Chris Canty

After being drafted in 2005, Canty split time with Greg Ellis at right defensive end and led all defensive linemen with 43 tackles. He was also second on the team with five tackles behind the line and tied for fourth on the club with 2.5 sacks. Canty took to the field in the season opener at San Diego (9/11) and recorded his first NFL tackle along with a quarterback pressure. Against Washington (9/19) he added his first career sack with a third-quarter take down of Mark Brunell. He was third on the team, tops among linemen with a season-high six tackles at Oakland (10/2). He also added half a sack and a tackle for a loss. Canty had two tackles against Philadelphia (10/9) as the defense limited the Eagles to 129 total yards, including just 19 on the ground - the fourth lowest rushing total in club history. At Seattle (10/23) he recorded two tackles as the NFL's top ranked offense entering the game was limited to 289 total yards, 118 below their season average, and one touchdown. Shaun Alexander, the NFL leading rusher entering the game at 119 yards-per-game (5.5 avg.), was limited to 61 yards on 21 carries (2.9 avg.). College Career A two-time second-team All-ACC selection, Canty led all conference defensive linemen in tackles as a sophomore and junior. Canty's senior campaign was cut short in the fourth game of the season with a knee injury. At the time of his injury, he had posted 30 tackles, seven stops for losses, a sack and a forced fumble. As a junior, Canty was named second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference, Lineman of the Year in Virginia and recipient of the Ned McDonald Award as UVa's Most Outstanding Defensive Player after registering a career-high 104 tackles, 12 stops for losses, 12 pressures and four sacks. He became only the second down lineman in school history to record more than 100 tackles in a season. His performance in the classroom also helped him earn All-ACC Academic honors. Despite missing three games due to injury, Canty finished his sophomore season with 86 tackles, four stops for losses, four pass deflections, three pressures, three fumble recoveries and two sacks while starting eight-of-11 games. Canty saw action in 12 games as a reserve defensive end in 2001 after red-shirting his first year at Virginia. He started one game and recorded 23 tackles, three pressures, two passes deflected and a tackle for a loss. Personal Information Despite not playing football until his junior season at Charlotte, N.C., Latin School, Christophe

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