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Stephen Paea

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Height: 
6-1

Weight:

300

Age

29
Oregon State
7 Years Pro

2017 Season

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TRANSACTION SUMMARY:

03/13/17:    Signed a one-year contract with Dallas.

08/30/16:    Released by Washington and signed with Cleveland (9/2).

03/11/15:   Signed with Washington as an unrestricted free agent.

Biography

The Dallas Cowboys brought in Stephen Paea to bolster the middle of the Cowboys defensive line for the 2017 season. Paea comes in with a great understanding of Defensive Coordinator Rod Marinelli’s defensive schemes after spending the 2011-12 seasons under Marinelli’s tutelage with the Bears to start his career. Original- ly a second round draft pick (53rd overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft, Paea has started 42-of-79 games played in his career and recorded 125 tackles, 14 sacks and five passes defensed. After four seasons (2011-14) with Chicago, Paea signed with Washington as an unrestricted free agent for the 2015 season. He was released following training camp in 2016 and signed with Cleveland, where he played in 13 games for the Browns. A powerful run stuffer who has the ability to absorb double team blocks and clog running lanes for opposing offenses, Paea should be an ideal fit on a Cowboys defensive line that likes to attack opposing offenses in waves, rotating players to keep them fresh.

 

2016 (Cleveland):

  • Played in 13 games and started one, tallying 12 tackles and recording a half sack.
  • Recorded multiple tackles in three consecutive games, making two tackles at Washington (10/2), against New England (10/9) and at Tennessee (10/16).
  • Had his best game of the season, recording three tackles and picking up a half sack against Cincinnati (12/11).

2015 (Washington):

  • Appeared in 11 games with one start, recording 19 tackles, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble.
  • Contributed three tackles (two solo) and forced a fumble at New England (11/8).
  • Recorded three tackles and his first full sack as a member of the Redskins in a win against New Orleans (11/15).

2014 (Chicago):

  • Established career highs in games played (16), starts (16), total tackles (33), solo tackles (24), sacks (6.0) and forced fumbles (two).
  • Recorded sacks in consecutive games at San Francisco (9/14) and at the N.Y. Jets (9/21).
  • Recorded the first multi-sack game of his career against Tampa Bay (11/23), forcing a fumble on the first sack.
  • Posted career high five tackles against Dallas (12/4).

2013 (Chicago):

  • Appeared in 13 games, starting 10, missing three games with a toe injury and finishing with 23 tackles, 1.5 sacks and three passes defensed.
  • Notched a half sack in the season opener against Cincinnati (9/8).
  • Sacked Christian Ponder and had two passes defensed at Minnesota (12/1).

2012 (Chicago):

  • Played in 15 games with 14 starts and collected 24 tackles and 2.5 sacks.
  • Recorded two tackles and a half sack against St. Louis (9/23).
  • Registered his first full sack of the season against Seattle (12/2), adding two tackles and a tackle for loss.

2011 (Chicago):

  • Appeared in 11 games as a rookie, collecting 14 tackles and 2.0 sacks.
  • Made his NFL debut against Minnesota (10/16) and had his first career sack, then made a sack at Denver (12/11).

COLLEGE:

  • A two-time winner of the Morris Trophy, given to the top defensive lineman in the Pac-10, starting 37-of-38 games played at Oregon State from 2008-10 and posting 129 tackles, 30.5 tackles for loss and 14.0 sacks.
  • Named 2010 Pac-10 Pat Tillman Defensive Player of the Year and earned All-Pac-10 first-team honors as a junior and senior.
  • Semifinalist for Bednarik Award and named to Lombardi, Outland, Nagurski and Lott watch lists as a senior.
  • Attended Snow College in Ephraim, Utah from 2006-07, where he redshirted as a freshman.

PERSONAL:

  • Attended Timpview High School in Provo, Utah and earned all-region and all-division honors while playing on the defensive and offensive lines, not playing football until his senior year.
  • Born in Auckland, New Zealand but raised on the islands of Vava’u in his native Tonga before he moved to the United States at the age of 16.
  • Broke an NFL Scouting Combine record with 49 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press in 2011.

COMMUNITY:

  • 2017 Dallas Cowboys U High School Camp.
  • 2017 Draft Day/Fan Appreciation Party.

Stats

Career Stats

gamesdefense
seasonteamggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
2017DAL444310-0-----0-
2016CLE13112660.5-0-----0-
2015WAS111191181.5-0-----1-
2014CHI1616332496-2-----2-
2013CHI13102311121.5-3-----0-
2012CHI15142413112.5-0-----0-
2011CHI1101486210-----0-
TOTAL129765314150---030

Recent Games

defense
wkopresulttotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
5GBL 31-350------------
4LAL 30-351010-0-----0-
3@ARIW 28-171100-0-----0-
2@DENL 17-421100-0-----0-
1NYGW 19-31100-0-----0-

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2017DAL44310-0-----
2016CLE1312660.5-0-----
2015WAS11191181.5-0-----
2014CHI16332496-2-----
2013CHI132311121.5-3-----
2012CHI152413112.5-0-----
2011CHI111486210-----
TOTAL 8312976531415000-0

preseason

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
008/03/2017ARIW 18-20100------------
108/12/2017@LAL 10-13000------------
208/19/2017INDW 19-24110------------
308/26/2017OAKW 20-24111100-0-----0-
TOTAL 321100-0-----0-

regular season

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
109/10/2017NYGW 3-19111100-0-----0-
209/17/2017@DENL 17-42111100-0-----0-
309/25/2017@ARIW 28-17111100-0-----0-
410/01/2017LAL 35-30111010-0-----0-
510/08/2017GBL 35-31000------------
TOTAL 444310-0-----0-

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Arizona Cardinals11100-0-----
Denver Broncos11100-0-----
Green Bay Packers00----------
Los Angeles Rams11010-0-----
New York Giants11100-0-----

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division33210-0-----
vs AFC Teams11100-0-----
vs NFC Teams33210-0-----
vs Own Division11100-0-----

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
October11010-0-----
September33300-0-----

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
AT&T Stadium22110-0-----
Sports Authority Field at Mile High11100-0-----
University of Phoenix Stadium11100-0-----

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses22110-0-----
Wins22200-0-----

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Mondays11100-0-----
Sundays33210-0-----

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Grass22200-0-----
Turf22110-0-----

Defense splits - HOME/AWAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Home Games22110-0-----
Road Games22200-0-----

Defense splits - POINT SITUATIONAL

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Ahead2110-0-----
Ahead by 1-8 Points1010-0-----
Ahead by 9-16 Points1100-0-----
Behind1100-0-----
Behind by 9-16 Points1100-0-----
Tied1100-0-----

Defense splits - HALF

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Half1100-0-----
2nd Half3210-0-----

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE POSITION

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Opp 49-20 - by Yard Line2200-0-----
Own 21-50 - by Yard Line2110-0-----

Defense splits - QUARTERS

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Quarter1100-0-----
3rd Quarter3210-0-----

Defense splits - MARGIN

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Margin 0-711010-0-----
Margin 15+22200-0-----
Margin 8-1411100-0-----