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DeMarcus Ware
OLB #94
Height:
6-4
Weight:
258
Age:
34
College:
Troy
Hometown:
Auburn, Ala.
Experience:
12

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
4
SCK
2.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 643 494 149 136.5 0 24 3 44 -- 41 1 35 8
2016 DEN 2 2 4 2 2 2.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2015 DEN 11 10 25 17 8 7.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2014 DEN 16 15 40 33 7 10.0 -- 1 1 3 3 3 0 2 --
2013 DAL 13 13 40 28 12 6.0 -- 2 1 0 -- 0 0 0 1
2012 DAL 16 16 56 33 23 11.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 5 1
2011 DAL 16 16 58 47 11 19.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 2 1
2010 DAL 16 16 66 56 10 15.5 0 1 -- -- -- -- -- 2 2
2009 DAL 16 15 57 45 12 11.0 -- 6 -- -- -- -- -- 5 --
2008 DAL 16 16 84 69 15 20.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 6 1
2007 DAL 16 16 84 60 24 14.0 -- 4 -- -- -- -- -- 4 --
2006 DAL 16 16 71 57 14 11.5 0 5 1 41 41 41 1 5 1
2005 DAL 16 16 58 47 11 8.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 3 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 CAR W 21-20 3 2 1 1.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 IND W 34-20 1 0 1 0.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Bio

WARE AT A GLANCE:
•    A 12th-year outside linebacker and member of the 2000s NFL All-Decade Team who ranks second among active players and 11th all-time with 134.5 career sacks.
•    Earned his eighth and ninth Pro Bowl nods in his first two seasons with the Broncos (2014-15) to give him  the most selections by an active NFL defensive player.
•    Registered double-digit sack totals in eight of his 11 seasons, including league-leading marks in 2008 (20.0) and 2010 (15.5)—one of five players in NFL history (since 1982) to lead the league in sacks on multiple occasions.
•    Ranks second in NFL history with a sack rate of 0.81/game during his career, trailing only Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end Reggie White (0.85/game) among players appearing in at least 100 games.
•    Owns 32 career multi-sack games, including eight contests with three sacks and one game with a career-best four sacks (at Philadelphia, 10/30/11).
•    Forced 35 fumbles, including 29 strip-sacks, during his career to rank tied for third in the NFL since he entered the league in 2005.
•    Spent his first nine NFL seasons (2005-13) in Dallas and was selected to start in seven Pro Bowls as a Cowboy in addition to being named first-or second-team All-Pro by the Associated Press on seven occasions.
•    Recorded a career-best 20 quarterback takedowns in 2008 (seventh most for a single season at that time) to earn NFC Defensive Player of the Year honors from the KC Committee of 101 as well as NFL Alumni Pass Rusher of the Year recognition.
•    Posted a sack in 10 consecutive games (2007-08) to tie Broncos Ring of Famer Simon Fletcher for the longest sack streak in league history since the statistic became official in 1982.
•    Played outside linebacker in the Cowboys’ 3-4 base defense during his first eight seasons and was chosen as the only two-time winner of the Dick Butkus Award (2008, ‘11), given to the top linebacker at the high school, collegiate and professional levels of football.
•    Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week on four occasions: (Week 16 - 2005; Week 15 - 2008; Week 15 - 2009; Week 3 - 2010).
•    Named AFC Defensive Player of the Month on one occasion: (September, 2015)
•    Totaled 201 tackles, 27.5 sacks, 58 tackles for a loss and nine forced fumbles during his collegiate career at Troy University, earning Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year honors as a senior in 2007 after leading the Trojans to their first-ever bowl appearance.
•    Joined the Broncos as a free agent on March 12, 2014.
•    Selected by Dallas in the first round (11th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Dallas as a draft choice 7/30/05; Released by Dallas 3/11/14; Signed by Denver 3/12/14.

WARE AT A GLANCE:
•    A 12th-year outside linebacker and member of the 2000s NFL All-Decade Team who ranks second among active players and 11th all-time with 134.5 career sacks.
•    Earned his eighth and ninth Pro Bowl nods in his first two seasons with the Broncos (2014-15) to give him  the most selections by an active NFL defensive player.
•    Registered double-digit sack totals in eight of his 11 seasons, including league-leading marks in 2008 (20.0) and 2010 (15.5)—one of five players in NFL history (since 1982) to lead the league in sacks on multiple occasions.
•    Ranks second in NFL history with a sack rate of 0.81/game during his career, trailing only Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end Reggie White (0.85/game) among players appearing in at least 100 games.
•    Owns 32 career multi-sack games, including eight contests with three sacks and one game with a career-best four sacks (at Philadelphia, 10/30/11).
•    Forced 35 fumbles, including 29 strip-sacks, during his career to rank tied for third in the NFL since he entered the league in 2005.
•    Spent his first nine NFL seasons (2005-13) in Dallas and was selected to start in seven Pro Bowls as a Cowboy in addition to being named first-or second-team All-Pro by the Associated Press on seven occasions.
•    Recorded a career-best 20 quarterback takedowns in 2008 (seventh most for a single season at that time) to earn NFC Defensive Player of the Year honors from the KC Committee of 101 as well as NFL Alumni Pass Rusher of the Year recognition.
•    Posted a sack in 10 consecutive games (2007-08) to tie Broncos Ring of Famer Simon Fletcher for the longest sack streak in league history since the statistic became official in 1982.
•    Played outside linebacker in the Cowboys’ 3-4 base defense during his first eight seasons and was chosen as the only two-time winner of the Dick Butkus Award (2008, ‘11), given to the top linebacker at the high school, collegiate and professional levels of football.
•    Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week on four occasions: (Week 16 - 2005; Week 15 - 2008; Week 15 - 2009; Week 3 - 2010).
•    Named AFC Defensive Player of the Month on one occasion: (September, 2015)
•    Totaled 201 tackles, 27.5 sacks, 58 tackles for a loss and nine forced fumbles during his collegiate career at Troy University, earning Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year honors as a senior in 2007 after leading the Trojans to their first-ever bowl appearance.
•    Joined the Broncos as a free agent on March 12, 2014.
•    Selected by Dallas in the first round (11th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Dallas as a draft choice 7/30/05; Released by Dallas 3/11/14; Signed by Denver 3/12/14.

2015: Ware, who was named a team captain prior to the season by his Broncos teammates, was selected to his ninth career Pro Bowl... Finished the season with 25 tackles (18 solo), 7.5 sacks (57.5 yds.), one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 11 regular-season games (10 starts)... Posted 10 tackles (5 solo), 3.5 sacks (40 yds.), one fumble recovery and 12 quarterback hits in three postseason contests en route to his first career Super Bowl victory... Notched his 32nd career multi-sack game with 1.5 quarterback takedowns (9.5 yds.) at Det. (9/27)... Named AFC Defensive Player of the Month for Sepember—the first conference player of the month award in his career—after leading the league’s top-ranked defense by posting 10 tackles (8 solo) and 3.5 sacks (22.5 yds.)... Notched one sack (13 yds.) for the fourth consecutive game vs. Min. (10/4).... Strip-sacked Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (10 yds.), which resulted in a safety vs. G.B. (11/2)—his NFL record 33nd appearance on Sunday Night Football... Was inactive for five games with a back injury... Recovered the game-winning fumble in overtime vs. Cin. (12/28)... Recovered a fourth-quarter fumble that led to Denver’s game-winning drive and sacked Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (13 yds.) on fourth down in the fourth quarter in Denver’s AFC Divisional Playoff Game vs. Pit. (1/17)... Punched a ticket to his first career Super Bowl after posting two tackles, 0.5 sacks (3 yds.) and seven quarterback hits in Denver’s AFC Championship Game vs. N.E. (1/24)... Tallied five tackles (3 solo), two sacks (24 yds.) and four quarterback hits in Denver’s Super Bowl 50 victory vs. Car. (2/7).

2014: Ware, who was named a team captain prior to the season by his Broncos teammates, played all 16 games (15 starts) for the ninth time in his career and earned his eighth Pro Bowl selection after totaling 41 tackles (34 solo), 10 sacks (56.5 yds.), one interception (3 yds.), one pass defensed and two forced fumbles... Tied for the most Pro Bowl selections (8) among active NFL defensive players... Posted his eighth career season with 10 or more sacks... Recorded 1.5 sacks (4.5 yds.) in his Broncos debut vs. Ind. (9/7)... Totaled three sacks (26 yds.) vs. S.F. (10/19) to pass Simeon Rice into 15th place on the NFL’s all-time list with 123 career quarterback takedowns...  Notched his eighth sack of the season at N.E. (11/2), joining LB Von Miller to represent just the eighth pair of teammates since 1982 to post at least eight sacks apiece through a season’s first eight games... Posted his 127th career sack at K.C. (11/30) to pass Chiefs great Derrick Thomas for the 14th-most sacks in NFL history.

2013: Ware started all 13 games played for the Cowboys and totaled 36 tackles (24 solo), six sacks (40 yds.), one interception, two passes defensed and one fumble recovery after making the switch from outside linebacker to defensive end... Missed Games 7-9 with a quad injury, snapping his streak of 134 consecutive regular-season games played to begin his career.

2012: Ware opened all 16 games and recorded 72 tackles (48 solo), 11.5 sacks (64 yds.) and five forced fumbles... Earned his seventh straight Pro Bowl selection... Posted two sacks at N.Y. Giants (9/5) in his 113th game to give him 101.5 for his career, making him the second-fastest  player (Reggie White, 96 games) to reach 100 sacks... Set a career high with 13 tackles (8 solo) at Sea. (9/16) and matched that total four games later at Car. (10/21)... Registered his 107th career sack vs. NYG (10/28) to become Dallas’ all-time sack leader.

2011: Ware earned his sixth consecutive Pro Bowl selection and fourth career first-team All-Pro recognition from the Associated Press after opening all 16 games and tallying 67 tackles (51 solo), 19.5 sacks (125 yds.), three passes defensed and two forced fumbles... Contributed a career-best four sacks (23 yds.) and a forced fumble at Phi. (10/30).

2010: Ware was named to his fifth career Pro Bowl after starting all 16 games for the Cowboys and leading the NFL with 15.5 sacks (105 yds.) to go along with 108 tackles (64 solo), one pass defensed, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries... Posted three sacks at Hou. (9/26) to earn his fourth career NFC Defensive Player of the Week honor... Registered his second three-sack performance of the season at Phi. (1/2) and added a 17-yard fumble return for a touchdown.

2009: Ware opened 15-of-16 games played as a Pro Bowl starter and first-team Associated Press All-Pro selection, recording 92 tackles (50 solo), 11 sacks (51 yds.), two passes defensed and five forced fumbles... Opened both of Dallas’ postseason games and contributed 13 tackles (6 solo), three sacks (18 yds.) and one forced fumble... Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week after notching a pair of sacks and two forced fumbles at N.O. (12/19)... Logged two sacks in Dallas’ NFC Wild Card Playoff Game vs. Phi. (1/9).   

2008: Ware set a Cowboys record with an NFL-best 20 sacks (115 yds.) in 16 starts while also posting career highs in tackles (110) and forced fumbles (6)... Added three passes defensed and one fumble recovery... Earned his third career Pro Bowl selection along with first-team All-Pro honors from the Associated Press... Recorded three sacks at Stl. (10/19) to tie the NFL record for consecutive games (10) with a quarterback takedown... Tallied his third three-sack game of the season and eclipsed 50 career sacks vs. NYG (12/14) to take home NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors.

2007: Ware was named a Pro Bowl starter for the second consecutive season and a first-team All-Pro designee for the first time in his career after recording 80 tackles (50 solo), 14 sacks (109 yds.), four passes defensed and four forced fumbles for the Cowboys... Registered four solo tackles and a sack in Dallas’ NFC Divisional Playoff Game vs. NYG (1/13).

2006: Ware made his first career Pro Bowl and was a second-team All-Pro selection by the Associated Press after starting all 16 games and totaling 82 tackles (62 solo), 11.5 sacks (89 yds.), one interception (41 yds.), three passes defensed, five forced fumbles and one fumble recovery... Scored two defensive touchdowns—a 69-yard fumble return for a score at Phi. (10/8) and a 41-yard interception for a touchdown at Atl. (12/16)... Posted the first three-sack performance of his career at Car. (10/29) and equaled that effort in Dallas’ regular-season finale vs. Det. (12/31).

2005: Selected by Dallas in the first round (11th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft, Ware opened all 16 games for the Cowboys as a rookie and racked up 66 tackles (44 solo), eight sacks (47 yds.) and three forced fumbles... Recorded his first career sack by taking down 49ers quarterback Tim Rattay at S.F. (9/25)... Earned NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month honors in October after totaling 16 tackles and three sacks in five games... Posted three sacks (all of which forced fumbles) at Car. (12/24) to earn NFC Defensive Player of the Week and Diet Pepsi Rookie of the Week recognition.

COLLEGE: Ware started for three seasons at Troy University and finished his collegiate career with 201 tackles, 27.5 sacks, 58 tackles for a loss and nine forced fumbles... Led the Trojans to their first-ever Bowl appearance as a senior in 2004 and was named Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year after totaling 53 tackles, 19 tackles for a loss, 10.5 sacks and four forced fumbles.

PERSONAL: Ware played two seasons of prep football at Auburn (Ala.) High School, where he earned all-area honors as a senior linebacker and wide receiver... Earned a degree in business information systems from Troy, becoming the first member of his family to graduate from college... Named a 2014 Denver Broncos Community Champion Award winner for his contributions off the field... Volunteered his time for numerous community initiatives in and around the Dallas area, including the Boys & Girls Club of Arlington and Make-a-Wish Foundation of North Texas... Served as an NFL Play 60 Spokesperson, which included a public service announcement at the White House with President Obama... DeMarcus Ware was born on July 31, 1982, in Auburn, Ala.

Related Videos

  • Ware: Back feels 'really good'

    (1:06) Posted Aug 22, 2016

    DeMarcus Ware talks 1-on-1 with BTV's Phil Milani about how his back feels, as he gets set to return to practice after missing all of training camp.

  • Picture This: Demarcus Ware self portrait

    (3:11) Posted Jul 17, 2016

    Demarcus Ware trades in his cleats for a marker, as he attempts to draw a self portrait.

  • Ware, Mirage perform at Taste of the Broncos

    (2:14) Posted Jun 14, 2016

    When DeMarcus Ware isn't sacking the QB, he's harmonizing with his band Mirage, and on Tuesday night it performed at the second annual Taste of the Broncos.

  • DeMarcus Ware Day an honor in Alabama

    (8:24) Posted Apr 19, 2016

    DeMarcus Ware returned to his roots on Tuesday as he was honored in Alabama and given the Troy Distinguished Leadership Award. Video courtesy of Troy Athletics.