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 96   Wesly Mallard   LB
  Height: 6-1   Weight: 230
  Year: 4   Yrs/Pat: 1
  Acquired: FA (NYG)-05
  School: Oregon
  Major: English
  Born: Nov 21, 1978  Columbus  GA

Personal

Wesly Mallard was born on Nov. 21, 1978 in Columbus, Ga. … Played first two years of high school football in the U.S. before completing his prep career in Korea … Rushed for over 1,000 yards and scored 22 touchdowns his senior year overseas before returning to Hardaway (Columbus, Ga.) High to receive his diploma … Participated in many charities as a member of the Giants … Spent the 2003 off-season interning at Majesco Inc, a developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products (video games) based in Edison, N.J. … Was an English major at Oregon.

Career Transactions

Wesly Mallard was signed by the Patriots on April 19, 2005 … Originally drafted by the New York Giants in the sixth round (188th overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft … Placed on injured reserve (12/24/03).

Career Highlights

In three seasons, Mallard has appeared in 35 games as a defensive reserve and special teams performer. He is credited with 29 career defensive tackles.

2004 Season

2004 (4/0 - New York Giants): Played a reserve role in four games and recorded two defensive tackles and a pair of special teams stops.

2003 Season

2003 (15/0 - New York Giants): Played in 15 games, primarily on special teams ... His 17 special teams tackles tied Kevin Lewis for second on the team, two off of the team lead ... Marked the second year in a row that he finished second on the team in special teams tackles. Dallas (9/15): Finished with team-high three special teams tackles. Minnesota (10/26): Had three special teams tackles. Tampa Bay (11/24): Finished with a team-high three special teams tackles. Dallas (12/21): Had one special teams tackle.

2002 Season

2002 (15/0 - New York Giants): Played in 15 games as a rookie … Vast majority of action was on special teams, where he finished second on the team with 15 special teams tackles (13 solo). Seattle (9/22): Finished with two tackles. Dallas (10/6): Finished with two tackles. Minnesota (11/10): Finished with two tackles. Tennessee (12/1): Finished with a team high three special teams tackles. Washington (12/8): Had two special teams tackles. Dallas (12/15): Saw his first career action on defense in the 4th quarter and finished with one solo tackle. San Francisco (1/5): Finished with one special teams tackle in NFC Wild Card playoff game.

College

Played full-time as a senior at Oregon after excelling on special teams earlier in his career … Also excelled on Oregon's track team … Finished his career with 162 tackles (89 solo), four sacks for minus 23 yards and 15 stops for losses of 43 yards … Also intercepted two passes and deflected five others … Recovered three fumbles and caused two others … 2001 (Senior): Was an All-Pac 10 Conference 2nd-team selection, both on defense and special teams … Moved into the starting lineup at right outside linebacker and led team with a career-high 111 tackles (59 solo) … Had three sacks … Intercepted two passes and deflected five balls … Forced and recovered a pair of fumbles … 2000 (Junior): Played in 11 games with two starts … Recorded 26 tackles (17 solo) with two sacks … 1999 (Sophomore): Played in the final four games … Finished with three tackles … 1998 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in every game on special teams, recording 20 of his 22 tackles with that unit … Ran the 100 meters in 11.47 for the Ducks' track team.

Extra Points

Wesly played two years of high school football on an Army base in Korea where his father was stationed.