Paddy Fisher
No. 47 – Carolina Panthers
Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born:Houston, Texas
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:246 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school:Katy (Katy, Texas)
College:Northwestern
Undrafted:2021
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Paddy Fisher is an American football linebacker for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Northwestern Wildcats.

High school career

Fisher attended Katy High School in Katy, Texas. As a senior in 2015, Fisher earned All-State and All-District honors after leading Katy to a Class 6A Division II State Championship and the No. 1 ranking in the nation, according to MaxPreps.[1] Over the course of his varsity career, he tallied 350 tackles, 25 tackles for loss, eight sacks, and eight forced fumbles.

Recruiting

Fisher was a consensus three-star recruit and received a dozen scholarship offers, from Baylor, Houston, Wisconsin, and Northwestern, among others.[2][3] Fisher committed to Northwestern on June 30, 2015, signed his letter of intent on National Signing Day in February 2016, and enrolled in June.[4]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Paddy Fisher
LB
Katy, Texas Katy High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jun 30, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:
   247Sports:
Overall recruiting rankings:   Rivals: N/A (LB), N/A (TX)  247Sports: 57 (LB), 169 (TX)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2016 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved May 7, 2020.

College career

Fisher redshirted the 2016 season. In the 2017 season, Fisher earned Freshman All-America honors from the FWAA and was named the Big Ten Freshman Defensive Player of the Year by the Big Ten Network after recording 113 tackles, nine tackles for loss, four forced fumbles, and one interception. In 2018 as a redshirt sophomore, Fisher finished with 116 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, and four forced fumbles and an interception to earn nominations to the Big Ten First Team and the Associated Press All-America Third Team. The next year in 2019, Fisher registered 88 tackles, six tackles for loss, as well as one interception and one forced fumble in 12 games.

Career statistics

Northwestern Wildcats career statistics[5]
Year Team GP Tackles Sacks Pass defense Fumbles Safeties TDs
Solo Ast Total TFL No Int PD FF FR
2016 Northwestern 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 Northwestern 13 65 46 111 9 0 1 3 4 0 0 0
2018 Northwestern 14 63 53 116 5 1 1 2 4 0 0 0
2019 Northwestern 12 39 49 88 6 1 1 3 1 0 0 0
Career 39 167 148 315 20 2 3 8 9 0 0 0

Professional career

Fisher signed with the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent on May 10, 2021.[6][7]

References

  1. ^ "Final high school football 2015 Top 25 Composite Rankings". MaxPreps. December 21, 2015. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  2. ^ "Paddy Fisher Recruiting Profile". 247Sports. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  3. ^ "Paddy Fisher". Rivals. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  4. ^ "Paddy Fisher Timeline Events". 247 Sports. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  5. ^ "Paddy Fisher". Sports Reference. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  6. ^ Gantt, Darin (May 2, 2021). "Panthers agree to terms with undrafted free agents". Panthers.com.
  7. ^ Rizzuti, Anthony (May 10, 2021). "Panthers waive DL Frank Herron, sign 2 more". USAToday.com. Retrieved May 19, 2021.