Meet Karlos Dansby, an American professional football player who plays for the Arizona Cardinals of NFL as a linebacker. Dansby was an integral part of Cardinals defense in the playoffs which now allows to make his first trip to Super Bowl. See a video and a biography of Karlos Dansby here.
Dansby is named as one of the Top 10 Guys To Root For in this year’s Super Bowl by Adam Schein of FOX Sports. He was invited for an interview on the Sirius NFL radio and here is what he has to say about his feelings:
“No. I really can’t. It’s just so tough to describe. I came in with the great draft class of 2004 with Dennis Green. We’ve been thinking it is the year in Arizona for a long time. But this group, the sacrifices, what we went through at the end of the season with the losses down the stretch, it just means the world.”
According to Schein, he is a guy who never got attention but now certainly deserves his moment.
As a biography, Karlos Dansby was born on November 3, 1981 in Birmingham, Alabama so his age is 27. He played college football at Auburn University and was a Dick Butkus Award semi-finalist with 84 tackles and 5.5 sacks. He was also named to first team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association.
Dansby was drafted by the Cardinals as the 33rd overall pick of the 2004 NFL draft. He started out pretty well in the League and was named to Pro Football Weekly’s 2004 All-Rookie team.
In the 2005 season, he became the first Cardinal to record two interception returns for touchdowns in a single season. He completed the season with a career-high 103 tackles. He led the team in terms of tackles for the past two seasons, despite missing numerous games because of a reccuring knee injury. He was given the honour of NFC Defensive Player of the Week in November 2007.
Dansby is currently a ‘non-exclusive’ Cardinals’ franchise player. He signed a one-year $8m contract with the franchise.