Larry Foote


Larry Foote

Infobox NFLactive


currentteam=Pittsburgh Steelers
currentnumber=50
currentpositionplain=Middle linebacker
birthdate=birth date and age|1980|6|12
birthplace=Detroit, Michigan
heightft=6
heightin=1
weight=239
debutyear=2002
debutteam=Pittsburgh Steelers
college=Michigan
draftyear=2002
draftround=4
draftpick=128
pastteams=
* Pittsburgh Steelers (2002-present)
highlights=
* Super Bowl champion (XL)
statweek=17
statseason=2007
statlabel1=Tackles
statvalue1=368
statlabel2=Sacks
statvalue2=13.0
statlabel3=INTs
statvalue3=3
nfl=FOO434041

Lawrence "Larry" Edward Foote, Jr. (born June 12, 1980 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American football linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. He attended college at the University of Michigan and was a fourth round draft pick in the 2002 NFL Draft. Larry graduated from Pershing High School. During the player introductions on ABC's Sunday Night Football, where normally players state the college they played football at, Larry says "Pershing High Doughboys."

College career

Foote played college football at the University of Michigan where he played in 48 games recording 212 tackles and 11 sacks. He majored in physical education in the division of kinesiology.

Professional career

Pittsburgh Steelers

Foote was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth round (128th overall) in the 2002 NFL Draft. In his rookie year, he played in 14 games recording 20 tackles. The following year, saw him play more of a role on special teams but he finished the season with six tackles. In 2004, Foote had a very solid year for the Steelers registering 69 tackles, three sacks and his first career interception. He had a breakout year in 2005. He started all 16 regular season games for the Steelers, recording 102 tackles and three quarterback sacks. Foote also had a key interception of Denver Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer during the 2005 AFC Championship Game. The Broncos, trailing in the game, returned a Steelers kick to midfield which threatned to shift the momentum away from the Steelers. However on the next play from scrimmage, Foote intercepted Plummer's pass and effectively ended the Broncos rally. Foote and the Steelers won Super Bowl XL two weeks later. The 2006 season was another good one for Foote as he finished with 90 tackles, a career-high four sacks and one interception. Last season, he made 81 tackles, three sacks and one interception. y [{http://www.nfl.com/players/larryfoote/careerstats?id=FOO434041}]

Personal

In March 2008, Foote paid for the funeral of Mark Brown-Williams, a ten-year-old child from Detroit, Michigan, who had drowned after falling through the ice on a tributary of the Rouge River in February.Askari, Emilia. " [http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080302/NEWS05/803020604/1007/NEWS Hundreds say their good-byes to boy] ", The Detroit Free Press, published March 2, 2008, accessed March 3, 2008.] Foote had no pre-existing personal connection to the family, but he was touched after hearing of the tragedy, as he has a son of nearly that age himself and had played on the same frozen river when he was a child.Harris, John. " [http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/valleyindependent/teenscene/s_555230.html Athletes' good deeds virtually ignored] ", The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, published March 3, 2008, accessed March 3, 2008.]

External links

* [http://www.nfl.com/players/playerpage/302022 Larry Foote at NFL.com]
* [http://news.steelers.com/team/player/49192/ Steelers Player Bio]

References


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