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Larry English
OLB #51
Height:
6-2
Weight:
255
College:
Northern Illinois
Hometown:
Aurora, Ill.
Experience:
5
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 52 91 62 29 11 0 2 0 0 0 -- 0
2013 SD 9 18 12 6 2.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2012 SD 14 13 7 6 1.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 SD 5 7 5 2 2 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 SD 8 17 12 5 3 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 SD 16 36 26 10 2 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

The Chargers’ first-round pick from the 2009 NFL Draft is looking toward taking another step forward in his pro career.  

English played in 14 games last season, the most he’s appeared in since his rookie year. He played in all 16 games with two starts in 2009, but he was limited to just 13 games and two starts during the 2010-11 seasons while struggling to recover from a broken foot.       

As a collegian at Northern Illinois, English was a two-time winner of the Vern Smith Leadership Award as the top player in the Mid-American Conference. He became only the second defensive player in MAC history to win the award once, and more impressively, he became only the fourth player ever to win it twice. English left Northern Illinois as the school’s all-time leader in sacks (31.5) and tackles for loss (63). An honor roll student, he was also one of only 30 students nationwide to be nominated to receive the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award for excellence in Classroom, Character, Community and Competition.    

English has battled asthma since early childhood. As an adult, it has steered him toward a partnership with the American Lung Association and his LEAD (Leading Education to Athletes for their Dreams) Foundation, which he created with the help of his mother, Susan. English has hosted a number of events and programs, including a benefit concert and all-star gala in San Diego, a football camp and a one-on-one reading and mentorship program in his hometown of Aurora, Ill. English also helped create a program called Open Airways that helps schools diagnose asthma in students. 

English’s uncle, Charles Richardson, lettered as fullback at Wisconsin in 1972.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: First-round pick (16), April 25, 2009...signed Aug. 2.

2012: Shared sack with Donald Butler during Sept. 30 win at Kansas City...six-yard sack during Bolts’ Dec. 23 win at New York Jets...inactive Nov. 1 vs. Kansas City and Nov. 25 vs. Baltimore. 2011: Career-high two sacks in Oct. 2 win over Miami ...broke foot Oct. 23 at New York Jets...placed on “Reserve-Injured” Oct. 26. 2010: Career-high 1.5 sacks and two tackles for loss in 31-0 win over Kansas City Dec. 12. 2009: First-career sacks in back-to-back games vs. Pittsburgh and Denver, Oct. 4 and 19...Game Ball after season-high seven tackles and six quarterback hits vs. Washington Jan. 3.

COLLEGE: Three-time first-team All-Mid-American Conference...MAC Player of Week vs. Tennessee and Kent State in 2008...MAC and team-leading 10.5 sacks as junior to rank 11th in nation, including school-record five sacks vs. Idaho... tied school record with 12 sacks and set school mark with four forced fumbles as soph...also set school record with six tackles for loss in ’06 game vs. Temple...played in 50 games with 47 starts at defensive end...finished career with 237 tackles, 63 tackles for loss, 31.5 sacks, eight forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries...medical redshirt in 2004...played at Northern Illinois from 2005-08...honor roll student major-ed in liberal arts and sciences.

PERSONAL: Born in Aurora, Ill....highly-decorated linebacker and fullback at Marmion Military Academy in Aurora...lettered in basketball and track (discus).

The Chargers’ first-round pick from the 2009 NFL Draft is looking toward taking another step forward in his pro career.

English played in 14 games last season, the most he’s appeared in since his rookie year. He played in all 16 games with two starts in 2009, but he was limited to just 13 games and two starts during the 2010-11 seasons while struggling to recover from a broken foot.

As a collegian at Northern Illinois, English was a two-time winner of the Vern Smith Leadership Award as the top player in the Mid-American Conference. He became only the second defensive player in MAC history to win the award once, and more impressively, he became only the fourth player ever to win it twice. English left Northern Illinois as the school’s all-time leader in sacks (31.5) and tackles for loss (63). An honor roll student, he was also one of only 30 students nationwide to be nominated to receive the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award for excellence in Classroom, Character, Community and Competition.

English has battled asthma since early childhood. As an adult, it has steered him toward a partnership with the American Lung Association and his LEAD (Leading Education to Athletes for their Dreams) Foundation, which he created with the help of his mother, Susan. English has hosted a number of events and programs, including a benefit concert and all-star gala in San Diego, a football camp and a one-on-one reading and mentorship program in his hometown of Aurora, Ill. English also helped create a program called Open Airways that helps schools diagnose asthma in students.

English’s uncle, Charles Richardson, lettered as fullback at Wisconsin in 1972.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: First-round pick (16), April 25, 2009...signed Aug. 2.

2012: Shared sack with Donald Butler during Sept. 30 win at Kansas City...six-yard sack during Bolts’ Dec. 23 win at New York Jets...inactive Nov. 1 vs. Kansas City and Nov. 25 vs. Baltimore. 2011: Career-high two sacks in Oct. 2 win over Miami ...broke foot Oct. 23 at New York Jets...placed on “Reserve-Injured” Oct. 26. 2010: Career-high 1.5 sacks and two tackles for loss in 31-0 win over Kansas City Dec. 12. 2009: First-career sacks in back-to-back games vs. Pittsburgh and Denver, Oct. 4 and 19...Game Ball after season-high seven tackles and six quarterback hits vs. Washington Jan. 3.

COLLEGE: Three-time first-team All-Mid-American Conference...MAC Player of Week vs. Tennessee and Kent State in 2008...MAC and team-leading 10.5 sacks as junior to rank 11th in nation, including school-record five sacks vs. Idaho... tied school record with 12 sacks and set school mark with four forced fumbles as soph...also set school record with six tackles for loss in ’06 game vs. Temple...played in 50 games with 47 starts at defensive end...finished career with 237 tackles, 63 tackles for loss, 31.5 sacks, eight forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries...medical redshirt in 2004...played at Northern Illinois from 2005-08...honor roll student major-ed in liberal arts and sciences.

PERSONAL: Born in Aurora, Ill....highly-decorated linebacker and fullback at Marmion Military Academy in Aurora...lettered in basketball and track (discus).

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