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Niko Koutouvides
LB #90
Height:
6-2
Weight:
245
College:
Purdue
Hometown:
New Britain, Conn.
Experience:
10
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 125 164 132 32 1 0 1 0 0 0 -- 0
2012 NE 14 4 3 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 NE 8 14 7 7 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 TB 14 12 11 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 TB 16 11 11 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 DEN 14 12 11 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2007 SEA 15 23 19 4 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2006 SEA 16 14 11 3 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2005 SEA 12 12 10 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2004 SEA 16 62 49 13 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Niko Koutouvides was signed by the New England Patriots on Sept 19, 2012 ... Originally drafted by Seattle in the fourth round (116th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft …Signed by Denver as an unrestricted free agent from Seattle (03/03/08) … Released by Denver (02/16/09) … Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent (03/02/09) ... Signed by New England as a free agent (8/14/11) ... Released by New England (9/3/11) ... Signed by New England on (11/9/11) ... Released by New England (8/31/12).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
Niko Koutouvides was signed by the New England Patriots on Sept 19, 2012 ... Originally drafted by Seattle in the fourth round (116th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft …Signed by Denver as an unrestricted free agent from Seattle (03/03/08) … Released by Denver (02/16/09) … Signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent (03/02/09) ... Signed by New England as a free agent (8/14/11) ... Released by New England (9/3/11) ... Signed by New England on (11/9/11) ... Released by New England (8/31/12).


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
  • Has been a productive special teams player during his seven NFL seasons.
  • Produced 60 special teams tackles during his four seasons with Seattle (2004-07), which ranked seventh in the NFL during that stretch.
  • Was a key member of the Seattle Seahawks NFC Championship team in 2005.


SEASONAL REVIEWS

2012 (14/0, 2/0)

  • Played on all four special teams units and made two tackles in his first game back with the Patriots at Baltimore (9/23).



2011 (8/1, 3/0)

  • Appeared in eight games with one start after signing with the team midway through the season. Made eight defensive and nine special teams tackles.
  • Saw action as a reserve on special teams in Super Bowl XLVI against the Giants (2/5), the AFC Championship against the Ravens (1/22), as well as the Divisional playoff game against the Broncos, making one tackle (1/14).
  • Played in a reserve role against the Bills (1/1).
  • Made one special teams tackle against the Broncos (12/18) and Dolphins (12/24).
  • Played in a reserve role against the Redskins (12/11).
  • Started his first game as a Patriot at outside linebacker, making eight tackles and one special teams tackle against the Colts (12/4).
  • Made one special teams tackle against the Eagles (11/27).
  • Made three special teams tackles against the Chiefs (11/21).
  • In his first game as a Patriot, recorded his first career fumble recovery on a botched kickoff return, leading to a Patriots field goal. Added two special teams tackles against the Jets (11/13).



2010 (14/0 - Tampa Bay)

  • Played in 14 games for the Buccaneers primarily on special teams.
  • Finished the season with 14 special teams tackles.


2009 (16/0 - Tampa Bay)
  • Played in 16 games and led the Buccaneers with 18 special teams tackles.


2008 (14/0 - Denver)
  • Appeared in 14 games during his one season with Denver, primarily on special teams.
  • Finished with two total tackles on defense and nine special teams tackles.


2007 (15/0, 2/0 - Seattle)
  • Played in 15 games and two postseason with Seattle.
  • Finished with a team-leading and career-high 20 special teams tackles in the regular-season.
  • The 20 special teams tackles tied for the fourth-highest special tams tackle total in the NFL.
  • Also added four total tackles on defense.


2006 (16/0, 2/0 - Seattle)
  • Played in 16 games and two postseason games.
  • Finished the season with 14 special teams tackles.


2005 (12/0, 3/0 - Seattle)
  • Played in 12 games and three postseason games, including Super Bowl XL with Seattle.
  • Finished with two tackles on defense and 10 special teams tackles.
  • Added seven special teams tackles in the postseason run to the Super Bowl.


2004 (16/2, 1/1 - Seattle)
  • Played in 16 games with two starting assignments as a rookie.
  • Also started in one postseason game.
  • Finished his rookie season with 46 total tackles and 1.0 sack.
  • Led the team with 16 special teams tackles.

COLLEGE
  • Totaled 296 tackles and 17 passes defensed in 50 career games with 32 starts at Purdue.
  • Earned first-team All-Big Ten Conference honors as a senior.
  • Attended Milford Academy (Milford, CT) for a post-graduate seasons after graduating from high school.

PERSONAL
  • Born March 25, 1981 in New Britain, Conn.
  • Majored in Organizational Leadership and Supervision at Purdue.
  • Earned honorable mention all-state and all-conference honors at Plainville High School, where he was a team captain and named most valuable player.

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