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56 Cliff Avril DE
Height/Weight: 6-3/260 | Birthdate: 4/8/1986 | Birthplace: Jacksonville, FL, USA | Team: Seattle | College: Purdue | NFL Experience: 7 | Owned/Started%: 23/12 | Average Draft Position: 201.33
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Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
11164.0001
 
 
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Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
11/20/2014Alfred Blue, RB HOU
Cliff Avril, DE SEA
11/19/2014Maurice Jones-Drew, RB OAK
Wesley Woodyard, ILB TEN
Adrian Peterson, RB MIN
Cliff Avril, DE SEA
C.J. Anderson, RB DEN
Jordan Matthews, WR PHI
Brandon LaFell, WR NE
Jamie Collins, OLB NE
11/16/2014Andrew Hawkins, WR CLE
Cliff Avril, DE SEA
Richard Sherman, CB SEA
Shane Vereen, RB NE
Jason Pierre-Paul, DE NYG
 
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Pete Carroll confident Seahawks will improve pass rush

by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/23/14) The Seahawks have totaled just seven sacks through their first six games. Though, coach Pete Carroll remains confident in the defense, especially pass rushers Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett, who have combined for no sacks in the last four games.

"These guys have rushed really hard and been very aggressive," Carroll said of his starting defensive ends, per ESPN. "I’ve looked at every one of their rushes and situations and I think we’re going to count on those guys to continue to do what they’re doing and try to help around them."

Carroll said the team will try to make changes to improve the pass rush.

"We’ve got to get Mike active inside and get him to be the disruptor that he can be," Carroll said, hinting they might use Bennett on more snaps as a defensive tackle. "We need to help him with some stuff there, some stuff scheme-wise we’ll tweak here and there. Those guys are bringing it. In my mind it’s going to happen and we’ll just keep working until it does because we know it’s there."

Cliff Avril leads ferocious pass rush

by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/3/14) Without blitzing, the Seahawks made Peyton Manning uncomfortable in the pocket. Defensive end Cliff Avril led the way with five quarterback hurries and two hits on his 32 pass rushing snaps, according to Pro Football Focus.

End Chris Clemons had three hurries, a sack and a hit, and lineman Michael Bennett added four hurries.

Cliff Avril wants to stay in Seattle long-term

by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/27/14) Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril, who's in the first year of a two-year, $13 million deal, said he'd love to stay in Seattle long-term. “I definitely don’t want to go into free agency again," he told ProFootballTalk.com.

"But,you know, we’ll see how it goes, how it works out, but I would definitely love to be out here, you know it’s a great place to be, stadium is amazing, team is good, I would love to be out here.”

Avril had eight sacks and five forced fumbles in 15 games this season.

Seahawks' investment in defensive line paying off

by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/14/14) The Seahawks spent a whopping 27 percent of their salary cap on defensive linemen, including signing ends Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett, and the investment paid off, reports ESPN.com. Seattle led the NFL by pressuring opposing quarterbacks on 33 percent of their dropbacks.

Avril had eight sacks and five forced fumbles in the regular season, adding a half-sack, a pass breakup and drawing a key holding penalty in the win over New Orleans. Bennett had 8.5 sacks in the regular season. He had two forced fumbles, a half-sack and six tackles in the playoff win.

Cliff Avril extends sack streak, forces fourth fumble

by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/3/13) Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril registered a sack for the third straight game Week 13, giving him 7 1/2 this season. Avril hit the arm of Saints quarterback Drew Brees as he threw, causing a fumble Michael Bennett caught and returned 22 yards for a touchdown.

Avril has four forced fumbles entering Week 14 at San Francisco.

 
 
Game Log
SeptemberTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GamedateOppResultGSTklAstTotSacksIntYdsLgTDPass DefFFRecYdsTD
9/4GBW 36-16Yes2021.0000000000
9/14@SDL 21-30Yes0000000010000
9/21DENW 26-20Yes1120000000000
Total  33.0141000010000
OctoberTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GamedateOppResultGSTklAstTotSacksIntYdsLgTDPass DefFFRecYdsTD
10/6@WASW 27-17Yes0110000000000
10/12DALL 23-30Yes1010000000000
10/19@STLL 26-28Yes0000000000000
10/26@CARW 13-9Yes2240000000100
Total  43.0360000000100
NovemberTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GamedateOppResultGSTklAstTotSacksIntYdsLgTDPass DefFFRecYdsTD
11/2OAKW 30-24Yes3031.0000001000
11/9NYGW 38-17Yes0000000000000
11/16@KCL 20-24Yes1010000000000
11/23ARIW 19-3Yes2022.0000000000
11/27@SF              
Total  46.0063000001000
DecemberTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GamedateOppResultGSTklAstTotSacksIntYdsLgTDPass DefFFRecYdsTD
12/7@PHI              
12/14SF              
12/21@ARI              
12/28STL              
Yearly TotalTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GSTklAstTotSacksIntYdsLgTDPass DefFFRecYdsTD
  1112.04164000011100
 
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2008Detroit Lions152318.055000.0000
2009Detroit Lions134127.0145.5000.0003
2010Detroit Lions133323.0108.5000.0005
2011Detroit Lions163629.0711144.0414
2012Detroit Lions163528.079.5000.0001
2013Seattle Seahawks152013.078000.0004
2014Seattle Seahawks111612.044000.0001
TOTAL99204150.05451.5144.04118
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2008Detroit Lions15004011010
2009Detroit Lions1300300000
2010Detroit Lions13001011010
2011Detroit Lions16006032431
2012Detroit Lions1600200000
2013Seattle Seahawks1500501010
2014Seattle Seahawks1100101010
TOTAL990022074471
 
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