Harold Landry
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Landry with the Titans in 2021
No. 58 – Tennessee Titans
Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1996-06-05) June 5, 1996 (age 27)
Spring Lake, North Carolina, U.S.
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:252 lb (114 kg)
Career information
High school:Pine Forest (Fayetteville, North Carolina)
College:Boston College
NFL draft:2018 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Total tackles:326
Sacks:41.5
Forced fumbles:3
Fumble recoveries:2
Interceptions:2
Pass deflections:8
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Harold Antonio Landry III (born June 5, 1996) is an American football linebacker for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Boston College and was drafted by the Titans in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Early years

Landry was born in Spring Lake, North Carolina to Doreen and Harold Landry on June 5, 1996.[1] Landry attended Pine Forest High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina.[2] As a senior, he had 96 tackles and 17 sacks. He committed to Boston College to play college football.[3]

College career

As a true freshman at Boston College in 2014, Landry appeared in all 13 games, recording 11 tackles.[4] As a sophomore he appeared in 12 games with 11 starts and had 60 tackles and 4.5 sacks.[5] As a junior in 2016, Landry led the nation and set a Boston College record with 16.5 sacks.[6][7] He returned to Boston College for his senior year, rather than enter the 2017 NFL Draft.[8][9] Landry was invited to the Senior Bowl, but opted not to attend due to a lingering ankle injury.[10]

Collegiate statistics

Boston College
Season Class Pos GP Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
Solo Ast Cmb TfL Sck Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
2014 FR DL 6 6 4 10 1.5 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 SO DL 12 38 22 60 16.0 3.5 0 0 0.0 0 0 1 0 0 3
2016 JR DE 12 34 16 50 22.0 16.5 1 20 20.0 0 4 0 0 0 7
2017 SR DE 8 22 16 38 8.5 5.0 0 0 0.0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Career 38 100 58 158 48.0 25.0 1 20 20.0 0 6 1 0 0 10

Professional career

Pre-draft

Landry participated in the NFL Combine on March 4, 2018.[11] Prior to the NFL Draft, Landry was a popular mock draft pick for the Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions and Tennessee Titans.[12][13]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 2+38 in
(1.89 m)
252 lb
(114 kg)
32+78 in
(0.84 m)
9+38 in
(0.24 m)
4.64 s 1.59 s 2.69 s 4.19 s 6.88 s 36 in
(0.91 m)
9 ft 11 in
(3.02 m)
24 reps
All values from NFL Combine[14][15]

2018 season

Landry in 2018

Landry was drafted by the Titans in the second round (41st overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[16]

Landry signed his rookie contract on June 14, 2018. He made his NFL debut in Week 2 of the 2018 season against the Houston Texans.[17] During Week 4 against the Philadelphia Eagles, Landry recorded his first NFL sack on Carson Wentz. He finished the 26–23 overtime victory with four tackles, a sack, and a forced fumble.[18] During Week 9 against the Dallas Cowboys, Landry sacked Dak Prescott once in the 28–14 road victory.[19] Landry recorded a sack in each of the final two games of the season.[20][21]

Landry finished his rookie season with 4.5 sacks, 44 tackles, two pass deflections, and a forced fumble.[22]

2019 season

During Week 4 against the Atlanta Falcons, Landry sacked Matt Ryan twice in the 24–10 road victory.[23] During Week 8 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he recorded a strip sack on Jameis Winston and recovered the ball in a 27–23 victory.[24] In the next game against the Carolina Panthers, Landry recorded his first NFL interception by picking off Kyle Allen in the 30–20 road loss.[25]

Landry finished his second professional season with a then-career-high nine sacks along with 68 tackles, a forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, an interception, and a pass deflection.[26] In the Divisional Round against the Baltimore Ravens, Landry sacked Lamar Jackson once in the 28–12 road victory.[27]

2020 season

During Week 2 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Landry intercepted his first pass of the season off a pass thrown by Gardner Minshew late in the fourth quarter to secure a 33–30 victory for the Titans.[28] Three weeks later against the Buffalo Bills, Landry recorded his first sack of the season by spinning down Josh Allen in the 42–16 victory.[29] During a Week 9 24–17 victory over the Chicago Bears, Landry recorded four tackles and a sack.[30] Two weeks later against the Baltimore Ravens, he recorded seven tackles and a sack in the 30–24 overtime road victory.[31] In the next game against the Indianapolis Colts, Landry recorded another sack in the 45–26 road victory.[32] In the regular-season finale against the Texans, he recorded four tackles and a sack in the 41–38 road victory.[33]

Landry finished the 2020 season with 5.5 sacks, a then-career-high 69 tackles, an interception, and a career-high five pass deflections.[34] In the Wild Card round of the playoffs against the Ravens, Landry led the team with 10 tackles (8 solo) and sacked Lamar Jackson twice during the 20–13 loss.[35]

2021 season

Landry in 2021

During the season-opener against the Arizona Cardinals, Landry recorded three tackles and sacked Kyler Murray once in the 38–13 loss.[36] Three weeks later, Landry recorded seven tackles and a sack in a 27–24 overtime road loss to the New York Jets.[37] In the next game against the Jaguars, he recorded seven tackles and sacked rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence twice in the 37–19 road victory.[38] The following week against the Bills, Landry recorded eight tackles and sacked Josh Allen twice in the narrow 34–31 victory.[39] During a Week 8 34–31 overtime road victory over the Colts, Landry recorded five tackles, a sack, and a forced fumble.[40] Two weeks later, he recorded five tackles and a sack in a 23–21 victory over the New Orleans Saints.[41] During a Week 14 20–0 shutout victory over the Jaguars, Landry recorded three tackles and a sack.[42] Three weeks later against the Miami Dolphins, he recorded three tackles and a sack in the 34–3 victory.[43]

Landry finished the 2021 season with a career-high 12 sacks, a career-high 74 tackles, and a forced fumble.[44] The Titans finished atop the AFC with a 12–5 record and earned a first-round bye in the playoffs.[45][46] In the Divisional Round round of the playoffs against the Cincinnati Bengals, Landry had six tackles and 1.5 sacks in the 19–16 loss.[47] On January 26, 2022, Landry was selected to appear in the 2022 Pro Bowl as an injury replacement. It marked his first career Pro Bowl.[48]

2022 season

On March 8, 2022, Landry signed a five-year, $87.5 million extension with $52.5 million guaranteed.[49][50] On August 31, 2022, Landry tore his ACL in practice, prematurely ending his season.[51][52] He was placed on injured reserve two days later.[53]

2023 season

Landry returned as a starter in 2023 alongside Denico Autry and Arden Key. In Week 14, Landry recorded three sacks and five tackles in a 28-27 win over the Dolphins, earning AFC Defensive Player of the Week.[54] He finished the season with 69 tackles and 10.5 sacks.

NFL career statistics

Regular season

Year Team Games Tackles Fumbles Interceptions
GP GS Cmb Solo Ast Sck FF FR Yds TD Int Yds Avg Lng TD PD
2018 TEN 15 3 44 24 20 4.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2
2019 TEN 16 16 68 43 25 9.0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 1
2020 TEN 16 16 69 46 23 5.5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 5
2021 TEN 17 17 75 51 24 12.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
2022 TEN Did not play due to injury
2023 TEN 17 10 70 45 25 10.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
Career 81 62 326 209 117 41.5 3 2 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 8

Postseason

Year Team Games Tackles Fumbles Interceptions
GP GS Cmb Solo Ast Sck FF FR Yds TD Int Yds Avg Lng TD PD
2019 TEN 3 3 7 5 2 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1
2020 TEN 1 1 10 8 2 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
2021 TEN 1 1 6 3 3 1.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
Career 5 5 23 17 6 4.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1

Personal life

Landry and his wife, Danielle, have two sons: Greyson and Ollie. He and Greyson share the same June 5 birthday.[55]

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