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Jonathon Amaya
DB #40
Height:
6-2
Weight:
205
College:
Nevada
Hometown:
Diamond Bar, Calif.
Experience:
3
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 38 37 29 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2012 MIA 12 8 6 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 NO 16 14 10 4 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 MIA 10 15 13 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 38 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2012 MIA 12 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 NO 16 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 MIA 10 1 0 0 1 -- 0 -- -- 1 0 0
Punt Return
YearTeamGRetRetYAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 38 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2012 MIA 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 NO 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 MIA 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

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NFL CAREER – After Amaya joined the Saints in training camp of 2011 via a trade from the Dolphins, the three-year safety saw extensive action on special teams and also contributed on defense.  The former University of Nevada standout appeared in all 16 contests in 2011 and registered nine special teams tackles and a forced fumble in addition to ten tackles (five solo) on defense.  The University of Nevada product spent time on the Dolphins practice squad in 2010 after being signed as a rookie free agent and was added to the team’s active roster at midseason. He contributed on special teams, leading the Dolphins with 15 tackles and one fumble recovery,  while appearing in 10 games.


NFL CAREER – After Amaya joined the Saints in training camp of 2011 via a trade from the Dolphins, the three-year safety saw extensive action on special teams and also contributed on defense.  The former University of Nevada standout appeared in all 16 contests in 2011 and registered nine special teams tackles and a forced fumble in addition to ten tackles (five solo) on defense.  The University of Nevada product spent time on the Dolphins practice squad in 2010 after being signed as a rookie free agent and was added to the team’s active roster at midseason. He contributed on special teams, leading the Dolphins with 15 tackles and one fumble recovery,  while appearing in 10 games.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Acquired by New Orleans Saints from Miami Dolphins,  07/29/11; Signed by Dolphins to active roster from practice squad, 10/30/10; Signed by Dolphins to practice squad, 9/6/10; Waived by Dolphins, 9/4/10; Signed by Miami Dolphins as undrafted rookie free agent, 4/30/2010.

2011 – Appeared in all 16 regular season games and made nine special teams tackles and a forced fumble, and added ten defensive tackles (five solo)…Registered two special teams tackles and a forced fumble at Tampa Bay, Oct. 16…Registered four tackles (three solo) vs. Indianapolis, Oct. 23…Tied career-high with four tackles (one solo) vs. Atlanta, Dec. 26…Saw first career postseason action and registered one special teams tackle in NFC Wild Card Playoff vs. Detroit, 1/7/12…Recorded two special teams tackles in NFC Divisional Playoff at San Francisco, 1/14/12. 2010– Played in 10 games in his rookie campaign, mostly on special teams…Ranked first on Dolphins with 15 special teams tackles…Made NFL debut at Cincinnati, Oct. 31…Recorded four special teams tackles at Oakland, Nov. 28…Made four special teams tackles (three solo) at N.Y. Jets, Dec. 12…Signed off Dolphins practice squad, Oct. 30.

COLLEGE – Four-year letterman at the Nevada, where he recorded 236 tackles, seven interceptions, and two forced fumbles in career…Notched 89 tackles, eight passes defended, two forced fumbles, and an interception as a senior in 2009…Tied for team lead in tackles with 68 as a junior in 2008 while leading the team with four interceptions…Suffered a knee injury in the first month of his sophomore campaign in 2007…Played in 11 games with seven starts as a walk-on true freshman in 2006…Selected as Second Team All-Western Athletic Conference in 2009…Majored in Speech Communications.

PERSONAL – Graduate of Diamond Bar (Calif.) HS…Four-year starter as a WR, DB and LB… Named team’s defensive MVP as a junior with 75 solo tackles and 63 assists, which led the Sierra League…Also a four year starter on the baseball team…Born Jonathon Daniel Amaya.

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