Jonathan Babineaux

Jonathan Babineaux

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Babineaux in 2016
No. 95Atlanta Falcons
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-10-12) October 12, 1981
Place of birth: Port Arthur, Texas
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
High school: Port Arthur (TX) Lincoln
College: Iowa
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 59
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2016
Tackles: 385
Sacks: 27
Interceptions: 4
Passes defended: 23
Player stats at

Jonathan Joel Babineaux (born October 12, 1981) is an American football defensive tackle for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted with the 59th overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft by the Falcons.

High school career

Babineaux attended Lincoln High School in Port Arthur, Texas. In football, as a senior, he was the team captain, and a first team All-Conference linebacker. He also was an excellent punter, averaging 40 yards per punt. In basketball, he helped his team to be ranked the best in the state of Texas. He also participated in baseball, golf, and track and field.

College career

Babineaux attended the University of Iowa. He finished his college career with 131 tackles (39 for losses), 19 sacks, 24 quarterback hurries, one interception, two pass deflections, four fumble recoveries and five forced fumbles.

Professional career

Drafted by the Falcons in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft. On November 25, 2008, he signed a five-year contract extension with the Falcons. In 2009 he had nine tackles and 2.5 sacks against the Washington Redskins. He had a career high 6 sacks in 2009, which led all NFL defensive tackles. In 2010 he posted 31 tackles, one interception, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery returned for a touchdown.

He started all 16 games in 2012 and 2013 and signed a three-year, $9 million contract extension with the Falcons on March 11, 2014.[1]


He is the older brother of former Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans safety Jordan Babineaux.


  1. Rosenthal, Gregg (March 11, 2014). "Jonathan Babineaux re-signs with Atlanta Falcons". Retrieved November 26, 2016.
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