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Earl Wolff IV (born December 15, 1989) is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He played college football at North Carolina State. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Earl Wolff
Free agent
Position:Safety
Personal information
Born: (1989-12-15) December 15, 1989 (age 30)
Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school:Raeford (NC) Hoke County
College:North Carolina State
NFL Draft:2013 / Round: 5 / Pick: 136
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-ACC (2012)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:52
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Pass deflections:6
Interceptions:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Early yearsEdit

Wolff was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He attended Hoke County High School[1] in Raeford, where he played running back and safety for the Hoke County Fighting Bucks high school football team. He rushed 135 times for 997 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior, and also recorded 89 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, five interceptions, one sack and seven forced fumbles on defense. He was named all-conference as a running back and all-region as a safety, and also earned all-conference honors after his junior season as a safety. He was an all-conference performer in track since his ninth grade year, including finishing fifth in the state in the long jump and triple jump in the tenth grade.

College careerEdit

Wolff attended North Carolina State University, where he played for the NC State Wolfpack football team from 2008 to 2012. After redshirting in 2008, he started four games in 2009 at the boundary safety position, he ended the season ranked 10th on the squad with 51 tackles. In 2010, he ranked first on the team in tackles with 95, and recorded his first career interception in a win against Central Florida, and also forced three fumbles. In 2011, he was named a conference honorable mention after recording 105 tackles (59 solo), three interceptions and three pass break-ups. In 2012, he recorded 119 tackles (75 solo), seven pass break ups, nine pass deflections, two interceptions and a forced fumble, which earned himself first team all-conference honors. He finished his career with 400 career tackles, 7 interceptions, and 9 forced fumbles.

Professional careerEdit

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fifth round, with the 136th overall pick, of the 2013 NFL Draft.[2]

After injuring his knee in a game against the Green Bay Packers, Wolff practiced for the first time before the Week 15 contest against the Minnesota Vikings. However, Wolff did not play in the game against the Vikings.[3] Wolff was placed on injured reserve on November 18, 2014.

He was injury waived on August 21, 2015.

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Wolff was signed to the practice squad by the Jacksonville Jaguars on December 22, 2015.[1]

On January 4, 2016, he signed a futures contract with the Jaguars.[4] He was waived/injured by the Jaguars on August 29, 2016 and was placed on injured reserve.[5] On September 7, 2016, Wolff was released from the Jaguars' injured reserve with an injury settlement.[6]

Washington RedskinsEdit

On January 5, 2017, Wolff signed a futures contract with the Redskins.[7] On August 3, 2017, Wolff was released by the Redskins.[8]

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

On August 28, 2017, Wolff signed with the Indianapolis Colts.[9] He was placed on injured reserve on September 2, 2017.[10] He was released on September 8, 2017.

Personal lifeEdit

Wolff was robbed and kidnapped at gunpoint in the early morning of February 23, 2016.[11] He was taken in his own car, and released after a short captivity in Fayetteville. Police reported that Bobby DeShawn Bailey had been arrested in the case and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, first-degree kidnapping, conspiracy, larceny, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and possession of marijuana.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c DiRocco, Mike. "Earl Wolff doing well after alleged kidnapping at gunpoint in February". ESPN. Retrieved March 5, 2016.
  2. ^ "Eagles draft picks 2013: S Earl Wolff selected in the 5th round". Bleeding Green Nation - SBNation.com. Vox Media. April 27, 2013. Retrieved April 27, 2013.
  3. ^ "Philadelphia Eagles Injury Report: Safety Earl Wolff Doubtful, Practiced for First Time in Weeks". Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved December 16, 2013.
  4. ^ Kaye, Mike (January 4, 2016). "Koyack, Wolff among nine players to sign futures contracts with Jaguars". USAToday.com. Retrieved March 5, 2016.
  5. ^ Oehser, John. "CB Demetrius McCray among eight players waived". Jaguars.com.
  6. ^ "Earl Wolff: Reaches injury settlement with Jaguars". CBSSports.com.
  7. ^ "01/05: Redskins Make Roster Move". Redskins.com. January 5, 2017.
  8. ^ Czarda, Stephen (August 3, 2017). "Redskins Sign Safeties Stefan McClure And Tim Scott". Redskins.com.
  9. ^ "Colts Sign Safety Earl Wolff IV". Colts.com. August 28, 2017.
  10. ^ Walker, Andrew (September 2, 2017). "Colts Announce Final 2017 Roster Cuts". Colts.com.
  11. ^ Jackson, Zac (March 5, 2016). "Report: Earl Wolff was kidnapped, released unharmed". NBCSports.com. Retrieved March 5, 2016.

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