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Encyclopedia > Vince Wilfork
Vince Wilfork
New England PatriotsNo. 75
Defensive tackle
Date of Birth: November 4, 1981 (1981-11-04) (age 25)
Place of Birth: Boynton Beach, Florida
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 325 lb (147 kg)
National Football League Debut
2004 for the New England Patriots
Career Highlights and Awards
Career History
College: Miami (Fla.)
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21
 Teams:
Stats at NFL.com

Vincent Lamar Wilfork (born November 4, 1981 in Boynton Beach, Florida) is an American football defensive tackle who currently plays for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He was originally drafted by the Patriots in the first round (24th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played collegiately at the University of Miami. City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... In team sports, the squad number, shirt number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players uniform. ... Defensive tackle (DT) is a position on the field in American and Canadian football. ... is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Boynton Beach is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. ... The 2004 season of the National Football League (NFL) was the 85th one played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of seventeen universities in the northeastern, southeastern and midwestern United States. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Date February 6, 2005 Stadium ALLTEL Stadium City Jacksonville, Florida MVP Deion Branch, Wide receiver Favorite Patriots by 7 National anthem Combined choirs of the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and U.S... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Head coach Randy Shannon 1st year, 4–2–0 Home stadium Miami Orange Bowl Capacity 72,319 - Grass Conference ACC - Coastal First year 1926 Athletic director Paul Dee Website HurricaneSports. ... 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, through seven rounds[2], selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 2004 NFL Draft took place on April 24th and 25th of 2004. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Boynton Beach is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Defensive tackle (DT) is a position on the field in American and Canadian football. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... NFL redirects here. ... The 2004 NFL Draft took place on April 24th and 25th of 2004. ... Head coach Randy Shannon 1st year, 4–2–0 Home stadium Miami Orange Bowl Capacity 72,319 - Grass Conference ACC - Coastal First year 1926 Athletic director Paul Dee Website HurricaneSports. ...

Contents

Early life

Wilfork attended Santaluces High School in Palm Beach County, Florida and was a letter winner in both football and track and field. He is 6'2" and a hulking 330lbs. In football, he won USA Today's second team All-American honors. In track and field, he was the Florida Class 4A state champion in the shot put and the discus.[1] Palm Beach County is a county located in the state of Florida. ... USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ... Shot put The shot put is an athletics (track and field) event involving putting (throwing in a pushing motion) a heavy metal ball (called the shot) as far as possible. ... “Discus” redirects here. ...


College career

Wilfork attended the University of Miami and was a star in both football and track and field (shot put). In football, he finished his career with fourteen sacks, 148 tackles (37.5 for losses), five forced fumbles, and had three fumble recoveries. This article is about the university in Coral Gables, Florida. ...


Late in his college career, both of Wilfork's parents, Barbara and David Wilfork, died in their forties of natural causes within a few months of each other.


NFL career

The Patriots drafted Wilfork with the 21st overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft. In his rookie season with the Patriots, he compiled two sacks, 27 tackles, and three deflected passes. Wilfork saw considerable playing time during his rookie season, and helped the Patriots get back to the Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles in February, 2005. The 2004 NFL Draft took place on April 24th and 25th of 2004. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert (official) Andy Reid (de facto) Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952...


Wilfork continued to play well in 2005; however, the defending champions were eliminated in the second round of playoffs by the Denver Broncos. In the first round of the playoffs, New England, playing at home, crushed the Jacksonville Jaguars, with Wilfork turning in one of his best performances of the season. City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush (1977-1979 defense) Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... City Jacksonville, Florida Team colors Teal, Black, White, and Gold Head Coach Jack Del Rio Owner Wayne Weaver General manager James Harris Mascot Jaxson de Ville League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) American Football Conference (1995-present) AFC Central (1995-2001) AFC South (2002-present) Team history Jacksonville...


Television and radio appearances

  • Vince Wilfork has been a regular guest of the Karlson and McKenzie radio show since the 2006 NFL football season began.

Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... NFL redirects here. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ...

External links

  • Vince Wilfork Official Web Site.
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Wilfork continued to play well in 2005; however, the defending champions were eliminated in the second round of playoffs by the Denver Broncos.
Vince Wilfork (293 words)
Wilfork attended the University of Miami and was a star in both football and track and field (shot put).
Wilfork continued to play well in 2005; however, the defending champions were eliminated in the second round of playoffs by the Denver Broncos.
Vince Wilfork has been a regular guest of the Karlson and McKenzie radio show since the 2006 NFL football season began.
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