Players

Philip Wheeler
OLB #41
Height:
6-2
Weight:
245
College:
Georgia Tech
Hometown:
Columbus, GA
Experience:
10
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 133 550 376 174 6.5 0 15 0 0 0 -- 0
2016 ATL 16 28 18 10 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2015 ATL 9 29 21 8 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2014 MIA 15 46 35 11 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 MIA 16 118 83 35 0.5 -- 7 -- -- -- -- --
2012 OAK 16 109 78 31 3 -- 6 -- -- -- -- --
2011 IND 13 84 47 37 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 IND 16 61 40 21 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2009 IND 16 61 42 19 1 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2008 IND 16 14 12 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 133 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 ATL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 ATL 9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 MIA 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 MIA 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 OAK 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 IND 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 IND 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 IND 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 IND 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Biography

Transactions

Originally selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the third round (93rd overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft out of Georgia Tech. Was signed by the Oakland Raiders on March 30, 2012.
Signed by the Miami Dolphins on March 12, 2013. Signed by the San Francisco 49ers on April 30, 2015. Signed by the Atlanta Falcons as a free agent on October 20, 2015.
Re-signed by the Falcons on March 24, 2016.

2015 (Falcons)

Saw action in nine games with two starts. Collared 29 tackles (21 solo), one sack, and one forced fumble. Saw action at linebacker and collared two tackles and his first sack as a Falcon at Jacksonville (12/20). Dropped QB Blake Bortles for a five-yard loss to run his career sack total to 6.5. Notched three tackles against Carolina (12/27). Helped the defense hold the Panthers to their lowest point total of the season (13) and limit QB Cam Newton to 4.7 yards per pass attempt, his lowest mark of the year.

Transactions

Originally selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the third round (93rd overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft out of Georgia Tech. Was signed by the Oakland Raiders on March 30, 2012.
Signed by the Miami Dolphins on March 12, 2013. Signed by the San Francisco 49ers on April 30, 2015. Signed by the Atlanta Falcons as a free agent on October 20, 2015.
Re-signed by the Falcons on March 24, 2016.

2015 (Falcons)

Saw action in nine games with two starts. Collared 29 tackles (21 solo), one sack, and one forced fumble. Saw action at linebacker and collared two tackles and his first sack as a Falcon at Jacksonville (12/20). Dropped QB Blake Bortles for a five-yard loss to run his career sack total to 6.5. Notched three tackles against Carolina (12/27). Helped the defense hold the Panthers to their lowest point total of the season (13) and limit QB Cam Newton to 4.7 yards per pass attempt, his lowest mark of the year.

Career

Has played in 117 games with 62 starts over eight NFL seasons. Has tallied 485 tackles (330) with 6.5 sacks, 22 tackles for loss, five forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, and 15 passes defensed. Wheeler played in 61 games with 24 starts for the Colts, and recorded 141 total tackles (62 solo). touchdown and 3,218 kickoff return yards on 133 returns (24.2 ypr) with one touchdown. Offensively, has posted 37 receptions for 342 yards with four scores.  Spent the 2014 and 2015 seasons with the Dolphins, where he played in 31 games with 20 starts and posted 164 total tackles (118 solo). Started all 16 games in 2012 for the Raiders, tallying 109 total tackles, three sacks and two forced fumbles.

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