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Don Muhlbach
LS #48
Height:
6-4
Weight:
260
Age:
33
College:
Texas A&M
Hometown:
Lufkin, Texas
Experience:
11

Quick Stats (2014 PRE):

TCKL
1
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 21 18 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 1 0
2013 DET 16 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 DET 16 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 DET 16 0 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2010 DET 16 0 4 2 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2009 DET 15 0 6 5 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2008 DET 16 0 3 3 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2007 DET 16 0 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2006 DET 16 0 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2005 DET 13 0 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2004 DET 8 0 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

Muhlbach’s velocity and accuracy places him among the best in the League in his specialty, and he is a critical part of the snap-hold-kick process. A deep-snapping specialist who has a crisp and consistent delivery, Muhlbach spent 2004 training camp with Baltimore before joining the Lions later that season and has been the team’s long snapper ever since.

MANE FACTS

  • Pronunciation: MULE-bach
  • Pro Bowl: 2013

TRANSACTIONS

  • Re-signed by the Detroit Lions to a one-year contract on March 14, 2013.
  • Re-signed by the Detroit Lions on March 21, 2012.
  • Re-signed by the Detroit Lions to a five-year deal on March 2, 2007.
  • Signed by the Detroit Lions November 9, 2004.
  • Released by the Baltimore Ravens August 30, 2004.
  • Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Baltimore Ravens April 30, 2004.

PRO
Muhlbach’s velocity and accuracy places him among the best in the League in his specialty, and he is a critical part of the snap-hold-kick process. A deep-snapping specialist who has a crisp and consistent delivery, Muhlbach spent 2004 training camp with Baltimore before joining the Lions later that season and has been the team’s long snapper ever since.

  • Has played in 148 career games and recorded 21 special teams tackles.
  • When Muhlbach snapped for K Jason Hanson on the field goal team in 2004, that unit’s accuracy improved with the most significant increase coming on long-range field goals. Hanson’s field goal accuracy with Muhlbach as the snapper increased 5.8 percent on overall attempts. That improvement is 12.7 percent for field goals of 40-49 yards, 14.2 percent for field goals 40+-yards and 19.4 percent for field goals of 50+-yards.
  • With Muhlbach snapping, Hanson was 59-of-73 (80.8 pct) on field goal attempts of 40-49-yards, 81-of-107 (75.7 pct) from 40+-yards and 25-of-37 (67.6 pct) on 50+-yard field goals over his career.

2013: Snapped for K David Akers as he has made 18-of-24 field goals and 42-of-43 extra point attempts in 2013.

2012: Named to his first-ever Pro Bowl following the 2012 season.

  • Snapped for K Jason Hanson as he connected on 4-of-5 field goals in the Lions’ 27-19 loss at San Francisco (9/16) in Week 2.
  • Snapped for K Jason Hanson as he went 4-for-4 on field goals in Week 3 at Tennessee. The four field goal performance was the first time in Hanson’s career he kicked four field goals in back-to-back games.

COLLEGE
Served as Texas A&M’s snapper in 2003.

  • Filled in as punter during his sophomore season with the Aggies.

PERSONAL
Don Lynn Muhlbach, Jr., is the son of Sally and Don Muhlbach of Lufkin, Texas.

  • Born Aug. 17, 1981 in Newark, Ohio.

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