Orlando Sentinel
Denver Broncos
Position
DE
 
Jersey
91
Name  Robert Ayers
Born  9/6/1985
Height  6-3
Weight  274
College  Tennessee
DEFENSE
Year S-Tkl A-Tkl Total Sack S-Yds PD FF Safety
YTD 23 6.0 29.0 5.5 34.5 0 1 0
2012 8 8.0 16.0 2.0 18 2 0 0
2011 25 14.0 39.0 3.0 12 2 1 0
2010 32 7.0 39.0 1.5 6.5 1 1 0
2009 14 4.0 18.0 0.0 0 2 0 0

FUMBLES
Year Fumbles Own-Rec Rec-Yds Rec-TD Forced Opp-Rec ORec-Yds ORec-TD
YTD 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
2010 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2009 0 0 0 0 0 2 54 1

 
Notes:
Appeared in nine games as a red-shirt freshman in 2005, but was suspended from the team after being charged with aggravated assault...Charges were later reduced to misdemeanor assault and Ayers appears to have learned from that mistake and matured...Started just two of 27 games between 2006-07, making 59 tackles, 15 TFLs and five sacks during that time period...In 2008, he became a full-time starter and broke through for 49 stops, 15.5 TFLs and three sacks...A First-Team All-SEC selection by the league's coaches and Second-Team by the Associated Press as a senior. Named the Senior Bowl's Outstanding Defensive Player after notching three tackles and 1.5 sacks...Has decent height with good bulk and long arms...Athletic and versatile...Quick burst off the ball and uses hands well to fight off blockers...Not an elite pass rusher, only nine sacks in his career...Could stand to add some upper body strength...Lacks discipline and was hard to coach earlier in his career.