Mario Addison

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Mario Addison
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Addison with the Carolina Panthers in 2014
No. 97 – Carolina Panthers
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1987-09-06) September 6, 1987 (age 31)
Birmingham, Alabama
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:254 lb (115 kg)
Career information
High school:Tarrant (Tarrant, Alabama)
College:Northeast Mississippi, Troy
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 9, 2018
Total tackles:174
Forced fumbles:9
Fumble recoveries:4
Player stats at

Mario Addison (born September 6, 1987) is an American football defensive end for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Troy University. He was signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2011.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Chicago Bears[edit]

Addison was signed on July 26, 2011 by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent. He was cut by the Bears on November 21, 2011 to free up space on the 53-man roster for veteran players to cover the injuries picked up by long snapper Patrick Mannelly and quarterback Jay Cutler in the previous day's 31-20 victory over the San Diego Chargers. He had only played in two games with the team.[2]

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Addison was claimed off waivers by Indianapolis Colts on November 22,[3] though the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had also placed in a claim for Addison.[2]

On October 1, 2012, Addison was waived by the Colts, but added to the practice squad the next day.

Washington Redskins[edit]

Addison was signed off the Colts' practice squad by the Washington Redskins on October 9, 2012.[4] After playing five games with the Redskins, he was waived by the team on November 29.[5] He was signed to the practice squad the next day.[6]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

Addison was signed on December 4, 2012 by the Carolina Panthers from the Redskins' practice squad.

On June 18, 2014, he signed a two-year contract extension.[7] Through the first five games of the 2014 season, Addison led the Panthers with five sacks and pass rush productivity. Addison contributed to the Panthers in 2015 with 6.0 sacks on one of the league's best defenses.[8]

On February 7, 2016, Addison was part of the Panthers team that played in Super Bowl 50. In the game, the Panthers fell to the Denver Broncos by a score of 24–10.[9]

On February 26, 2017, Addison signed a three-year contract extension with the Panthers after leading the team with 9.5 sacks in 2016.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Addison is a member of the Rho Delta Delta chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity at Troy University. Addison is a Christian. Mario attended Tarrant high school outside of Birmingham, Alabama. At Tarrant, he lettered in varsity football and basketball for four years. He originally played running back, but was moved to quarter back after the injury of the original starter. After suffering a broken hand on his throwing arm, Mario changed positions to defensive end. He was recruited lightly as a high school senior and chose to enroll in Northeast Community College in Booneville, Mississippi after graduation. Mario was a two year starter for the Norteast Tigers and was awarded an athletic scholarship to Troy University in Troy, Alabama.


  1. ^ "Bears agree to terms with 26 rookies". 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2012-08-04.
  2. ^ a b "Mario Addison : - Mario Addison Biography from". Retrieved 2012-08-04.[dead link]
  3. ^ McCollough, Collin (2011-11-23). "Colts Cut Darren Evans Again, Sign DE Mario Addison". Stampede Blue. Retrieved 2012-08-04.
  4. ^ Tinsman, Brian (October 9, 2012). "Redskins Release Cundiff, Sign Forbath". Retrieved 2012-10-09.
  5. ^ Tinsman, Brian (November 29, 2012). "Redskins Claim Kehl, Waive Addison". Retrieved 2012-12-01.
  6. ^ Tinsman, Brian (November 30, 2012). "Redskins Add Addison To Practice Squad". Retrieved 2012-12-01.
  7. ^ Carolina Panthers Sign Three To Contract Extensions
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  9. ^ "Super Bowl 50 - Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers - February 7th, 2016". Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  10. ^ Strickland, Bryan (February 26, 2017). "Panthers re-sign Mario Addison".

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