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Encyclopedia > Niko Koutouvides
Niko Koutouvides
Date of birth March 25, 1981 (1981-03-25) (age 26)
Place of birth Flag of United States Plainville, Connecticut
Position(s) Linebacker
College Purdue
NFL Draft 2004 / Round 4/ Pick 116
Stats
Statistics
  • CBS.com
  • DatabaseFootball
Team(s)
2004-present Seattle Seahawks

Niko Stelios Koutouvides (born March 25, 1981 to Stelios and Niki Koutouvides in Plainville, Connecticut) is an American football linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks of the NFL. He was selected with the 20th pick of the fourth round of the 2004 NFL Draft out of Purdue University. He was twice an All-Big 10 selection at Purdue after playing at Plainville and Milford Academy. is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Plainville is a town located in Hartford County, Connecticut. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Purdue University (Purdue) is a land-grant, public university in West Lafayette, Indiana, United States. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 2004 National Football League Draft , took place on April 24 and April 25, 2004 at the theater at Madison Square Garden. ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the augur hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference... is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Plainville is a town located in Hartford County, Connecticut. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... City Seattle, Washington Team colors Pacific Blue, Navy Blue, Neon Green, White Head Coach Mike Holmgren Owner Paul Allen General manager Tim Ruskell Mascot Blitz, and Taima the augur hawk League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1977-2001) AFC West (1977-2001) National Football Conference... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... The 2004 NFL Draft took place on April 24th and 25th of 2004. ... Purdue University (Purdue) is a land-grant, public university in West Lafayette, Indiana, United States. ... Purdue University is a public land-grant university system within the state of Indiana. ... Plainville is the name of some places in the United States of America: Plainville, Connecticut Plainville, Georgia Plainville, Illinois Plainville, Indiana Plainville, Kansas Plainville, Massachusetts Plainville, New Jersey Plainville, New York Plainville, Ohio Plainville, Pennsylvania Plainville, Wisconsin Plainville is also the name of several communes of France: Plainville, Eure, in...

Career

Attended Milford Academy, a postgraduate school in 1999. Led team in sacks and finished second on team in tackles. Earned honorable-mention All-State and All-Conference honors at Plainville High. Was the Team Captain and selected as Most Valuable Player. Plainville is the name of some places in the United States of America: Plainville, Connecticut Plainville, Georgia Plainville, Illinois Plainville, Indiana Plainville, Kansas Plainville, Massachusetts Plainville, New Jersey Plainville, New York Plainville, Ohio Plainville, Pennsylvania Plainville, Wisconsin Plainville is also the name of several communes of France: Plainville, Eure, in...


At Purdue, he started in 32 of 50 games. His career stats include 296 tackles (180 solo), 21½ tackles for a loss, five interceptions, four sacks, four fumble recoveries, and four forced fumbles. In 2002, Koutouvides was named first team All-Big Ten by the media and second team by the coaches after starting every game at middle linebacker his senior year, and he was given the Hammer Award for outstanding (outstanding tackler) in the spring season twice. Niko finished second on the team with 101 tackles (57 solo), including 5.5 stops for losses, intercepted two passes and knocked down four, and caused and recovered a fumble. As a junior, he started all 13 games and notched career-high 121 tackles (80 solo) to lead the team. He had team-high 11.5 tackles for loss, including four sacks. Knocked down three passes and intercepted three, posted at least 11 tackles in six games, and saw action in every game his first two seasons in a reserve role with 74 tackles, four fumble recoveries, and three forced fumbles. He majored in Organizational Leadership and Supervision. Purdue University is a public land-grant university system within the state of Indiana. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


Koutouvides was aken with the 20th pick in the fourth round (118th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft, becoming only the third player in Seahawks history to be drafted from Purdue University and the first since 1990 (T Bill Hitchcock). During his rookie year in the NFL, he played in every game, mostly on special teams, but started the last two games of the season vs. Arizona (12/26) and vs. Atlanta (1/2). He led the team with 16 special teams tackles and totaled 46 stops (38 solo) with one sack at linebacker, and he posted a career-high nine tackles (eight solo) at the New York Jets (12/19) and first-career sack came vs. Miami (11/21). At the Wild Card Game vs. St. Louis (1/8/05), he posted five tackles (three solo). In 2005, he played in 12 games, mostly on special teams, where he collected 10 stops. He saw time at linebacker at Philadelphia (12/5) and vs. San Francisco (12/11) with a tackle in each game. He also played all three postseason games with seven special teams tackles.


Personal life

Koutouvides comes from a close knit family, his father is a Greek restaurateur from Tanzania. Growing up Koutouvides and his brothers used to work as a busboys in the family owned restaurant, The Stonewell, located in Farmington, CT. His mother's side of the family is from the Greek Islands. His paternal grandfather's side of the family fled during the Greek-Turkish War and settled in Africa as many Greek refugees from Asia Minor did so back then. That's how his father grew up in Tanzania. His parents ended up in Connecticut and Niko attended Greek school in New Britain for six years. On the off season, Niko comes back to Connecticut to visit family. Coordinates: NECTA Hartford Region Capitol Region Incorporated 1645 Government  - Type Council-manager  - Town manager Kathleen Eagen  - Council chairman Michael Clark Area  - City 74. ... Look up CT, Ct, ct in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This is a list of some of the 3000 islands of Greece: Chrysi Crete Dia Euboea Gavdos Koufonisi Ydra The Cyclades Amorgos Anafi Andros Antiparos Anydro Delos Donoussa Folegandros Gyaros Ios Irakleia Kea Keros Kimolos Kithnos Makronisos Milos Mykonos (Mikonos) Naxos Paros Pholegandros Santorini (also called Thira) Serifos Sifnos Sikinos... Combatants Greece Turkish Revolutionaries Commanders Gen Leonidas Paraskevopoulos, Gen Anastasios Papoulas, Gen Georgios Hatzianestis Ali Fethi Okyar, Ä°smet Ä°nönü, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Fevzi Çakmak Strength 200,000 men 120,000 men (plus village protectors) Casualties 23,500 dead; 20,820 captured 20,540 dead; 10,000 wounded The... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... Anatolia (Greek: ανατολη anatole, rising of the sun or East; compare Orient and Levant, by popular etymology Turkish Anadolu to ana mother and dolu filled), also called by the Latin name of Asia Minor, is a region of Southwest Asia which corresponds today to... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... (This article is about the island of New Britain in Papua New Guinea. ...


External links

  • NFL Stats
  • Interview of Koutouvides in Greek

 
 

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