- Reggie Torbor
birthdate=birth date and age|1981|1|25
birthplace=Baton Rouge, Louisiana
debutteam=New York Giants
New York Giants(2004-2007)
* Second-team All-SEC (2003)
Super Bowlchampion (XLII)
Reggie Jermaine Torbor (born
1981-01-25in city-state|Baton Rouge|Louisiana) is an American football linebackerfor the Miami Dolphinsof the National Football League. He was drafted by the New York Giantsin the fourth round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college footballat Auburn.
Torbor earned a
Super Bowl ringwith the Giants in Super Bowl XLII.cite web | title = TEAM: Roster Reggie Torbor Profile | work = MiamiDolphins.com | url = http://www.miamidolphins.com/newsite/team/roster/playerBio.asp?docid=33176 | accessdate = 9 July | accessyear = 2008 ]
Torbor attended and played
high school footballfor Robert E. Lee High School in Baton Rouge, where he was a running backand linebacker. He rushed for 1,563 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior while accumulating 1,241 yards and 14 touchdowns a senior on his way to an all-state selection. He finished his high school career with 18 sacks.
Following high school, Torbor attended
Auburn Universitywhere he was a four-year letterman in football. He appeared in all 13 games for the team as a senior, recording 38 tackles (15 for a loss), 10.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and a fumble recovery on his way to second-team All-SEC honors. He finished his collegiate career with 46 games played (22 starts), 120 tackles, 32 tackles for a loss, 19.5 sacks, 10 passes defensed, five forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and a blocked kick. His sack total ranked him fifth in school history at the time of his departure.
New York Giants
Torbor was drafted by the
New York Giantsin the fourth round (97th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft. He wore No. 58 with the team during his rookie season.cite web | title = Washington Redskins at New York Giants | work = NFL.com | url = http://www.nfl.com/liveupdate/gamecenter/26932/NYG_Gamebook.pdf | accessdate = 9 July | accessyear = 2008 ]
During his rookie season in 2004, Torbor appeared in all 16 games while starting one. His first NFL start came against the
Washington Redskinson September 19. In a December 12 contest against the Baltimore Ravens, Torbor sacked quarterback Kyle Bollerand forced a fumble that was recovered by defensive end Osi Umenyioraand returned 50 yards for a touchdown. In the season finale against the Dallas Cowboyshe recorded half a sack and recovered a Vinny Testaverdefumble that lead to a Giants touchdown. Torbor finished the year with 21 tackles, three sacks (all in the final four games of the season), two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
Prior to the 2005 season, Torbor switched from No. 58 to No. 53.cite web | title = KFFL - Reggie Torbor, LB | work = KFFL.com | url = http://www.kffl.com/player/9653/nfl/news | accessdate = 9 July | accessyear = 2008 ] He was also inactive for the team's first-round playoff game against the
Carolina Panthersafter undergoing hernia surgery. He earned a starting job during the preseason, but was benched for ineffective play during the team's Week 3 contest. He went on to appear in 14 games, starting nine, while missing two. On the year, he recorded 34 tackles, an interception, three passes defensed, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. His interception came off St. Louis Ramsquarterback Marc Bulgerwhile his fumble recovery came against Dallas Cowboysquarterback Drew Bledsoe.
In 2006, Torbor appeared in all 16 regular season games for the Giants while starting one, despite it being was reported during the preseason he was a long shot to make the team. On defense, he recorded 16 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble. He also added 14 special teams tackles, which tied him with fellow linebacker
Chase Blackburnfor the team lead. His forced fumble, which was recovered by safety Gibril Wilson, came against running back Travis Henryand the Tennessee Titanson November 26.
restricted free agentin the 2007 offseason, Torbor received a fourth-round tender from the Giants. This meant that any team that signed Torbor would have to give the Giants a fourth-round pick in the 2007 NFL Draftas compensation. He signed his tender on May 3.
That season, Torbor went on to appear in all 16 games for the Giants for the second straight season, and started six of them. All six of his regular season starts, and his four subsequent starts, were in place of injured linebacker
Mathias Kiwanuka. On the season, he recorded 29 tackles, a sack and a pass defensed on defense while adding seven tackles on special teams. During the playoffs, he sacked quarterback Tony Romoin the team's divisional win over the Dallas Cowboys. He finished the postseason with 10 tackles and a sack, including two tackles in the Giants' Super Bowl XLIIvictory over the New England Patriots.
After his contract expired with the Giants, Torbor became an
unrestricted free agentin the 2008 offseason. On February 29, Torbor agreed to terms on a four-year, $14 million contract with the Miami Dolphins.cite web | title = After getting ring with Giants, Mitchell opts for deal with Bills | work = ESPN.com | url = http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3270336 | accessdate = 9 July | accessyear = 2008 ]
* [http://www.miamidolphins.com/newsite/team/roster/playerBio.asp?docid=33176 Miami Dolphins bio]
* [http://www.giants.com/team/player57.html New York Giants bio]
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