Raheem Brock
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Brock with the Seahawks in 2011
No. 79, 98
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1978-06-10) June 10, 1978 (age 45)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:274 lb (124 kg)
Career information
High school:Philadelphia (PA) Dobbins
College:Temple
NFL Draft:2002 / Round: 7 / Pick: 238
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:364
Sacks:40.5
Forced fumbles:14
Fumble recoveries:16
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Raheem Fukwan Brock (born June 10, 1978) is a former American football defensive end who played in the National Football League (NFL).

He played college football at Temple. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the seventh round of the 2002 NFL Draft, but was never signed by them. Brock subsequently played for the Indianapolis Colts for eight years, winning Super Bowl XLI with them over the Chicago Bears, and he also played with the Seattle Seahawks.

Early years

Brock grew up in the Germantown area of Philadelphia. He is the son of Zachary Dixon, a former NFL running back and return man from 1979 to 1985.[1] He spent most of his childhood with his mother, Patricia, but lived with his father in Maryland in fifth grade and spent much of his summers with him.[2]

He attended Murrell Dobbins Tech in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was a letterman in football until his graduation in 1996. He played tight end, linebacker, and punter.[1] As a freshman, he helped the team win the Philadelphia Public League championship. As a 6-foot-3, 240-pound senior, he was all-Philadelphia first-team selection by The Philadelphia Inquirer after racking up 88 tackles, five sacks and six interceptions as a linebacker.[3]

College career

Brock was a four-year letterman at defensive end for Temple University and started 39 career games. He finished his career with 184 tackles, 20 sacks, and 38 stops for losses. He graduated in May 2001 with an undergraduate's degree in marketing.[4]

Professional career

NFL draft

Despite his impressive pedigree and stats, Brock was downgraded by draft experts due to his less-than-desired height for a defensive end and lack of quickness and jumping ability to make up for it.[4]

Brock was drafted in the seventh round of the 2002 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles,[5] but his draft rights were renounced by the team on July 25, 2002, before the 2002 season began, due to an inability to fit him into their rookie salary cap. Brock's agent commented that there was significant interest from other teams about signing him and that "The Eagles will look bad if one of two things happen: if Raheem turns out to be a player at a position that's hard to find good players, or if one of the Eagles' defensive linemen gets injured."[6]

Indianapolis Colts

Brock was claimed off waivers by the Indianapolis Colts on July 28, 2002. During his 8 seasons with the Colts, he started 104 regular-season games (76 at defensive end and 28 at tackle), frequently alternating with Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis. He had 28.5 sacks and 408 tackles, while forcing 12 fumbles and recovering 15 fumbles.[7] He helped the Colts win Super Bowl XLI and played his last game for them in Super Bowl XLIV.[8] He was released on March 7, 2010. In 2013, he was named to The Indianapolis Star's "All-time Indianapolis Colts team."[7]

Tennessee Titans

Brock signed with the Tennessee Titans on August 12, 2010. He was released on September 5.

Seattle Seahawks

Brock signed with the Seattle Seahawks on September 8, 2010.

During Brock's 2010 season with the Seahawks, he posted 9.0 regular season sacks, a career high, and recorded 2.5 sacks during the post season. His 11.5 sacks during 2010 are both career Highs and season highs for Brock.

He returned for one season in Seattle after failing to get a longer contract anywhere else.[9] Seattle then drafted Bruce Irvin in the 1st round of the 2012 draft to replace Brock, leaving him as an unsigned free agent.[10]

NFL career statistics

Legend
Bold Career high

Regular season

Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
GP GS Cmb Solo Ast Sck TFL Int Yds TD Lng PD FF FR Yds TD
2002 IND 13 6 22 15 7 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0
2003 IND 16 16 42 25 17 2.0 5 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 8 0
2004 IND 16 16 47 36 11 6.5 13 0 0 0 0 4 1 2 0 0
2005 IND 16 16 51 42 9 6.5 11 0 0 0 0 2 4 1 15 0
2006 IND 16 16 48 34 14 3.0 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 3 0 0
2007 IND 11 11 31 24 7 2.5 7 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0
2008 IND 16 15 30 26 4 3.5 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 9 0
2009 IND 16 8 32 25 7 3.5 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 9 0
2010 SEA 16 0 32 26 6 9.0 7 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0
2011 SEA 16 0 29 16 13 3.0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
152 104 364 269 95 40.5 55 0 0 0 0 20 14 16 41 0

Playoffs

Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
GP GS Cmb Solo Ast Sck TFL Int Yds TD Lng PD FF FR Yds TD
2002 IND 1 0 3 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 IND 3 3 6 4 2 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 IND 2 2 12 9 3 1.0 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
2005 IND 1 1 7 5 2 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 IND 4 4 12 8 4 1.0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2007 IND 1 1 1 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 IND 1 1 2 2 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2009 IND 3 0 12 6 6 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0
2010 SEA 2 0 6 5 1 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
18 12 61 43 18 4.0 13 0 0 0 0 4 4 2 0 0

Personal life

Brock married Deziree Williams, whom he had met at Temple and dated throughout college, in June 2002. They had one daughter together, born in July 2003, before they divorced in October 2005.[11][12]

On the morning of November 13, 2010, Brock was pulled over after being observed driving 85-90 mph in a 60 mph zone. A preliminary breath test indicated a blood alcohol concentration of .133; the legal limit in Washington is .08. Later breath tests at the University of Washington Police Department measured Brock's BAC at .115 and .111.[13] On December 6, 2011, more than a year after his DUI arrest, Brock was charged with driving under the influence. The King County prosecutor's office reportedly lost the file and only found it after a journalist from Philadelphia inquired about the status of the case.[14]

On June 16, 2011, Brock was arrested for walking out on a $27 bar tab.[15] On November 23, 2011, Brock was convicted of theft in the incident, but the conviction was overturned upon appeal on April 27, 2012.[16][17]

Brock founded The Raheem Brock Student-Athlete Scholarship in 2007, which was created with the intent of providing financial assistance to male and female students attending Dobbins C.T.E. High School pursuing a post-secondary education.[18]

References

  1. ^ a b Fierro, Nick (October 31, 1996). "Versatile Brock Is A Power At Dobbins". Philadelphia Inquirer. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved October 31, 2021.
  2. ^ Kelley, Steve (October 28, 2010). "Defensive end Raheem Brock has followed father Zachary Dixon's NFL path, all the way to Seattle". The Seattle Times. Retrieved October 31, 2021.
  3. ^ Smith, Marcia (February 5, 1997). "Going Forward, But Also Looking Back Temple Recruit Remembers A Teammate Who Is Gone". Philadelphia Inquirer. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved October 31, 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Raheem Brock, DE - Temple". USA Today. April 22, 2002. Retrieved October 31, 2021.
  5. ^ "2002 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2023-03-10.
  6. ^ Sheridan, Phil (July 26, 2002). "Eagles sign rookie, forced to cut another". Philadelphia Inquirer. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved October 31, 2021.
  7. ^ a b Chappell, Mike (July 18, 2013). "All-time Indy Colts defensive tackles: Ellis Johnson and Raheem Brock". USA TODAY. Retrieved October 31, 2021.
  8. ^ Chadiha, Jeffri (February 2, 2010). "Brock confident". ESPN. Retrieved October 31, 2021.
  9. ^ "Raheem Brock returns to the Seahawks". 5 August 2011.
  10. ^ Dillon, Dennis (May 17, 2012). "Seahawks' Bruce Irvin overcame adversity in unlikely road to NFL". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved October 31, 2021.
  11. ^ Gross, Dan (July 9, 2009). "Baby mama drama for Raheem Brock". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved October 31, 2021.
  12. ^ Gross, Dan (July 28, 2009). "Raheem Brock responds to our baby mama drama column". www.inquirer.com. Retrieved October 31, 2021.
  13. ^ "The Seattle Times | Local news, sports, business, politics, entertainment, travel, restaurants and opinion for Seattle and the Pacific Northwest".
  14. ^ Fiorillo, Victor (December 7, 2011). "Raheem Brock Charged With DUI". Philadelphia Magazine. Retrieved October 31, 2021.
  15. ^ "Raheem Brock arrested for running out on $27 tab - CBSSports.com". www.cbssports.com. Archived from the original on 2012-10-16.
  16. ^ Fiorillo, Victor (December 1, 2011). "Former Philadelphia Eagle Raheem Brock Convicted of Theft". Philadelphia Magazine. Retrieved October 31, 2021.
  17. ^ "Brock acquitted of theft charge over bar tab". ESPN. April 27, 2012. Retrieved October 31, 2021.
  18. ^ "The Raheem Brock Foundation | Scholarships". Archived from the original on 2015-02-27. Retrieved 2015-10-21.