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Larry English
DE #57
Height:
6-2
Weight:
255
Age:
29
College:
Northern Illinois
Hometown:
Aurora, IL
Experience:
7

Quick Stats (2015 PRE):

TCKL
5
SCK
1.0
FF
0
INT
--
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 103 69 34 12.0 0 2 0 0 -- 0 0 2 2
2014 TB 12 1 12 7 5 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2013 SD 9 5 18 12 6 2.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 SD 14 0 13 7 6 1.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2011 SD 5 0 7 5 2 2.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2010 SD 8 2 17 12 5 3.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2009 SD 16 2 36 26 10 2.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1

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Biography

ACQUIRED BY BUCS:

  • Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent on September 9, 2014.

ORIGINALLY ENTERED NFL:

  • Originally selected by the San Diego Chargers in the first round (16th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Has played in 64 games with 10 starts, totaling 92 tackles, 12.0 sacks, two passes defensed, two fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles. Has also added 11 special teams tackles.
  • Tallied first career sack at Pittsburgh, dropping QB Ben Roethlisberger for a six-yard loss (10/4/09).
  • Got his first career start at Cleveland (12/6/09), tallying two tackles and two special teams tackles.
  • Made NFL debut at Oakland (9/14/09), recording his first career tackle.

2014 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Played in 12 games, with one start, totaling 12 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble.
  • Made Buccaneers debut in a reserve role vs. St. Louis (9/14), registered one quarterback hit.
  • Started first game as a Buccaneer at Atlanta (9/18) and recorded two tackles.
  • Inactive with a hamstring injury Weeks 4-6.
  • Played in a reserve role vs. Minnesota (10/26).
  • Posted season-high four tackles at Cleveland (11/2).
  • Registered one tackle vs. Atlanta (11/9).
  • Collected three tackles in win at Washington (11/16).
  • Played in a reserve role at Chicago (11/23), helping a defense that limited Bears to 204 total net yards of offense.
  • Played in a reserve role vs. Cincinnati (11/30).
  • Registered first sack as a Buccaneer, while also forcing a fumble, at Detroit (12/7).
  • Played in a reserve role at Carolina (12/14).
  • Posted one tackle in a reserve role vs. Green Bay (12/21).
  • Recorded two quarterback hits vs. New Orleans (12/28).

COLLEGE/PERSONAL:

  • Started 47-of-50 career games at Northern Illinois (2004-08), totaling 237 tackles, 63 tackles for loss, 31.5 sacks, eight forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries.
  • Left Northern Illinois as the school’s all-time leader in sacks (31.5) and tackles for loss (63).
  • Won the Vern Smith Leadership Award, given annually to the top player in the Mid-American Conference. He was only the second defensive player to ever win the award and only the fourth to ever win the award twice.
  • He was a three-time first-team All-MAC selection.
  • Majored in liberal arts and sciences
  • Attended Marmion Military Academy (Aurora, Illinois).
  • A highly decorated linebacker and fullback, English also lettered in basketball and track (discus).
  • Born Larry English on January 22, 1986 in Aurora, Illinois.

COMMUNITY:

  • Along with the defensive line, purchased toys and hosted a surprise shopping spree for underprivileged families in the “D-Line Does Christmas” event in December 2014.

ACQUIRED BY BUCS:

  • Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent on September 9, 2014.

ORIGINALLY ENTERED NFL:

  • Originally selected by the San Diego Chargers in the first round (16th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Has played in 64 games with 10 starts, totaling 92 tackles, 12.0 sacks, two passes defensed, two fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles. Has also added 11 special teams tackles.
  • Tallied first career sack at Pittsburgh, dropping QB Ben Roethlisberger for a six-yard loss (10/4/09).
  • Got his first career start at Cleveland (12/6/09), tallying two tackles and two special teams tackles.
  • Made NFL debut at Oakland (9/14/09), recording his first career tackle.

2014 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Played in 12 games, with one start, totaling 12 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble.
  • Made Buccaneers debut in a reserve role vs. St. Louis (9/14), registered one quarterback hit.
  • Started first game as a Buccaneer at Atlanta (9/18) and recorded two tackles.
  • Inactive with a hamstring injury Weeks 4-6.
  • Played in a reserve role vs. Minnesota (10/26).
  • Posted season-high four tackles at Cleveland (11/2).
  • Registered one tackle vs. Atlanta (11/9).
  • Collected three tackles in win at Washington (11/16).
  • Played in a reserve role at Chicago (11/23), helping a defense that limited Bears to 204 total net yards of offense.
  • Played in a reserve role vs. Cincinnati (11/30).
  • Registered first sack as a Buccaneer, while also forcing a fumble, at Detroit (12/7).
  • Played in a reserve role at Carolina (12/14).
  • Posted one tackle in a reserve role vs. Green Bay (12/21).
  • Recorded two quarterback hits vs. New Orleans (12/28).

COLLEGE/PERSONAL:

  • Started 47-of-50 career games at Northern Illinois (2004-08), totaling 237 tackles, 63 tackles for loss, 31.5 sacks, eight forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries.
  • Left Northern Illinois as the school’s all-time leader in sacks (31.5) and tackles for loss (63).
  • Won the Vern Smith Leadership Award, given annually to the top player in the Mid-American Conference. He was only the second defensive player to ever win the award and only the fourth to ever win the award twice.
  • He was a three-time first-team All-MAC selection.
  • Majored in liberal arts and sciences
  • Attended Marmion Military Academy (Aurora, Illinois).
  • A highly decorated linebacker and fullback, English also lettered in basketball and track (discus).
  • Born Larry English on January 22, 1986 in Aurora, Illinois.

COMMUNITY:

  • Along with the defensive line, purchased toys and hosted a surprise shopping spree for underprivileged families in the “D-Line Does Christmas” event in December 2014.
 

Recent Videos

  • Insider:English "Make a Difference"

    Posted Aug 25, 2014

    Insider talks to DE Larry English, who is looking to build on a two-sack performance in Buffalo as the last round of roster cuts looms for the Buccaneers.