Adam Archuleta

Adam Jason Archuleta (born November 27, 1977) is a former professional American football safety who played in the National Football League (NFL) for seven seasons. He played college football at Arizona State, and was selected in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams with the 20th overall pick.

After five seasons with the Rams, Archuleta played a season each for the Washington Redskins and Chicago Bears, and was in camp with the Oakland Raiders in 2008.

Adam Archuleta
No. 31, 40, 20, 42
Position:Safety/Linebacker
Personal information
Born:November 27, 1977 (age 41)
Rock Springs, Wyoming
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Chandler (Chandler, Arizona)
College:Arizona State
NFL Draft:2001 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:530
Sacks:18.0
Forced fumbles:4
Fumble recoveries:6
Interceptions:4
Defensive touchdowns:3
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

High school years

Born in Rock Springs, Wyoming, Archuleta attended Chandler High School in Chandler, Arizona, a suburb southeast of Phoenix. He was a letterman in football in which he was a two-time first team All-Central Region honoree and a two-time All-State Honorable Mention honoree. Jerry Loper was his high school head football coach.

College career

Archuleta played college football at nearby Arizona State University, where he started three years as a linebacker. Initially without a scholarship, he redshirted as a true freshman in 1996 after making the team as a walk-on.

Archuleta played in every game during his redshirt freshman season in 1997 as a reserve inside linebacker, recording 17 tackles (11 solos) while appearing mostly on special teams.

He moved into the starting lineup as a sophomore at weakside linebacker, playing in every game in 1998 and finished with 75 tackles (39 solos), five sacks and 18 stops for losses. As a junior in 1999, he was named to First-team All-Pac-10 Conference and named team most valuable player. He started the final eleven games at weakside outside linebacker and led team with 111 tackles (59 solos) had five sacks and 21 stops for losses.

As a senior in 2000, he was named the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year and was a First-team All-Pac-10 Conference selection as a linebacker. He also was one of three finalists for the Butkus Award, awarded annually to the top linebacker in college football. As a senior, he started at weakside, outside linebacker and led ASU with career-high 127 tackles (93 solos), and had four sacks and 15 stops for losses. He was a First-team All-America selection by The Sports Xchange, and earned Second-team All-America from the Walter Camp Foundation.

Archuleta ranks fourth in school history with 54 stops behind line of scrimmage. He recorded 330 tackles (202 solos) with 14 quarterback sacks, six fumble recoveries and five forced fumbles during four-year career.

Professional career

Pre-draft

Pre-draft measureables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
5-11⅞* 211* 4.37 ** X X X X 39" * X 31 * X
* represents NFL Combine **represents Arizona State Pro Day

St. Louis Rams

The St. Louis Rams drafted Archuleta as the 20th overall selection in the 2001 NFL Draft. He spent his first five years in St. Louis, where he excelled in Lovie Smith's Cover 2 base defense. He signed a five-year $7 million contract with the Rams, with a signing bonus of $3 million.

In 2001 Archuleta was named to All-rookie teams by The Football News and Pro Football Weekly after playing in 13 games and starting 12 at strong safety. He Finished sixth on the Rams with 81 tackles (43 solo) and tied for second with seven tackles for loss while notching two sacks, five passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. In 2002, he started all 16 contests, 15 at strong safety, one at weakside linebacker and he led team with 149 tackles (101 solo) with 2.5 sacks, one interception, four passes defensed, three QB pressures, one fumble recovery, three tackles for loss, and eight special teams tackles. In 2003, he started 13 games at strong safety and had his second consecutive 100-plus tackle season, collecting 101 stops (77 solo) and had five sacks, five tackles for loss, one interception, eight passes defensed, nine QB pressures, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery. His Five sacks led all NFL defensive backs in 2003, was the most sacks by an NFL defensive back since 2000. He was also named NFC Defensive Player of the Month for November 2003.

In 2004 Archuleta played in all 16 regular season games, starting 14, and started both playoff games despite being hampered by a back injury. He had his third consecutive 100-plus tackle season, collecting 123 tackles (73 solo) and had two sacks, five tackles for loss, three passes defensed, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and nine special teams tackles. He earned Co-“Horse Trailer Player of the Game” honors (along with Torry Holt) for his performance on Monday Night Football vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10/18, as he collected six tackles (three solo) and forced Bucs’ RB Michael Pittman to fumble, recovering the fumble, and returned it 93 yards for a touchdown. Had 10 tackles (six solo), and earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors with two solo special teams tackles vs. Seattle Seahawks November 14, 2004. In 2005 Archuleta appeared in and started 14 games and collected 93 tackles (66 solo), 3.5 sacks, five pass deflections and one interception. In Week 3 against the Tennessee Titans, he intercepted a pass and returned it 85 yards for a touchdown. He also recorded six tackles, all solo, in that game. A month later, in Week 7 vs. New Orleans Saints, he recorded two sacks, seven tackles (six solo) and logged a fumble recovery.

Washington Redskins

After the 2005 season ended, he was one of the most sought after free agent safeties. The Redskins made him the highest paid safety, up to that point, in NFL history by signing Archuleta to a six-year, $30 million contract (with approximately $10 million guaranteed) on March 14, 2006 [1] Archuleta started at strong safety for 7 of 16 games played with the Redskins, registering 50 tackles and one sack to go along with career-high 17 special teams tackles. He appeared in all 16 regular season contests for third time in his career, registering a sack for sixth consecutive season, the longest active streak for an NFL safety. However, after struggles in the deep passing game for the Redskins, Archuleta was replaced at the strong safety position with Troy Vincent, and played only on special teams the last half of the season. On December 28, 2006, Archuleta expressed his displeasure with the way the Redskins were using him, and the lack of communication from the coaching staff, under head coach Joe Gibbs.

Chicago Bears

On March 20, 2007, the Redskins traded Archuleta to the Chicago Bears for their sixth round selection in the upcoming 2007 NFL Draft. The Bears agreed to pay him $8.1 million over three years. Archuleta was reunited with Lovie Smith, but never lived up to the expectations the team had for him during the 2007 season. Archuleta played 15 games with only ten starts and he intercepted a pass, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble. He knocked down three passes and had 61 tackles, numbers that were below his career averages. The Bears released him on May 6, 2008.[2][3] In his season with the Bears, Archuleta was paid $5.1 million of his contract, which the Bears picked up from the Redskins.

Oakland Raiders

On August 11, 2008, the Oakland Raiders signed Archuleta with the intention of moving him to linebacker. He was released on August 30 in final roster cuts, to comply with the 53-man roster requirement.

Post NFL

Although Archuleta was selected in the UFL Premiere Season Draft by the Las Vegas Locomotives in 2009, he never signed or played with the team. He was a local and national sports commentator for ESPN and Fox, and was inducted into ASU's Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.[4]

Archuleta joined the new Pac-12 Network in 2012 as a game analyst for college football telecasts.[5] After one season Archuleta joined CBS Sports Network as an analyst for Conference USA and Mountain West Conference games; despite declining to play for the UFL, he did call the league's games when they aired on CBS Sports Network in 2012. He also joined the NFL on CBS in 2013 as a game analyst alongside Andrew Catalon, in 2014-16 alongside Tom McCarthy, and in 2017-18 alongside Spero Dedes, replacing Randy Cross.

Personal life

Archuleta is well known for training with Jay Schroeder, founder of EVO Ultrafit; As featured on ESPN, in six years of training with EVO Ultrafit, Archuleta transformed into an elite athlete.[6] He married Playboy Playmate Jennifer Walcott in 2010;[7][8] they had their first child, a son, on April 10, 2008.[9] The family was featured on an episode of Football Wives on E! True Hollywood Story in 2009.[10] Archuleta is often nicknamed Arch Deluxe, after the discontinued McDonald's hamburger.[11] He was also featured in Moves magazine, alongside wife Jennifer Walcott Archuleta.

References

  1. ^ "SI.com - Photo Gallery - Ten Worst NFL Offseason Moves". CNN. Archived from the original on January 10, 2010. Retrieved April 23, 2010.
  2. ^ Biggs, Brad (May 6, 2008). "Bears Bid Archuleta Farewell". suntimes.com. Archived from the original on May 13, 2008. Retrieved May 6, 2008.
  3. ^ Mayer, Larry (May 6, 2008). "Archuleta released". chicagobears.com. Archived from the original on May 9, 2008. Retrieved May 6, 2008.
  4. ^ Young, Bob (September 29, 2011). "Adam Archuleta headlines 2011 class of ASU Sports Hall of Fame". azcentral.com. Retrieved September 30, 2012.
  5. ^ Condotta, Bob (July 23, 2012). "Pac-12 Networks sets announce teams - Kevin Calabro to do UW opener". Seattle Times.
  6. ^ [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K62tZ4MDBag<!
  7. ^ Bolvin, Paola (August 11, 2010). "Former standout Adam Archuleta sets good example for ASU". azcentral.com. Retrieved September 30, 2012.
  8. ^ SPiN's Hottest Significant Other Tournament: It's all Walcott! - SPiN - CBSSports.com The Lighter Side of Sports Archived January 26, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "Out-of-town births announced". Vindy.com. Retrieved June 12, 2008.
  10. ^ "Video: Football wives". E! online. 2009. Archived from the original on January 22, 2013. Retrieved September 30, 2012.
  11. ^ The Curly R: A Washington Redskins Blog: Arch Deluxe Off the Menu

External links

2000 College Football All-America Team

The 2000 College Football All-America Team is composed of the following All-American Teams: Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, American Football Coaches Association, Walter Camp Foundation, The Sporting News, Pro Football Weekly, Football News, Sports Illustrated and Rivals.com.

The College Football All-America Team is an honor given annually to the best American college football players at their respective positions. The original usage of the term All-America seems to have been to such a list selected by football pioneer Walter Camp in the 1890s. The NCAA officially recognizes All-Americans selected by the AP, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, and the WCFF to determine Consensus All-Americans.

2003 St. Louis Rams season

The 2003 St. Louis Rams season was the franchise's 66th season in the National Football League, the 9th season in St. Louis and the 4th under head coach Mike Martz. The Rams were coming off a disappointing 7–9 season and former MVP Kurt Warner was demoted to backup quarterback; Marc Bulger earned the starting job after replacing Warner in 2002 and winning six of his seven starts. Though many agree that The Greatest Show on Turf ended after the 2001 season, the Rams nonetheless finished 12–4, winning the NFC West, only to lose to the eventual NFC champions Carolina Panthers. This would be the last time the Rams won the NFC West until the 2017 NFL season.

For the first time in 19 years, the Rams lost a playoff game at home. 2003 was also the last winning season that the Rams would achieve in St. Louis and was their last winning season anywhere until 2017 in Los Angeles. They did make the playoffs the following season despite a mediocre 8-8 record and are considered one of the worst teams to make the playoffs, along with the 2010 Seahawks (7-9) and the 1998 Cardinals (9-7).

Bulger was voted to play in the Pro Bowl following the season and was the game's MVP. As for Kurt Warner, he was released after the season in order to clear up cap space, and Bulger would spend the next six seasons as the Rams' starting quarterback.

2012 Utah Utes football team

The 2012 Utah Utes football team represented the University of Utah during the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by eighth year head coach Kyle Whittingham and played their home games in Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. They were a member of the South Division of the Pac-12 Conference. They finished the season 5–7, 3–6 in Pac-12 play to finish in fifth place in the South Division.

2014 Jacksonville Jaguars season

The 2014 Jacksonville Jaguars season was the franchise's 20th season in the National Football League and the second under head coach Gus Bradley. They failed to improve upon their 4–12 record from 2013 and finished 3–13, and finished third in the AFC South for the second straight year. The Jaguars were eliminated from postseason contention after their week 12 loss to the Colts.In week 13, the Jaguars had their biggest comeback in franchise history, defeating the New York Giants 25–24. The Jaguars trailed 21–0 in the first half, but outscored the Giants 25–3 in the second half, with the help of two defensive touchdowns. The Jaguars did not win a single road game during the season, the second time such a thing happened in franchise history.

2015 Indianapolis Colts season

The 2015 Indianapolis Colts season was the franchise's 63rd season in the National Football League and the 32nd in Indianapolis. It was also the fourth season under the trio of head coach Chuck Pagano, general manager Ryan Grigson and quarterback Andrew Luck. The Colts entered the 2015 season as the defending AFC South champions after compiling an 11–5 record before falling to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game.

After a week 8 loss to the Carolina Panthers, the Colts fired offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton and elevated associate head coach Rob Chudzinski to replace him. The Colts failed to improve from their 3 consecutive 11–5 records and finished the season at 8–8 and lost the division to the Houston Texans and failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 2011 and only the 4th time since 1998. Also this was their first time to lose to the Houston Texans at home since the Texans broke into the NFL in 2002.

2015 Jacksonville Jaguars season

The 2015 Jacksonville Jaguars season was the franchise's 21st season in the National Football League and the third under head coach Gus Bradley. The Jaguars improved on their 3–13 record in 2014, finishing with a 5–11 record and winning their most games in a season since 2011. While they improved upon their previous 2 seasons, the Jaguars were eliminated from playoff contention before their Week 16 loss to the New Orleans Saints when the Houston Texans defeated the Tennessee Titans earlier in the day.

2016 Jacksonville Jaguars season

The 2016 Jacksonville Jaguars season was the franchise's 22nd season in the National Football League and the fourth and final under head coach Gus Bradley, who was fired after the Week 15 game against the Houston Texans. The Jaguars missed the playoffs for the ninth consecutive season.

2018 Buffalo Bills season

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2018 Indianapolis Colts season

The 2018 season was the Indianapolis Colts' 66th in the National Football League and their 35th in Indianapolis. It was also their first season under head coach Frank Reich and second under the leadership of general manager Chris Ballard. Despite a 1–5 start, the Colts managed to improve on their 4–12 campaign with a 38-10 victory over the Tennesee Titans which also included a 5 game winning streak. On Week 16, the Colts achieved their first winning season since 2014 with a 28–27 win against the New York Giants. The next week, they beat the Tennessee Titans in a win or go home match-up to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2014 and became the third team in NFL history to qualify for the playoffs after a 1–5 start and first since the 2015 Chiefs.

In the Wild Card Round, the Colts defeated the Houston Texans 21–7, but lost to the Kansas City Chiefs in the Divisional Round 13–31 ending their season.

2018 Jacksonville Jaguars season

The 2018 season was the Jacksonville Jaguars' 24th in the National Football League and their second under head coach Doug Marrone. This was their first season in new uniforms, which were revealed in April 2018. The Jaguars had hopes of matching or improving on their 10–6 campaign from a year ago, but despite a 3–1 start, the Jags fell into a 7 game losing streak and failed to improve on their 10–6 record after a Week 10 loss to the Colts. After they lost to the Tennessee Titans in Week 14, the Jaguars fell to 4–9 and were officially eliminated from postseason contention. They finished 5–11, in last place in the AFC South.

2019 Atlanta Legends season

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2019 Birmingham Iron season

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On April 2, 2019, the league's football operations were reportedly suspended, and on April 4 the league allowed players to leave their contracts to sign with NFL teams.

2019 San Antonio Commanders season

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On April 2, 2019, the league's football operations were reportedly suspended, and on April 4 the league allowed players to leave their contracts to sign with NFL teams.

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AYF allows local members to govern themselves while remaining non-intrusive. AYF has reached all 50 United States and six countries with more than 500,000 participants. AYF admits participants regardless of financial capabilities. AYF programs range from financial grants to leagues which need help, shoes sponsored by Nike, field development in conjunction with FieldTurf, and Rising Stars football camps, which send inner-city kids.

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