Players

T.J. Duckett
RB #44
Height:
6-0
Weight:
254
College:
Michigan State
Hometown:
Kalamazoo, Mich.
Experience:
8
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 93 717 7.7 2,814 3.9 30.3 44 55 172 24 17 3 9
2008 SEA 16 62 3.9 172 2.8 10.8 8 29 26 41.9 1 0 0
2007 DET 12 65 5.4 335 5.2 27.9 3 53 16 24.6 3 1 1
2006 WAS 10 38 3.8 132 3.5 13.2 2 19 9 23.7 0 0 1
2005 ATL 14 121 8.6 380 3.1 27.1 8 25 24 19.8 1 0 2
2004 ATL 13 104 8 509 4.9 39.2 8 35 30 28.8 6 0 2
2003 ATL 16 197 12.3 779 4 48.7 11 55 39 19.8 5 2 3
2002 ATL 12 130 10.8 507 3.9 42.3 4 33 28 21.5 1 0 0
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 93 35 303 8.7 3.3 22 0 3 0 14 0
2008 SEA 16 0 0 -- -- -- 0 0 0 0 0
2007 DET 12 4 54 13.5 4.5 22 0 1 0 4 0
2006 WAS 10 2 16 8 1.6 19 0 0 0 1 0
2005 ATL 14 6 63 10.5 4.5 19 0 0 0 3 0
2004 ATL 13 3 15 5 1.2 11 0 0 0 1 0
2003 ATL 16 11 94 8.5 5.9 21 0 1 0 2 0
2002 ATL 12 9 61 6.8 5.1 20 0 1 0 3 0
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 93 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2008 SEA 16 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 DET 12 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2006 WAS 10 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 ATL 14 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 ATL 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2003 ATL 16 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2002 ATL 12 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 93 9 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 SEA 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2007 DET 12 1 0 0 1 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2006 WAS 10 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2005 ATL 14 2 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2004 ATL 13 2 2 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2003 ATL 16 3 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2002 ATL 12 -- -- -- 1 -- 0 -- 0 -- -- --
Passing
YearTeamGAttCompPctAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDTD%IntInt%Lng20+40+SckSckYRate
TOTAL 93 1 0 -- 0 0 -- -- 0 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0 0 39.6
2008 SEA 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 DET 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 WAS 10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 ATL 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 ATL 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2003 ATL 16 1 0 -- 0.1 0 -- -- 0 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0 0 39.6
2002 ATL 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 93 4 61 15.3 21 0 1 0 0 0
2008 SEA 16 1 21 21 21 0 1 0 0 0
2007 DET 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 WAS 10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 ATL 14 2 36 18 18 0 0 0 0 0
2004 ATL 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2003 ATL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2002 ATL 12 1 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0

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Biography

Pro Career


Signed as a free agent with Seatlle on March 5, 2008. In his only season with Detroit, averaged a career-high 5.2 yards per attempt. Arrived in Detroit in 2007 for his sixth NFL season after spending 2006 with Washington who acquired him through a trade with Atlanta. The Falcons originally drafted Duckett in the first round (18th overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft. In four seasons with Atlanta (2002-05), scored 33 rushing touchdowns. Established career highs in 2003 with 779 rushing yards and a team-leading 11 touchdowns on 197 attempts (4.0 avg.) while playing in all 16 games (11 starts). In lone season with the Redskins, played in 10 games and had 132 rushing yards and two touchdowns while rushing for a career-low 38 attempts. 

Pro Career


Signed as a free agent with Seatlle on March 5, 2008. In his only season with Detroit, averaged a career-high 5.2 yards per attempt. Arrived in Detroit in 2007 for his sixth NFL season after spending 2006 with Washington who acquired him through a trade with Atlanta. The Falcons originally drafted Duckett in the first round (18th overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft. In four seasons with Atlanta (2002-05), scored 33 rushing touchdowns. Established career highs in 2003 with 779 rushing yards and a team-leading 11 touchdowns on 197 attempts (4.0 avg.) while playing in all 16 games (11 starts). In lone season with the Redskins, played in 10 games and had 132 rushing yards and two touchdowns while rushing for a career-low 38 attempts. 


2007: Had 65 attempts for 335 yards (5.2 avg.) and 3 rushing touchdowns. Left the season opener at Oakland (9/9) early due to an ankle injury and was inactive Games 2-5 with that injury. Returned to action decisively against Tampa Bay (10/21), taking four consecutive carries for 30 yards (7.5 avg.) while spelling RB Kevin Jones. Had a career day against Kansas City (12/23), rushing 15 times for a career-high 102 yards (6.8 avg.) and a touchdown. Included in that total is a 53-yard rush, the longest by a Lions' running back in 2007 and the second longest of his career. Made only start of the season at Green Bay (12/30).



2006:  Played sparingly in 10 games and recorded a career-low 38 rushes for 132 yards, two touchdowns and two receptions for 16 yards.


2005:  Played in 14 games and recorded 380 rushing yards on 121 carries with a team-high eight touchdowns as he helped the team lead the NFL in rushing for the second consecutive season (159.1 yards per game). Also tallied six receptions for 63 yards and two kickoff returns for 36 yards. Recorded a rushing touchdown in fourth consecutive game vs. Minnesota (10/2) and contributed 40 rushing yards to the second-highest single-game rushing total in Falcons history of 285 yards (behind a 297-yard rushing performance by the Falcons vs. the Los Angeles Rams on October 1, 1972). Inactive vs. New York Jets (10/24) and at Miami (11/6) after suffering an ankle injury at New Orleans (10/16).


2004:  Saw action in 13 games and totaled 509 yards on 104 carries (4.9 avg.) and eight rushing touchdowns. Average of 4.9 and eight touchdowns ranked second on the team. Out of 109 carries, only one was for negative yardage and ranked second in the NFL in the percentage of carries converted for first downs. Rushed 12 times for 65 yards with club-record four rushing touchdowns vs. Oakland (12/12). Inactive (knee) Weeks 15-16.


2003:  Started 10 of 16 games for Atlanta and led the team with career-highs of 779 yards on 197 attempts and 11 touchdowns, in addition to posting 11 catches for 94 yards. Shared the starter role with RB Warrick Dunn before Dunn (foot) was lost for the season in Week 12. Became the fourth player in team history with at least 10 rushing scores in a single-season. Eleven rushing touchdowns rank as the third-highest single-season total in team history. Started record-breaking touchdown streak with one score vs. Philadelphia (11/2) in Week 9 and it stretched seven consecutive games until Week 15 before being held scoreless in Week 16 at Tampa Bay (12/20). Made first career start at Carolina (9/28) and rushed 14 times for a then career-high 100 yards.


2002: Played in 12 games with three starts and rushed 130 times for 507 yards with four touchdowns. Also saw action in both playoff games. Missed four contests with a plantar fascia injury in his right foot, a left foot sprain and a right knee injury. Started opposite Warrick Dunn when the team opened with two running backs in the backfield vs. Cincinnati (9/22) and led the team with 67 yards on 18 carries with a long of 11 yards. Scored on a six-yard touchdown run in the victory at Green Bay (1/4) in the Wild Card Playoff Game.


College Career


Left Michigan State with 621 carries for 3,379 yards (5.4 avg.) and 29 rushing touchdowns, in addition to recording 22 receptions for 151 yards with one score. Career rushing attempts rank sixth on the Spartans' record chart, while 3,379 yards are topped only by Sedrick Irvin (3,504, 1996-97), Blake Ezor (3,749, 1986-89), Tico Duckett (4,212, 1989-92) and Lorenzo White (4,887, 1984-87). Average (5.4) placed ninth in school history and only Ezor (34) and White (43) scored more touchdowns on the ground. Started every game as a senior, leading the team with 263 carries for 1,420 yards (5.4 avg.) and 12 scores.  His 263 attempts rank eighth on the school's season-record list, while 1,420 yards rank fourth. Averaged 125.0 all-purpose yards per game and rushed for 100 or more yards seven times. Earned second-team All-Big Ten Conference honors with 1,353 yards rushing on 240 carries (5.6 avg.) and seven touchdowns as a junior. Ran 100 or more yards six times, including a career-high of 248 yards vs. Iowa.


Personal


Consensus prep All-America at Ly Norrix (Kalamazoo, Mich.) High School, where he was named Parade Magazine and Rivalnet National Player of the Year as a senior. Also selected as Defensive Player of the Year by Prepstar, SuperPrep and Rivalnet from the linebacker position. Recorded 102 tackles, nine sacks, and four forced fumbles, while rushing for 1,623 yards (11.2 avg.) and 21 touchdowns as a senior. Also threw for 808 yards and nine scores. Had 140 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions as a junior and accounted for 2,080 total yards and 20 scores on offense. Two-time state Class A shot put champion who holds the state record in the shot put at 64-7 in track and field. Was also a member of the 400m relay team with a personal-best time of 10.9 in the 100m. Pays living tribute to his mother who passed away from cancer with a tattoo on his right arm. Brother, Tico, (1989-92) ranks as Michigan State's second leading all-time rusher with 4,212 yards. T.J. wore No. 8 at MSU as the sum of the digits in his older brother Tico's No. 35 jersey. Participated in an Earth Day celebration, along with 250 volunteers and Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell, to plant more than 200 trees as part of a national effort to break the Guinness World Record for most trees planted in 60 minutes. Nickname in college was "Diesel."