Players

Bjoern Werner
OLB #92
Height:
6-3
Weight:
257
Age:
24
College:
Florida State
Hometown:
Berlin, Germany
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
37
SCK
4.0
FF
1
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 55 41 14 6.5 0 4 0 0 -- 0 0 1 0
2014 IND 11 11 37 27 10 4.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2013 IND 13 1 18 14 4 2.5 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @DEN L 24-31 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 PHI L 27-30 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @JAC W 44-17 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 TEN W 41-17 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 BAL W 20-13 6 4 2 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @HOU W 33-28 4 3 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
7 CIN W 27-0 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 @PIT L 34-51 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 @NYG W 40-24 4 4 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 NE L 20-42 7 6 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 JAC W 23-3 5 2 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

  • Selected by the Colts in the first round (24th Overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

 

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Unanimous All-America first-team selection as a junior in 2012 (The NFL Draft Report, Walter Camp, Football Writers Association, The Associated Press, American Football Coaches Association, Florida Athletic Coaches Association, Sporting News, CBS Sports, Athlon and Pro Football Weekly).
  • Named the ACC’s Defensive Player of the Year and earned All-ACC first-team honors in 2012.
  • Started each of his final 27 games at Florida State, appearing in a total of 41 contests.
  • Recorded 99 tackles (63 solo), 23.5 sacks, 35.0 stops for loss, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries, including a 25-yard return for a touchdown. Also intercepted one pass and deflected 17 others.
  • His 23.5 sacks ranked eighth among active NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision performers and tied Jamal Reynolds (1997-2000) for fourth on the school's career-record chart behind Reinard Wilson (35.5; 1993-96), Peter Boulware (34.0; 1994-96) and Ron Simmons (25.0; 1977-1980).
  • Finished ninth in school history with 35.0 tackles for loss.

 

2012:

  • A unanimous All-America first-team selection (The NFL Draft Report, Walter Camp, Football Writers Association, The Associated Press, American Football Coaches Association, Florida Athletic Coaches Association, Sporting News, CBS Sports, Athlon and Pro Football Weekly).
  • Named the ACC’s Defensive Player of the Year and earned All-ACC first-team honors.
  • Was joined on the All-ACC first-team by fellow defensive end Tank Carradine, as their selections marked the first time the Seminoles have had both starting defensive ends earn first-team All-ACC honors since the 1996 tandem of Peter Boulware and Reinard Wilson.
  • Was also a finalist for both the Bronko Nagurski Trophy (nation’s top defensive player) and Ted Hendricks Award (nation’s best defensive end).
  • Named the Seminoles’ Most Valuable Player on defense for the second straight year.
  • Started all 14 games at left defensive end, leading the team while tying for second in the ACC and 23rd in the nation with 18.0 stops for loss, which also tied Lawrence Timmons (2006) and Travis Johnson (2004) for fifth on the school's season tackle for loss record chart.
  • Led the league and finished 13th in the nation with 13.0 sacks, which also tied Alonzo Jackson (2002) for fifth on the FSU annual record list.
  • Totaled 42 tackles (30 solo), eight passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
  • Helped the Seminoles lead the ACC and finish third nationally in run defense (92.3 ypg), pace the league and rank second in the FBS in total defense (254.1 ypg) and lead the FBS in pass defense (161.9 ypg).
  • Named National Defensive Performer and National Defensive Lineman of the Week from the College Football Performance Awards and was the Lott IMPACT National Player of the Week after his performance against Murray State in the season opener. In just over two quarters of play, Werner registered five tackles for loss, including 4.0 sacks, matching the most by an FSU player since 2002. His five tackles for loss tied the 45-year-old school record set by Dale McCullers against Memphis State in 1967. In addition to his tackles, he forced a fumble and broke up a pass.
  • His 15-yard sack against Savannah State moved him into the top 20 on the school's all-time record chart.
  • Recorded four tackles, including 2.5 stops for loss and 1.0 sack against Wake Forest.
  • Registered six tackles, 3.0 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery against Florida.

 

 

2011:

  • All-ACC first-team choice by The NFL Draft Report after starting all 13 games at left defensive end.
  • Totaled 37 tackles (25 solo), 11.0 tackles for loss, nine passes defensed, 7.0 sacks, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and his first career interception.
  • Earned Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District honors, as he was recognized for his work in the classroom and named one of three defensive MVPs at the annual team banquet.
  • Was part of an FSU defensive unit that ranked second in the nation in rushing defense (82.7 ypg.), fourth in scoring defense (15.1 ppg.) and fourth in total defense (275.0 ypg.).
  • Led the Seminoles with eight quarterback pressures and two fumble recoveries, which included a 25-yard touchdown return against Clemson.
  • Collected his first career interception with a leaping grab at Boston College.
  • Established a season-high with six tackles, including a sack among two tackles for loss against top-ranked Oklahoma, which earned him ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors.
  • Totaled four passes defensed, two quarterback hurries and a sack at Duke, as his four pass deflections against the Blue Devils were the most by an FBS defensive lineman since Nebraska's Ndamukong Suh batted down four against Virginia Tech on September 19, 2009.
  • Posted a season-high 2.0 sacks at Wake Forest.
  • Added two tackles including one for a loss and a sack in the Champs Sports Bowl win over Notre Dame.

 

2010:

  • Appeared in all 14 games as a true freshman, registering 20 tackles (eight solo), including six stops for loss and 3.5 sacks. Also had a pass defensed and a forced fumble.
  • Recorded 3.0 sacks coming over the course of the first four games.
  • Registered a season-high five tackles in the win at Maryland.
  • Twice collected 1.5 tackles for loss (Samford, Wake Forest).
  • Earned an academic achievement award at the 2010 football banquet for having one of the top GPAs for his class.

 

PERSONAL:

  • Was a German exchange student who played only two years of high school football in the United States, attending Salisbury (Conn.) High School.
  • Rated a four-star prospect by Scout.com and received a three-star ranking from Rivals.com, which regarded him as the sixth-best overall prospect in the state of Connecticut.
  • Rated the 24th-best defensive end prospect according to ESPN.com.
  • As a sophomore, recorded 54 tackles, including 24 for loss, 12.0 sacks and two fumble recoveries in eight games.
  • Returned to Germany and played at home for the Berlin Adler national team as a junior.
  • Came back to Salisbury for his senior season, as the tight end and defensive end posted 57 tackles with 3.0 sacks, four forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, four passes defensed and two blocked field goals.
  • Also caught 10 passes for 98 yards from the tight end position in 2009.
  • Majored in business at Florida State.
  • Married to his wife, Denise.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

  • Selected by the Colts in the first round (24th Overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

 

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Unanimous All-America first-team selection as a junior in 2012 (The NFL Draft Report, Walter Camp, Football Writers Association, The Associated Press, American Football Coaches Association, Florida Athletic Coaches Association, Sporting News, CBS Sports, Athlon and Pro Football Weekly).
  • Named the ACC’s Defensive Player of the Year and earned All-ACC first-team honors in 2012.
  • Started each of his final 27 games at Florida State, appearing in a total of 41 contests.
  • Recorded 99 tackles (63 solo), 23.5 sacks, 35.0 stops for loss, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries, including a 25-yard return for a touchdown. Also intercepted one pass and deflected 17 others.
  • His 23.5 sacks ranked eighth among active NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision performers and tied Jamal Reynolds (1997-2000) for fourth on the school's career-record chart behind Reinard Wilson (35.5; 1993-96), Peter Boulware (34.0; 1994-96) and Ron Simmons (25.0; 1977-1980).
  • Finished ninth in school history with 35.0 tackles for loss.

 

2012:

  • A unanimous All-America first-team selection (The NFL Draft Report, Walter Camp, Football Writers Association, The Associated Press, American Football Coaches Association, Florida Athletic Coaches Association, Sporting News, CBS Sports, Athlon and Pro Football Weekly).
  • Named the ACC’s Defensive Player of the Year and earned All-ACC first-team honors.
  • Was joined on the All-ACC first-team by fellow defensive end Tank Carradine, as their selections marked the first time the Seminoles have had both starting defensive ends earn first-team All-ACC honors since the 1996 tandem of Peter Boulware and Reinard Wilson.
  • Was also a finalist for both the Bronko Nagurski Trophy (nation’s top defensive player) and Ted Hendricks Award (nation’s best defensive end).
  • Named the Seminoles’ Most Valuable Player on defense for the second straight year.
  • Started all 14 games at left defensive end, leading the team while tying for second in the ACC and 23rd in the nation with 18.0 stops for loss, which also tied Lawrence Timmons (2006) and Travis Johnson (2004) for fifth on the school's season tackle for loss record chart.
  • Led the league and finished 13th in the nation with 13.0 sacks, which also tied Alonzo Jackson (2002) for fifth on the FSU annual record list.
  • Totaled 42 tackles (30 solo), eight passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
  • Helped the Seminoles lead the ACC and finish third nationally in run defense (92.3 ypg), pace the league and rank second in the FBS in total defense (254.1 ypg) and lead the FBS in pass defense (161.9 ypg).
  • Named National Defensive Performer and National Defensive Lineman of the Week from the College Football Performance Awards and was the Lott IMPACT National Player of the Week after his performance against Murray State in the season opener. In just over two quarters of play, Werner registered five tackles for loss, including 4.0 sacks, matching the most by an FSU player since 2002. His five tackles for loss tied the 45-year-old school record set by Dale McCullers against Memphis State in 1967. In addition to his tackles, he forced a fumble and broke up a pass.
  • His 15-yard sack against Savannah State moved him into the top 20 on the school's all-time record chart.
  • Recorded four tackles, including 2.5 stops for loss and 1.0 sack against Wake Forest.
  • Registered six tackles, 3.0 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery against Florida.

 

 

2011:

  • All-ACC first-team choice by The NFL Draft Report after starting all 13 games at left defensive end.
  • Totaled 37 tackles (25 solo), 11.0 tackles for loss, nine passes defensed, 7.0 sacks, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and his first career interception.
  • Earned Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District honors, as he was recognized for his work in the classroom and named one of three defensive MVPs at the annual team banquet.
  • Was part of an FSU defensive unit that ranked second in the nation in rushing defense (82.7 ypg.), fourth in scoring defense (15.1 ppg.) and fourth in total defense (275.0 ypg.).
  • Led the Seminoles with eight quarterback pressures and two fumble recoveries, which included a 25-yard touchdown return against Clemson.
  • Collected his first career interception with a leaping grab at Boston College.
  • Established a season-high with six tackles, including a sack among two tackles for loss against top-ranked Oklahoma, which earned him ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors.
  • Totaled four passes defensed, two quarterback hurries and a sack at Duke, as his four pass deflections against the Blue Devils were the most by an FBS defensive lineman since Nebraska's Ndamukong Suh batted down four against Virginia Tech on September 19, 2009.
  • Posted a season-high 2.0 sacks at Wake Forest.
  • Added two tackles including one for a loss and a sack in the Champs Sports Bowl win over Notre Dame.

 

2010:

  • Appeared in all 14 games as a true freshman, registering 20 tackles (eight solo), including six stops for loss and 3.5 sacks. Also had a pass defensed and a forced fumble.
  • Recorded 3.0 sacks coming over the course of the first four games.
  • Registered a season-high five tackles in the win at Maryland.
  • Twice collected 1.5 tackles for loss (Samford, Wake Forest).
  • Earned an academic achievement award at the 2010 football banquet for having one of the top GPAs for his class.

 

PERSONAL:

  • Was a German exchange student who played only two years of high school football in the United States, attending Salisbury (Conn.) High School.
  • Rated a four-star prospect by Scout.com and received a three-star ranking from Rivals.com, which regarded him as the sixth-best overall prospect in the state of Connecticut.
  • Rated the 24th-best defensive end prospect according to ESPN.com.
  • As a sophomore, recorded 54 tackles, including 24 for loss, 12.0 sacks and two fumble recoveries in eight games.
  • Returned to Germany and played at home for the Berlin Adler national team as a junior.
  • Came back to Salisbury for his senior season, as the tight end and defensive end posted 57 tackles with 3.0 sacks, four forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, four passes defensed and two blocked field goals.
  • Also caught 10 passes for 98 yards from the tight end position in 2009.
  • Majored in business at Florida State.
  • Married to his wife, Denise.