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Kony Ealy

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Height: 
6-4

Weight:

275

Age

25
Missouri
4 Years Pro

2017 Season

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Ealy, 25, is a veteran of three NFL seasons with the Carolina Panthers after originally entering the NFL as a second-round draft pick (60th overall) by Carolina out of Missouri in the 2014 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-4, 275-pounder, has played in 47 regular-season games with 15 starts and has 76 total tackles, 14 sacks, one interception, five passes defensed, six forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. In addition, he has played in five postseason games with one start and has 12 tackles, including three sacks and an interception in Super Bowl 50 against Denver.

Gameday Photos

Biography

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CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Kony Ealy was acquired by the New England Patriots from Carolina along with a 2017 second-round draft selection (64th overall) in a trade in exchange for a 2017 third-round draft selection (72nd overall) on March 11, 2017 ... Originally drafted by Carolina in the second round (60th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

SEASONAL REVIEWS

2016 (16/6 - Carolina)

  • Played in all 16 regular-season games with six starts and finished with 32 total tackles, five sacks, one interception, three passes defensed and two forced fumbles.
  • Started vs. Tampa Bay (10/5) and registered a season-high five tackles. Five tackles also tied a career high.
  • Played as a reserve vs. Arizona (10/30), making his first career regular-season interception, and returned it for seven yards.
  • Notched three tackles, one sack and a forced fumble at Seattle (12/4).
  • Posted two tackles, one sack and a forced fumble vs. Atlanta (12/24).

2015 (16/9, 3/1 - Carolina)

  • Played in 16 games with nine starts and finished fourth on the team with a career-high five sacks. Recorded sacks in five consecutive games, the longest such streak of his career. Added 32 tackles, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two passes defensed.
  • Contributed to unit that finished in the top 10 in the NFL in total defense, rating sixth. Part of defense that helped Carolina lead the NFL in interceptions (24), takeaways (39), points off turnovers (148) and turnover differential.
  • Appeared in all three postseason contests with one start and notched seven tackles, three sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one interception he returned for 19 yards.
  • Notched a season and career-high tying five tackles in the start at Tampa Bay (10/04).
  • Posted a career-high tying five tackles vs. Indianapolis (11/2) and sacked Colts quarterback Andrew Luck for a loss of six yards, starting a streak of sacks in five consecutive games.
  • Sacked Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers for a loss of six yards vs. Green Bay (11/8), forcing a fumble.
  • Recovered a strip-sack of Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins vs. Washington (11/22), dropping him for a loss of seven yards before stripping the ball.
  • Saw action in Super Bowl 50 vs. Denver (2/7) and finished with a franchise postseason record three sacks. Three Super Bowl sacks tied Grady Jarrett (Super Bowl LI vs. New England), Reggie White (Super Bowl XXXI vs. New England) and Darnell Dockett (Super Bowl XLIII vs. Pittsburgh) for the Super Bowl record. Added eight tackles, an interception and a strip-sack fumble and fumble recovery to become the first player to record multiple sacks and an interception in the Super Bowl and the first player since San Diego's Leslie O'Neal (vs. Kansas City 1/2/93) to amass multiple sacks, an interception and a forced fumble in a postseason game.

2014 (15/0, 2/0 - Carolina)

  • Played in 15 regular-season games as a reserve and registered 12 tackles, four sacks and one forced fumble.
  • Appeared in both postseason contests and posted four tackles and 1.5 sacks.
  • Was inactive for the Week 1 contest at Tampa Bay (9/7).
  • Posted one tackle, a sack and forced a fumble vs. Tampa Bay (12/14).

COLLEGE

  • Played in 38 games with 25 starts at Missouri before entering NFL following junior season. Produced 93 tackles, 27.5 tackles for loss, 14 sacks, 19 quarterback pressures, four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one interception and 13 passes defensed.
  • Was first-team All-SEC selection as a junior in 2013, starting 14 games and stood second on the Tigers with 9.5 sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss. Also led the team with 14 quarterback pressures - second most in school history. Compiled 43 tackles and forced a team-leading three fumbles to go along with one fumble recovery. Returned one interception 49 yards for a touchdown in addition to posting six passes defensed.
  • As a sophomore, played in 12 games with 10 starts and finished third on the team with 10 tackles for loss. Recorded 37 tackles, 3.5 sacks, five quarterback pressures and one forced fumble. Ranked first among defensive linemen and second on the team with seven passes defensed. 
  • Played in 12 games with one start as a freshman in 2011. Notched 13 tackles, three tackles for loss and one sack. 
  • Redshirted as a true freshman in 2010.

PERSONAL

  • Attended New Madrid (Mo.) High School.
  • Majored in business management at Missouri.

Stats

Career Stats

gamesdefense
seasonteamggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
2017NYJ537520-71---00-
2016CAR1663219135-31---02-
2015CAR1693215175-2-----32
2014CAR15012844-0-----1-
TOTAL834736140122---062

Recent Games

defense
wkopresulttotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
6NEL 17-24-000-2-----0-
5@CLEW 17-140------------
4JAXW 23-201100-41---00-
3MIAW 20-6-000-0-----0-
2@OAKL 20-452200-0-----0-
1@BUFL 12-214220-1-----0-

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2017NYJ57520-710999
2016CAR163219135-310777
2015CAR163215175-2-----
2014CAR1512844-0-----
TOTAL 52834736140122016-9

fumbles

yearteamgfumlostffown fropp frown ydsopp ydstdoobsftytb
2017NYJ5-----------
2016CAR16-----------
2015CAR16----2-0----
2014CAR15-----------
TOTAL 5200-02000000

preseason

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
108/10/2017JAXL 31-24100------------
208/19/2017@HOUL 23-27110------------
308/25/2017@DETW 30-28101100-0-----0-
408/31/2017@NYJ-113301-0-----1-
TOTAL 311100-0-----0-

regular season

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
109/10/2017@BUF-114220-1-----0-
209/17/2017@OAK-102200-0-----0-
309/24/2017@NYJ-11-000-0-----0-
410/01/2017@NYJ-101100-419-900-
510/08/2017@CLE-000------------
610/15/2017@NYJW 24-1711-000-2-----0-
TOTAL 537520-719-900-

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Buffalo Bills14220-1-----
Cleveland Browns00----------
Jacksonville Jaguars11100-410999
Miami Dolphins1-000-0-----
New England Patriots1-000-2-----
Oakland Raiders12200-0-----

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division23300-410999
vs AFC Teams57520-710999
vs Own Division34220-3-----

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
October21100-610999
September36420-1-----

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
FirstEnergy Stadium00----------
MetLife Stadium31100-610999
New Era Field14220-1-----
Oakland Coliseum12200-0-----

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses36420-3-----
Wins21100-410999

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Sundays57520-710999

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Grass12200-0-----
Turf45320-710999

Defense splits - HOME/AWAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Home Games31100-610999
Road Games26420-1-----

Defense splits - POINT SITUATIONAL

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Ahead1100-510999
Ahead by 1-8 Points-000-510999
Ahead by 9-16 Points1100-0-----
Behind4310-0-----
Behind by 1-8 Points2200-0-----
Behind by 9-16 Points2110-0-----
Tied2110-2-----

Defense splits - HALF

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Half3210-3-----
2nd Half4310-310999
Last Two Minutes of Half-000-3-----

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE POSITION

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Opp 19-1 - by Yard Line1010-0-----
Opp 49-20 - by Yard Line5410-510999
Own 1-20 - by Yard Line-000-1-----
Own 21-50 - by Yard Line1100-1-----

Defense splits - QUARTERS

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Quarter2110-1-----
2nd Quarter1100-2-----
3rd Quarter2200-210999
4th Quarter2110-1-----
4th Quarter within 7-000-1-----
Overtime-000-1-----

Defense splits - MARGIN

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Margin 0-721100-610999
Margin 15+12200-0-----
Margin 8-1424220-1-----