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Fozzy Whittaker
RB #43
Height:
5-10
Weight:
205
Age:
29
College:
Texas
Hometown:
Pearland, Texas
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2017):

CAR
7
YDS
18
AVG
2.6
TDS
0
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesRushingReceivingFumbles
GGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLongTDFUMLost
TOTAL 149 615 4.1 25 2 68 552 8.1 35 4 2 1
2017 CAR 12 0 7 18 2.6 8 0 5 47 9.4 28T 1 -- --
2016 CAR 16 0 57 265 4.6 25 0 25 226 9 25 0 1 1
2015 CAR 15 1 25 108 4.3 16T 1 12 64 5.3 15 0 -- --
2014 CAR 10 1 32 145 4.5 17 1 5 60 12 26T 1 -- --
2013 CLE 11 2 28 79 2.8 11 0 21 155 7.4 35T 2 -- --
2013 SD 3 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 0
Recent Games
WKOppResultRushingReceivingFumbles
AttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 @SF W 23-3 1 1 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 BUF W 9-3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 NO L 13-34 2 12 6 8 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 @NE W 33-30 -- -- -- -- -- 3 34 11.3 28 1 -- --
5 @DET W 27-24 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 PHI L 23-28 1 -3 -3 -3 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 @CHI L 3-17 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 @TB W 17-3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 ATL W 20-17 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 MIA W 45-21 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 @NYJ W 35-27 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 @NO L 21-31 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 MIN W 31-24 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 -- -- 0 -- --
15 GB W 31-24 1 3 3 3 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 TB W 22-19 1 5 5 5 0 1 4 4 4 0 -- --
17 @ATL L 10-22 1 0 -- 0 0 1 9 9 9 0 -- --

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Bio

PRO CAREER
• Played in 12 games in 2017, rushing for 18 yards on seven attempts...Inactive for four games...Helped Carolina average 131.4 rushing yards per game, ranking fourth in the NFL.
• Recorded 47 receiving yards on five receptions and one touchdown...Scored touchdown on a 28-yard screen play, his longest reception as a Panther at New England (10/1/17).
• Played in all 16 games in 2016, rushing for 265 yards on 57 attempts...Led Carolina running backs with an average of 4.6 yards per rushing attempt.
• Rushed for a career-high 100 yards on 16 carries vs. San Francisco (9/18/16)...Contributed to an offense that for the first time in franchise history, finished a game with 100 receiving yards by two players (Greg Olsen - 122 and Kelvin Benjamin - 108), 100 rushing yards by a player (Whittaker - 100) and 300 passing yards by a player (Cam Newton - 353).
• Posted career highs in receptions (9) and receiving yards (86) at Atlanta (10/2/16).
• Played in 15 games with one start for Carolina in 2015...Rushed for 108 yards and one touchdown on 25 attempts, helping the Panthers finish second in the NFL in rushing.
• Played in 10 games with one start for Carolina in 2014...Rushed for 145 yards and one touchdown on 32 attempts, helping the Panthers finish seventh in the NFL in rushing.
• Recorded rushing touchdown vs. Atlanta (12/13/15), helping the Panthers to a 38-0 win, and equalling the largest margin of victory in team history.
• Scored first career rushing touchdown on a four-yard run with Carolina at Cincinnati (10/12/14).
• Made first NFL start, lining up at wide receiver for Cleveland in 2013 (11/3)...Made first start at running back for Cleveland at Pittsburgh (11/24/13).
• Scored first career touchdown with Cleveland in 2013 on a 17-yard reception from quarterback Jason Campbell at Kansas City (10/27).
• Played in 14 games with two starts for San Diego and Cleveland in 2013...Played in 11 games for Cleveland and totaled 79 yards on 28 carries and 21 receptions for 155 yards and two touchdowns...Played in San Diego’s first three games and returned six kickoffs for 156 yards.
• Spent the last two games of the 2012 season on Arizona’s practice squad.

TRANSACTIONS: Signed to practice squad by Arizona (12/18/12)...Signed as a free agent by Arizona (1/3/13)...Waived by Arizona (3/11/13)...Claimed off waivers by San Diego (3/12/13)...Waived by San Diego (9/28/13)...Claimed off waivers by Cleveland (9/30/13)...Waived by Cleveland (5/12/14)...Signed as a free agent by Carolina (7/27/14)...Signed to contract extension by Carolina (3/8/17).

GP/GS: Career (67/4) [5/0]; 2017 (12/0) [1/0]; 2016 (16/0) [0/0]; 2015 (15/1) [2/0]; 2014 (10/1) [2/0]; 2013 (14/2) [0/0].

2017
Played in 12 games for Carolina...Inactive for four games with an injury...Rushed for 18 yards on seven attempts...Recorded 47 receiving yards on five receptions and one touchdown...Totaled 110 kickoff return yards on six attempts...Helped Carolina average 131.4 rushing yards per game, ranking fourth in the NFL...Vs. New Orleans (9/24): Carried twice for 12 yards, including a long run of eight yards…Saw action on special teams…At New England (10/1): Caught three passes for 34 yards and a touchdown…Scored touchdown on a 28-yard screen play, his longest reception as a Panther…At New York Jets (11/26): Saw action on special teams...Returned two kickoffs for 49 yards...At New Orleans (12/3): Saw action on special teams...Returned two kicks for 42 yards...At Atlanta (12/31): Saw action as a reserve running back and on special teams...Rushed once for no gain...Caught one pass for nine yards.
POSTSEASON: At New Orleans (1/7): Saw action on offense and special teams...Recorded three rushing yards on one carry...Added one special teams tackle.

COLLEGE
Played in 38 games at Texas...Produced 1,233 yards and 12 touchdowns on 263 attempts...Recorded 73 catches for 464 yards and one touchdown...Averaged 42.4 yards on 10 kickoff returns for 424 yards and two touchdowns, which tied for the most in school history...First-team All-Big 12 Conference choice as a return specialist as a senior in 2011.

PERSONAL
Attended Pearland (Texas) HS...Graduated from Texas with a degree in corporate communication.

PRO CAREER
• Played in 12 games in 2017, rushing for 18 yards on seven attempts...Inactive for four games...Helped Carolina average 131.4 rushing yards per game, ranking fourth in the NFL.
• Recorded 47 receiving yards on five receptions and one touchdown...Scored touchdown on a 28-yard screen play, his longest reception as a Panther at New England (10/1/17).
• Played in all 16 games in 2016, rushing for 265 yards on 57 attempts...Led Carolina running backs with an average of 4.6 yards per rushing attempt.
• Rushed for a career-high 100 yards on 16 carries vs. San Francisco (9/18/16)...Contributed to an offense that for the first time in franchise history, finished a game with 100 receiving yards by two players (Greg Olsen - 122 and Kelvin Benjamin - 108), 100 rushing yards by a player (Whittaker - 100) and 300 passing yards by a player (Cam Newton - 353).
• Posted career highs in receptions (9) and receiving yards (86) at Atlanta (10/2/16).
• Played in 15 games with one start for Carolina in 2015...Rushed for 108 yards and one touchdown on 25 attempts, helping the Panthers finish second in the NFL in rushing.
• Played in 10 games with one start for Carolina in 2014...Rushed for 145 yards and one touchdown on 32 attempts, helping the Panthers finish seventh in the NFL in rushing.
• Recorded rushing touchdown vs. Atlanta (12/13/15), helping the Panthers to a 38-0 win, and equalling the largest margin of victory in team history.
• Scored first career rushing touchdown on a four-yard run with Carolina at Cincinnati (10/12/14).
• Made first NFL start, lining up at wide receiver for Cleveland in 2013 (11/3)...Made first start at running back for Cleveland at Pittsburgh (11/24/13).
• Scored first career touchdown with Cleveland in 2013 on a 17-yard reception from quarterback Jason Campbell at Kansas City (10/27).
• Played in 14 games with two starts for San Diego and Cleveland in 2013...Played in 11 games for Cleveland and totaled 79 yards on 28 carries and 21 receptions for 155 yards and two touchdowns...Played in San Diego’s first three games and returned six kickoffs for 156 yards.
• Spent the last two games of the 2012 season on Arizona’s practice squad.

TRANSACTIONS: Signed to practice squad by Arizona (12/18/12)...Signed as a free agent by Arizona (1/3/13)...Waived by Arizona (3/11/13)...Claimed off waivers by San Diego (3/12/13)...Waived by San Diego (9/28/13)...Claimed off waivers by Cleveland (9/30/13)...Waived by Cleveland (5/12/14)...Signed as a free agent by Carolina (7/27/14)...Signed to contract extension by Carolina (3/8/17).

GP/GS: Career (67/4) [5/0]; 2017 (12/0) [1/0]; 2016 (16/0) [0/0]; 2015 (15/1) [2/0]; 2014 (10/1) [2/0]; 2013 (14/2) [0/0].

2017
Played in 12 games for Carolina...Inactive for four games with an injury...Rushed for 18 yards on seven attempts...Recorded 47 receiving yards on five receptions and one touchdown...Totaled 110 kickoff return yards on six attempts...Helped Carolina average 131.4 rushing yards per game, ranking fourth in the NFL...Vs. New Orleans (9/24): Carried twice for 12 yards, including a long run of eight yards…Saw action on special teams…At New England (10/1): Caught three passes for 34 yards and a touchdown…Scored touchdown on a 28-yard screen play, his longest reception as a Panther…At New York Jets (11/26): Saw action on special teams...Returned two kickoffs for 49 yards...At New Orleans (12/3): Saw action on special teams...Returned two kicks for 42 yards...At Atlanta (12/31): Saw action as a reserve running back and on special teams...Rushed once for no gain...Caught one pass for nine yards.
POSTSEASON: At New Orleans (1/7): Saw action on offense and special teams...Recorded three rushing yards on one carry...Added one special teams tackle.

COLLEGE
Played in 38 games at Texas...Produced 1,233 yards and 12 touchdowns on 263 attempts...Recorded 73 catches for 464 yards and one touchdown...Averaged 42.4 yards on 10 kickoff returns for 424 yards and two touchdowns, which tied for the most in school history...First-team All-Big 12 Conference choice as a return specialist as a senior in 2011.

PERSONAL
Attended Pearland (Texas) HS...Graduated from Texas with a degree in corporate communication.