Players

John Hughes
DE #93
Height:
6-2
Weight:
320
College:
Cincinnati
Hometown:
Gahanna, Ohio
Experience:
5
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 58 115 57 58 5.5 0 3 0 0 0 -- 0
2016 TB 5 6 5 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2016 CLE 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 CLE 16 24 12 12 1.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2014 CLE 5 17 7 10 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 CLE 15 34 15 19 1 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2012 CLE 16 34 18 16 3 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Career Transactions: Selected by Cleveland Browns in third round (87th overall) of 2012 NFL Draft, April 27, 2012…Re-signed by the Browns on March 13, 2015.

At a Glance:

Played high school (Lincoln High School), college (Cincinnati) and professional (Browns) football in Ohio.

Worked at River City Correctional Center while in college. Often volunteers his spare time at correctional facilities.

Picked up juggling to help improve his hand-eye coordination.

Seasonal Reviews:

2015: Played in all 16 games with three starts...Posted 24 tackles, 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...(9/20) vs. Ten.: During 28-14 victory in home opener, recorded career-high 1.5 sacks and first career forced fumble.

2014: Played in five games, starting three...Registered 17 tackles…Placed on injured reserve/designated to return on Oct. 27 due to knee injury sustained vs. Oak. (10/26)...Returned and started in the season finale…(10/12) vs. Pit.: In 31-10 victory, assisted on one tackle and deflected Ben Roethlisberger’s pass at line of scrimmage to help cause Buster Skrine’s interception…(12/28) at Bal.: Totaled career-high seven tackles.

2013: Played in first 15 games, starting two…Posted 48 tackles, one sack, 10 QB harassments, three tackles for loss, three passes defensed and first career fumble recovery…Totaled career-best three passes defensed, most among Browns DL…(9/22) at Min.: Posted five tackles, one sack and two QB harassments.

2012: Played in all 16 games with two starts…Registered 34 tackles and three sacks…Sack total tied for 10th among all NFL rookie DL and was third among rookie interior linemen…(9/16) at Cin.: Recorded first career sack.

College: Started 26 of his 50 career games at the University of Cincinnati (2008-11)…Totaled 141 career tackles, nine sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery…As a senior, notched 51 tackles, five sacks and a blocked kick…Majored in criminal justice.

Personal: Given name John Lewis Hughes III…Nicknamed “Big John” by his friends and family…Grew up in Gahanna, Ohio…Oldest of five brothers…Has a son, John Hughes IV…Worked at a correctional facility while in college…High School: Attended Lincoln (Gahanna, Ohio) High School, where he played TE and was named to the All-Ohio team…Placed second in the state in shot put…Community Involvement: Established the Hughes Nation Foundation to enrich the lives of special needs children…Hosts a Bowling outing to raise funds and awareness for foundation…Visited several Cleveland schools and hospitals…Also volunteers at the Boys Village Club in Wooster, Ohio…Hobbies/Interests: Owns more than 400 movies in his collection…His favorite movie of all time is The Wood, while his  favorite TV show is Martin…Enjoys bowling…Picked up juggling to help improve his hand-eye coordination.

Career Transactions: Selected by Cleveland Browns in third round (87th overall) of 2012 NFL Draft, April 27, 2012…Re-signed by the Browns on March 13, 2015.

At a Glance:

Played high school (Lincoln High School), college (Cincinnati) and professional (Browns) football in Ohio.

Worked at River City Correctional Center while in college. Often volunteers his spare time at correctional facilities.

Picked up juggling to help improve his hand-eye coordination.

Seasonal Reviews:

2015: Played in all 16 games with three starts...Posted 24 tackles, 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...(9/20) vs. Ten.: During 28-14 victory in home opener, recorded career-high 1.5 sacks and first career forced fumble.

2014: Played in five games, starting three...Registered 17 tackles…Placed on injured reserve/designated to return on Oct. 27 due to knee injury sustained vs. Oak. (10/26)...Returned and started in the season finale…(10/12) vs. Pit.: In 31-10 victory, assisted on one tackle and deflected Ben Roethlisberger’s pass at line of scrimmage to help cause Buster Skrine’s interception…(12/28) at Bal.: Totaled career-high seven tackles.

2013: Played in first 15 games, starting two…Posted 48 tackles, one sack, 10 QB harassments, three tackles for loss, three passes defensed and first career fumble recovery…Totaled career-best three passes defensed, most among Browns DL…(9/22) at Min.: Posted five tackles, one sack and two QB harassments.

2012: Played in all 16 games with two starts…Registered 34 tackles and three sacks…Sack total tied for 10th among all NFL rookie DL and was third among rookie interior linemen…(9/16) at Cin.: Recorded first career sack.

College: Started 26 of his 50 career games at the University of Cincinnati (2008-11)…Totaled 141 career tackles, nine sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery…As a senior, notched 51 tackles, five sacks and a blocked kick…Majored in criminal justice.

Personal: Given name John Lewis Hughes III…Nicknamed “Big John” by his friends and family…Grew up in Gahanna, Ohio…Oldest of five brothers…Has a son, John Hughes IV…Worked at a correctional facility while in college…High School: Attended Lincoln (Gahanna, Ohio) High School, where he played TE and was named to the All-Ohio team…Placed second in the state in shot put…Community Involvement: Established the Hughes Nation Foundation to enrich the lives of special needs children…Hosts a Bowling outing to raise funds and awareness for foundation…Visited several Cleveland schools and hospitals…Also volunteers at the Boys Village Club in Wooster, Ohio…Hobbies/Interests: Owns more than 400 movies in his collection…His favorite movie of all time is The Wood, while his  favorite TV show is Martin…Enjoys bowling…Picked up juggling to help improve his hand-eye coordination.

 

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