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Mike Tolbert

Mike Tolbert
No. 35 Carolina Panthers
Position: Full back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-11-23) November 23, 1985
Place of birth: Centerville, Ohio
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight: 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
College: UC Dual Admissions
Undrafted: 2008
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 6, 2015
Rushing yards: 2,108
Yards per rush: 3.8
Rushing TDs: 32
Receptions: 181
Receiving yards: 1,595
Receiving TDs: 8
Stats at NFL.com

Mike Tolbert,[1] (born November 23, 1985) is an American football fullback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football for Coastal Carolina University.

Contents

  • College career 1
  • Professional career 2
    • San Diego Chargers 2.1
    • Carolina Panthers 2.2
  • Personal 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

College career

Tolbert had a four-year career at Coastal Carolina University and was named a second-team FCS All-American after leading the Chants in rushing with 748 yards on 111 carries and 9 touchdowns. In four years he had 303 touches without any fumbles. He followed in the footsteps of Quinton Teal who was undrafted in 2007, but went to San Diego Chargers training camp as an undrafted free agent and made the roster becoming the first CCU player to play in an NFL game. At Coastal Carolina, Tolbert also was teammates with quarterback Tyler Thigpen and wide receiver Jerome Simpson, who would both also go on to play in the NFL.

College Career Statistics
Rushing Receiving Fumbles
Year Att Yds Avg Lng TD 20 Rec Yds Avg Lng TD 6 FUM LST
2004 47 281 6.0 52 1 2 26 13.0 15 0 0 0
2005 49 202 4.1 16 4 3 20 6.7 17 0 0 0
2006 70 439 6.3 80 7 14 187 13.4 45 1 0 0
2007 111 748 6.7 86 9 7 58 8.3 14 0 0 0

Professional career

San Diego Chargers

Tolbert was signed as an undrafted free agent by the San Diego Chargers on April 28, 2008.[2] Tolbert played in 13 games in the 2008 season (starting 7 at fullback) and rushed for only 37 yards on 13 carries.[2] In the 2009 season, Tolbert rushed for 148 yards with one touchdown, as well as catching 17 passes for 192 yards and three receiving touchdowns.[2] In 2010, Tolbert emerged as a co-starter along with Ryan Mathews, and broke out with 182 carries for 735 yards and 11 touchdowns.[2]

Carolina Panthers

On March 19, 2012, Tolbert signed a four-year, $10 million (4.2 guaranteed) contract with the Carolina Panthers where he earned the nickname the bowling ball[3] Utilized as a fullback, Tolbert earned his first Pro Bowl appearance in 2013. He was also named to the 2013 All-Pro Team, another first of his career.

On January 3, 2015, Tolbert scored his first career postseason touchdown, a 1-yard reception from Cam Newton in the NFC Wild Card playoffs. The third quarter score extended the Panthers' lead over the Arizona Cardinals to 27-14, in an eventual 27-16 win.

Year Team GP GS Rushing Receiving Fumbles
Att Yds Avg Long TD Rec Yds Avg Long TD Fum Lost
2008 SD 13 7 13 37 2.8 11 0 13 171 13.2 67 1 0 0
2009 SD 16 3 25 148 5.9 32 1 17 192 11.3 66 3 1 0
2010 SD 15 4 182 735 4.0 36 11 25 216 8.6 28 0 5 3
2011 SD 15 1 121 490 4.0 40 8 54 433 8.0 27 2 2 1
2012 CAR 16 4 54 183 3.4 13 7 27 268 9.9 26 0 0 0
2013 CAR 16 13 101 361 3.6 22 5 27 184 6.8 18 2 0 0
Career 91 32 496 1,954 3.6 40 32 163 1,464 9.0 67 8 8 4

Personal

Tolbert received his nickname, "Yogi", from his sister because Yogi Bear was his favorite television cartoon as a child. He is also known as "The Freight Train". Mike is married to California native, Shianette Tolbert (née Fernandez). Mike and Shianette have two children, their daughter, Mikeala Rae Tolbert, born on October 3, 2011 at UCSD Medical Center,[4] and their son Major De'on Tolbert, born on November 15, 2013. He is also the uncle of Andrew and Coleman Tolbert.[5]

References

  1. ^
  2. ^ a b c d "Mike Tolbert Profile," Scout with FOXSPORTS.COM on MSN (Updated October 30, 2011 ) http://det.scout.com/a.z?s=93&p=9&c=2&cid=1122972&nid=5585447&fhn=1
  3. ^ http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcsouth/post/_/id/62561/mike-tolberts-bowling-ball-moment-defines-the-undefeated-panthers.
  4. ^
  5. ^ http://espn.go.com/blog/carolina-panthers/post/_/id/2117/tolbert-delivers-major-relief-for-panthers

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from NFL.com • ESPN • Yahoo! Sports • SI.com • Pro-Football-Reference • Rotoworld
  • Carolina Panthers bio
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