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Courtney Upshaw
OLB #91
Height:
6-2
Weight:
272
Age:
26
College:
Alabama
Hometown:
Eufaula, AL
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2015):

TCKL
51
SCK
2.0
FF
2
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 183 111 72 5.0 0 7 0 0 -- 0 0 3 5
2015 BAL 16 15 51 29 22 2.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 2 3
2014 BAL 16 14 42 25 17 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 BAL 16 13 30 19 11 1.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 BAL 16 9 60 38 22 1.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 2
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @DEN L 13-19 3 2 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @OAK L 33-37 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 CIN L 24-28 3 1 2 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @PIT W 23-20 3 2 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 CLE L 30-33 4 2 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @SF L 20-25 5 3 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @ARI L 18-26 3 1 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 SD W 29-26 1 0 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 JAC L 20-22 2 1 1 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 STL W 16-13 5 4 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
12 @CLE W 33-27 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 @MIA L 13-15 3 2 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
14 SEA L 6-35 3 2 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
15 KC L 14-34 4 1 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 PIT W 20-17 5 3 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
17 @CIN L 16-24 4 3 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

Download 2011 Bio Update TRANSACTIONS

Courtney Upshaw was selected by the Ravens with their first-overall pick in the second round (35th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft...The Ravens traded their first-round choice (29th overall) to Minnesota for its 35th- and 98th-overall selections.

CAREER

  • Saw action in all 16 games (career-high 14 starts) and contributed 42 tackles (25 solo) and 1 PD for a defense that allowed the NFL’s sixth-fewest points per game (18.9) in 2014
  • Started and tied a career high with 6 tackles (4 solo) at Hou. (12/21/14)
  • Led all Ravens rookies with a career-high 55 tackles (34 solo), 1.5 sacks (-10 yards), 2 PD and 2 FRs while playing in all 16 games (nine starts) in his rookie year (2012)
  • Started his first-career game (recording a career-high 6 tackles, since tied) at Phi. (9/16/12)
  • Played in his first-career NFL game vs. Cin. (9/10/12)

2014: (16/14, 2/2) Contributed 42 tackles (25 solo) and 1 PD for a defense that finished second in the league (tied with Philadelphia) with 49 sacks (Buffalo - 54)...The Ravens allowed the sixth-fewest points per game (18.9) in 2014

  • Started both postseason contests and produced 4 tackles, including 1 sack (-7 yards), for a defense that had 7 sacks and allowed just 82 rushing yards in two playoff games
  • Started and tied a career high with 6 tackles (4 solo) in game 15 at Hou. (12/21)
  • Started and registered a career-high-tying 5 solo tackles in game 5 at Ind. (10/5)
  • Started and collected 4 tackles for a defense that held the Panthers to 67 yards rushing in the 38-10 victory in game 4 vs. Car. (9/28)
  • Started and contributed 3 tackles for a defense that did not allow a TD and forced 3 turnovers (2 FRs and 1 INT) in the 26-6 victory in game 2 vs. Pit. (9/11)

2013: (16/13) Recorded 29 tackles (18 solo), 2 PD and 1.5 sacks (-13 yards)

  • Started and posted 2 tackles and a half-sack (-4 yards) in game 15 vs. NE (12/22)
  • Subbed and netted 2 solo tackles and a sack (-9 yards) for a defense that allowed 22 rushing yards (fourth fewest by an opponent in franchise history) in the 26-23 victory in game 5 at Mia. (10/6)
  • Started and had 3 solo tackles for a defense that did not allow a TD for the second-consecutive contest and held the Texans to 25% (3-of-12) on third down in the 30-9 victory in game 3 vs. Hou. (9/22)
  • Started and netted 2 tackles for a defense that didn’t allow a TD and held the Browns to 27% (4-of-15) on third down in the 14-6 victory in game 2 vs. Cle. (9/15)

2012: (16/9, 4/2) Led all Ravens rookies with a career-high 55 tackles (34 solo), 1.5 sacks (-10 yards), 2 PD and 2 FRs...Also contributed 5 special teams stops in his first season

  • Started and netted 2 tackles, including his first-career full sack (-4 yards), for a defense that held the Chargers to 20% on third down (3-of-15) in game 11 at SD (11/25)
  • Netted 4 solo tackles and his first-career PD in the 55-20 victory in game 9 vs. Oak. (11/11)
  • Started and had 2 tackles and his first-career FR for a defense that forced 4 turnovers in the victory over the Chiefs in game 5 at KC (10/7)
  • Started his first-career NFL game and posted a career-high 6 tackles, including 5 solo, in game 2 at Phi. (9/16)
  • Saw action in his first-career NFL game and recorded 4 tackles and a half-sack (first of his career) in the 44-13 victory in game 1 vs. Cin. (9/10)
  • Recorded 9 tackles (7 solo) and 1 FF for a defense that forced 10 turnovers in four playoff games
  • Started and posted 5 tackles (4 solo) and a FF (which was recovered by the Ravens) for a defense that held the 49ers to 22% on third down (2-of-9) in the 34-31 victory in Super Bowl XLVII vs. SF (2/3/13)

COLLEGE: Finished his Crimson Tide career with 141 tackles (88 solo), 17.5 sacks (-103 yards), 36.5 TFL, 6 FFs, 3 FRs (1 returned for a TD), 5 PD and 1 INT (which he returned for a 45-yard TD)...Earned first-team All-American honors by The NFL Draft Report, Football Writers Association, The Sporting News, CBSSports.com, Sports Illustrated and ESPN.com as a senior in 2011 and was a finalist for the Lombardi Award (nation’s best LB or interior lineman) and the Butkus Award (nation’s top LB)...Ranked third on the team, tying his career high with 52 tackles (37 solo), for National Champion Alabama...Had a team-leading 9.5 sacks (-62 yards), which tied for fourth in the SEC and tied for 16th nationally, en route to earning several All-American and first-team All-Conference honors...Finished second in the SEC and 18th nationally with a team-high 18 TFL (-90 yards), ranking seventh on the school’s single-season record list...Registered 2 FFs, 1 PD and intercepted another for a 45-yard TD return...Helped the Crimson Tide lead the nation in rush defense (72.1 ypg), total defense (183.6 ypg) and scoring defense (8.2 ppg) on the way to the National Championship...Earned MVP honors after leading the team with 7 tackles (6 solo) and 1 FF in the BCS National Championship game against LSU...Established a career high with 52 tackles (32 solo), including 51 in the final 10 contests as a junior in 2010...Led the team with 14.5 TFL, including a team-high 7 sacks...Saw action in all 14 games (one start) and recorded 15 tackles (7 solo), including 1 TFL, and 4 QB hurries on the season as a sophomore in 2009...Played in 13 games and netted 22 tackles (12 solo), with 3 TFL, 1 QB pressure and 2 PD as a freshman...Graduated with a degree in human development from Alabama.

HIGH SCHOOL, PERSONAL: Prepped at Eufaula (AL) HS...Started at DE and TE, but Rivals.com regarded him as the nation’s 12th-best OLB prospect and the ninth-best player in the state, placing a four-star rating on the senior...Earned Alabama Class 5A Lineman of the Year honors from the Alabama Sports Writers Association and was an ASWA Class 5A All-State selection after posting 150 tackles (95 solo), 7 sacks, 1 INT, 3 FRs and 4 PD as a senior...Also caught 20 passes for 496 yards and 3 TDs...Was a consensus All-State pick as a junior, recording 96 tackles (61 solo) with 12 sacks and 3 INTs.

COMMUNITY: Supports the community efforts of both his teammates and the Ravens organization by attending A Purple Evening, the annual women’s event at M&T Bank Stadium...In 2013, served as a mentor at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake’s MentorZing event...In 2014, Upshaw joined teammate DeAngelo Tyson in donating and distributing 500 books to students at Moravia Park Elementary School (Baltimore City) in an effort to encourage childhood literacy...Visited patients to spread holiday cheer at the Johns Hopkins Children Center...Supports the community efforts of both his teammates and former teammates having attended Lardarius Webb’s Charity Softball Game, former teammate Haloti Ngata’s Family Foundation Luau, Chris Canty and former Ravens teammate Jameel McClain’s annual “53 Families” holiday dinner event and the Ravens’ Draft Day party.

Download 2011 Bio Update TRANSACTIONS

Courtney Upshaw was selected by the Ravens with their first-overall pick in the second round (35th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft...The Ravens traded their first-round choice (29th overall) to Minnesota for its 35th- and 98th-overall selections.

CAREER

  • Saw action in all 16 games (career-high 14 starts) and contributed 42 tackles (25 solo) and 1 PD for a defense that allowed the NFL’s sixth-fewest points per game (18.9) in 2014
  • Started and tied a career high with 6 tackles (4 solo) at Hou. (12/21/14)
  • Led all Ravens rookies with a career-high 55 tackles (34 solo), 1.5 sacks (-10 yards), 2 PD and 2 FRs while playing in all 16 games (nine starts) in his rookie year (2012)
  • Started his first-career game (recording a career-high 6 tackles, since tied) at Phi. (9/16/12)
  • Played in his first-career NFL game vs. Cin. (9/10/12)

2014: (16/14, 2/2) Contributed 42 tackles (25 solo) and 1 PD for a defense that finished second in the league (tied with Philadelphia) with 49 sacks (Buffalo - 54)...The Ravens allowed the sixth-fewest points per game (18.9) in 2014

  • Started both postseason contests and produced 4 tackles, including 1 sack (-7 yards), for a defense that had 7 sacks and allowed just 82 rushing yards in two playoff games
  • Started and tied a career high with 6 tackles (4 solo) in game 15 at Hou. (12/21)
  • Started and registered a career-high-tying 5 solo tackles in game 5 at Ind. (10/5)
  • Started and collected 4 tackles for a defense that held the Panthers to 67 yards rushing in the 38-10 victory in game 4 vs. Car. (9/28)
  • Started and contributed 3 tackles for a defense that did not allow a TD and forced 3 turnovers (2 FRs and 1 INT) in the 26-6 victory in game 2 vs. Pit. (9/11)

2013: (16/13) Recorded 29 tackles (18 solo), 2 PD and 1.5 sacks (-13 yards)

  • Started and posted 2 tackles and a half-sack (-4 yards) in game 15 vs. NE (12/22)
  • Subbed and netted 2 solo tackles and a sack (-9 yards) for a defense that allowed 22 rushing yards (fourth fewest by an opponent in franchise history) in the 26-23 victory in game 5 at Mia. (10/6)
  • Started and had 3 solo tackles for a defense that did not allow a TD for the second-consecutive contest and held the Texans to 25% (3-of-12) on third down in the 30-9 victory in game 3 vs. Hou. (9/22)
  • Started and netted 2 tackles for a defense that didn’t allow a TD and held the Browns to 27% (4-of-15) on third down in the 14-6 victory in game 2 vs. Cle. (9/15)

2012: (16/9, 4/2) Led all Ravens rookies with a career-high 55 tackles (34 solo), 1.5 sacks (-10 yards), 2 PD and 2 FRs...Also contributed 5 special teams stops in his first season

  • Started and netted 2 tackles, including his first-career full sack (-4 yards), for a defense that held the Chargers to 20% on third down (3-of-15) in game 11 at SD (11/25)
  • Netted 4 solo tackles and his first-career PD in the 55-20 victory in game 9 vs. Oak. (11/11)
  • Started and had 2 tackles and his first-career FR for a defense that forced 4 turnovers in the victory over the Chiefs in game 5 at KC (10/7)
  • Started his first-career NFL game and posted a career-high 6 tackles, including 5 solo, in game 2 at Phi. (9/16)
  • Saw action in his first-career NFL game and recorded 4 tackles and a half-sack (first of his career) in the 44-13 victory in game 1 vs. Cin. (9/10)
  • Recorded 9 tackles (7 solo) and 1 FF for a defense that forced 10 turnovers in four playoff games
  • Started and posted 5 tackles (4 solo) and a FF (which was recovered by the Ravens) for a defense that held the 49ers to 22% on third down (2-of-9) in the 34-31 victory in Super Bowl XLVII vs. SF (2/3/13)

COLLEGE: Finished his Crimson Tide career with 141 tackles (88 solo), 17.5 sacks (-103 yards), 36.5 TFL, 6 FFs, 3 FRs (1 returned for a TD), 5 PD and 1 INT (which he returned for a 45-yard TD)...Earned first-team All-American honors by The NFL Draft Report, Football Writers Association, The Sporting News, CBSSports.com, Sports Illustrated and ESPN.com as a senior in 2011 and was a finalist for the Lombardi Award (nation’s best LB or interior lineman) and the Butkus Award (nation’s top LB)...Ranked third on the team, tying his career high with 52 tackles (37 solo), for National Champion Alabama...Had a team-leading 9.5 sacks (-62 yards), which tied for fourth in the SEC and tied for 16th nationally, en route to earning several All-American and first-team All-Conference honors...Finished second in the SEC and 18th nationally with a team-high 18 TFL (-90 yards), ranking seventh on the school’s single-season record list...Registered 2 FFs, 1 PD and intercepted another for a 45-yard TD return...Helped the Crimson Tide lead the nation in rush defense (72.1 ypg), total defense (183.6 ypg) and scoring defense (8.2 ppg) on the way to the National Championship...Earned MVP honors after leading the team with 7 tackles (6 solo) and 1 FF in the BCS National Championship game against LSU...Established a career high with 52 tackles (32 solo), including 51 in the final 10 contests as a junior in 2010...Led the team with 14.5 TFL, including a team-high 7 sacks...Saw action in all 14 games (one start) and recorded 15 tackles (7 solo), including 1 TFL, and 4 QB hurries on the season as a sophomore in 2009...Played in 13 games and netted 22 tackles (12 solo), with 3 TFL, 1 QB pressure and 2 PD as a freshman...Graduated with a degree in human development from Alabama.

HIGH SCHOOL, PERSONAL: Prepped at Eufaula (AL) HS...Started at DE and TE, but Rivals.com regarded him as the nation’s 12th-best OLB prospect and the ninth-best player in the state, placing a four-star rating on the senior...Earned Alabama Class 5A Lineman of the Year honors from the Alabama Sports Writers Association and was an ASWA Class 5A All-State selection after posting 150 tackles (95 solo), 7 sacks, 1 INT, 3 FRs and 4 PD as a senior...Also caught 20 passes for 496 yards and 3 TDs...Was a consensus All-State pick as a junior, recording 96 tackles (61 solo) with 12 sacks and 3 INTs.

COMMUNITY: Supports the community efforts of both his teammates and the Ravens organization by attending A Purple Evening, the annual women’s event at M&T Bank Stadium...In 2013, served as a mentor at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake’s MentorZing event...In 2014, Upshaw joined teammate DeAngelo Tyson in donating and distributing 500 books to students at Moravia Park Elementary School (Baltimore City) in an effort to encourage childhood literacy...Visited patients to spread holiday cheer at the Johns Hopkins Children Center...Supports the community efforts of both his teammates and former teammates having attended Lardarius Webb’s Charity Softball Game, former teammate Haloti Ngata’s Family Foundation Luau, Chris Canty and former Ravens teammate Jameel McClain’s annual “53 Families” holiday dinner event and the Ravens’ Draft Day party.

 

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