In an emotional farewell retirement ceremony at EverBank Field on Monday, middle linebacker Paul Posluszny reflected on his decision to walk away from the game, thanked teammates and praised coaches and staff members who impacted him during his seven seasons in Jacksonville with the Jaguars.
Here is a look at some of the key numbers during Posluszny’s 11-year career that includes his first four seasons in the NFL with the Buffalo Bills.
5: Seasons he served as one of the Jaguars’ captains.
7 of 8: Consecutive seasons he played in at least 14 games. The lone exception was 2014 when he suffered a torn pectoral muscle that forced him to miss the final nine games.
8: Fumbles he forced during career.
11: Interceptions he made as a Jaguar, the most made by a linebacker in franchise history. He had 15 for his career.
16: Sacks total for career.
34th: His overall selection in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft.
41: Passes defensed in seven seasons.
103: Games with seven or more tackles, the most in the NFL since he entered the league in 2007.
140 of 145: Games started/ total games played.
984: Tackles in seven seasons with the Jaguars, the second most in franchise history behind Daryl Smith’s 1,089. Posluszny ended his career with 1,381 tackles.