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Players

Scott Fujita
OLB #55
Height:
6-5
Weight:
250
College:
California
Experience:
8
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 143 767 598 169 23.5 0 23 7 0 65 -- 19
2012 CLE 4 14 10 4 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 CLE 10 50 37 13 0 -- 3 1 0 3 3 3
2010 CLE 9 51 36 15 3.5 -- 1 1 0 16 16 16
2009 NO 11 58 43 15 1 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2008 NO 14 81 63 18 0 -- 3 2 0 19 9.5 17
2007 NO 15 95 77 18 3 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2006 NO 16 96 64 32 3.5 -- 6 2 0 19 9.5 19
2005 DAL 16 53 43 10 2 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2004 KC 16 90 67 23 4.5 -- 4 -- -- -- -- --
2003 KC 16 111 97 14 4 -- 0 1 0 8 8 8
2002 KC 16 68 61 7 1 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --

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NFL CAREER – The first defensive addition after Sean Payton and his staff arrived in New Orleans, Fujita has proven to be a wise acquisition over the last three years, consistently ranking among the club’s most important players. Since 2006, Fujita has posted 342 stops, 6.5 sacks, four interceptions, six forced fumbles and a pair of fumble recoveries. He had 104 tackles in 2008 – reaching triple digits for the third-straight season – to rank fourth on the team despite missing his first two games since joining the Saints. Including stops in Kansas City (2002-04) and Dallas (2005), Fujita enters his eighth season having played in 109 contests, with 93 starts. Originally a walk-on safety at the University of California before earning a scholarship, Fujita was a fifth-round pick by the Chiefs in 2002 and was traded to the Cowboys on the eve of the 2005 regular season.
NFL CAREER – The first defensive addition after Sean Payton and his staff arrived in New Orleans, Fujita has proven to be a wise acquisition over the last three years, consistently ranking among the club’s most important players. Since 2006, Fujita has posted 342 stops, 6.5 sacks, four interceptions, six forced fumbles and a pair of fumble recoveries. He had 104 tackles in 2008 – reaching triple digits for the third-straight season – to rank fourth on the team despite missing his first two games since joining the Saints. Including stops in Kansas City (2002-04) and Dallas (2005), Fujita enters his eighth season having played in 109 contests, with 93 starts. Originally a walk-on safety at the University of California before earning a scholarship, Fujita was a fifth-round pick by the Chiefs in 2002 and was traded to the Cowboys on the eve of the 2005 regular season.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Signed by Saints (UFA) to four-year contract, 3/14/06; Acquired by Dallas Cowboys from Kansas City Chiefs for 2006 sixth-round draft choice and a 2007 conditional pick, 9/3/05; Selected in fifth round by Kansas City (143rd overall) in the 2002 NFL Draft.

HONORS – 2006: NFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 3).

2008 – Started 13 of 14 games, inactive in Weeks 2-3 with a knee injury suffered in the opener…Ranked fourth on the club with 104 stops (58 solo), and added two interceptions with 19 yards in returns and a forced fumble…Had five games with double-digit tackle totals…Selected by teammates as a season-long captain for second-straight year…In opener vs. Tampa Bay, Sept. 7, had eight tackles and an interception of QB Jeff Garcia in the game’s final minute on fourth down to ensure the victory. Suffered an injury in the contest that would keep him out of the next two games…Played in his 100th career game at Carolina, notching eight tackles…Led team with a season-high 15 stops (11 solo) at Atlanta, Nov. 9…Had 10 tackles and a forced fumble at Kansas City, Nov. 16 in clash vs. former team…Reached 300 stops with Saints with 11-tackle effort at Tampa Bay, Nov. 30…At Chicago, Dec. 11 had 10 stops and an interception with a 17-yard return to set up a Saints’ touchdown…Notched 10 tackles in finale vs. Carolina, Dec. 28 to go over 100-tackle plateau for third-straight season and fifth time in his career. 2007 – Started 15 contests at strong-side linebacker, inactive vs. Carolina, Oct. 7 with ankle injury, marking first time in his career that he missed a game…Notched a team-high 119 tackles (79 solo), three sacks for 26 yards in losses, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and six pass defenses…Selected by teammates as one of five season-long captains…Posted nine or more tackles in seven games…At Indianapolis, Sept. 6, had nine stops (eight solo) and knocked down two passes…Made nine tackles (six solo) vs. Tennessee, Sept. 24, despite missing time in the second half with an ankle injury. The injury forced him on the inactive list vs. Carolina, Oct. 7, the first contest of his career that he did not play in… Oct. 21 at Atlanta had seven tackles, a sack and a forced fumble…Notched 10 tackles (seven solo) vs. St. Louis, Nov. 11…Posted 10 tackles (five solo) and a fumble recovery which led to a field goal at Houston, Nov. 18…Knocked down a pass and had 10 stops vs. Tampa Bay, Dec. 2…In finest performance of year, recorded a season-high 12 tackles, tied his career-high with two sacks and set a career-high with a pair of forced fumbles vs. Arizona, Dec. 16. 2006 – Started all 16 games at strong-side linebacker, leading team with 119 stops (75 solo) and adding 3.5 sacks, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and eight pass defenses…Had 15 tackles (12 solo) in the postseason, including 11 in NFC Championship at Chicago…Had 10 or more tackles in four games during regular season…Opened Saints career with sparkling performance, notching seven tackles (four solo), an interception with a 19-yard return and a forced fumble vs. Cleveland, Sept. 10…Earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week vs. Atlanta, Sept. 25 with eight stops (six solo), a sack, a deflected pass and a forced fumble…Closed a banner first month with eight tackles and a pair of pass defenses at Carolina, Oct. 1… Notched 10 tackles and a sack vs. Tampa Bay, Oct. 8…Recorded seven stops, a half-sack, two pass defenses and an interception vs. Philadelphia, Oct. 15…Had a season-high 11 tackles (six solo) vs. Cincinnati, Nov. 19, and followed that performance with 10 (eight solo) at Atlanta, Nov. 26…Posted 11 tackles (seven solo) and deflected a pass vs. Washington, Dec. 12…Had five tackles and a sack at the NY Giants, Dec. 24. 2005 – Posted 58 tackles (43 solo), two sacks and a pair of forced fumbles while appearing in 16 games and starting final eight at strong-side linebacker…Added nine special teams tackles…Traded by Kansas City to Dallas eight days prior to kickoff of 2005 season…Had seven tackles vs. Kansas City, Dec. 11, and forced a fumble on a sack. 2004 – In second season as a full-time starter, led the Chiefs with 112 tackles, his second consecutive 100-tackle performance, while adding 4.5 sacks and three passes defensed as an OLB…At New Orleans, Nov. 14, tied a career-best with two sacks as well as seven tackles before notching a season-high 14 stops and a half-sack vs. San Diego, Nov. 28…Tied his season-high of 14 tackles at Tennessee, Dec. 13. 2003 – Started all 16 games and led team with 151 tackles while ranking fifth with four sacks and posting six passes defensed, his first career interception and a forced fumble…His 151 tackles were fifth-most in club history…Notched 15 tackles at Houston, Sept. 21, before recording his first sack at Baltimore, Sept. 28…Posted a career-high two sacks at Green Bay, Oct. 12…Racked up 14 tackles and a sack at Oakland, Oct. 20, before adding a career-high 18 tackles vs. Buffalo, Oct. 26…Picked off his first career pass vs. Chicago. Dec. 28. 2002 – Started nine of 16 games and had 63 tackles, six pass defenses, a sack and tied for second on the team with 15 special teams tackles…Earned first career start at San Diego, Oct. 13 and responded with six tackles, three special teams tackles, a deflected pass and a fumble recovery on punt coverage…Against Buffalo, Nov. 17, tallied a season-high nine tackles…Notched first sack of his career vs. St. Louis, Dec. 8.

COLLEGE – Originally a walk-on safety at California before finishing on scholarship after making the transition from safety to linebacker as a redshirt freshman…Played in 39 games with 24 starts for the Golden Bears and recorded 124 tackles, seven sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery…Started all 11 games at weakside linebacker as a senior and was named All-Pac 10 honorable mention and Academic All-Pac 10 after registering 60 tackles, 2.5 sacks and a pair of forced fumbles…As a junior, he started 11 games and notched 41 tackles and four sacks…Played in 10 games with two starts as a sophomore…Saw time in seven games as a redshirt freshman playing mainly on special teams after making the move from safety to linebacker.

PERSONAL – A two-sport standout at Rio Mesa, Calif., HS in football and basketball…At safety and linebacker collected 118 tackles, four sacks and five interceptions and 15 catches for 350 yards and six scores as a tight end…Graduated with a degree in political science and added a masters in education from California…Recruited by several Ivy League schools…Full name: Scott Anthony Fujita (pronounced Foo-GEE-ta)…Married, wife Jaclyn, and the couple has twins: Isabelle and Delilah.

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