Player Bio

Tamba Hali
LB #91
Height:
6-3
Weight:
275
Age:
30
College:
Penn State
Hometown:
Teaneck, NJ
Experience:
8

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
14
SCK
3.0
FF
2
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 460 355 105 76.5 1 12 2 1 -- 10 1 29 7
2014 KC 4 4 14 13 1 3.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 2 1
2013 KC 15 15 46 39 7 11.0 0 1 1 10 10 10 1 4 2
2012 KC 15 15 51 43 8 9.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2011 KC 16 16 66 48 18 12.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 4 --
2010 KC 16 16 51 36 15 14.5 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 4 2
2009 KC 16 16 62 46 16 8.5 1 1 -- -- -- -- -- 4 --
2008 KC 15 15 54 43 11 3.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 3 1
2007 KC 16 16 58 46 12 7.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 2 --
2006 KC 16 16 58 41 17 8.0 -- 1 1 -9 -9 -9 0 5 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 TEN L 10-26 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @DEN L 17-24 4 4 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @MIA W 34-15 5 4 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
4 NE W 41-14 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1

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Biography

How acquired:

Signed with Kansas City  (8/4/11)  ...  Signed with Kansas City  (7/28/06) ... Originally entered the NFL as the Chiefs first-round pick (20th overall) in the 2006 NFL Draft.

NFL Career Highlights:

  • Outside linebacker has spent his entire nine-season career with Kansas City.
  • Originally joined the Chiefs as the club’s first-round pick (20th overall) in 2006.
  • Spent his first three seasons as a defensive end before moving to an outside linebacker post in Kansas City’s 3-4 defensive alignment in 2009.
  • Has missed only two games since joining the club, starting 125 regular season contests (78 games at outside linebacker and 47 contests at defensive end).
  • Has recorded 28 career forced fumbles, ranking third in team history behind LB Derrick Thomas (45) and DE Neil Smith (29).
  • Owns 73.5 sacks to rank third in team history behind Thomas (126.5) and Smith (86.5).
  • Earned three-consecutive Pro Bowl selections from 2011-13.
  • Was the recipient of the Chiefs prestigious Mack Lee Hill Award in 2006, an honor bestowed on Kansas City’s top rookie or first-year player.
  • Escaped from the war-torn African nation of Liberia when he was 10 years old, joining his father Henry, who was a chemistry and physics teacher in the United States.
  • Led the AFC and finished second in the NFL with 14.5 sacks in 2010.
  • With 11.0 sacks in 2013, became just the third player in franchise history to record at least three seasons with double-digit sack totals, joining LB Derrick Thomas (seven) and DE Neil Smith (four).
  • Has started 125 career regular season contests, owning 476 tackles (367 solo), 73.5 sacks (-473.0 yards), 28 forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries, including one for a touchdown, 115 QB pressures, two interceptions, including one for a touchdown and 11 passes defensed.
  • Has also started two playoff games, recording 13 tackles (10 solo), 2.0 sacks (-8.0 yards), two QB pressures, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed.

Honors:

  • Pro Bowl (2) - 2011, 2012
  • USA Today All-Joe Team (1) – 2009
  • Mack Lee Hill Award - 2006

College:

Saw duty in 47 games (34 starts) at Penn State ... Recorded 179 tackles (84 solo), 36.0 stops for loss and 14.0 sacks (-87.0 yards) ... Also had three QB pressures, six passes defensed, one fumble recovery, two forced fumbles and an interception for five yards ... Opened all 12 games at defensive end as a senior in 2005 ... Totaled 65 tackles (27 solo), 17.0 tackles for loss and a team-high 11.0 sacks (-79.0 yards) ... Also had two QB pressures, four passes defensed and a forced fumble ... Was a consensus All-America selection and was named first-team All-Big Ten ... Named the Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year ... His 11.0 sacks led the conference and ranked eighth in the NCAA ... Recorded nine tackles and tied a school single-game record with 4.0 sacks vs. Wisconsin ... Started all 11 games at defensive end as a junior in 2004 ... Totaled 51 tackles (29 solo), 12.0 stops for loss and 2.0 sacks (-17.0 yards) ... Earned second-team All-Big Ten honors

... Appeared in 12 games, starting 11 games at defensive tackle in 2003 as a sophomore ... Tallied 53 tackles (23 solo), including 6.0 tackles for loss, a sack, a fumble recovery and one pass defensed ... Played in 12 games, recording 10 tackles (five solo) in 2002 ... Graduated with a degree in Journalism.

Personal:

  • Was a nominee for the 2001 New Jersey Gatorade Player of the Year for Teaneck High School in Teaneck, N.J.
  • Collected 64 solo tackles, including 23.0 stops for loss and 8.0 sacks as a senior.
  • Recorded 45 solo tackles, 24.0 stops for loss and 12.0 sacks his junior campaign.
  • Also played basketball during prep career.
  • Spends much of his free time writing and recording music and has a recording studio in his basement.
  • Grew up playing street soccer in Liberia.
  • Has a daughter, Sia.

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How acquired:

Signed with Kansas City  (8/4/11)  ...  Signed with Kansas City  (7/28/06) ... Originally entered the NFL as the Chiefs first-round pick (20th overall) in the 2006 NFL Draft.

NFL Career Highlights:

  • Outside linebacker has spent his entire nine-season career with Kansas City.
  • Originally joined the Chiefs as the club’s first-round pick (20th overall) in 2006.
  • Spent his first three seasons as a defensive end before moving to an outside linebacker post in Kansas City’s 3-4 defensive alignment in 2009.
  • Has missed only two games since joining the club, starting 125 regular season contests (78 games at outside linebacker and 47 contests at defensive end).
  • Has recorded 28 career forced fumbles, ranking third in team history behind LB Derrick Thomas (45) and DE Neil Smith (29).
  • Owns 73.5 sacks to rank third in team history behind Thomas (126.5) and Smith (86.5).
  • Earned three-consecutive Pro Bowl selections from 2011-13.
  • Was the recipient of the Chiefs prestigious Mack Lee Hill Award in 2006, an honor bestowed on Kansas City’s top rookie or first-year player.
  • Escaped from the war-torn African nation of Liberia when he was 10 years old, joining his father Henry, who was a chemistry and physics teacher in the United States.
  • Led the AFC and finished second in the NFL with 14.5 sacks in 2010.
  • With 11.0 sacks in 2013, became just the third player in franchise history to record at least three seasons with double-digit sack totals, joining LB Derrick Thomas (seven) and DE Neil Smith (four).
  • Has started 125 career regular season contests, owning 476 tackles (367 solo), 73.5 sacks (-473.0 yards), 28 forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries, including one for a touchdown, 115 QB pressures, two interceptions, including one for a touchdown and 11 passes defensed.
  • Has also started two playoff games, recording 13 tackles (10 solo), 2.0 sacks (-8.0 yards), two QB pressures, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed.

Honors:

  • Pro Bowl (2) - 2011, 2012
  • USA Today All-Joe Team (1) – 2009
  • Mack Lee Hill Award - 2006

College:

Saw duty in 47 games (34 starts) at Penn State ... Recorded 179 tackles (84 solo), 36.0 stops for loss and 14.0 sacks (-87.0 yards) ... Also had three QB pressures, six passes defensed, one fumble recovery, two forced fumbles and an interception for five yards ... Opened all 12 games at defensive end as a senior in 2005 ... Totaled 65 tackles (27 solo), 17.0 tackles for loss and a team-high 11.0 sacks (-79.0 yards) ... Also had two QB pressures, four passes defensed and a forced fumble ... Was a consensus All-America selection and was named first-team All-Big Ten ... Named the Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year ... His 11.0 sacks led the conference and ranked eighth in the NCAA ... Recorded nine tackles and tied a school single-game record with 4.0 sacks vs. Wisconsin ... Started all 11 games at defensive end as a junior in 2004 ... Totaled 51 tackles (29 solo), 12.0 stops for loss and 2.0 sacks (-17.0 yards) ... Earned second-team All-Big Ten honors

... Appeared in 12 games, starting 11 games at defensive tackle in 2003 as a sophomore ... Tallied 53 tackles (23 solo), including 6.0 tackles for loss, a sack, a fumble recovery and one pass defensed ... Played in 12 games, recording 10 tackles (five solo) in 2002 ... Graduated with a degree in Journalism.

Personal:

  • Was a nominee for the 2001 New Jersey Gatorade Player of the Year for Teaneck High School in Teaneck, N.J.
  • Collected 64 solo tackles, including 23.0 stops for loss and 8.0 sacks as a senior.
  • Recorded 45 solo tackles, 24.0 stops for loss and 12.0 sacks his junior campaign.
  • Also played basketball during prep career.
  • Spends much of his free time writing and recording music and has a recording studio in his basement.
  • Grew up playing street soccer in Liberia.
  • Has a daughter, Sia.

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