Philip Wheeler

Philip Wheeler

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Wheeler with the Oakland Raiders
No. 41Atlanta Falcons
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-12-12) December 12, 1984
Place of birth: Columbus, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school: Columbus (GA) Shaw
College: Georgia Tech
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 3 / Pick: 93
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× Second-team All-ACC (2006, 2007)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 6, 2016
Total tackles: 535
Sacks: 6.5
Forced fumbles: 5
Fumble recoveries: 2
Interceptions: 0
Player stats at

Philip Gregory Wheeler (born December 12, 1984) is an American football linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Georgia Tech.

Wheeler has also played for the Oakland Raiders, Miami Dolphins, and San Francisco 49ers.

Early years

In 2000, Wheeler, a sophomore, helped lead Shaw High School to win the Georgia High School Association's AAAA Football State Championship. As a senior, he was named as an Honorable Mention All-Region selection by PrepStar, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution named him as a first team Class AAAA All-State selection.

Professional career

Wheeler (#50) with the Indianapolis Colts, 2010.

Indianapolis Colts

Wheeler was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the third round (93rd pick) of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played for the Colts from 2008 to 2011.

Oakland Raiders

Wheeler signed a one-year contract with the Oakland Raiders on March 30, 2012. He had a career year totaling 109 tackles, 3 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles[1]

Miami Dolphins

Wheeler signed with the Miami Dolphins on March 12, 2013 to a 5 year, $25 million deal with $13 million guaranteed.[2] Wheeler was brought in to replace Kevin Burnett. Wheeler was released by the Dolphins on March 10, 2015.[3]

San Francisco 49ers

Wheeler was signed by the San Francisco 49ers on April 30, 2015.[4] He was released by the 49ers on September 4.[5]

Atlanta Falcons

Wheeler signed with the Atlanta Falcons on October 20, 2015.[6]


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