Mike DeVito


Mike DeVito
Mike DeVito
No. 70     New York Jets
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: June 10, 1984 (1984-06-10) (age 27)
Place of birth: New York, New York
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 305 lb (138 kg)
Career information
College: Maine
Undrafted in 2007
Debuted in 2007 for the New York Jets
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 5, 2011
Tackles     132
Sacks     1.5
INTs     0
Passes defensed     1
Forced fumbles     3
Stats at NFL.com

Mike DeVito (born June 10, 1984) is an American football defensive end for the New York Jets. He played college football at The University of Maine. DeVito resides in Wellfleet, Massachusetts on Cape Cod.

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Early career

DeVito attended Nauset Regional High School playing tight end and defensive end. DeVito also was a member of the track and field team.

College career

DeVito finished his career at Maine with 112 total tackles and 16 sacks and was team captain his senior season. His 16 career sacks place him second in Maine football history, behind only the 22 career sacks of former linebacker Mike Geselbracht. He earned All-Atlantic 10 honors at Nose Tackle for the second time after finishing the 2006 with 28 tackles and 7 sacks. In 2005 he was named to the Second-Team All-Atlantic 10 after starting all 11 games at one of the defensive tackle spots recorded 34 tackles (20 solo), a team-leading 12.0 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, forced one fumble and recovered another. In 2004 he started all 11 games at nose tackle and made 35 tackles (16 solo) and 2.5 tackles for loss, and recorded a sack. In 2003 as a redshirt freshman he played in 10 games, with 15 total tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and one interception.

Professional career

Pre-draft

Pre-draft measureables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6-3 ** 298 ** 4.87 ** X X 4.53** 7.50** 33" ** 9'00" ** 31* ** X
* represents NFL Combine **represents Maine Pro Day"X" Denotes "No Data" or "Did Not Participate"

New York Jets

Stats .[1]

Defense Stats |YEAR TEAM G TOT SOLO AST PD SACK FF REC INT YDS TD

    2007 NYJ  7  5   3    2   0  0  0   0   0   0   0 
    2008 NYJ 16 24  15    9   0 0.5 0   0   0   0   0 
    2009 NYJ 15 28  20    8   0  0  0   7   0   0   0 
    2010 NYJ 16 59  34   25   1  0  2   0   0   0   0 

Career 54 116 72 44 1 0.5 2 0 0 0 0

Scoring Stats

    YEAR TEAM G RushTD RecTD RetTD TotTD 2PT PAT FG TotPT 
    2009 NYJ 15     0     0     0    0    0    0   0   0 
    2010 NYJ 16     0     0     0    0    0    0   0   0 
Career   31     0     0     0    0    0    0   0   0

2007 season

He signed as an undrafted free agent on May 12, 2007, and won a roster spot over veterans Bobby Hamilton and Kimo Von Oelhoffen. He made his NFL debut in Week 12 against the Dallas Cowboys and notched two solo tackles in a Week 17 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. DeVito finished the season with 5 total tackles 3 of which were solo tackles. DeVito appeared in a total of 7 games.

2008 season

DeVito saw substantially more playing time appearing in all 16 games and recording at least one tackle in 14 games. DeVito assisted on his first NFL sack in Week 14 vs the San Francisco 49ers. The next week he registered a career-high 4 tackles in a victory over the Buffalo Bills. DeVito finished the season with a career-high 24 total tackles with 15 solo tackles.

2009 season

In early September DeVito signed a 3-year contract extension to remain with the Jets through 2012.[2] DeVito lived up to his contract and had his best season registering a career-high 28 tackles. In Week 1 DeVito recorded his first career fumble recovery against the Houston Texans. DeVito had a career-high 6 total tackles (including 4 solo tackles) in Week 11 against the New England Patriots. In only his second career playoff game DeVito took down Phillip Rivers to record his first full sack in a victory over the San Diego Chargers.

2010 Season

Prior to the injury to defensive tackle Kris Jenkins, DeVito was named the starter on defense and has received constant praise from head coach Rex Ryan alongside teammate Sione Pouha.[3] DeVito was fixture on the Jets defensive line for the entire 2010 season as well as the Jets three playoff games. DeVito received very high praise from ESPN.com's Jets insider Rich Cimini and was cited as "the most under-appreciated player on the team" as well as being regarded as a "keeper, for sure".[4]

2011 Season

DeVito is starting aside Sione Pouha and Muhammad Wilkerson. After 6 weeks of the season, DeVito racked up 19 tackles and 1 sack of Tony Romo in Week 1 which also forced a fumble that was recovered by Pouha.

Personal

DeVito married his college sweetheart, Jessie Martin, in 2010.[3]

References

  1. ^ Sc, Stats (2011). "Mike Devito Stats". ESPN.com. http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/stats?playerId=10763. Retrieved 2011-04-05. 
  2. ^ Sc, Jetsfan In (2009-09-09). "Mike Devito Gets Contract Extension". Gang Green Nation. http://www.ganggreennation.com/2009/9/9/1023101/mike-devito-gets-contract-extension. Retrieved 2010-10-19. 
  3. ^ a b Zimmerman, Lisa (October 26, 2010), "Mike DeVito: Just One of the Team", TheJetsBlog.com (SNY), archived from the original on October 27, 2010, http://www.webcitation.org/5tndgsArP, retrieved October 27, 2010 
  4. ^ http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/jets/post/_/id/4636/positional-analysis-defensive-end

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