NameNo.PosSeasons playedGamesStarts
Mason Foster 59 LB 2011- 47 44
CollegeHeightWeightDate of birth
Washington 6-1 245 1-Mar-89
How acquiredHow left
3rd round pick 2011
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Profile
Remains the starting middle linebacker although he missed two starts early in the 2013 season when the defense opened in alternative alignments. Also missed the Detroit road win through injury. Ranked second on the team in tackles and had a pair of sacks in the season opener in New York. Had two interception return touchdowns in 2013, one off Drew Brees and the other off Matt Ryan. Had an excellent rookie campaign in 2011 when he called all the defensive signals. Was the Bucs' 3rd round selection having been a tackling machine at the University of Washington, racking up an incredible 378 stops over four seasons and 50 games.

2011 2012 2013
GamesStartsGamesStartsGamesStarts
16 15 16 16 15 13

Interceptions
Season No. Yards Avg LG TD
2011 1 0 0.0 0 0
2012 1 0 0.0 0 0
2013 3 122 40.7 85 2
Total 5 122 24.4 85 2
Tackles
Season Solo Asst Total
2011 74 52 126
2012 80 24 104
2013 63 29 92
Total 217 105 322
Special Teams Tackles
Season Solo Asst Total
2011 1 0 1
2012 2 0 2
Total 3 0 3
SacksPasses Defensed
Season No. Season No
2011 2.020112
2012 2.020121
2013 2.020137
Total 6.0Total10