Jason Babin

Infobox NFLactive


currentteam=Free Agent
currentnumber=--
currentposition=Defensive end
birthdate=birth date and age|1980|5|24
birthplace=Kalamazoo, Michigan
heightft=6
heightin=3
weight=267
debutyear=2004
debutteam=Houston Texans
college=Western Michigan
draftyear=2004
draftround=1
draftpick=27
pastteams=
* Houston Texans (2004-2006)
* Seattle Seahawks (2007-2008)
status=
highlights=
* No notable achievements
statweek=17
statseason=2007
statlabel1=Tackles
statvalue1=124
statlabel2=Sacks
statvalue2=13.0
statlabel3=INTs
statvalue3=0
nfl=BAB714004

Jason Thomas Babin (born May 24, 1980 in city-state|Kalamazoo|Michigan) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Houston Texans 27th overall in the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Western Michigan.

Babin has also played for the Seattle Seahawks.

Early years

Babin attended Paw Paw High School and lettered in football and wrestling. In football, he was a two-time team Defensive MVP, and was an All-Kalamazoo Valley Association first team choice as a senior. In wrestling, he was the state champion as a senior. Babin came back from a broken leg his senior year, playing in the last 3 games and earning a scholarship from Western Michigan University.

College career

Babin attended Western Michigan University and finished his college football career with 38 sacks, 299 tackles, eight forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries. He was the first player ever from Western Michigan University to be drafted in the first round.

Professional career

Houston Texans

Babin played 16 games in his rookie season for Houston. He gained 63 tackles and 4 sacks for a mediocre rookie season. In 2005, he only played in 12 games, and only got 35 tackles. However, he matched his 2004 sack mark with four, and also forced two fumbles. In 2006, he played 15 games, getting 26 tackles and a career high five sacks.

eattle Seahawks

On September 1, 2007, Babin was acquired by the Seattle Seahawks from the Houston Texans in exchange for safety Michael Boulware. He was released by the Seahawks on September 17, 2008 after the team acquired wide receiver Keary Colbert from the Denver Broncos.


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