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Encyclopedia > Takeo Spikes
Takeo Spikes
Philadelphia EaglesNo. 51
Linebacker
Date of Birth: December 17, 1976 (1976-12-17) (age 30)
Place of Birth: Sandersville, Georgia Flag of the United States
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 242 lb (110 kg)
National Football League Debut
1998 for the Cincinnati Bengals
Career Highlights and Awards
Career History
College: Auburn
NFL Draft: 1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13
 Teams:
Stats at CBS Sportsline.com

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High School

In high school at Washington County High School in Georgia he earned All-American honors from Parade and USA Today and was named Georgia's "Mr. Football" by state coaches as a senior. Takeo was also named Georgia Player of the Year as a senior. United States Marines on parade. ... USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ...


College career

Takeo entered Auburn University, majoring in liberal arts. In the 1997 campaign, he led Auburn with 136 tackles as Auburn advanced to the SEC Championship. Auburn University (AU or Auburn) is a state university located in Auburn, Alabama, in the United States. ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. ...


NFL career

Cincinnati Bengals

In 1998 Takeo entered the NFL Draft and was drafted in the first round by the Cincinnati Bengals. In his rookie season he started all the preseason games and all the regular season games. He became the first rookie to lead the Bengals in tackles since James Francis led them in 1990. He also led the team by total snaps played on offense and defense, which added up to 997. Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... 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. ... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... James Goodall Francis (9 January 1819 - 25 January 1884), Australian colonial politician, was the 9th Premier of Victoria. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 1999 he was the team captain, playing in all his games as a Right Inside Linebacker and a Right Linebacker. He forced 4 fumbles and recovered 4, leading the team in that as well. Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 2000 he played every game as a Right Linebacker and recorded 128 tackles. He passed the 100 tackle mark for the third straight time and led the team in tackles and fumble recoveries. 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


2001 Takeo started at RLB for all of the 15 games he played that season. He once again led the team in solo and total tackles in the 2001 campaign. Takeo missed Game 5 because of his father, Jimmie's, death. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


2002 was his final season with the Bengals, as he played all 16 games. In his tenure with the Bengals, he played 79 of a possible 80 games, missing one for his father's funeral. He led the team in solo and total tackles once again and scored his second defensive TD by way of fumble recovery. Also see: 2002 (number). ...


Buffalo Bills

2003 was the first season Takeo played with the Bills, earning his first Pro Bowl appearance and started all 16 games once more. He recorded 126 tackles, with the addition of a pair of sacks, a pair of interceptions, and a pair of fumble recoveries. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ...


2005 On September 25, Takeo suffered a season-ending tear to his right Achilles' tendon while tackling Michael Vick during the Bills 24-16 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 3. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Michael Dwayne Vick (born June 26, 1980 in Newport News, Virginia) is an American football quarterback for the National Football Leagues Atlanta Falcons franchise. ...


2006 Trying to recover from his torn Achilles, Takeo played in 12 games while missing 4 games early in the season due to a hamstring injury. During the first series of the first game of the year, Takeo had a blind side sack on Patriots QB Tom Brady which had forced a fumble, and then-current Bills LB London Fletcher had recovered it and went in for the touchdown. The sack and forced fumble were Takeo's only of the season as he struggled with injury. Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Meanings of Patriot: Patriotism The Patriot, movie The MIM-104 Patriot missile system a code word used by Nazis to signify Nazi The United States Patriot Act In the American Revolutionary War, those who supported the American cause, were called Patriots. ... Thomas Edward Brady, Jr. ... London Levi Fletcher (born May 19, 1975 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American football linebacker who currently plays for the Buffalo Bills of the NFL. Recently it was discovered that he will be playing with the name London Fletcher-Baker in 2006. ...


Philadelphia Eagles

On March 26, 2007, he was traded as part of a multi-player deal to the Philadelphia Eagles. The deal sent himself and Kelly Holcomb to the Eagles for Darwin Walker and a conditional 2008 draft pick. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bryan Kelly Holcomb (born July 9, 1973 in Fayetteville, Tennessee) is a quarterback in American football who plays for the Buffalo Bills. ... Darwin Jamar Walker (born June 15, 1977) is an American football defensive lineman for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. ...


Personal info

According to Spikes, his nickname TKO also stands for "The Knock Out" (with emphasis on "The"), which refers to any single event or action that decidedly alters the course of any game or sports-related activity. He's now dating T-Boz of TLC. Tionne T-Boz Watkins is an R&B singer; the lead singer of the successful group TLC. She was diagnosed with sickle-cell anemia as a child, and is today one of the spokespeople for Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. ... TLC (an abbreviation for T-Boz, Left Eye, Chilli) is a five-time Grammy Award-winning American R&B, hip hop and pop group that formed in 1991. ...


Several of Spikes' jerseys from the early days of his career are preserved in glass at the Dairy Lane restaurant in Sandersville.


He was named after Japan's 66th Prime Minister Takeo Miki. Miki's successor, who was appointed the nation's 67th Prime Minister on December 24th 1976, was also Takeo (Fukuda).[citation needed]


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Takeo Spikes Stats - Philadelphia Eagles - Realfootball365.com (791 words)
Spikes was traded from Buffalo to Philadelphia on Monday along with quarterback Kelly Holcomb in exchange for defensive tackle Darwin Walker and a conditional 2008 draft pick.
Spikes missed practice on Thursday and was listed as questionable for Buffalo's game against Miami on Sunday, although the veteran linebacker said he intends to play despite a right hamstring injury.
Spikes was expected to play in a few series, the latest step in meeting his goal to be ready for Buffalo's regular-season opener at New England on Sept. 10.
Takeo Spikes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (497 words)
Takeo Gerard Spikes (born December 17, 1976 in Sandersville, Georgia) is an American football linebacker who currently plays for the Buffalo Bills.
Takeo entered Auburn University, majoring in liberal arts.
In 1998 Takeo entered the NFL Draft and was drafted in the first round by the Cincinnati Bengals.
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