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Cliff Avril

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Height: 
6-3

Weight:

260

Age

31
Purdue
10 Years Pro

2016 Season

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HOW ACQUIRED: Signed with Seattle as an unrestricted free agent March 13, 2013. Signed a multi-year contract extension December 19, 2014.
 

Gameday Photos

Biography

HOW ACQUIRED:
Signed with Seattle as an unrestricted free agent March 13, 2013. Signed a multi-year contract extension December 19, 2014.

NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Originally drafted by the Detroit Lions in the third round (92nd overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft.

  • Has played in 104 career games (78 starts) and amassed 206 tackles (151 solo), 52.5 sacks,  18 passes defensed, 22 forced fumbles, seven fumble recoveries (1 returned for a touchdown), and one interception (returned for a touchdown).
  • In two seasons with Seattle, helped accumulate a 24-8 record and back-to-back Super Bowl appearances, including a SB48 victory in first season with the team, 2013.
  • 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.
  • Tied for team lead in 2013 postseason with 1.5 sacks and had five QB hits, three passes defensed and two forced fumbles.
  • Set career-high with 11 sacks during 2011 season, and added fumble and interception return touchdowns to season resume. Led the Lions in sacks in 2012 with 9.5. In 2010, registered 8.5 sacks, despite missing three games due to injury. Among all NFL rookies (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.
  • Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 8 (2011), first of career, following his performance against the Denver Broncos that included 2.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble return for touchdown.

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
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
TOTAL29720493730291---1297

Recent Games

defense
wkopresulttotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
17@SFW 25-23-000-0-----0-
16ARIL 31-341010-0-----0-
15LAW 24-34221.5-0-----1-
14@GBL 10-382110-0-----0-
13CARW 40-71010-0-----0-
12@TBL 5-143210-0-----0-
11PHIW 26-152201-0-----1-
10@NEW 31-241010-0-----0-
9BUFW 31-253121.5-0-----0-
8@NOL 20-254311-1-----1-
7@ARIT 6-64312.5-2-----0-
6ATLW 26-244222-0-----1-
4@NYJW 27-174221-0-----1-
3SFW 37-183030-0-----0-
2@LAL 3-91010-0-----0-
1MIAW 12-102201-0-----0-

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2016SEA1639201911.5-3-----
2015SEA164731169-7-----
2014SEA16231585-2-----
2013SEA15201378-4-----
2012DET16352879.5-1-----
2011DET1636297110411444
2010DET133323108.5-5-----
2009DET134127145.5-3-----
2008DET15231855-0-----
TOTAL 1362972049373029114-4

fumbles

yearteamgfumlostffown fropp frown ydsopp ydstdoobsftytb
2016SEA16-----------
2015SEA16-----------
2014SEA16----1-0----
2013SEA15----1-0----
2012DET16-----------
2011DET16----3-11---
2010DET13----1-0----
2009DET13-----------
2008DET15----1-0----
TOTAL 13600-07011000
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defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Arizona Cardinals25322.5-2-----
Atlanta Falcons14222-0-----
Buffalo Bills13121.5-0-----
Carolina Panthers11010-0-----
Green Bay Packers12110-0-----
Los Angeles Rams25231.5-0-----
Miami Dolphins12201-0-----
New England Patriots11010-0-----
New Orleans Saints14311-1-----
New York Jets14221-0-----
Philadelphia Eagles12201-0-----
San Francisco 49ers23030-0-----
Tampa Bay Buccaneers13210-0-----

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division102615117.5-1-----
vs AFC Teams410553.5-0-----
vs NFC Teams122915148-3-----
vs Own Division613584-2-----

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
December48351.5-0-----
January1-000-0-----
November49542.5-0-----
October4161066.5-3-----
September36241-0-----

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
CenturyLink Field8209117-0-----
Gillette Stadium11010-0-----
Lambeau Field12110-0-----
Levi's Stadium1-000-0-----
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum11010-0-----
Mercedes-Benz Superdome14311-1-----
MetLife Stadium14221-0-----
Raymond James Stadium13210-0-----
University of Phoenix Stadium14312.5-2-----

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses511651-1-----
Ties14312.5-2-----
Wins102411138-0-----

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Mondays13121.5-0-----
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)25231.5-0-----
Sundays133117148.5-3-----
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