T. J. Duckett

Todd Jeffery "T. J." Duckett (born February 17, 1981) is a former American football running back in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons 18th overall in the 2002 NFL Draft and also played for the Washington Redskins, Detroit Lions and Seattle Seahawks. He played college football at Michigan State.

T. J. Duckett
No. 45, 36, 42, 44
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1981-02-17) February 17, 1981 (age 41)
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:261 lb (118 kg)
Career information
High school:Kalamazoo (MI) Norrix
College:Michigan State
NFL Draft:2002 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards:2,814
Rushing average:3.9
Rushing TDs:44
Player stats at NFL.com

Early yearsEdit

Duckett participated in track & field, where he was a three-time state Class-A shot put champion. He held the state record in the shot put, from 1999 until 2016, at 20.42 meters (67 ft).[1] In sprints, he was a member of the 4 × 100 m relay (42.59s) team and recorded a personal-best time of 10.6 seconds in the 100-meter dash. He was also timed at 4.45 seconds in the 40-yard dash and bench pressed 515 pounds.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Seattle SeahawksEdit

On March 4, 2008, the Seattle Seahawks signed Duckett to a five-year contract worth $14 million. He served as a short-yardage back for the Seahawks. Duckett scored a touchdown on a one-yard run on September 14, 2008. Before the game, his number was changed from 45 to 42.[3]

NFL statisticsEdit

Rushing Stats[4]

Year Team Games Carries Yards Yards per Carry Longest Carry Touchdowns First Downs Fumbles Fumbles Lost
2002 ATL 12 130 507 3.9 33 4 28 0 0
2003 ATL 16 197 779 4.0 55 11 39 3 2
2004 ATL 13 104 509 4.9 35 8 30 2 2
2005 ATL 14 121 380 3.1 25 8 24 2 2
2006 WSH 10 38 132 3.5 19 2 9 1 0
2007 DET 12 65 335 5.2 53 3 16 1 0
2008 SEA 16 62 172 2.8 29 8 26 0 0
Career 93 717 2,814 3.9 55 44 172 9 6

Receiving Stats[4]

Year Team Games Receptions Yards Yards per Reception Longest Reception Touchdowns First Downs Fumbles Fumbles Lost
2002 ATL 12 9 61 6.8 20 0 3 0 0
2003 ATL 16 11 94 8.5 21 0 2 0 0
2004 ATL 13 3 15 5.0 11 0 1 0 0
2005 ATL 14 6 63 10.5 19 0 3 0 0
2006 WSH 10 2 16 8.0 19 0 1 0 0
2007 DET 12 4 54 13.5 22 0 4 0 0
Career 77 35 303 8.7 22 0 14 0 0

Personal lifeEdit

T.J. has recently started New World Flood, a non-profit organization that goes into schools and teaches kids how they can start a flood of community service and kind acts in their school, town, city, and world.[5]

In 2012, he started a nonprofit printing company for T-shirts and other clothing items.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.michtrack.org/ATL/bSP.html
  2. ^ "T.J. Duckett Bio - Michigan State Official Athletic Site". msuspartans.com. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "FOX Sports on MSN: T.J. Duckett - Fantasy News". Archived from the original on October 20, 2007. Retrieved September 19, 2008.
  4. ^ a b "T.J. Duckett Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved May 7, 2014.
  5. ^ "New World Flood". New World Flood. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "Simple-T was created in 2011 by five individuals who believed in the power of charity and importance of generosity". www.simple-t.org. Archived from the original on March 8, 2013. Retrieved January 13, 2022.

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