Players

Ahtyba Rubin
NT #71
Height:
6-2
Weight:
325
College:
Iowa State
Hometown:
Pensacola, Fla.
Experience:
7
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 99 338 212 126 12 0 5 1 0 1 -- 1
2014 CLE 13 28 14 14 1 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2013 CLE 14 52 25 27 2 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 CLE 13 44 30 14 2 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2011 CLE 16 83 56 27 5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 CLE 16 82 57 25 2 -- 2 1 0 1 1 1
2009 CLE 16 38 23 15 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 CLE 11 11 7 4 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Career Transactions: Selected by Cleveland Browns as first of two sixth-round choices (190th overall) in 2008 NFL Draft, April 27, 2008…Signed first contract, July 23, 2008.

At a Glance:

  • First name is pronounced ah-TAH-bah.
  • Started 64 of 87 games played, tallying 347 tackles with 11 sacks and 14 tackles for loss.
  • Led NFL DL in 2010 with 82 tackles, and finished second in 2011 with 83 tackles.
  • Helps sponsor a program at his alma mater, Escambia (Pensacola, Fla.) High School, that rewards students with gifts and prizes for positive performance and behavior.

Career Highlights:

Started 64 of 87 games played, tallying 347 tackles with 11.0 sacks and 14 tackles for loss…Transitioned to DE from DT in the Browns’ 3-4 defense last season…Led Browns DL with 80 tackles in 2013, despite missing the first two games due to calf injury…Led NFL DL in 2010 with 82 tackles, and finished second in 2011 with 83 tackles…Started all 16 games in 2010 at NT, finishing with 82 tackles, two sacks and one interception.

Seasonal Reviews:

2013: Started 14 games at LE…Played 625 defensive snaps, recording 80 tackles (45 solo), two sacks, 10 QB harassments and four tackles for loss…Led Browns DL with 80 tackles (45 solo)…Inactive first two games due to calf injury…Transitioned to DE from DT in the Browns’ 3-4 defense…(10/3) vs. Buf.: Led team and tied a career high with 10 tackles…Registered his first sack of the season, 10th career…(10/13) vs. Det.: Tied a career high with 10 tackles.

2012: Started and played in 13 games…Recorded 44 tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles and two passes defensed…Inactive for three games with a calf injury…(11/25) vs. Pit.: Forced one fumble.

2011: Started all 16 games at DT…Registered 83 tackles and a career-high five sacks…Finished second on the club in tackles, and second among NFL linemen, trailing only Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (86)…(9/25) vs. Mia.: Tied a season high with nine tackles, including a career-best 1.5 sacks.

2010: Started all 16 games at NT…Recorded 82 tackles, two sacks, one interception and two passes defensed…Led all NFL defensive linemen in tackles, finishing third on the team…Was one of only eight NFL DTs to record an interception…Key part of a run defense that allowed just seven rushing touchdowns, tied for the third-fewest in the league…(9/19) vs. KC: Recorded his first career interception and the first interception by a Browns defensive lineman since Kendard Lang (11/30/03), when he picked off Matt Cassel…(11/7) vs. NE: Recorded first NFL career sack, dropping Tom Brady…(11/21) at Jax: Registered one sack…(12/19) at Cin.: Registered a career-best 10 tackles.

2009: Played in all 16 games with five starts…Recorded 38 tackles and one forced fumble…Started the last five games, following a season-ending leg injury to Shaun Rogers…In his five starts, the Browns held their opponent to less than 100 rushing yards in three, with only one individual 100-yard rusher…(12/6) vs. SD: Made first career start…(9/27) at Bal.: Forced first career fumble.

2008: Played in 12 games; inactive for four…Posted 20 tackles and one fumble recovery…(9/21) at Bal.: Made NFL debut at DT…(11/17) at Buf.: Recovered one fumble…(12/21) vs. Cin.: Earned a season-high seven tackles.

College: In two years at Iowa State University (2006-07), played in 24 games, starting 21 contests at NG…Recorded 76 tackles, 2.5 sacks, one pass breakup, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble…Named All-Big 12 Conference honorable mention as a senior…Lettered twice at Trinity Valley (Texas) Community College…In 2005, earned All-Southwest Football Junior College Conference first-team and NJCAA All-America honorable mention as an OT, the first time that he ever lined up on the offensive line during his career…In 2004, lettered as a defensive lineman…Majored in history.

Personal: Given name is Ahtyba Roy Rubin…First name is pronounced ah-TAH-bah…Nicknamed “Tuba”…Wed Lameesa this past offseason…Born in Fort Belvoir, Va.…Native of Pensacola, Fla…Moved multiple times in his youth as his father, Ronnie, served in the Army…Lists Browns fans and the snow as his favorite aspects of Cleveland…High School: Attended Escambia (Pensacola, Fla.) High School, the same high school as Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith and Colts RB Trent Richardson in Pensacola, Florida…Lettered as a defensive lineman and earned all-area and all-conference recognition as a senior…Also was on the power weight-lifting team…Community Involvement: Helps sponsor a program at his alma mater, Escambia (Pensacola, Fla.) High School, that rewards students with gifts and prizes for positive performance and behavior…Founded the “Rubin’s Warriors” season ticket program which provides tickets, apparel and food for Promise Academy of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District…Hobbies/Interests: Likes traveling, with his favorite destinations being Las Vegas and Philadelphia, and visited Niagara Falls this past offseason…Is a self-proclaimed Philly cheesesteak connoisseur, who lists Jim’s as the best in Philadelphia…Says one thing most people don’t know about him is that he regularly enjoys getting pedicures.

Career Transactions: Selected by Cleveland Browns as first of two sixth-round choices (190th overall) in 2008 NFL Draft, April 27, 2008…Signed first contract, July 23, 2008.

At a Glance:

  • First name is pronounced ah-TAH-bah.
  • Started 64 of 87 games played, tallying 347 tackles with 11 sacks and 14 tackles for loss.
  • Led NFL DL in 2010 with 82 tackles, and finished second in 2011 with 83 tackles.
  • Helps sponsor a program at his alma mater, Escambia (Pensacola, Fla.) High School, that rewards students with gifts and prizes for positive performance and behavior.

Career Highlights:

Started 64 of 87 games played, tallying 347 tackles with 11.0 sacks and 14 tackles for loss…Transitioned to DE from DT in the Browns’ 3-4 defense last season…Led Browns DL with 80 tackles in 2013, despite missing the first two games due to calf injury…Led NFL DL in 2010 with 82 tackles, and finished second in 2011 with 83 tackles…Started all 16 games in 2010 at NT, finishing with 82 tackles, two sacks and one interception.

Seasonal Reviews:

2013: Started 14 games at LE…Played 625 defensive snaps, recording 80 tackles (45 solo), two sacks, 10 QB harassments and four tackles for loss…Led Browns DL with 80 tackles (45 solo)…Inactive first two games due to calf injury…Transitioned to DE from DT in the Browns’ 3-4 defense…(10/3) vs. Buf.: Led team and tied a career high with 10 tackles…Registered his first sack of the season, 10th career…(10/13) vs. Det.: Tied a career high with 10 tackles.

2012: Started and played in 13 games…Recorded 44 tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles and two passes defensed…Inactive for three games with a calf injury…(11/25) vs. Pit.: Forced one fumble.

2011: Started all 16 games at DT…Registered 83 tackles and a career-high five sacks…Finished second on the club in tackles, and second among NFL linemen, trailing only Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (86)…(9/25) vs. Mia.: Tied a season high with nine tackles, including a career-best 1.5 sacks.

2010: Started all 16 games at NT…Recorded 82 tackles, two sacks, one interception and two passes defensed…Led all NFL defensive linemen in tackles, finishing third on the team…Was one of only eight NFL DTs to record an interception…Key part of a run defense that allowed just seven rushing touchdowns, tied for the third-fewest in the league…(9/19) vs. KC: Recorded his first career interception and the first interception by a Browns defensive lineman since Kendard Lang (11/30/03), when he picked off Matt Cassel…(11/7) vs. NE: Recorded first NFL career sack, dropping Tom Brady…(11/21) at Jax: Registered one sack…(12/19) at Cin.: Registered a career-best 10 tackles.

2009: Played in all 16 games with five starts…Recorded 38 tackles and one forced fumble…Started the last five games, following a season-ending leg injury to Shaun Rogers…In his five starts, the Browns held their opponent to less than 100 rushing yards in three, with only one individual 100-yard rusher…(12/6) vs. SD: Made first career start…(9/27) at Bal.: Forced first career fumble.

2008: Played in 12 games; inactive for four…Posted 20 tackles and one fumble recovery…(9/21) at Bal.: Made NFL debut at DT…(11/17) at Buf.: Recovered one fumble…(12/21) vs. Cin.: Earned a season-high seven tackles.

College: In two years at Iowa State University (2006-07), played in 24 games, starting 21 contests at NG…Recorded 76 tackles, 2.5 sacks, one pass breakup, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble…Named All-Big 12 Conference honorable mention as a senior…Lettered twice at Trinity Valley (Texas) Community College…In 2005, earned All-Southwest Football Junior College Conference first-team and NJCAA All-America honorable mention as an OT, the first time that he ever lined up on the offensive line during his career…In 2004, lettered as a defensive lineman…Majored in history.

Personal: Given name is Ahtyba Roy Rubin…First name is pronounced ah-TAH-bah…Nicknamed “Tuba”…Wed Lameesa this past offseason…Born in Fort Belvoir, Va.…Native of Pensacola, Fla…Moved multiple times in his youth as his father, Ronnie, served in the Army…Lists Browns fans and the snow as his favorite aspects of Cleveland…High School: Attended Escambia (Pensacola, Fla.) High School, the same high school as Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith and Colts RB Trent Richardson in Pensacola, Florida…Lettered as a defensive lineman and earned all-area and all-conference recognition as a senior…Also was on the power weight-lifting team…Community Involvement: Helps sponsor a program at his alma mater, Escambia (Pensacola, Fla.) High School, that rewards students with gifts and prizes for positive performance and behavior…Founded the “Rubin’s Warriors” season ticket program which provides tickets, apparel and food for Promise Academy of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District…Hobbies/Interests: Likes traveling, with his favorite destinations being Las Vegas and Philadelphia, and visited Niagara Falls this past offseason…Is a self-proclaimed Philly cheesesteak connoisseur, who lists Jim’s as the best in Philadelphia…Says one thing most people don’t know about him is that he regularly enjoys getting pedicures.

 

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