Players

Thomas DeCoud
FS #28
Height:
6-2
Weight:
192
College:
California
Experience:
6
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 97 407 309 98 3 0 31 15 0 179 -- 49
2014 CAR 8 32 18 14 0 -- 3 1 0 35 35 35
2013 ATL 15 65 44 21 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- --
2012 ATL 16 76 62 14 1 -- 9 6 0 42 7 24
2011 ATL 16 86 67 19 0 -- 6 4 0 77 19.3 49
2010 ATL 16 74 56 18 0 -- 4 1 0 0 -- 0
2009 ATL 16 68 57 11 2 -- 7 3 0 25 8.3 15
2008 ATL 10 6 5 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 97 1 1 4 0 3 0 30 1 0 0 0
2014 CAR 8 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 ATL 15 -- -- 0 -- 1 -- 30 1 -- -- --
2012 ATL 16 -- -- 0 -- 1 -- 0 -- -- -- --
2011 ATL 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 ATL 16 1 1 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0
2009 ATL 16 -- -- 2 -- 1 -- 0 -- -- -- --
2008 ATL 10 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Punt Return
YearTeamGRetRetYAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 97 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2014 CAR 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 ATL 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 ATL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 ATL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 ATL 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2009 ATL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 ATL 10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

TRANSACTIONS

Re-signed by the Falcons on March 6, 2012

2012 (FALCONS)

Earned his first career Pro Bowl selection after leading the team with six interceptions while notching 89 tackles (69 solo), nine passes defensed, three tackles for loss, one sack and one fumble recovery. He was one of just three players to post five interceptions and one sack this season. His six picks ranked tied for fifth in the NFL and set a new career high. Led one of the NFL's top defensive units as the Falcons finished the season ranked tied for fifth with 31 takeaways and fifth in scoring defense. Intercepted both of the Manning brothers, picking off Broncos QB Peyton Manning in Atlanta's Monday Night win over Denver in Week 2 and intercepting Giants QB Eli Manning in the Falcons Week 15 win over New York. Sealed Atlanta's Week 5 win at Washington when he picked off QB Kirk Cousins with 1:21 remaining in the game. Part of a defense that posted an 11-2 record against Pro Bowl quarterbacks in 2012. Against this stiff competition, the Falcons defense allowed just 12 passing touchdowns while intercepting 17 passes and registered 25 sacks. Atlanta also held eight of these QBs to a passer rating below 85 and intercepted multiple passes against five of them.

TRANSACTIONS

Re-signed by the Falcons on March 6, 2012

2012 (FALCONS)

Earned his first career Pro Bowl selection after leading the team with six interceptions while notching 89 tackles (69 solo), nine passes defensed, three tackles for loss, one sack and one fumble recovery. He was one of just three players to post five interceptions and one sack this season. His six picks ranked tied for fifth in the NFL and set a new career high. Led one of the NFL's top defensive units as the Falcons finished the season ranked tied for fifth with 31 takeaways and fifth in scoring defense. Intercepted both of the Manning brothers, picking off Broncos QB Peyton Manning in Atlanta's Monday Night win over Denver in Week 2 and intercepting Giants QB Eli Manning in the Falcons Week 15 win over New York. Sealed Atlanta's Week 5 win at Washington when he picked off QB Kirk Cousins with 1:21 remaining in the game. Part of a defense that posted an 11-2 record against Pro Bowl quarterbacks in 2012. Against this stiff competition, the Falcons defense allowed just 12 passing touchdowns while intercepting 17 passes and registered 25 sacks. Atlanta also held eight of these QBs to a passer rating below 85 and intercepted multiple passes against five of them.

2011 (FALCONS)

Led the secondary with 12 tackles (eight solo) against Chicago (9/11). Saw time on defense and special teams vs. Philadelphia (9/18). Started at free safety and recorded 11 tackles (six solo) and added an interception against Tampa Bay (9/25). Recorded three tackes (two solo), one pass defensed and an interception in the endzone at Seattle (10/2). Tallied seven tackles (six solo) and one pass defensed vs. Green Bay (10/9). Recorded nine tackles (five solo), one pass defensed and tied a career-high with his third interception of the season vs. Carolina (10/16). Registered four tackles (two solo) at Detroit (10/23). Collared four tackles (three solo) at Indianapolis (11/6). Notched 12 tackles (seven solo) and one tackle for loss vs. New Orleans (11/13). Tallied four tackles (three solo) vs. Tennessee (11/20). Recorded eight tackles (six solo) vs. Minnesota (11/27). Registered a season-high 13 tackles (11 solo) at Houston (12/4). Collared three tackles at Carolina (12/11). Established a career-high with his fourth interception of the season and added one tackle and one pass defensed vs. Jacksonville (12/15). Notched a team-high 10 tackles (seven solo) and one pass defensed at New Orleans (12/26). Led the Falcons secondary with eight tackles (six solo), while adding one tackle for loss and one pass defensed vs. Tampa Bay (1/1).

2010 (FALCONS)

Started in all 16 contests at free safety for the second consecutive season in 2010. Posted 113 tackles (69 solo), four passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one interception. Tallied a nine tackles (five solo) and recorded his fourth career interception at New Orleans (9/26). Recorded eight tackles, a forced fumble, and one pass defensed against Green Bay (11/28). Tied a career-high with 13 tackles (nine solo) at Carolina (12/12). Notched 10 tackles (seven solo) at Seattle (12/19).

2009 (FALCONS)

Enjoyed a breakout season as the starter in all 16 contests at free safety. Contributed with 113 tackles (73 solo), two sacks, three interceptions, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and seven passes defensed. Tallied a team-high 12 tackles, one pass defensed and one fumble recovery against Carolina (9/20). Logged eight tackles, two passes defensed and a career-high two interceptions against Chicago (10/18). His multiple-interception game was the first for a member of the Falcons defense since 2006. Earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors for his performance against the Bears. Recorded a career-high 13 tackles at Dallas (10/25) in addition to his first career sack and one pass defensed. Registered eight tackles, one sack and one forced fumble at New Orleans (11/2). His forced fumble came on his second sack of the season and was returned for a touchdown by teammate Kroy Biermann. Notched five tackles, one pass defensed and one interception at the New York Jets (12/20).

2008 (FALCONS)

Competed in 10 games during his rookie season and contributed with five special teams tackles. Saw action on special teams in Atlanta's Wild Card contest at Arizona (1/3/09) and registered three tackles.

COLLEGE

DeCoud started 45 games during his career at California and recorded 198 tackles (115 solo), one sack, five tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He also intercepted one pass, broke-up seven passes and blocked six kicks. Named an All-Pac 10 honorable mention selection while serving as the team's defensive captain during his senior season. Started 12 games at the safety position in 2007 and led the team with a career-high 116 tackles (71 solo), which also ranked fourth in the league. Named Pac-10 Player of the Week against Arizona (9/22/07) after collecting 10 tackles, a 12-yard sack that caused a fumble and his first career interception.

PERSONAL

Attended Pinole Valley High School (California) and earned first-team All-Alameda Contra Costa Athletic League accolades during a brilliant senior season in which he recorded 80 tackles, and two interceptions. Caught 23 passes for 600 yards at the wide receiver position. As a junior, DeCoud was awarded All-ACCAL honors in both football and basketball. Interdisciplinary Studies major. Born on March 19, 1985. Last name is pronounced: Day-Coo.

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