Vince Wilfork

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Vincent Lamar Wilfork (born November 4, 1981) is a former American football nose tackle who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 13 seasons.wikipedia
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2004 New England Patriots season

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In his rookie 2004 season with the Patriots, he compiled two sacks, 42 tackles, and three deflected passes.
The Dolphins started the second half with the ball, but immediately turned it over on a failed trick play when Marty Booker dropped a hand-off from Chris Chambers and Vincent Wilfork jumped on the ball for New England.

2007 Buffalo Bills season

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In the third game of the season he was fined $12,500 by the NFL for his hit on Buffalo Bills quarterback J. P. Losman.
Quarterback Trent Edwards became the Bills' starting quarterback in Week 3 of 2007, when starter J. P. Losman was injured by the New England Patriots' Vince Wilfork.

Santaluces Community High School

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Wilfork was born in Boynton Beach, Florida, and attended Santaluces Community High School in Palm Beach County, Florida.

2007 New England Patriots season

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In the 2007 season, Wilfork finished the season with 48 tackles and two sacks, was selected to the 2008 Pro Bowl, and was named as a second-team All-Pro selection.
Colvin then added a sack and forced fumble to his game statistics, as he strip-sacked Rivers after the Chargers reached the Patriots’ 34-yard line and defensive lineman Vince Wilfork recovered the fumble for the Patriots’ second forced turnover of the game.

New England Patriots

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He played college football for the University of Miami and was drafted by the New England Patriots in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft, and spent the first 11 years of his career there.

2010 New England Patriots season

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After starting the first three games of the 2010 season at nose tackle, Wilfork moved to defensive end beginning in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins.
Three days before the deadline for doing so, the Patriots assigned the non-exclusive franchise tag to unrestricted free agent nose tackle Vince Wilfork, while expressing their desire to reach a long-term contract with Wilfork.

2006 New England Patriots season

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In 2006, Wilfork finished the season with 50 tackles, appearing in 13 games.
Most of the players on both teams (including Colvin) thought the lateral was an incomplete forward pass and the play was over, but New England's Vince Wilfork realized the play was still ongoing and recovered the fumble.

Boynton Beach, Florida

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Wilfork was born in Boynton Beach, Florida, and attended Santaluces Community High School in Palm Beach County, Florida.

2008 New England Patriots season

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Wilfork's string of fines continued into the 2008 season, when in an October 20 game against the Denver Broncos Wilfork appeared to elbow Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler in the head after a play.
Three completed passes and an unnecessary roughness penalty on Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork moved the Broncos' next drive into Patriots' territory before the Broncos turned the ball over for the fifth and final time, with safety James Sanders intercepting a Cutler pass; a second unnecessary roughness call, originally on Wilfork but later changed to be on Sanders, gave the Patriots the ball at their own 20-yard line to begin the ensuing drive.

2008 Pro Bowl

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In the 2007 season, Wilfork finished the season with 48 tackles and two sacks, was selected to the 2008 Pro Bowl, and was named as a second-team All-Pro selection.

2005 New England Patriots season

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Following Traylor's release, Wilfork had a career-high 54 tackles in 2005 and started all 16 games; however, the defending champions were eliminated in the second round of playoffs by the Denver Broncos.
After a Jarvis Green strip-sack of Collins was recovered by Vince Wilfork deep in Raiders' territory, the Patriots expanded their lead on an 8-yard Corey Dillon touchdown run.

2009 New England Patriots season

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Wilfork entered the final season of his contract in 2009.
Aided by more Jackson yardage and a 15-yard roughing the passer penalty on Vince Wilfork, the Bills moved close to midfield on the opening drive of the second half before punting and pinning the Patriots at their own 3-yard line.

2010 Pro Bowl

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He finished the season with 43 tackles and no sacks, and he was elected to the 2010 Pro Bowl.

Super Bowl XLVI

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At the end of the 2011 season, Wilfork and the Patriots appeared in Super Bowl XLVI.
The Patriots' defensive line featured two Pro Bowl selections: Vince Wilfork, who generated 3.5 sacks, two interceptions, and one forced fumble; and Andre Carter, who contributed 10 sacks and forced two fumbles.

2007 New England Patriots–New York Giants game

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In the last game of the regular 2007 season, Wilfork placed his finger in the facemask of New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs after a play in the second quarter.

2007 All-Pro Team

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In the 2007 season, Wilfork finished the season with 48 tackles and two sacks, was selected to the 2008 Pro Bowl, and was named as a second-team All-Pro selection.

2011 Pro Bowl

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Wilfork was selected to the 2011 Pro Bowl after the season.

Super Bowl XXXIX

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Wilfork saw considerable playing time during his rookie season, sharing the nose tackle position with veteran Keith Traylor and started Super Bowl XXXIX against the Philadelphia Eagles, a Patriots victory.

J. P. Losman

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In the third game of the season he was fined $12,500 by the NFL for his hit on Buffalo Bills quarterback J. P. Losman.
Losman was hit late after completing a four-yard pass to Marshawn Lynch by New England Patriots nose tackle Vince Wilfork, who was assessed a 15-yard roughing the passer penalty.

Super Bowl XLIX

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He helped the Patriots reach Super Bowl XLIX.
The Patriots defensive line was led by five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Vince Wilfork and defensive end Rob Ninkovich, who compiled eight sacks.

2012 Pro Bowl

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During the 2011 season, Wilfork recorded 3.5 sacks—a new career high—and was included on the AFC's 2012 Pro Bowl roster.

Defensive tackle

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At the start of the 2011 NFL Season, he played defensive tackle when the New England Patriots moved to a 4–3 defense thanks to his former teammate Albert Haynesworth and after playing nose tackle for the first seven NFL seasons.
Also, height is critical, as they are supposed to get "under" the offensive line, which means ideal 3–4 nose tackles are no taller than 6 ft. Recent examples of such nose tackles include Gilbert Brown, Casey Hampton, Jamal Williams, Vince Wilfork, and Damon Harrison.

2015 NFL season

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Among the high-profile players who changed teams via free agency were cornerbacks Darrelle Revis (left the Patriots, joined the Jets), Antonio Cromartie (from Cardinals to Jets), Tramon Williams (from Packers to Browns) and Byron Maxwell (from Seahawks to Eagles); defensive end Greg Hardy (from Panthers to Cowboys); defensive tackles Ndamukong Suh (from Lions to Dolphins), Terrance Knighton (from Broncos to Redskins), Nick Fairley (from Lions to Rams), Dan Williams (from Cardinals to Raiders) and Vince Wilfork (from Patriots to Texans); guards Mike Iupati (from 49ers to Cardinals), James Carpenter (from Seahawks to Jets), and Orlando Franklin (from Broncos to Chargers); center Rodney Hudson (from Chiefs to Raiders); wide receivers Jeremy Maclin (from Eagles to Chiefs), Eddie Royal (from Chargers to Bears), Torrey Smith (from Ravens to 49ers), and Andre Johnson (from Texans to Colts); running backs DeMarco Murray (from Cowboys to Eagles), Frank Gore (from 49ers to Colts) and Ryan Mathews (from Chargers to Eagles); and linebackers Brian Orakpo (from Redskins to Titans), and Nate Irving (from Broncos to Colts).

2013 Pro Bowl

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His strong season earned him a spot in the Associated Press All Pro first team and in the 2013 Pro Bowl.

Franchise tag

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He stated that he was looking for a long-term deal and threatened with a holdout should the Patriots instead place a franchise tag on him.