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Kasim Edebali

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No. 91 New Orleans Saints
Position: Outside Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-08-17) August 17, 1989 (age 31)
Place of birth: Hamburg, Germany
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Career information
High school: Kimball Union (NH)
College: Boston College
Undrafted: 2014
Career history
Roster status: Active
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Tackles: 22
Quarterback sacks: 2
Interceptions: 0
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Kasim Edebali (born August 17, 1989, Hamburg, Germany)[1] is a German-American gridiron football linebacker for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He played college football at Boston College

Early Years

Edebali, the son of American serviceman, Jonathan, and German mother, Nesrin Edebali, grew up in Hamburg, Germany and played American football for youth teams there. At age 18, he was recruited to play football in Meriden, New Hampshire,[2] where he attended Kimball Union Academy as part of the USA Football International Student Program, and played high school football for two years. He attended Boston College where he redshirted his Freshman year and went on to earn a bachelor's degree in Communications and Germanic studies in May 2013. As a defensive end for the Eagles, he was a co-captain and earned All-ACC second team honors as a senior.

College Stats

Edebali played in 49 games at Boston College, recording 166 tackles (88 solo), 11 sacks, 24.5 tackles for a loss, 15 pass defenses, four forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries…As a senior, started all 13 games, recording 67 tackles (36 solo), 9.5 sacks, 15 tackles for a loss, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and five passes defensed and was named All-Atlantic Coast Conference second-team by the league’s coaches as well as All-ACC third-team honors from the media. Edebali was a co-captain his senior year.

Professional Years

New Orleans Saints

[3] On May 12, 2014, the Saints signed Edebali as an undrafted free agent.[4] He earned a spot on the roster based on his pass-rushing and special teams abilities during preseason.[5] Edebali earned his first two career tackles against the Dallas Cowboys on September 28, 2014. On October 27, 2014, Edebali notched his first two sacks along with a forced fumble in the Saints' victory against the Green Bay Packers. Edebali finished his rookie season with the New Orleans Saints recording a total of 22 tackles, 15 of which were solo, and 7 being assisted tackles. He also recorded 2 sacks, and 1 forced fumble.


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