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Calvin Munson (born December 27, 1994) is an American football linebacker for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL).[1] He played college football at San Diego State University, and was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2017.

Calvin Munson
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Munson in 2017
No. 48 – New England Patriots
Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1994-12-27) December 27, 1994 (age 24)
St. Charles, Missouri
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school:Francis Howell
(St. Charles, Missouri)
College:San Diego State
Undrafted:2017
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Total tackles:60
Sacks:2.0
Forced fumbles:1
Fumble recoveries:0
Interceptions:0
Player stats at NFL.com

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High school careerEdit

Munson attended Francis Howell High School in St. Charles. There he was taught by Señor Jordan Steffen and won multiple awards including: First Team All-State[2], First-Team All-District linebacker, and Missouri Defensive Player of the Year. He also played baseball during his time with the Vikings being drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2013 Major League Baseball draft with pick 935[3][4]

College careerEdit

Munson did not sign with the Cardinals, instead accepting an athletic scholarship at San Diego State University. He won many awards there including twice being selected for the First-Team All-Mountain West Conference[5] and two time San Diego State Aztecs football Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year[6]

College statisticsEdit

Defense
Year Team GP Tackles For Loss Sacks Int FF
2013 SDSU 3 5 0.0 0.0 0 0
2014 SDSU 13 82 9.5 3.0 4 2
2015 SDSU 14 98 15.0 10.5 2 1
2016 SDSU 14 116 11.0 4.5 1 0
College Totals 44 301 35.5 18.0 7 3

Professional careerEdit

New York GiantsEdit

Munson signed with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent following the 2017 NFL Draft.[7] He made the Giants 53-man roster, and made his first career start at middle linebacker in Week 2 in place of an injured B. J. Goodson.

On September 1, 2018, Munson was waived by the Giants and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[8][9] He was released on September 13, 2018.[10]

New England PatriotsEdit

On October 8, 2018, Munson was signed to the New England Patriots' practice squad.[11] Munson won Super Bowl LIII when the Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3. He signed a reserve/future contract with the Patriots on February 5, 2019.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1], nfl.com; retrieved July 19, 2017.
  2. ^ "All-State 2012". Storage1-ihigh.blueframetech.com. Archived from the original on July 21, 2015. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  3. ^ "MLB Draft: All 40 rounds". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  4. ^ Thomas, Jim (April 26, 2017). "Howell product Munson hopes to get drafted — again". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved July 28, 2017.
  5. ^ "Calvin Munson". goaztecs.com. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
  6. ^ "Calvin Munson". goaztecs.com. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
  7. ^ Salomone, Dan (May 11, 2017). "Complete guide to Giants' 2017 undrafted free agents". Giants.com. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  8. ^ Eisen, Michael (September 1, 2018). "New York Giants announce 53-man roster". Giants.com.
  9. ^ Eisen, Michael (September 2, 2018). "Giants waive QB Davis Webb, announce practice squad among roster moves". Giants.com.
  10. ^ "Giants cut LB Calvin Munson from practice squad, add OL Brian Mihalik". Giants Wire. USA Today. September 13, 2018.
  11. ^ "Patriots Re-Sign RB Kenjon Barner; Make Practice Squad Moves". Patriots.com. October 8, 2018.
  12. ^ Kyed, Doug (February 5, 2019). "Patriots Sign Eight Of 10 Practice Squad Players To Future Contracts". NESN.com.

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