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Adibi Xavier

Date of birth : 1984-10-18
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Stillwater, Oklahoma
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-02

Xavier Oyekola Adibi is an American football linebacker for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Texans in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Virginia Tech.

Selected by Houston Texans in the fourth round (118th overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft…Signed with Texans on July 16, 2008.

HONORS: Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie team…The Sporting News All-Rookie team.

PRO: Entering his second-year looking to break into the Texans starting lineup as an outside linebacker…finished his rookie campaign with 34 tackles and one fumble recovery.

2009 (Houston 16/0): Played at linebacker and registered two total tackles vs. the New York Jets (9/13)...saw playing time at linebacker and on special teams at Tennessee (9/20) and vs. Jacksonville (9/27)...played on special teams vs. Oakland (10/4), at Arizona (10/11), at Cincinnati (10/18) and vs. San Francisco (10/25)...made two special teams tackles at Buffalo (11/1)...saw action on special teams at Indianapolis (11/8)...played at linebacker and on special teams vs. Tennessee (11/23)...assisted on a special teams tackle vs. Indianapolis (11/29)...played at linebacker and on sepecial teams and assisted on one tackle at Jacksonville (12/6)...made one special teams tackle vs. Seattle (12/13)...made two special teams tackles at St. Louis (12/20)...made one special teams tackle and forced one fumble at Miami (12/27)...played on special teams vs. New England (1/3).

2008 (Houston 7/5): Played in seven games with five starts…finished the year with 26 solo tackles, eight assists and one fumble recovery…inactive for the first two games of the season…contributed on special teams and at linebacker in his professional debut, but did not record a tackle at Jacksonville (9/28)…played at linebacker and registered three total tackles vs. Baltimore (11/9)…started his first NFL game at linebacker for the first time in his career at Indianapolis (11/16)…led the team with a career-high 14 total tackles…started at linebacker and posted four solo tackles and also recovered the first fumble of his career in the fourth quarter at Cleveland (11/23)…started at linebacker and recorded five total tackles and one quarterback hurry vs. Jacksonville (12/1)…started at linebacker and registered three solo tackles and three assists at Green Bay (12/7)… started at linebacker and posted two tackles…left the game early with a groin injury vs. Tennessee (12/14)…inactive the last two games of the season.

COLLEGE:
Started 40 of 47 contests at Virginia Tech…recorded 291 tackles (133 solos) with 11 sacks for minus 34 yards…caused five fumbles and recovered another that he advanced 35 yards for a touchdown…deflected 12 passes and had eight interceptions for 170 yards in returns (21.2 avg) with two touchdowns…just the second linebacker in school history to earn first-team All-American honors (2007), joining Mike Widger (1968)...residential property management major.

PERSONAL:
Attended Phoebus (Hampton, Va.) High School…named an All-American by Prep Star as a defensive lineman and an All-American by Super Prep as a linebacker…2002 AAA first-team All-State selection by the Associated Press as a defensive lineman…earned first-team and Defensive Player of the Year honors on the 2002 AAA coaches All-State team…received VHSCA All-Eastern Region and Newport News Daily Press All-Star Team honors as a defensive lineman his final campaign…Added first-team All-Region accolades, along with picking up first-team AAA Coaches and Associated Press All-State recognition at defensive end as a junior…helped his team to back-to-back Group AAA championships, leading a Phantoms’ defense that held opponents to fewer than five points a game.


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