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Robert Ayers
DE #91
Height:
6-3
Weight:
275
Age:
32
College:
Tennessee
Hometown:
Jersey City, NJ
Experience:
9

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
28
SCK
2.0
FF
1
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 262 189 73 35.0 0 14 0 0 -- 0 0 8 3
2017 TB 10 8 28 17 11 2.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2016 TB 12 10 29 21 8 6.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2015 NYG 12 11 41 31 10 9.5 -- 4 -- -- -- -- -- 2 --
2014 NYG 12 1 22 18 4 5.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2013 DEN 15 3 29 23 6 5.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2012 DEN 15 0 16 8 8 2.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2011 DEN 16 13 39 25 14 3.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2010 DEN 11 10 39 32 7 1.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2009 DEN 15 1 19 14 5 0.0 0 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 2
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
2 CHI W 29-7 -- 0 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @MIN L 17-34 5 1 4 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 NYG W 25-23 5 3 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 NE L 14-19 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @ARI L 33-38 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @BUF L 27-30 2 1 1 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 CAR L 3-17 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 @NO L 10-30 5 4 1 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
10 NYJ W 15-10 3 3 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 @MIA W 30-20 3 1 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

Acquired By Bucs:

Signed by Tampa Bay on March 11, 2016 as an unrestricted free agent from N.Y. Giants.

Originally Entered NFL:

Originally entered the NFL as a first-round pick (18th overall) of the Denver Broncos in the 2009 NFL Draft.

Career Highlights:

Spent five seasons with Denver (2009-13) and two with N.Y. Giants (2014-15).

Has played in 108 career regular season games, with 49 starts, totaling 233 tackles, 48 tackles for loss, 33.0 sacks, 12 passes defensed, seven forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries (54 return yards, one touchdown).

Played in six career postseason contests, with one start, notching nine tackles and 3.0 sacks.

Owns four career multi-sack games: vs. Pittsburgh (2.0, 1/8/12 – Wild Card Playoff), vs. Oakland (2.0, 9/23/13), vs. N.Y. Jets (2.0, 12/6/15) vs. Carolina (2.0, 12/20/15) .

Registered first career sack at Jacksonville (9/12/10).

Scored a touchdown on a 54-yard fumble return against Pittsburgh (11/9/09).

Started in postseason debut against Pittsburgh (1/8/12), notching 2.0 sacks.

Made first career start at Philadelphia (12/27/09).

Made NFL debut at Cincinnati (9/13/09).

2016 Highlights:

Started 10-of-12 games that he played and registered 29 tackles, including seven for loss, 6.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one pass defensed.

Making his Buccaneers debut, recorded two tackles and a sack in season-opening win at Atlanta (9/11). Sack came on third down in red zone to force field goal.

Started at Arizona (9/18), recording two tackles before exiting the game with an injury.

Inactive Games 3-6 with an ankle injury.

Returned to the starting lineup vs. Oakland (10/30) and registered one tackle.

Posted two tackles vs. Atlanta (11/3).

Recorded a season-high 1.5 sacks, six tackles, and a forced fumble that resulted in a safety in 36-10 win vs. Chicago (11/13).

Registered one tackle for loss in win at Kansas City (11/20).

Notched two tackles one sack and four quarterback hits in 14-5 win vs. Seattle (11/27) and was part of a pass rush that recorded six sacks and 12 quarterback hits on Russell Wilson.

Tallied three tackles and a sack in win at San Diego (12/4).

Recorded a sack for the third consecutive game – the first time in his career he has done that – in win vs. New Orleans (12/11).

Recorded three tackles, including one for loss, at Dallas (12/18).

Notched one tackle at New Orleans (12/24).

Logged three tackles, one sack and one pass defensed in win vs. Carolina (1/1).

College/Personal:

Played in 48 games at Tennessee (2004-08), with 14 starts, totaling 113 tackles, 9.0 sacks, four passes defensed and one interception.

Registered a team-high 27.5 tackles for loss in his final two seasons.

Started all 12 games as a senior (2008), contributing 49 tackles, 3.0 sacks and an SEC-leading 15.5 tackles for loss, along with one interception, earning second-team All-Southeastern Conference honors.

Majored in African studies.

Attended Marlboro County High School (Bennettsville, South Carolina).

Attended Hoboken High School (Hoboken, New Jersey) as a freshman.

Earned all-conference honors as a senior and was selected to play in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.

Rated the third-best linebacker prospect in the nation and the second-best overall prospect in South Carolina by PrepStar.

Also ran the 100 meters and was part of his high school team’s 4x100-meter relay.

Along with his family, represented the Buccaneers in the Gasparilla Children’s Parade in January 2017. Son of Charlotte Dickey.

Siblings are Jayson, Nadeya and Eric.

He and his wife, Brandi, have two daughters, Brailyn and Robyn.

Born Robert Earnest Ayers Jr. on July 19, 1983 in Jersey City, New Jersey.

 

Acquired By Bucs:

Signed by Tampa Bay on March 11, 2016 as an unrestricted free agent from N.Y. Giants.

Originally Entered NFL:

Originally entered the NFL as a first-round pick (18th overall) of the Denver Broncos in the 2009 NFL Draft.

Career Highlights:

Spent five seasons with Denver (2009-13) and two with N.Y. Giants (2014-15).

Has played in 108 career regular season games, with 49 starts, totaling 233 tackles, 48 tackles for loss, 33.0 sacks, 12 passes defensed, seven forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries (54 return yards, one touchdown).

Played in six career postseason contests, with one start, notching nine tackles and 3.0 sacks.

Owns four career multi-sack games: vs. Pittsburgh (2.0, 1/8/12 – Wild Card Playoff), vs. Oakland (2.0, 9/23/13), vs. N.Y. Jets (2.0, 12/6/15) vs. Carolina (2.0, 12/20/15) .

Registered first career sack at Jacksonville (9/12/10).

Scored a touchdown on a 54-yard fumble return against Pittsburgh (11/9/09).

Started in postseason debut against Pittsburgh (1/8/12), notching 2.0 sacks.

Made first career start at Philadelphia (12/27/09).

Made NFL debut at Cincinnati (9/13/09).

2016 Highlights:

Started 10-of-12 games that he played and registered 29 tackles, including seven for loss, 6.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one pass defensed.

Making his Buccaneers debut, recorded two tackles and a sack in season-opening win at Atlanta (9/11). Sack came on third down in red zone to force field goal.

Started at Arizona (9/18), recording two tackles before exiting the game with an injury.

Inactive Games 3-6 with an ankle injury.

Returned to the starting lineup vs. Oakland (10/30) and registered one tackle.

Posted two tackles vs. Atlanta (11/3).

Recorded a season-high 1.5 sacks, six tackles, and a forced fumble that resulted in a safety in 36-10 win vs. Chicago (11/13).

Registered one tackle for loss in win at Kansas City (11/20).

Notched two tackles one sack and four quarterback hits in 14-5 win vs. Seattle (11/27) and was part of a pass rush that recorded six sacks and 12 quarterback hits on Russell Wilson.

Tallied three tackles and a sack in win at San Diego (12/4).

Recorded a sack for the third consecutive game – the first time in his career he has done that – in win vs. New Orleans (12/11).

Recorded three tackles, including one for loss, at Dallas (12/18).

Notched one tackle at New Orleans (12/24).

Logged three tackles, one sack and one pass defensed in win vs. Carolina (1/1).

College/Personal:

Played in 48 games at Tennessee (2004-08), with 14 starts, totaling 113 tackles, 9.0 sacks, four passes defensed and one interception.

Registered a team-high 27.5 tackles for loss in his final two seasons.

Started all 12 games as a senior (2008), contributing 49 tackles, 3.0 sacks and an SEC-leading 15.5 tackles for loss, along with one interception, earning second-team All-Southeastern Conference honors.

Majored in African studies.

Attended Marlboro County High School (Bennettsville, South Carolina).

Attended Hoboken High School (Hoboken, New Jersey) as a freshman.

Earned all-conference honors as a senior and was selected to play in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.

Rated the third-best linebacker prospect in the nation and the second-best overall prospect in South Carolina by PrepStar.

Also ran the 100 meters and was part of his high school team’s 4x100-meter relay.

Along with his family, represented the Buccaneers in the Gasparilla Children’s Parade in January 2017. Son of Charlotte Dickey.

Siblings are Jayson, Nadeya and Eric.

He and his wife, Brandi, have two daughters, Brailyn and Robyn.

Born Robert Earnest Ayers Jr. on July 19, 1983 in Jersey City, New Jersey.

 

 

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