Calvin Munson
No. 50 – Miami Dolphins
Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1994-12-27) December 27, 1994 (age 27)
St. Charles, Missouri
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:243 lb (110 kg)
Career information
High school:Francis Howell
(St. Charles, Missouri)
College:San Diego State
Undrafted:2017
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Injured reserve
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 18, 2021
Total tackles:87
Sacks:2.0
Forced fumbles:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Calvin Christopher Munson (born December 27, 1994) is an American football linebacker for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at San Diego State, and was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2017.

High school career

Munson attended Francis Howell High School in St. Charles. There he won First-team All-State,[1] First-team All-District linebacker, and Missouri Defensive Player of the Year. He also played baseball during his time with the Vikings being selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 31st round 2013 Major League Baseball draft.[2][3] He was selected to the ABCA/Rawlings High School All-America Baseball Second Team.[4]

College career

Munson did not sign with the Cardinals, instead attending San Diego State University in order to pursue football. There he was twice selected for the First-team All-Mountain West Conference[5] and was two time San Diego State Aztecs football Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year[6]

College statistics

Defense
Year Team GP Tackles For Loss Sacks Int FF
2013 SDSU 3 5 0.0 0.0 0 0
2014 SDSU 13 82 9.5 3.0 4 2
2015 SDSU 14 98 15.0 10.5 2 1
2016 SDSU 14 116 11.0 4.5 1 0
College Totals 44 301 35.5 18.0 7 3

Professional career

New York Giants

Munson signed with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent following the 2017 NFL Draft.[7] He made the Giants 53-man roster, and made his first career start at middle linebacker in Week 2 in place of an injured B. J. Goodson.

On September 1, 2018, Munson was waived by the Giants and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[8][9] He was released on September 13, 2018.[10]

New England Patriots

On October 8, 2018, Munson was signed to the New England Patriots' practice squad.[11] Munson won Super Bowl LIII when the Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3. He signed a reserve/future contract with the Patriots on February 5, 2019.[12]

On August 31, 2019, Munson was released during final roster cuts.[13] He was signed to the practice squad the next day.[14]

Miami Dolphins

On December 18, 2019, Munson was signed by the Miami Dolphins off the Patriots practice squad.[15]

Munson was placed on the active/non-football injury list by the Dolphins at the start of training camp on July 28, 2020.[16] He was activated on August 9, 2020.[17]

Munson was given an exclusive-rights free agent tender by the Dolphins on March 8, 2021.[18] He signed the one-year contract on April 14.[19] He was waived on August 31, 2021 and re-signed to the practice squad the next day.[20]

New England Patriots (second stint)

On October 27, 2021, Munson was signed by the New England Patriots off the Dolphins practice squad.[21] He was waived on December 14.[22]

Miami Dolphins (second stint)

On December 15, 2021, Munson was claimed off waivers by the Miami Dolphins.[23]

On August 29, 2022, Munson was placed on injured reserve.[24]

References

  1. ^ "All-State 2012". Storage1-ihigh.blueframetech.com. Archived from the original on July 21, 2015. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  2. ^ "MLB Draft: All 40 rounds". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  3. ^ Thomas, Jim (April 26, 2017). "Howell product Munson hopes to get drafted — again". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved July 28, 2017.
  4. ^ "2013 ABCA/Rawlings High School All-America Teams". www.abca.org. American Baseball Coaches Association. Retrieved January 6, 2022.
  5. ^ "Calvin Munson". goaztecs.com. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
  6. ^ "Calvin Munson". goaztecs.com. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
  7. ^ Salomone, Dan (May 11, 2017). "Complete guide to Giants' 2017 undrafted free agents". Giants.com. Archived from the original on March 25, 2018. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  8. ^ Eisen, Michael (September 1, 2018). "New York Giants announce 53-man roster". Giants.com.
  9. ^ Eisen, Michael (September 2, 2018). "Giants waive QB Davis Webb, announce practice squad among roster moves". Giants.com.
  10. ^ "Giants cut LB Calvin Munson from practice squad, add OL Brian Mihalik". Giants Wire. USA Today. September 13, 2018.
  11. ^ "Patriots Re-Sign RB Kenjon Barner; Make Practice Squad Moves". Patriots.com. October 8, 2018.
  12. ^ Kyed, Doug (February 5, 2019). "Patriots Sign Eight Of 10 Practice Squad Players To Future Contracts". NESN.com.
  13. ^ Yang, Nicole. "Patriots rumor roundup: Here's who won't make New England's 53-man roster". Boston.com. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  14. ^ Kyed, Doug. "Patriots Practice Squad Tracker: Stephen Anderson, Terez Hall Retained". NESN.com. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  15. ^ "Dolphins Sign Calvin Munson, Raekwon McMillan Placed On IR". MiamiDolphins.com. December 17, 2019.
  16. ^ "Xavien Howard Placed On Active/PUP List". MiamiDolphins.com. July 28, 2020. Retrieved July 29, 2020.
  17. ^ "Dolphins Activate Calvin Munson". MiamiDolphins.com. August 9, 2020. Retrieved August 11, 2020.
  18. ^ Simmons, Myles (March 8, 2021). "Dolphins tender ERFAs Nik Needham, Calvin Munson, and Jamal Perry". NBCSports.com. Retrieved March 8, 2021.
  19. ^ Williams, Charean (April 14, 2021). "Calvin Munson, Jamal Perry sign tenders". NBCSports.com. Retrieved April 15, 2021.
  20. ^ "Roster Moves: Dolphins Announce Roster Moves - August 31". MiamiDolphins.com. August 31, 2021.
  21. ^ "Patriots sign OL James Ferentz and LB Calvin Munson to the 53-man roster; Sign DB De'Vante Bausby and DB Brian Poole to the practice squad". Patriots.com. October 27, 2021.
  22. ^ "Safety Joshuah Bledsoe activated to the 53-man roster; Guard Alex Redmond placed on injured reserve; Released linebacker Calvin Munson". Patriots.com. December 14, 2021.
  23. ^ "Roster Moves: Dolphins Awarded LB Munson off Waivers". MiamiDolphins.com. December 15, 2021.
  24. ^ "Dolphins make roster moves". MiamiDolphins.com. August 29, 2022.

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