Released by Carolina (3/5/10)...Placed on injured reserve by Carolina with an injured right Achilles tendon (8/5/09)...Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Carolina (3/14/06)...Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Baltimore (4/26/02).
Career (107/61) [2/1]; 2009 (IR); 2008 (14/14) [1/1]; 2007 (16/13); 2006 (16/13); 2005 (16/16); 2004 (14/3); 2003 (15/1) [1/0]; 2002 (16/1).
Started first 14 games of season before sustaining an ankle injury versus Denver (12/14) that caused him to be inactive at the New York Giants (12/21) and at New Orleans (12/28)...Injury ended streak of 46 consecutive games played since joining the Panthers in 2006...Posted 40 tackles, seven quarterback pressures, one forced fumble and two passes defensed...Vs. Chicago (9/14): Made crucial penetration to help produce a stop on fourth-and-one from the 50-yard line with 1:52 remaining...Vs. Kansas City (10/5): Contributed to defensive effort that recorded the fourth regular season shutout in team history, while limiting Chiefs to 127 total yards...Vs. Arizona (10/26): Forced a fumble in the third quarter at the Cardinals 18-yard line that was recovered by linebacker Thomas Davis and led to the game-tying score...At Green Bay (11/30): Played role in goal-line stand at one-yard line to hold Packers to field goal and enable Panthers to score game-winning touchdown on ensuing possession...NFC Divisional Plaoyffs Vs. Arizona (1/10): Started at defensive tackle and notched six tackles, including one for loss.
Played in all 16 games with 13 starts for Carolina...Posted 56 tackles, three quarterback hurries and one pass deflection...Key member of defense that finished the season 11th in the NFL in yards per play and fourth in rushing yards per attempt...Helped defense limit opponents to less than 100 yards rushing in seven contests...At Arizona (10/14): Part of a defensive effort that forced five turnovers and held the Cardinals to 98 yards rushing...Vs. San Francisco (12/2): Contributed to defensive performance that produced a season-high six take-aways and generated a season-high six quarterback sacks.
Played in 16 games with 13 starts at defensive tackle...Posted 42 tackles, eight quarterback hurries and one pass defensed...Key contributor to defense that finished seventh in the NFL in total defense and tied for eighth in scoring defense, allowing 19.1 points per game...Helped unit rank 11th in the League in rushing yards per game, third in third-down efficiency and seventh in sacks per pass play...41 sacks by defense is the fourth-highest total in team history...Helped defense limit opponents to less than 100 yards rushing in nine contests...Vs. Dallas (10/29): Recorded a season high six tackles...Vs. St. Louis (11/19): Played a key role in the Panthers recording the third regular season shutout in team history after previously holding the Buccaneers scoreless in a 24-0 victory versus Tampa Bay (12/1/96) and limiting the Saints to no points in a 13-0 win at New Orleans (10/19/97).
Started all 16 games at nose tackle...Accumulated a career-high 70 tackles in addition to compiling one sack and one fumble recovery... Played a key role on Baltimore defense that stood second in the AFC in total defense and yards per play, allowing just 284.7 yards per game and 4.56 yards per play...Helped limit opponents to less than 100 yards rushing in 12 contests...At Cincinnati (11/27): Recovered a fumble by Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry...At Cleveland (1/1): Sacked Browns quarterback Charlie Frye for a two-yard loss.
Played in 14 games with three starts...Registered 48 tackles... Contributed to defense that ranked first in the AFC and second in the NFL with an average of 3.58 yards allowed per rush...Inactive versus the New York Giants (12/12) and at Indianapolis (12/19) with a calf injury...Vs. Pittsburgh (9/19): Started at nose tackle in place of an injured Kelly Gregg...Tallied five tackles as part of defensive effort that held Steelers to 93 yards rushing in their only regular season loss...At Cincinnati (9/26): Made second consecutive start at nose tackle...Led the defensive line with a career-best eight tackles...At New England (11/28): Started as an extra defensive lineman when Ravens opened in special defensive alignment.
Appeared in 15 games with one start...Produced 24 tackles, one sack and one pass defensed...Part of a unit that finished third in the NFL in total defense and yielded the fewest yards per play (4.23) in the League...Inactive versus Denver (10/26)...POSTSEASON: Played in AFC Wild Card versus Tennessee (1/3)...Notched two tackles...At Oakland (12/14): Started as an extra defensive lineman when Ravens opened in special defensive alignment...At Cleveland (12/21): Corralled one sack, dropping Browns quarterback Tim Couch for a seven-yard loss...Accounted for a season-high five tackles.
Earned spot on Baltimore's roster as an undrafted rookie free agent... Saw action in 16 games with one start...Recorded 32 tackles and two sacks...Helped defense surrender an AFC-low 3.74 yards per rush...At Carolina (9/8): Made first NFL start at defensive end in regular season opener...Responded with two tackles...At Indianapolis (10/13): Collected first NFL sack, taking down Colts quarterback Peyton Manning for a four-yard loss...Also had a quarterback pressure of Manning that resulted in a Ravens interception...At Pittsburgh (12/29): Posted one sack, victimizing Steelers quarterback Tommy Maddox for a two-yard loss.
Four-year letterman and three-year starter at Utah...Played in 43 games with 35 starts...Finished career with 160 tackles and nine sacks...2001 (Sr.): All-Mountain West Conference honorable mention...Started every game but one...Recorded 30 tackles...2000 (Jr.): All-Mountain West Conference honorable mention...Started every game at nose guard.... Posted 52 tackles and four sacks...1999 (So.): Started every game at nose guard...Registered 59 tackles and five sacks...Blocked two kicks, including a field goal against Brigham Young and an extra point to preserve a 17-16 win against Fresno State in the Las Vegas Bowl...1998 (Fr.): Appeared in 10 games with three starts...Responsible for 19 tackles.
Attended Kahuku (Hawaii) HS...Majored in sociology at Utah...Brother, Chris, plays guard for the Pittsburgh Steelers...Name is pronounced ma-AH-kay kay-moy-AH-too.