Vincent Valentine was drafted by the New England Patriots in the third round (96th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.
2016 (13/2, 3/0)
- Played in 13 regular-season games with starts in the final two as a rookie and tallied 19 tackles and one sack.
- Appeared in all three playoff games as a reserve and registered two tackles.
- Was inactive due to injury in the win at Cleveland (10/9), vs. Cincinnati (10/16) and at Pittsburgh (10/23).
- Recorded his first career sack on a 3-yard drop of QB Carson Palmer and added three tackles in his NFL debut in the win at Arizona (9/11).
- Made his first NFL start in the win vs. N.Y. Jets (12/24) and recorded three tackles.
- Made his NFL postseason debut in the Divisional Round win vs. Houston (1/14) and totaled one tackle.
- Was a mainstay on the defensive line for three seasons, an imposing run-stopper, while also showing great athleticism for his size. Made the decision to forgo his final season of eligibility to enter the NFL Draft.
- Named Honorable-Mention Big Ten All-Freshman Team in 2013.
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2013).
- Played in 36 games with 24 starts and registered 76 tackles, seven sacks, one forced fumble and two passes defensed.
- Appeared in 10 games as a junior in 2015 with seven starts and registered 10 tackles and three sacks.
- Played in all 13 games with 11 starts as a sophomore in 2014 and totaled 45 tackles, three sacks, one forced fumble and two passes defensed.
- Played in all 13 games with six starts as a redshirt freshman in 2013 and made 21 tackles and a sack.
Vincent Valentine's appearance in Super Blowl LI marked the 24th consecutive year that a Cornhusker alum was on a Super Bowl team’s roster. He became the 58th former Husker player to appear in the Super Bowl.
- Born Feb. 23, 1994, to Vincent Sr. and Angreha Valentine.
- Majored in journalism at Nebraska.