Haloti Ngata
DT #92
Salt Lake City, UT
TOTAL 167 498 314 184 31.5 0 36 5 0 84 -- 60
2017 DET 5 7 7 0 2 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2016 DET 13 22 11 11 1.5 -- 3 -- -- -- -- --
2015 DET 14 24 15 9 2.5 -- 3 -- -- -- -- --
2014 BAL 12 31 19 12 2 -- 7 2 0 16 8 13
2013 BAL 15 52 23 29 1.5 -- 3 -- -- -- -- --
2012 BAL 14 51 33 18 5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2011 BAL 16 64 36 28 5 0 5 -- -- -- -- --
2010 BAL 16 63 46 17 5.5 -- 5 -- -- -- -- --
2009 BAL 14 35 25 10 1.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2008 BAL 16 55 43 12 1 -- 5 2 0 8 4 7
2007 BAL 16 63 43 20 3 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2006 BAL 16 31 13 18 1 -- 0 1 0 60 60 60

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One of the faces of the defensive tackle position in the modern NFL over the last decade, Ngata joined the Lions’ feared defensive line in 2015 after spending the previous nine seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, where he was a five-time Pro Bowler (2009-13) and two-time Associated Press First Team All-Pro selection (2010-11). Ngata played in 135 games (133 starts) for the Ravens, as well as 16 postseason games.


  • Pronunciation: ha-LOW-tee NAH-tah
  • Pro Bowl: 2009-13; First Alternate 2008.
  • Associated Press All-Pro: First Team 2010-11; Second Team 2008-09, 2012
  • Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 9 during 2010 season.
  • PFWA All-NFL 2009-11; PFWA All-Rookie Team 2006
  • Sports Illustrated (Peter King) All-Pro Team 2010 and 2011


  • Placed on Reserve/Injured on October 11, 2017.
  • Re-signed by the Lions as an unrestricted free agent on March 11, 2016.
  • Traded to the Detroit Lions in exchange for fourth- and fifth-round picks in the 2015 NFL Draft on March 10, 2015.
  • Placed on Reserve/Suspended for violating NFL Policy on PEDs on December 4, 2014.
  • Re-signed by the Ravens to a five-year contract on September 20, 2011.
  • Drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round (12th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft.

One of the faces of the defensive tackle position in the modern NFL over the last decade, Ngata joined the Lions’ feared defensive line in 2015 after spending the previous nine seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, where he was a five-time Pro Bowler (2009-13) and two-time Associated Press First Team All-Pro selection (2010-11). Ngata played in 135 games (133 starts) for the Ravens, as well as 16 postseason games.

  • In Ngata’s nine seasons with Baltimore, the Ravens defense ranked second in the NFL in opponent rushing yards per game (92.5) during that span, and first in opponent rushing touchdowns (71) during that span.
  • From 2006-14, only two defensive tackles have more total tackles than Ngata (Justin Smith, 572; Kyle Williams, 455) who ranks third with 446 during that span (Credited with 528 total tackles by Ravens coaching film review).
  • Was a member of the Ravens’ Super Bowl win vs. San Francisco in Super Bowl XLVII. Recorded two tackles and one quarterback hit in the game.

2016: Played in his 150th career game (fourth among active defensive tackles) and contributed two total tackles in Week 1 at Indianapolis (9/11).

  • Notched two tackles (one solo) and 0.5 sacks in Week 2 vs. Tennessee (9/18).
  • Sacked Packers QB Aaron Rodgers once and tallied one solo tackle in Week 3 at Green Bay (9/25).
  • Tallied four total tackles (three solo) in Week 4 at Chicago (10/2). Also added a hit on Bears QB Brian Hoyer.
  • Started at DT in Week 5 vs. Philadelphia (10/9) before leaving the game due to injury.
  • Assisted on two tackles in his first game back since missing three weeks due to injury in Week 9 at Minnesota (11/6).
  • Combined for three tackles (two solo) and one hit on Jaguars QB Blake Bortles in a Week 11 win vs. Jacksonville (11/20).
  • Tallied one solo tackle and one pass defense in Week 12 vs. Minnesota (11/24).
  • Batted down one of Saints QB Drew Brees’ passes and assisted on a tackle in Week 13 at New Orleans (12/4).
  • Recorded one solo tackle in a 20-17 victory over Chicago in Week 14 (12/11).
  • Totaled three tackles (one solo) in Week 15 at New York Giants (12/18).
  • Recorded two total tackles (one solo) in Week 16 at Dallas (12/26).
  • Wreaked havoc on the Seahawks all night long in the NFC Wild Card Game at Seattle (1/7), sacking QB Russell Wilson once for a loss of six, hitting him twice more and tallying three tackles, including one for loss.

2015: Played in 14 games in his first season with the Lions, finishing with 24 total tackles (15 solo), 2.5 sacks and three pass defenses. It marked the sixth season in his 11-year career that he posted three or more pass defenses in a single season.

  • Made his Lions debut, contributing three total tackles in Week 1 at San Diego (9/13).
  • Recorded one solo tackle and one pass defense in Week 2 at Minnesota (9/20).
  • Recorded one pass defense in Week 3 vs. Denver (9/27) that led to an interception from S Glover Quin. In Ngata's 11-year career, it marked the fifth pass defense of his career that resulted in an interception.
  • Contributed two total tackles in Week 4 at Seattle (10/5).
  • Missed Week 5 vs. Arizona (10/11) and Week 6 vs. Chicago (10/18) due to injury.
  • Garnered two total tackles, including his first sack as a Lion, in Week 7 vs. Minnesota (10/25).
  • Tallied two total tackles in Week 8 at Kansas City (11/1).
  • Contributed four total tackles in Week 10 at Green Bay (11/15).
  • Totaled one tackle in Week 11 vs. Oakland (11/22).
  • Recorded two total tackles, including one tackle for loss in Week 12 vs. Philadelphia (11/26).
  • Registered one total tackle in Week 13 vs. Green Bay (12/3).
  • Recorded two total tackles in Week 14 at St. Louis (12/13).
  • Tallied one total tackle and one pass defense in Week 15 at New Orleans (12/21).
  • In Week 16 vs. San Francisco (12/27), started at DT. Notched two tackles and 0.5 sacks. Along with LB Josh Bynes, took down 49ers QB Blaine Gabbert and forced a fumble that was recovered by LB Tahir Whitehead on the one-yard line. This defensive effort culminated in a one-yard touchdown by RB Joqiue Bell in Detroit’s 32-17 win over San Francisco.
  • In Week 17 at Chicago (1/3), posted one tackle and one quarterback hit on the day.

2014: Started all 12 games he played in, missing four games due to an NFL suspension. Finished his final season in Baltimore with 32 tackles (19 solo), a career-high seven pass defenses, two forced fumbles and a career-high-tying and team-leading two interceptions. Was the centerpiece of the defense that ranked second in the League in sacks with 49 and sixth in fewest points per game (18.9).

  • Picked off his fourth-career pass in Week 2 at Pittsburgh (9/11).
  • Assisted in a five-sack effort vs. Atlanta (10/19), helping the Ravens defense achieve this feat in back-to-back weeks for the first time since 2006.
  • Started and finished third on the team with a season-high eight tackles (five solo), one sack (21 yards) and a forced fumble at Cincinnati (10/26).
  • Recorded a sack at Pittsburgh (11/2), marking his first time posting sacks in back-to-back weeks since 2011.
  • Started both postseason games and totaled three tackles, one sack and one pass defense. As a unit, the Ravens defense produced seven sacks and allowed only 82 rushing yards in the two games.

2013: Named to his fifth-consecutive Pro Bowl after leading the Ravens defensive line with 52 tackles (23 solo), 1.5 sacks and three pass defenses and missing only one game (11/17 at Chicago) with a knee injury.

  • Posted two tackles as part of a defense that allowed only 22 rushing yards in the team’s 26-23 victory at Miami (10/6). The 22 rushing yards allowed is the fourth-lowest total allowed by an opponent in franchise history.
  • Recorded two tackles and one sack for a defense that did not allow a touchdown for the second-consecutive contest vs. Houston (9/22).

2012: Earned his fourth trip to the Pro Bowl in 2012 and ended the season with 51 tackles (33 solo), one pass defense and ranked second on the team with five sacks. Only missed two games due to coach’s decision to rest injuries. Also named Second Team Associated Press All-Pro.

  • Played in his 100th-career game and led the defensive line with six tackles and a sack in the 31-29 win vs. Dallas (10/14).
  • Picked up sacks vs. Cincinnati (9/10), New England (9/23), Dallas (10/14), at Pittsburgh (11/18) and NYG (12/23).
  • In the team’s four postseason games en route to the Ravens’ win in Super Bowl XLVII, totaled 13 tackles (10 solo) and one pass defense.

2011: As an Associated Press First Team All-Pro selection, led the Ravens defensive line with 65 tackles on the NFL’s third-ranked defense (288.9 yards per game), which also included the second-ranked run defense (92.6 yards per game). Finished the season with five sacks, five pass defenses, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries en route to his third-straight Pro Bowl.

  • Had a career-high-tying two sacks vs. San Francisco (11/24).
  • Led the team with a career-high-tying 11 tackles at Seattle (11/13).
  • Contributed to a franchise-record seven turnovers vs. Pittsburgh (9/11) as he totaled four tackles, one pass defense, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.

2010: Concluded the season with a career-high 5.5 sacks (tied for second among DTs in the AFC) and 65 total tackles as he earned his first-career Associated Press First Team All-Pro nomination.

  • Recorded three tackles and a pass defense, which led to the game-ending interception in a 30-24 win vs. New Orleans (12/19).
  • Started in both playoff games and finished the postseason run with four tackles (three solo), 0.5 sacks and a pass defense. Defense totaled seven turnovers in the two playoff games.

2009: Earned his first-career Pro Bowl (starter) nod after posting 41 tackles, 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery as the Ravens defense finished second in the AFC and third in the NFL in overall defense.

  • Started his 50th-career game and led the defensive line with four tackles and 0.5 sacks, while helping hold the Chargers to just 53 rushing yards in a 31-26 win vs. San Diego (9/20).

2008: Named a first alternate to the Pro Bowl after anchoring the Ravens defensive line. Led the defensive line with 77 tackles (43 solo), one sack, two interceptions and five pass defenses as part of the NFL’s second-ranked defense. Baltimore finished the 2008 season having not allowed a 100-yard rusher in 35 consecutive games.

  • Also saw action along the offensive line in short-and-goal situations throughout the season.

2007: Tied with Jarret Johnson for fifth on the team with 94 tackles, three sacks, two pass defenses and one forced fumble in his sophomore campaign with the Ravens.

2006: Named to the Pro Football Weekly/Professional Football Writers of America All-Rookie Team as the only Ravens rookie to start all 16 regular season games, netting 51 tackles, three pass defenses, one sack and one interception.

  • Started his first-career NFL game in a 27-0 victory in the season opener at Tampa Bay (9/10).

Entered the NFL Draft following his junior season at Oregon. Was a consensus First Team All-American selection as a junior and compiled career totals of 151 tackles (83 solo), 24.5 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, seven pass defenses, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in 36 career games (29 starts). Set a school record with seven blocked kicks and was a finalist for the Outland Trophy (best collegiate interior lineman) and Bronko Nagurski award (best college defensive player) as a junior.

  • Consensus All-American honors from the Associated Press, NFL Draft Report, Football Writers Association of America, Walter Camp Football Foundation, Sports Illustrated and as a redshirt junior in 2005. Also a unanimous First Team All-Pac-10 Conference selection.
  • Named the Pac-10 co-Defensive Player of the Year and was the recipient of the Morris Trophy (Pac-10’s top defensive lineman) in 2005
  • Suffered a season-ending knee injury in the opening quarter of the season opener in 2003.
  • Freshman First Team All-American selection and earned All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention honors in 2002

A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, Ngata played his high school football at Highland High School and was a starter in his final three years. Rated as the top defensive player in the nation by SuperPrep and PrepStar, and was the 2001 Utah Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior.

  • Led his team to the state quarterfinals as a senior following a 12-2 record and a berth in the state championship as a junior.
  • Also played rugby in high school.
  • Ngata and his wife, Christina, have three sons, Solomone “Sam” (6), Max (3) and Colt (1).
  • Full name is Etuini Haloti Ngata.

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