|09-21-2005, 05:10 PM||#1|
Tebowing the long haul
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: TX, USA
Who is Demetrin Veal?
97 Demetrin Veal, Defensive Lineman
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 288 lbs.
Born: in Paramount, Calif.
Acquired: Free Agent, 2004
Pro Year: 3rd
Year with Broncos: 2nd
NFL Games Played/Started: 4/0
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VEAL AT A GLANCE:
• A third-year defensive tackle who also has played defensive end in the NFL and college.
• Declared inactive for Denver's final three regular-season games in 2004 and its AFC Wild Card Game at Ind. (1/9) after joining the Broncos on Dec. 18 from Baltimore's practice squad.
• Played three career regular-season games (0 starts), all in his rookie year with Atlanta in 2003, to total four tackles (3 solo).
• Started 12 games (5 at defensive tackle and 7 at defensive end) as a senior at the University of Tennessee after helping the school advance to the SEC Championship Game as a junior.
• Selected by Atlanta in the seventh round (238th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Atlanta as a draft choice 6/18/03; Waived by Atlanta 9/5/04; Signed by Baltimore (practice squad) 9/21/04; Signed by Denver (active roster) 12/18/04.
2005: After being inactive for the season opener, played in the home opener vs. S.D. (9/18). Was declared inactive at Mia. (9/11). Recorded his first career sack when he dropped Drew Brees for a loss of 14 yards for his lone tackle in the home opener vs. S.D. (9/18).
2004: Veal was signed by the Broncos off Baltimore's practice squad Dec. 18 and was inactive for Denver's final three regular-season games. Additionally, he was inactive for the Broncos’ AFC Wild Card Game at Ind. (1/9). Veal did not see any time on Baltimore's active roster and was on its practice squad from Sept. 21-Dec. 18. He competed in Atlanta's training camp but was waived Sept. 5.
2003: Selected by Atlanta in the seventh round (238th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft, Veal used a strong showing in training camp to make the team's active roster as a rookie. He appeared in three regular-season games (0 starts) to post four tackles (3 solo) while seeing time at both defensive tackle and end. Inactive for Atlanta's first seven games, he played his first NFL game vs. Phi. (11/2). Veal saw action vs. Ten. (11/23) while he dressed but did not play at the N.Y. Giants (11/9). At Ind. (12/14), he recorded three tackles in place of defensive tackle Ed Jasper, who was hampered by knee and ankle injuries.
COLLEGE: Veal played both defensive tackle and end in two years at the University of Tennessee after joining the program in 2001 from Cerritos Junior College (Norwalk, Calif.). In 24 games (12 starts) at Tennessee, he totaled 57 tackles (40 solo), seven sacks (57 yds.), 13 tackles for loss and one fumble recovery. As a senior, Veal started 12 games with his first five starts coming at right defensive tackle before he shifted to right end. As a junior, he was a valuable reserve for the Volunteers at defensive tackle and totaled four sacks to help UT advance to the SEC Championship Game. Veal was one of the top JUCO players in the country at Cerritos, picking up All-America honors from J.C. Grid-Wire and Mission Conference North Defensive Player of the Year accolades in 2000 with 87 tackles. He was named Region IV Defensive Player of the Year and led his junior college to two Strawberry Bowl victories.
PERSONAL: Veal played only one season of football at Paramount High School in Paramount, Calif., earning all-league honors with more than 50 tackles and eight sacks as a senior. He also was a standout track performer who competed in the shotput and discus events. An arts and sciences major at the University of Tennessee, Demetrin Leeotis Veal was born Aug. 11, 1981, in Paramount, Calif.
Last edited by epicSocialism4tw; 09-21-2005 at 05:15 PM..
|09-21-2005, 05:14 PM||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Black Hills of Dakota
I think the Brees sack was his only tackle so far for the Broncos.
|09-21-2005, 06:29 PM||#3|
Ring of Famer
Join Date: Aug 2005
They must see something in him. They kept him over Davis and Fatefehi and activated him over Pope last week. Every time he is on the field he is around the football.
|09-21-2005, 07:27 PM||#4|
Vote Joe Mays to Pro Bowl
Join Date: Aug 2004
|09-21-2005, 09:00 PM||#5|
Ring of Famer
Join Date: Apr 2004
Jack Del rio
He is my adoted Bronco.... So you know he is going to be a stud on the D line