Players

Cliff Avril
DE #56
Height:
6-3
Weight:
260
Age:
28
College:
Purdue
Experience:
7

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
21
SCK
4.5
FF
1
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 209 153 56 52.0 0 19 1 4 -- 4 1 22 7
2014 SEA 15 15 21 15 6 4.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2013 SEA 15 2 20 13 7 8.0 -- 4 -- -- -- -- -- 5 1
2012 DET 16 16 35 28 7 9.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 2 --
2011 DET 16 16 36 29 7 11.0 0 4 1 4 4 4 1 6 3
2010 DET 13 13 33 23 10 8.5 -- 5 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2009 DET 13 11 41 27 14 5.5 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 3 --
2008 DET 15 4 23 18 5 5.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 4 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 GB W 36-16 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @SD L 21-30 -- 0 0 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 DEN W 26-20 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @WAS W 27-17 1 0 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 DAL L 23-30 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @STL L 26-28 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 @CAR W 13-9 4 2 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
9 OAK W 30-24 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
10 NYG W 38-17 -- 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 @KC L 20-24 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 ARI W 19-3 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 @SF W 19-3 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 @PHI W 24-14 1 0 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 SF W 17-7 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 @ARI W 35-6 1 1 0 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

HOW ACQUIRED:
Signed with Seattle as an unrestricted free agent March 13, 2013.

NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• Originally drafted by the Detroit Lions in the third round (92nd overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft.
• Has played in 88 career games (62 starts) and amassed 181 tackles (133 solo), 47.5 sacks, 16 passes defensed, 21 forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries (1 returned for a touch- down), and one interception (returned for a touchdown).
• Helped Seattle to 13-3 record and a Super Bowl 48 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.
• 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, regis- tered 8.5 sacks, despite missing three games due to injury. Among all NFL rookies (2008), fin- ished 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 per- formance 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 regis- tered 30 of 35.5 tackles behind the line of scrim- mage 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 line- backer and the other 23 at left defensive end. Was 12th in school history with 13 sacks. Named All-BigTen Conference by the NFL Draft Report and second-team by the league’s media in 2007 after starting all 13 games at left defen- sive 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 line- backer 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 fresh- man in 2004 while appearing in 12 games, start- ing four contests at strong-side linebacker.

PERSONAL:
Attended Clay High School (Fla.) where he earned second-team All-State hon- ors 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 tack- les, 9.0 sacks, 11 stops behind the line of scrim- mage 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.

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HOW ACQUIRED:
Signed with Seattle as an unrestricted free agent March 13, 2013.

NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• Originally drafted by the Detroit Lions in the third round (92nd overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft.
• Has played in 88 career games (62 starts) and amassed 181 tackles (133 solo), 47.5 sacks, 16 passes defensed, 21 forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries (1 returned for a touch- down), and one interception (returned for a touchdown).
• Helped Seattle to 13-3 record and a Super Bowl 48 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.
• 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, regis- tered 8.5 sacks, despite missing three games due to injury. Among all NFL rookies (2008), fin- ished 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 per- formance 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 regis- tered 30 of 35.5 tackles behind the line of scrim- mage 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 line- backer and the other 23 at left defensive end. Was 12th in school history with 13 sacks. Named All-BigTen Conference by the NFL Draft Report and second-team by the league’s media in 2007 after starting all 13 games at left defen- sive 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 line- backer 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 fresh- man in 2004 while appearing in 12 games, start- ing four contests at strong-side linebacker.

PERSONAL:
Attended Clay High School (Fla.) where he earned second-team All-State hon- ors 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 tack- les, 9.0 sacks, 11 stops behind the line of scrim- mage 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.