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Brock Coyle (born October 12, 1990) is a former American football linebacker. He played college football at Montana and signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2014.

Brock Coyle
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Coyle with the Seattle Seahawks in 2014
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Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1990-10-12) October 12, 1990 (age 28)
Norwalk, Connecticut
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school:Bozeman (Bozeman, Montana)
College:Montana
Undrafted:2014
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:103
Sacks:1.5
Forced fumbles:1
Fumble recoveries:0
Interceptions:0
Player stats at NFL.com

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College careerEdit

Coyle played college football at the University of Montana in Missoula. As a true freshman in 2009, Coyle collected 30 tackles and 2 interceptions for the Montana Grizzlies while playing linebacker. Coyle redshirted the 2010 season following off-season surgery. In 2011, after playing in all 14 games for the Grizzlies, Coyle finished the season as the team's 16th leading tackler despite not starting a single game. In 2012, Coyle enjoyed a breakout season when he started 11 games and tallied 107 tackles. His average of 9.73 tackles a game ranked him 28th in the nation, and he was an honorable mention All-Big Sky Conference selection.[1]

In 2013, Coyle had his finest college season with the Grizzles while starting at inside linebacker as a redshirt senior. Coyle led the Grizzlies with 125 total tackles, which put him among the nation's leaders. He also forced 4 fumbles and intercepted 2 passes, giving him 5 total interceptions for his college football career. He was named to the 2013 Big Sky All-Conference Team as a second-team selection.[2]

While playing at the University of Montana, Coyle was teammates with future NFL linebacker Jordan Tripp and cornerback Trumaine Johnson (cornerback).

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 1 in
(1.85 m)
235 lb
(107 kg)
32.5 in
(0.83 m)
9.38 in
(0.24 m)
4.60 s 1.60 s 4.28 s 6.74 s 37.0 in
(0.94 m)
9 ft 7 in
(2.92 m)
25 reps
All values from 03/18/14 Montana State Pro Day[3]

Seattle SeahawksEdit

Although Coyle went undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft, he was signed to a professional contract by the Seattle Seahawks just minutes after the draft's completion.[4] Seahawks coaches praised Coyle for his productive play during the NFL preseason while he filled in for injured middle linebacker Bobby Wagner.[5] Coyle started his first NFL regular season game at middle linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday November 2, 2014 while playing against the Oakland Raiders.[6]

Coyle had a successful career with the Seahawks, mostly as a core special teamer, while also starting 5 games. Coyle tallied 33 tackles and 1.0 sack in three years.[7] One of Coyle's best games was when he started at Strongside linebacker against the Buffalo Bills.[8] On Monday Night Football, Coyle had his first career sack, along with 8 tackles on the night.[9]

San Francisco 49ersEdit

On March 10, 2017, Coyle signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers.[10]

On March 14, 2018, Coyle signed a three-year contract extension with the 49ers.[11] He was placed on injured reserve on September 12, 2018 after suffering a concussion in Week 1.[12]

On March 14, 2019, Coyle was released by the 49ers, and subsequently announced his retirement from the NFL, stating that a broken bone in his back prevented him from returning.[13][14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Griz have 17 players named to 2012 All-Big Sky Football Team Griz have 17 players named to 2012 All-Big Sky Football". Make It Missoula. UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA SPORTS INFORMATION.
  2. ^ "2013 Big Sky All-Conference Football Team". Missoulian.com. Missoulian.com.
  3. ^ "Brock Coyle | Montana, ILB: 2014 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved November 7, 2014.
  4. ^ "Coyle, Griz O-Line trio sign NFL free agent deals". Q2KTV.com. Q2 Sports. Archived from the original on December 9, 2014. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  5. ^ Condotta, Bob. "Linebacker Brock Coyle making an impact despite being undrafted". SeattleTimes.com. The Seattle Times. Retrieved August 9, 2014.
  6. ^ Crabtree, Curtis. "Undrafted rookie Brock Coyle to start at middle linebacker for Seahawks". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports. Retrieved September 11, 2014.
  7. ^ http://www.nfl.com/player/brockcoyle/2550285/profile
  8. ^ http://www.seahawks.com/news/2016/11/07/seahawks-linebacker-brock-coyle-making-most-opportunity-new-position
  9. ^ http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2016110700/2016/REG9/bills@seahawks#menu=gameinfo&tab=analyze&analyze=boxscore&recap=fullstory
  10. ^ "49ers Agree to Terms with Three Free Agents". 49ers.com. March 10, 2017.
  11. ^ "49ers Agree to Terms with LB Brock Coyle". 49ers.com. March 14, 2018. Archived from the original on March 15, 2018. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  12. ^ "49ers Call up OL Najee Toran, Announce Other Roster Moves". 49ers.com. September 12, 2018.
  13. ^ "49ers Announce Several Roster Moves". 49ers.com. March 14, 2019.
  14. ^ Williams, Charean (March 14, 2019). "Brock Coyle announces retirement". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.

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