August 22, 2017

Highlighted Year: Patrick Kerney, 2007

Defensive End, Seattle Seahawks

Age: 31 (Dec. 30)
9th season in pro football, 1st with Seahawks
College: Virginia
Height: 6’5”    Weight: 273

Kerney accounted for 24 sacks and 127 tackles in college and was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the first round of the 1999 NFL draft (30th overall). He had a quiet rookie season with 2.5 sacks. Kerney moved into the starting lineup in 2000, compiling just another 2.5 sacks in 16 games. He broke out with a team-leading 12 sacks in 2001 and followed up with 10.5 in ’02. Kerney spent five more seasons with Atlanta, achieving Pro Bowl recognition in 2004, before departing to Seattle as a free agent in 2007.

2007 Season Summary
Appeared in all 16 games
[Bracketed numbers indicate league rank in Top 20]

Sacks – 14.5 [2, 1st in NFC]
Most sacks, game – 3 vs. Chicago 11/18, at St. Louis 11/25, vs. Arizona 12/9
Multi-sack games – 3
Interceptions – 1
Int. return yards – 0
Int. TDs – 0
Fumble recoveries – 0
Forced fumbles – 5
Tackles – 49
Assists – 11

Postseason: 2 G
Sacks – 0
Interceptions – 0
TDs – 0

Awards & Honors:
1st team All-NFL: AP
Pro Bowl

Seahawks went 10-6 to finish first in the NFC West. Won NFC Wild Card playoff over Washington Redskins (35-14). Lost NFC Divisional playoff to Green Bay Packers (42-20).

Kerney was limited to seven games, and five sacks, in 2008 due to shoulder problems that required surgery. He retired following the 2009 season due to further shoulder issues. Over the course of 11 seasons, Kerney registered 82.5 sacks, 24.5 while with the Seahawks. He received first-team All-NFL recognition once from the Associated Press, and second-team honors once, and was a two-time Pro Bowl choice.


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