Players

Karlos Dansby
LB #56
Height:
6-3
Weight:
251
Age:
33
College:
Auburn
Hometown:
Birmingham, AL
Experience:
12

Quick Stats (2014 POST):

TCKL
93
SCK
3.0
FF
0
INT
1

Recent Photos

Recent Videos

Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 1,100 868 232 41.0 0 63 16 208 -- 34 4 16 10
2014 CLE 12 12 93 47 46 3.0 -- 2 1 0 -- 0 0 0 --
2013 ARI 16 16 122 114 8 6.5 0 19 4 48 12 23 2 1 1
2012 MIA 16 16 134 101 33 1.0 -- 9 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2011 MIA 16 16 103 88 15 2.0 -- 4 1 14 14 14 0 1 --
2010 MIA 14 13 95 78 17 3.0 -- 4 -- -- -- -- -- 2 --
2009 ARI 16 16 109 89 20 1.0 -- 4 1 11 11 11 0 1 --
2008 ARI 16 16 119 95 24 4.0 -- 5 2 47 23.5 34 0 2 3
2007 ARI 14 14 97 77 20 3.5 -- 8 3 55 18.3 28 0 4 --
2006 ARI 14 10 80 67 13 8.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 2 1
2005 ARI 15 15 88 69 19 4.0 0 1 3 31 10.3 18 2 2 2
2004 ARI 15 11 60 43 17 5.0 -- 4 1 2 2 2 0 1 3
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @PIT L 27-30 6 5 1 -- -- 2 1 0 -- 0 0 0 --
2 NO W 26-24 12 8 4 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 BAL L 21-23 5 3 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @TEN W 29-28 8 4 4 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 PIT W 31-10 11 5 6 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @JAC L 6-24 6 3 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 OAK W 23-13 8 2 6 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 TB W 22-17 5 4 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 @CIN W 24-3 8 1 7 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 HOU L 7-23 4 1 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 @ATL W 26-24 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 @BUF L 10-26 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 IND L 24-25 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
15 CIN L 0-30 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 @CAR L 13-17 12 5 7 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 @BAL L 10-20 8 6 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

No Data

No Data

No Data

No Data

Biography

Career Transactions: Selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the second round (33rd overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft, April 24, 2004…Signed first contract, Aug. 5, 2004…Designated franchise player by Cardinals, Feb. 14, 2008…Signed franchise-player contract, April 17, 2008…Designated franchise player by Cardinals, Feb. 18, 2009…Signed franchise-player contract, March 4, 2009…Signed by Miami Dolphins as unrestricted free agent, March 8, 2010…Placed on injured reserve (toe), Jan. 1, 2011…Terminated by Dolphins, March 13, 2013…Re-signed by Cardinals as free agent, May 13, 2013…Signed by Cleveland Browns as unrestricted free agent, March 11, 2014.

At a Glance:

Follows both a strict workout schedule and nutritional diet (Sari Mellman) regimen throughout the year.

Led the Cardinals in tackles and recorded an interception during Arizona’s appearance in Super Bowl XLIII.

Father, Samuel, has served as a church pastor in Birmingham, Ala., for more than 30 years.

Enters 2014 as the only active NFL player with at least 30 career sacks and 10 career interceptions.

Cousin is former Notre Dame DL Melvin Dansby.

Career Highlights:

Originally drafted by Arizona in the second round (33rd overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft…Spent six seasons with Arizona before signing with the Dolphins as a free agent prior to the 2010 season…Signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals for the 2013 season…Appeared in 106 games with Arizona, totaling 557 total tackles and 32 sacks during his seven seasons with the Cardinals…Signed with Browns as an unrestricted free agent in 2014…Only active NFL player with at least 30 career sacks and 10 career interceptions.

Seasonal Reviews:

2013: Earned second-team AP All-Pro honors…Started all 16 games for the third consecutive year and fifth time in last six seasons…Led the team with a career-high 135 tackles and four interceptions, including two returned for TDs…Had a career-best 21 passes defensed and finished third on the team with 6.5 sacks, the second-highest total of his career (eight, 2006)…Also had 10 tackles for loss, six QB hits, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery…(9/8) at St.L: Tied the team lead with 10 tackles…Also had two passes defensed, one fumble recovery and one QB hit…(10/6) vs. Car.: Tied a career high with two sacks and had an interception…Sacked Cam Newton twice in a span of three plays in the first half…Marked his sixth career game with two sacks and his first since 2007 season…Was his first career game with two sacks and an interception…Also had eight tackles, one tackle for loss and one pass defensed…(11/24) vs. Ind.: Recorded third career interception-return TD when he picked off Andrew Luck and returned it for a 22-yards score…Became the first LB in franchise history with three interception-return TDs in a career…Added a team-high eight solo tackles and one pass defensed…(12/1) at Phi: Tied his career high with two sacks…Marked his second game with two sacks on the season and seventh career…Recorded nine tackles and one pass defensed…(12/8) vs. St.L: Picked off Kellen Clemens and returned it for a 23-yard TD…Marked his fourth career interception-return TD, trailing only Aeneas Williams (six) and Larry Wilson (five) for the most in franchise history…Also had a sack…Became the first player in franchise history with a sack and interception in multiple games during a single season…Tied for the team lead with seven tackles and had one pass defensed and one QB hit…(12/15) at Ten.: Tied for the team lead with eight tackles…Also had a half-sack and one pass defensed…Marked his 150th career game…(12/22) at Sea: Registered his team-leading and career-best fourth interception of the season…Became just the fourth player with at least six sacks, four interceptions and two interception return TDs in a season since sacks became an official stat in 1982…Had a team-high seven solo tackles, including one for loss, and added one pass defensed.

2012: Led the Dolphins with 133 tackles while starting all 16 games for the fourth time in his career…Marked his second consecutive 100-plus tackle season and sixth overall…Also notched nine passes defensed and one sack...Led the team in tackles seven times, with three double-digit tackle outings…(9/30) at Ari.: Recorded his only sack of the season…(12/30) at NE: Posted a season-high and team-best 13 tackles in the season finale.

2011: Started all 16 games for the third time in his career…Finished third on the team with 103 tackles…Added two sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and four passes defensed…Posted four double-digit tackle games and led the team in stops in five contests…(10/23) vs. Den.: Led the team with a season-high 13 tackles…(11/13) vs. Was.: Collected a team-high 10 tackles…Also recorded one sack and one interception…Marked the second time in his career he had a sack and an interception in the same game…(12/24) at NE: Tied his season high with a team-best 13 tackles.

2010: Played in 14 games with 13 starts in his first season with the Dolphins…Finished the season ranked third on the team with 96 tackles and tied for third with three sacks…Also had four passes defensed and two forced fumbles…Led the team in tackles six times…(9/12) at Buf.: Started in his Dolphins debut tying for the team lead with eight tackles and a sack.

2009: Started every game, marking back-to-back years opening each regular-season and postseason game…Named team captain prior to the season for the second time in as many years...Led the Cardinals in tackles for the third consecutive year with 113…Marked the third consecutive season and the fourth time in the five years he surpassed 100 tackles…(9/13) vs. SF: In 75th career game, eclipsed 400 career tackles and tied for the team-high with seven tackles, as well as one QB hit…Helped limit the 49ers to 21 rushing yards on 25 carries, the third-lowest rushing total in SF history…(1/10/10) vs. GB: Played a part in all three of the Packers turnovers, including a 17-yard game winning fumble return for a TD in OT of the Wild Card game…Deflected a pass into the hands of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and forced one fumble…(1/16/10) at NO: Tied postseason career high with a team-leading 10 tackles, as well as one tackle for loss and one pass defensed…Finished tied for second on the team with 14 postseason tackles.

2008: Started all 16 regular-season games and four postseason contests…Named defensive team captain prior to season opener…Led the team with 128 tackles during the regular season and recorded a team-high 37 tackles and six tackles for loss during the postseason…(11/10) vs. SF: Led team with 10 tackles and returned an interception 34 yards…(2/1/09) vs. Pit.: Registered first career postseason INT and led team with eight tackles in Super Bowl XLIII.

2007: Started all 14 games played...Led the team with 117 tackles, his second season with 100-plus tackles…(9/10) at SF: Paced the team with 12 total tackles...Recorded a half-sack and one forced fumble in season opener…(9/23) at Bal.: Registered one tackle for loss, one QB pressure and a career-high tying two sacks…(9/30) vs. Pit.: Recorded first pass defensed of the season as well as helped hold Willie Parker, the NFL’s leading rusher going into the game, to just 37 yards on 19 carries…(10/7) at St.L: Led Cardinals with a career-high 17 tackles (13 solo), including one tackle for loss…(11/11) vs. Det.: Racked up two interceptions, one forced fumble, one pass defensed, four tackles, one QB pressure and one tackle for loss…Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week…Marked the second multiple-interception game of his career…Helped hold Lions to -18 rushing yards, the lowest total in the modern era.

2006: Started 10 of his 14 games…Recorded 94 tackles and a career-high eight sacks.

2005: Started all 15 games played…Registered 103 tackles, four sacks, three interceptions and two defensive TDs…(9/11) at NYG: Recorded two interceptions, including one that was returned 18 yards for a TD…Also recorded  a sack…(12/24) vs. Phi.: Picked off his third pass of the season, returning it for an 11- yard TD…Added five tackles and one pass defensed…His two interception-return TDs established a Cardinals single-season record for a LB.

2004: Named to Pro Football Weekly’s All-Rookie team… Appeared in 15 games with 12 starts…Collected 68 tackles and three fumble recoveries…(9/26) at Atl.: Recorded the first start, sack and fumble recovery of his career…(10/24) vs. Sea.: Recorded his first career interception.

College: Began Auburn career at SS and shifted to OLB as a sophomore…In 36 games for the Tigers, recorded 218 tackles (128 solos) with 10 sacks, 31 tackles for loss, seven forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, 15 passes defensed and eight interceptions…A semifinalist for the Butkus Award, given to the nation’s top linebacker… All-America first-team selection and unanimous All-Southeastern Conference first-team pick…Majored in sociology.

Personal: Given name is Karlos Montez Dansby…Born in Birmingham, Ala…Married to Tyresha…The couple has two sons, Karlos Jr., and Kameron…Father, Samuel, has served as a church pastor in Birmingham, Ala. for more than 30 years…Cousin is former Notre Dame DL Melvin Dansby…Follows both a strict workout schedule and nutritional diet (Sari Mellman) regimen throughout the year…High School: Attended Woodlawn (Birmingham, Ala.) High School, where he was an all-state LB and WR…Caught 51 passes for 857 yards and five TDs and posted 81 tackles, six sacks, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries as a senior...Also played basketball, earning all-state honors…Community Involvement: Has spoken to and set up youth football camps for at-risk kids in the Birmingham area…Hobbies/Interests: Enjoys listening to rap, R&B and gospel music…Lists gospel artist Fred Hammond as his favorite…Spends free time with family and friends, bowling and playing video games on Xbox One…Resides in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Career Transactions: Selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the second round (33rd overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft, April 24, 2004…Signed first contract, Aug. 5, 2004…Designated franchise player by Cardinals, Feb. 14, 2008…Signed franchise-player contract, April 17, 2008…Designated franchise player by Cardinals, Feb. 18, 2009…Signed franchise-player contract, March 4, 2009…Signed by Miami Dolphins as unrestricted free agent, March 8, 2010…Placed on injured reserve (toe), Jan. 1, 2011…Terminated by Dolphins, March 13, 2013…Re-signed by Cardinals as free agent, May 13, 2013…Signed by Cleveland Browns as unrestricted free agent, March 11, 2014.

At a Glance:

Follows both a strict workout schedule and nutritional diet (Sari Mellman) regimen throughout the year.

Led the Cardinals in tackles and recorded an interception during Arizona’s appearance in Super Bowl XLIII.

Father, Samuel, has served as a church pastor in Birmingham, Ala., for more than 30 years.

Enters 2014 as the only active NFL player with at least 30 career sacks and 10 career interceptions.

Cousin is former Notre Dame DL Melvin Dansby.

Career Highlights:

Originally drafted by Arizona in the second round (33rd overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft…Spent six seasons with Arizona before signing with the Dolphins as a free agent prior to the 2010 season…Signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals for the 2013 season…Appeared in 106 games with Arizona, totaling 557 total tackles and 32 sacks during his seven seasons with the Cardinals…Signed with Browns as an unrestricted free agent in 2014…Only active NFL player with at least 30 career sacks and 10 career interceptions.

Seasonal Reviews:

2013: Earned second-team AP All-Pro honors…Started all 16 games for the third consecutive year and fifth time in last six seasons…Led the team with a career-high 135 tackles and four interceptions, including two returned for TDs…Had a career-best 21 passes defensed and finished third on the team with 6.5 sacks, the second-highest total of his career (eight, 2006)…Also had 10 tackles for loss, six QB hits, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery…(9/8) at St.L: Tied the team lead with 10 tackles…Also had two passes defensed, one fumble recovery and one QB hit…(10/6) vs. Car.: Tied a career high with two sacks and had an interception…Sacked Cam Newton twice in a span of three plays in the first half…Marked his sixth career game with two sacks and his first since 2007 season…Was his first career game with two sacks and an interception…Also had eight tackles, one tackle for loss and one pass defensed…(11/24) vs. Ind.: Recorded third career interception-return TD when he picked off Andrew Luck and returned it for a 22-yards score…Became the first LB in franchise history with three interception-return TDs in a career…Added a team-high eight solo tackles and one pass defensed…(12/1) at Phi: Tied his career high with two sacks…Marked his second game with two sacks on the season and seventh career…Recorded nine tackles and one pass defensed…(12/8) vs. St.L: Picked off Kellen Clemens and returned it for a 23-yard TD…Marked his fourth career interception-return TD, trailing only Aeneas Williams (six) and Larry Wilson (five) for the most in franchise history…Also had a sack…Became the first player in franchise history with a sack and interception in multiple games during a single season…Tied for the team lead with seven tackles and had one pass defensed and one QB hit…(12/15) at Ten.: Tied for the team lead with eight tackles…Also had a half-sack and one pass defensed…Marked his 150th career game…(12/22) at Sea: Registered his team-leading and career-best fourth interception of the season…Became just the fourth player with at least six sacks, four interceptions and two interception return TDs in a season since sacks became an official stat in 1982…Had a team-high seven solo tackles, including one for loss, and added one pass defensed.

2012: Led the Dolphins with 133 tackles while starting all 16 games for the fourth time in his career…Marked his second consecutive 100-plus tackle season and sixth overall…Also notched nine passes defensed and one sack...Led the team in tackles seven times, with three double-digit tackle outings…(9/30) at Ari.: Recorded his only sack of the season…(12/30) at NE: Posted a season-high and team-best 13 tackles in the season finale.

2011: Started all 16 games for the third time in his career…Finished third on the team with 103 tackles…Added two sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and four passes defensed…Posted four double-digit tackle games and led the team in stops in five contests…(10/23) vs. Den.: Led the team with a season-high 13 tackles…(11/13) vs. Was.: Collected a team-high 10 tackles…Also recorded one sack and one interception…Marked the second time in his career he had a sack and an interception in the same game…(12/24) at NE: Tied his season high with a team-best 13 tackles.

2010: Played in 14 games with 13 starts in his first season with the Dolphins…Finished the season ranked third on the team with 96 tackles and tied for third with three sacks…Also had four passes defensed and two forced fumbles…Led the team in tackles six times…(9/12) at Buf.: Started in his Dolphins debut tying for the team lead with eight tackles and a sack.

2009: Started every game, marking back-to-back years opening each regular-season and postseason game…Named team captain prior to the season for the second time in as many years...Led the Cardinals in tackles for the third consecutive year with 113…Marked the third consecutive season and the fourth time in the five years he surpassed 100 tackles…(9/13) vs. SF: In 75th career game, eclipsed 400 career tackles and tied for the team-high with seven tackles, as well as one QB hit…Helped limit the 49ers to 21 rushing yards on 25 carries, the third-lowest rushing total in SF history…(1/10/10) vs. GB: Played a part in all three of the Packers turnovers, including a 17-yard game winning fumble return for a TD in OT of the Wild Card game…Deflected a pass into the hands of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and forced one fumble…(1/16/10) at NO: Tied postseason career high with a team-leading 10 tackles, as well as one tackle for loss and one pass defensed…Finished tied for second on the team with 14 postseason tackles.

2008: Started all 16 regular-season games and four postseason contests…Named defensive team captain prior to season opener…Led the team with 128 tackles during the regular season and recorded a team-high 37 tackles and six tackles for loss during the postseason…(11/10) vs. SF: Led team with 10 tackles and returned an interception 34 yards…(2/1/09) vs. Pit.: Registered first career postseason INT and led team with eight tackles in Super Bowl XLIII.

2007: Started all 14 games played...Led the team with 117 tackles, his second season with 100-plus tackles…(9/10) at SF: Paced the team with 12 total tackles...Recorded a half-sack and one forced fumble in season opener…(9/23) at Bal.: Registered one tackle for loss, one QB pressure and a career-high tying two sacks…(9/30) vs. Pit.: Recorded first pass defensed of the season as well as helped hold Willie Parker, the NFL’s leading rusher going into the game, to just 37 yards on 19 carries…(10/7) at St.L: Led Cardinals with a career-high 17 tackles (13 solo), including one tackle for loss…(11/11) vs. Det.: Racked up two interceptions, one forced fumble, one pass defensed, four tackles, one QB pressure and one tackle for loss…Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week…Marked the second multiple-interception game of his career…Helped hold Lions to -18 rushing yards, the lowest total in the modern era.

2006: Started 10 of his 14 games…Recorded 94 tackles and a career-high eight sacks.

2005: Started all 15 games played…Registered 103 tackles, four sacks, three interceptions and two defensive TDs…(9/11) at NYG: Recorded two interceptions, including one that was returned 18 yards for a TD…Also recorded  a sack…(12/24) vs. Phi.: Picked off his third pass of the season, returning it for an 11- yard TD…Added five tackles and one pass defensed…His two interception-return TDs established a Cardinals single-season record for a LB.

2004: Named to Pro Football Weekly’s All-Rookie team… Appeared in 15 games with 12 starts…Collected 68 tackles and three fumble recoveries…(9/26) at Atl.: Recorded the first start, sack and fumble recovery of his career…(10/24) vs. Sea.: Recorded his first career interception.

College: Began Auburn career at SS and shifted to OLB as a sophomore…In 36 games for the Tigers, recorded 218 tackles (128 solos) with 10 sacks, 31 tackles for loss, seven forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, 15 passes defensed and eight interceptions…A semifinalist for the Butkus Award, given to the nation’s top linebacker… All-America first-team selection and unanimous All-Southeastern Conference first-team pick…Majored in sociology.

Personal: Given name is Karlos Montez Dansby…Born in Birmingham, Ala…Married to Tyresha…The couple has two sons, Karlos Jr., and Kameron…Father, Samuel, has served as a church pastor in Birmingham, Ala. for more than 30 years…Cousin is former Notre Dame DL Melvin Dansby…Follows both a strict workout schedule and nutritional diet (Sari Mellman) regimen throughout the year…High School: Attended Woodlawn (Birmingham, Ala.) High School, where he was an all-state LB and WR…Caught 51 passes for 857 yards and five TDs and posted 81 tackles, six sacks, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries as a senior...Also played basketball, earning all-state honors…Community Involvement: Has spoken to and set up youth football camps for at-risk kids in the Birmingham area…Hobbies/Interests: Enjoys listening to rap, R&B and gospel music…Lists gospel artist Fred Hammond as his favorite…Spends free time with family and friends, bowling and playing video games on Xbox One…Resides in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.