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Cliff Avril

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Height: 
6-3

Weight:

260

Age

31
Purdue
10 Years Pro

2017 Season

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  • 04/27/08:    Drafted by Detroit (3rd Round, 92nd)
  • 03/05/12:    Designated Detroit franchise player
  • 03/13/13:    Signed with Seattle as UFA
  • 12/19/14:    Signed multi-year extension with Seattle

Gameday Photos

Biography

  • Originally drafted by the Detroit Lions in the third round (92nd overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft.
  • In four seasons with Seattle, helped accumulate a 44-19-1 record with four-straight playoff appearances and back-to-back Super Bowls, including a SB XLVIII victory in first season with the team.
  • Earned first Pro Bowl selection after leading the team and setting a career high with 11.5 sacks.
  • Part of a defense that ranked first in total defense, passing defense, points allowed and turnover differential in 2013. Also part of a team that led the NFL  in points and yards allowed in consecutive seasons (2013-14), just the fourth time that has happened in League history.
  • Set then career-high with 11 sacks during 2011 season, and led the Lions in sacks in 2012 with 9.5. Among all NFL rookies in 2008, finished tied for first with 5.0 sacks and was first with four forced fumbles.
  • Ranks fifth in Lions history with 39.5 sacks.

Honors: 2016: NFC Pro Bowl, Seahawks Man of the Year. 2011: NFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 8.

College: Moved to defensive end in his final two seasons for the Boilermakers and registered 30 of 35.5 tackles behind the line of scrimmage and 12.5 of 13 sacks from the left end position. Played in 40 games at Purdue, starting 35, with 12 starts coming at strong-side linebacker and the other 23 at left defensive end. Was 12th in school history with 13 sacks. Named All-Big Ten Conference by the NFL Draft Report and second-team by the league’s media in 2007 after starting all 13 games at left defensive end, where he led the team and tied for 10th in the conference with 6.5 sacks and returned an interception for a touchdown. Started the first four games at strong-side linebacker in 2006 before shifting to left defensive end for the final 10 games. Played in 10 games as a sophomore in 2005 before a midseason back fracture forced him to sit out for the rest of the year and limited him in drills the following spring. Saw considerable action as a true freshman in 2004 while appearing in 12 games, starting four contests at strong-side linebacker.

Personal: Attended Clay High School (Fla.) where he earned second-team All-State honors as a defensive end as a senior and was rated the 37th best outside linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com. Named to the Florida Times-Union Super 24 team and twice earned All-Conference accolades. As a senior, led the team to an 11-2 record and registered 80 tackles, 9.0 sacks, 11 stops behind the line of scrimmage and four passes defensed. Named to Class 3A All-State team by the Florida Sports Writers Association senior year. Lettered in basketball, track and field and weight lifting. Retail management major.

Stats

Career Stats

gamesdefense
seasonteamggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
2017SEA442201-0-----0-
2016SEA161639201911.5-3-----5-
2015SEA16164731169-7-----2-
2014SEA1616231585-2-----11
2013SEA152201378-4-----51
2012DET1616352879.5-1-----2-
2011DET16163629711041---163
2010DET13133323108.5-5-----11
2009DET13114127145.5-3-----3-
2008DET154231855-0-----41
TOTAL29920693740291---1297

Recent Games

defense
wkopresulttotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
11ATLL 31-34
10@ARIW 22-16
9WASL 14-17
8HOUW 41-38
7@NYGW 24-7
5@LAW 16-100------------
4INDW 46-180------------
3@TENL 27-331100-0-----0-
2SFW 12-90------------
1@GBL 9-171101-0-----0-

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2017SEA42201-0-----
2016SEA1639201911.5-3-----
2015SEA164731169-7-----
2014SEA16231585-2-----
2013SEA15201378-4-----
2012DET16352879.5-1-----
2011DET1636297110411444
2010DET133323108.5-5-----
2009DET134127145.5-3-----
2008DET15231855-0-----
TOTAL 1402992069374029114-4

fumbles

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2017SEA4-----------
2016SEA16-----------
2015SEA16-----------
2014SEA16----1-0----
2013SEA15----1-0----
2012DET16-----------
2011DET16----3-11---
2010DET13----1-0----
2009DET13-----------
2008DET15----1-0----
TOTAL 14000-07011000

preseason

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
108/13/2017@LACW 48-17111010-0-----0-
208/18/2017MINW 13-20111010-0-----0-
308/25/2017KCW 13-26111100-1-----0-
408/31/2017@OAKW 17-13000------------
TOTAL 333120-1-----0-

regular season

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
109/10/2017@GBL 9-17111101-0-----0-
209/17/2017SFW 9-12110------------
309/24/2017@TENL 27-33111100-0-----0-
410/01/2017INDW 18-46110------------
510/08/2017@LAW 16-10000------------
TOTAL 442201-0-----0-

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Green Bay Packers11101-0-----
Indianapolis Colts10----------
Los Angeles Rams00----------
San Francisco 49ers10----------
Tennessee Titans11100-0-----

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division32201-0-----
vs AFC Teams21100-0-----
vs NFC Teams21101-0-----
vs Own Division10----------

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
October10----------
September32201-0-----

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
CenturyLink Field20----------
Lambeau Field11101-0-----
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum00----------
Nissan Stadium11100-0-----

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses22201-0-----
Wins20----------

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Sundays42201-0-----

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Grass22201-0-----
Turf20----------

Defense splits - HOME/AWAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Home Games20----------
Road Games22201-0-----

Defense splits - POINT SITUATIONAL

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Ahead0----------
Ahead by 1-8 Points0----------
Behind1100-0-----
Behind by 1-8 Points1100-0-----
Tied1101-0-----

Defense splits - HALF

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Half1101-0-----
2nd Half1100-0-----
Last Two Minutes of Half1100-0-----

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE POSITION

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Opp 49-20 - by Yard Line1101-0-----
Own 21-50 - by Yard Line1100-0-----

Defense splits - QUARTERS

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Quarter1101-0-----
2nd Quarter0----------
3rd Quarter0----------
4th Quarter1100-0-----
4th Quarter within 71100-0-----

Defense splits - MARGIN

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Margin 0-721100-0-----
Margin 15+10----------
Margin 8-1411101-0-----