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Frank Kearse
DT #99
Height:
6-5
Weight:
310
College:
Alabama A&M
Hometown:
Savannah, Ga.
Experience:
3
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 23 34 24 10 4.5 0 1 0 0 0 -- 0
2014 WAS 7 10 8 2 3 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 DAL 2 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 CAR 8 13 8 5 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 CAR 6 10 7 3 0.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Waived/injury settlement by Carolina (9/4/13)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured right knee by Carolina (8/28/13)...Waived/injured by Carolina (8/27/13)...Signed as a free agent from practice squad by Carolina (11/28/12)...Signed to practice squad by Carolina (10/30/12)...Waived by Carolina (10/26/12)...Signed as a free agent from Miami's practice squad by Carolina (9/20/11)...Signed to practice squad by Miami (9/6/11)...Waived by Miami (9/4/11)...Selected in the seventh round (231st overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft by Miami (4/30/11).

GP/GS
Career (14/8); 2012 (8/4); 2011 (6/4).

2012
Played in eight games with four starts and was inactive for three games in two stints on Carolina's roster in addition to spending four games on the practice squad...Recorded eight tackles and one sack...Contributed to unit that ranked 10th in the NFL in total defense and ninth in sacks per pass play...Made the opening day roster and played in three of the first six games before being waived (10/26) and signed to the Panthers' practice squad (10/30)...Promoted to the active roster (11/28) and started the last four games at nose tackle following a season-ending injury to Ron Edwards...Vs. Atlanta (12/9): Collected first career solo sack, dropping Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan for an eight-yard loss.

2011
Played in six games with four starts at nose tackle for Carolina...Inactive for eight games after being signed as a free agent from Miami's practice squad (9/20)...Notched 11 tackles, half a sack and one pass defensed...Started the last four games following season-ending injuries to defensive tackles Sione Fua and Terrell McClain at Tampa Bay (12/4)...Originally selected in the seventh round (231st overall) of the NFL Draft by the Dolphins and spent the season's first two games on their practice squad...Vs. Atlanta (12/11): Made first NFL start...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/24): Teamed with defensive tackle Jason Shirley to sack Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman for a five-yard loss.

COLLEGE
Played in 44 games with 40 starts at Alabama A&M...Finished career with 129 tackles, 32 tackles for loss, six sacks, six quarterback pressures, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, two interceptions and four passes defensed...2010 (Sr.): Started 11 games...Second-team All-Southwestern Athletic Conference choice...Ranked second on the Bulldogs with 57 tackles to go along with 14 tackles for loss, one sack, one quarterback pressure, two forced fumbles and one pass defensed...Played in the Texas vs. The Nation and HBCU Bowl, two postseason all-star games...2009 (Jr.): Second-team All-Southwestern Athletic Conference selection...Started 12 games...Produced 33 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, three quarterback pressures, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...2008 (So.): Started 11 games...Collected 30 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, one sack, one quarterback pressure, two interceptions and three passes defensed...2007 (Fr.): Played in 10 games with six starts...Notched nine tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks, one quarterback pressure and one fumble recovery.

PERSONAL
Attended Savannah (Ga.) HS...Graduated with a degree in social work from Alabama A&M.

TRANSACTIONS
Waived/injury settlement by Carolina (9/4/13)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured right knee by Carolina (8/28/13)...Waived/injured by Carolina (8/27/13)...Signed as a free agent from practice squad by Carolina (11/28/12)...Signed to practice squad by Carolina (10/30/12)...Waived by Carolina (10/26/12)...Signed as a free agent from Miami's practice squad by Carolina (9/20/11)...Signed to practice squad by Miami (9/6/11)...Waived by Miami (9/4/11)...Selected in the seventh round (231st overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft by Miami (4/30/11).

GP/GS
Career (14/8); 2012 (8/4); 2011 (6/4).

2012
Played in eight games with four starts and was inactive for three games in two stints on Carolina's roster in addition to spending four games on the practice squad...Recorded eight tackles and one sack...Contributed to unit that ranked 10th in the NFL in total defense and ninth in sacks per pass play...Made the opening day roster and played in three of the first six games before being waived (10/26) and signed to the Panthers' practice squad (10/30)...Promoted to the active roster (11/28) and started the last four games at nose tackle following a season-ending injury to Ron Edwards...Vs. Atlanta (12/9): Collected first career solo sack, dropping Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan for an eight-yard loss.

2011
Played in six games with four starts at nose tackle for Carolina...Inactive for eight games after being signed as a free agent from Miami's practice squad (9/20)...Notched 11 tackles, half a sack and one pass defensed...Started the last four games following season-ending injuries to defensive tackles Sione Fua and Terrell McClain at Tampa Bay (12/4)...Originally selected in the seventh round (231st overall) of the NFL Draft by the Dolphins and spent the season's first two games on their practice squad...Vs. Atlanta (12/11): Made first NFL start...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/24): Teamed with defensive tackle Jason Shirley to sack Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman for a five-yard loss.

COLLEGE
Played in 44 games with 40 starts at Alabama A&M...Finished career with 129 tackles, 32 tackles for loss, six sacks, six quarterback pressures, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, two interceptions and four passes defensed...2010 (Sr.): Started 11 games...Second-team All-Southwestern Athletic Conference choice...Ranked second on the Bulldogs with 57 tackles to go along with 14 tackles for loss, one sack, one quarterback pressure, two forced fumbles and one pass defensed...Played in the Texas vs. The Nation and HBCU Bowl, two postseason all-star games...2009 (Jr.): Second-team All-Southwestern Athletic Conference selection...Started 12 games...Produced 33 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, three quarterback pressures, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...2008 (So.): Started 11 games...Collected 30 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, one sack, one quarterback pressure, two interceptions and three passes defensed...2007 (Fr.): Played in 10 games with six starts...Notched nine tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks, one quarterback pressure and one fumble recovery.

PERSONAL
Attended Savannah (Ga.) HS...Graduated with a degree in social work from Alabama A&M.

 

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