PLAYER
Jeremiah Valoaga
DE #78
Height:
6-6
Weight:
275
Age:
23
College:
UNLV
Hometown:
Oxnard, CA
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
5
SCK
1.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 5 5 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2017 DET 9 0 5 5 0 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 ARI W 35-23 -- 0 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @NYG W 24-10 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 ATL L 26-30 1 1 0 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @MIN W 14-7 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 CAR L 24-27 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @NO L 38-52 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 PIT L 15-20 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 @GB W 30-17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 CLE W 38-24 -- 0 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 @CHI W 27-24 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 MIN L 23-30 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

 Enters the Lions organization as an undrafted rookie free agent out of UNLV.

MANE FACTS

  • Pronunciation: VAL-oh-AH-ga

TRANSACTIONS

  • Signed by the Lions to the practice squad on November 29, 2017.
  • Waived by the Lions on November 25, 2017.
  • Removed from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list on August 4, 2017.
  • Placed on Active/Physically Unable to Perform list on July 25, 2017.
  • Comes to Detroit as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 12, 2017.

PRO

 Enters the Lions organization as an undrafted rookie free agent out of UNLV.

2017: Made his NFL debut with the Lions in the Week 1 home opener vs. Arizona (9/10). Had one tackle and had one quarterback hit on the day.

  • Appeared in Week 2 at New York Giants (9/18), making one tackle and contributing a quarterback hit.
  • In his Week 3 performance vs. Atlanta, sacked QB Matt Ryan for his first-career sack (9/24).
  • Had a tackle for loss in the Week 5 matchup vs. Carolina (10/8).
  • Notched one solo tackle in Week 8 vs. Pittsburgh (10/29).
  • Inactive in Week 9 at Green Bay (11/6).
  • Recorded one solo tackle and one quarterback hit in Week 11 at Chicago (11/19).

COLLEGE

A strong pass rusher for UNLV who totaled 87 tackles, 8.5 sacks, a forced fumble, and seven pass defense during his time with the Rebels.

2016: Recorded 14 solo tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and 24 total tackles in 10 games for the Rebels.

  • Totaled four sacks on the year.

2015: Played in six games for UNLV in which he had 16 total tackles. Also recovered a forced fumble and added two pass defenses.

  • Finished the season ranked second on the team in both tackles for loss (4.5) and quarterback sacks (2.5).

2014: Redshirted.

2013: Made appearances in 11 games for the Rebels. Finished the year with 27 tackles, including 5.5 tackles for a loss and one sack on the year.

2012: Played in 12 games during the season. Accumulated 21 total tackles, including four tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks.

PERSONAL

Son of Jeremiah and Celina Valoaga. Attended Channel Island high school (Oxnard, CA.).

  • Recognized as an All-Pacific View League and All-Ventura County selection as a senior.
  • Won Pacific View League Defensive Line of The Year honors in 2011.
  • Also played both basketball and volleyball in high school.
  • Majored in criminal justice.

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