March 20, 2017

Highlighted Year: Elvis Dumervil, 2009

Linebacker, Denver Broncos

Age: 25
4th season in pro football & with Broncos
College: Louisville
Height: 5’11” Weight: 260

Dumervil was credited with 151 tackles in 44 college games as well as 32 sacks and was selected as Big East Defensive Player of the Year in 2005 when he recorded 20 sacks. He was chosen by the Broncos in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL draft with the anticipation that while lacking ideal height that  his speed would make him an effective situational pass rusher. Dumervil had 8.5 sacks in that role as a rookie. He moved into the starting lineup  in 2007  and accumulated 12.5 sacks and had four takeaways while encountering problems against the run. His sack total dropped to five in 2008 with 49 tackles.Dumervil was shifted to right outside linebacker with outstanding results in 2009.

2009 Season Summary
Appeared in all 16 games
[Bracketed numbers indicate league rank in Top 20]

Sacks – 17 [1]
Most sacks, game – 4 vs. Cleveland 9/20
Multi-sack games – 6
Interceptions – 0
Fumble recoveries – 1
Forced fumbles – 4
Tackles – 42
Assists – 7

Awards & Honors:
1st team All-NFL: AP, PFWA, Sporting News
Pro Bowl

Broncos went 8-8 to finish second in the AFC West.

Dumervil missed the entire 2010 season due to a torn pectoral muscle. He returned to defensive end in 2011 and regained Pro Bowl recognition with 9.5 sacks.He spent two more Pro Bowl years with Denver before signing with the Baltimore Ravens in 2013 and returning to outside linebacker. He recorded 9.5 sacks in ’13 and 17 in 2014, when he was a consensus first-team All-NFL as well as Pro Bowl choice.Following lesser seasons in 2015 and ’16 Dumervil was released by the Ravens. Overall through 2016 he has been credited with 99 sacks and some 225 tackles with 63.5 sacks coming while with the Broncos. He has received first-team All-NFL honors twice and been selected to five Pro Bowls.


Highlighted Years features players who were consensus first-team All-League* selections or league* or conference** leaders in the following statistical categories:

Rushing: Yards, TDs (min. 10)
Passing: Yards, Completion Pct., Yards per Attempt, TDs, Rating
Receiving: Catches, Yards, TDs (min. 10)
Scoring: TDs, Points, Field Goals (min. 5)
All-Purpose: Total Yards
Defense: Interceptions, Sacks
Kickoff Returns: Average
Punt Returns: Average
Punting: Average

*Leagues include NFL (1920 to date), AFL (1926), AFL (1936-37), AAFC (1946-49), AFL (1960-69), WFL (1974-75), USFL (1983-85)

**NFC/AFC since 1970