Albert Haynesworth was acquired by the Patriots from the Washington Redskins on July 28, 2011 for a fifth round draft pick in 2013 ... Originally drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the first round (15th overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft ... Signed by Washington as an unrestricted free agent (02/27/09). CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASONAL REVIEWS2011 (4/0)
- Named to the Pro Bowl in 2008 and 2009 and also earned Associated Press first-team All-Pro honors in 2007 and 2008.
- Totaled a career-best 8.5 sacks in 2008.
- His first NFL start as a rookie in 2002 with Tennessee was against New England on Monday Night Football (12/16) in a 24-7 Titans win.
2010 (8/0 - Washington)
- Recorded two tackles and a quarterback hit against the Cowboys (10/16).
- Returned to action against the Jets, recording one tackle and one quarterback hit (10/9).
- Was inactive due to injury against the Bills (9/25) and Raiders (10/2).
- Played in a reserve role against the Chargers (9/18).
- Made two tackles in a reserve role against the Dolphins (9/12).
2009 (12/12 - Washington)
- Limited to eight games, finishing with 13 total tackles, one pass defensed and 2.5 sacks.
2008 (14/14, 1/1 - Tennessee)
- Played in 12 games with 12 starts and finished with 56 total tackles, 4.0 sacks, six passes defensed and one fumble recovery.
- Missed four games due to an injury.
- Recorded his first sack as a member of the Redkins at Detroit (9/27).
2007 (13/12, 1/1 - Tennessee)
- Played and started in 14 games and finished with 75 total tackles, a career-high 8.5 sacks, one pass defensed, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
- Named an AFC starter in the Pro Bowl.
- Earned Associated Press first-team All-Pro honors.
- Started in the post-season game vs. Baltimore (1/10).
2006 (11/10 - Tennessee)
- Played in 13 games with 12 starts during the regular season and finished with 69 total tackles, 6.0 sacks and three passes defensed.
- Led all AFC defensive tackles with his 6.0 sacks.
- Named a starter in the Pro Bowl and earned first-team Associated Press All-Pro honors.
- Preserved a 20-13 victory for the Titans vs. Atlanta (10/7) when he leaped over an offensive lineman and brought down QB Byron Leftwich for an eight-yard loss after the Falcons had a first-and-goal from the one-yard line.
- Set a career-high with three sacks vs. Carolina (11/4) for his first multi-sack game.
- Missed three games due to injury.
2005 (14/14 - Tennessee)
- Played in 11 games with 10 starts and totaled 59 tackles and 2.0 sacks.
- Missed five games in mid-season.
- In the season-opener vs. NY Jets (9/10), recorded a season-high 10 tackles, one tackle for a loss and two quarterback pressures.
2004 (10/10 - Tennessee)
- Played and started in 14 games and finished with a career-high 85 total tackles, 3.0 sacks, one pass defensed and one forced fumble.
- Was inactive for two games due to an injury.
- In the home opener vs. Baltimore (9/19), helped hold the Ravens to a franchise-low 14 rushing yards.
2003 (12/11, 2/2 - Tennessee)
- Played and started in 10 games, finishing with 62 total tackles, 1.0 sack, one pass defensed and two forced fumbles.
- Sidelined for six weeks with an elbow injury.
- Against Cincinnati (10/31), hit Carson Palmer arm as he was attempting a pass, which led to an interception and then sacked Palmer in the closing minutes to preserve a 27-20 victory.
2002 (16/3, 2/2 - Tennessee)
- Played in 12 games and started in 11, finishing with 49 total tackles, 2.5 sacks, three passes defensed and two fumble recoveries.
- Missed three games due to an elbow injury.
- Started both postseason games, registering five tackles and one sack.
- Helped limit NFL Leading rusher Jamal Lewis to a season-low of 35 yards in the postseason game at Baltimore (1/3).
- Played in all 16 games with three starts, finishing with 55 total tackles, 1.0 sack and three passes defensed.
- Had seven games where he tallied four or more stops on defense, including a season-high 10 stops in the season finale at Houston (12/29).
- Made his first NFL start against New England on Monday Night Football (12/16) in a 24-7 Titans win.
- Started both postseason games, including the AFC Championship game at Oakland (1/19).
- Three-year letterman at Tennessee, who compiled 66 tackles, 5.0 sacks and 20 tackles for a loss.
- Named Second Team All-Southeastern Conference after junior season, starting 10 of 12 games and recording 36 tackles, 1.5 sacks and 12 stops behind the line of scrimmage.
- Named Sporting News Freshman All-American and Knoxville News-Sentinel Freshman All-Southeastern Conference selection.
- Has two sons, Ahsharri and Albert IV and has one daughter, Alanie.
- Credits University of Tennessee assistant Dan Brooks as the one coach who deserves most credit for his success in his football career because of his tough discipline and reinforcements of the fundamentals of the game.
- Rated as the best defensive tackle by National Recruiting Advisor as a senior at Harstville High School in South Carolina.
- Born Albert Haynesworth III on June 17, 1981.
- After being selected by the Titans, became the first Tennessee Volunteer to make a contribution ($50,000) to the newly-created Judy Jackson Scholarship Endowment Fund. The gift was in honor of Student Life Associate Director Judy Jackson, who helped Haynesworth during his time in school.
- Was one of 10 players selected in the 2002 NFL Draft from the University of Tennessee, the most in school history. He joined first rounders John Henderson (Jacksonville, 9th) and Donte Stallworth (New Orleans, 13th) as the first the first three players chosen from the Southeastern Conference in the draft.