Kansas City (10/25) ... Recorded a quarterback pressure that led to a safety in win vs. Kansas City (11/29) ... Was awarded game ball at Dallas (12/13) for hand in second, third and fourth-down stops during key goal line stand.

2008 - Played in all 16 regular season games with a career-high eight starts ... Finished with 78 tackles (42 solo), an interception and 13 special teams tackles ... Notched interception in third quarter at Oakland (9/28) which led to Chargers’ first touchdown of the game, helping erase 15-0 deficit en route to a 28-18 win ... Started first-career game at inside linebacker vs. New England (10/12) ... Paced squad with a season-high 13 tackles and a forced fumble in NFL International Series game against New Orleans in London (10/26) ... Led team with a season-high four special teams tackles vs. Denver (12/28).

2007 - Played in all 16 games ... Finished with 16 tackles (nine solo) and a pass defensed ... Added 12 special teams tackles ... Recorded nine stops at inside linebacker after Matt Wilhelm (calf) left the contest in the first quarter at New England (9/16 ... Had a forced fumble on special teams and team-high three stops in win vs. Detroit (12/16).

2006 - Played in all 16 games as a rookie ... Notched a career-high 18 special teams tackles ... Added four tackles on defense ... Scored first-career touchdown, recovering muffed punt in the end zone vs. Arizona (12/31).

COLLEGE

Two-year letterman at Iowa State (2004-05) ... Named first-team All-Big 12 as a senior after earning honorable mention accolades as a junior ... Was Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of Year in 2004 ... Spent 2002-03 seasons at Copiah-Lincoln Junior College in Mississippi ... Finished junior college career with 210 tackles, 13 sacks and four interceptions ... All-state honorable mention in Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges as a sophomore ... Majored in sociology.

PERSONAL

Attended Glencliff High School in Nashville, Tenn ... Was an All-State linebacker ... Selected to play in the 2002 Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star Game in Knoxville ... Born December 10, 1982 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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