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Corey Liuget
DT #94
Height:
6-2
Weight:
300
Age:
24
College:
Illinois
Hometown:
Miami, Fla.
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2013):

TCKL
42
SCK
5.5
FF
1
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 112 82 30 13.5 0 13 0 0 -- 0 0 3 2
2013 SD 16 16 42 32 10 5.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2012 SD 16 16 51 36 15 7.0 -- 9 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2011 SD 15 13 19 14 5 1.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 HOU L 28-31 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @PHI W 33-30 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @TEN L 17-20 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 DAL W 30-21 6 4 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
5 @OAK L 17-27 4 3 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 IND W 19-9 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @JAC W 24-6 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 @WAS L 24-30 3 1 2 -- -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 DEN L 20-28 2 0 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 @MIA L 16-20 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 @KC W 41-38 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 CIN L 10-17 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 NYG W 37-14 3 2 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 @DEN W 27-20 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 OAK W 26-13 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 KC W 27-24 4 3 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Bio

Corey Liuget made tremendous strides in his second NFL season in 2012. He assembled a campaign that earned him the team’s defensive player of the year award, but many thought his season should have ended with a trip to Honolulu to represent the AFC in the Pro Bowl.      

The source of Liuget’s breakout season actually traced back to the end of his rookie year. The team’s first-round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, Liuget had to grow up in a hurry as the NFL Lockout wiped out what would have been his first offseason. Instead of working out with teammates and studying with coaches, Liuget was forced to go it alone. Then when the lockout ended and the season rolled around, injuries hammered the Chargers’ defensive line and the young rookie was pressed into immediate duty. Liuget ended up playing in 15 games with 13 starts. By season’s end though, his weight had ballooned to 327 pounds, due in large part to an extended visit from his mom, Lorene, and her home cooking. Rather than continuing to pack on pounds, Liuget made a decision to travel back to Florida where he could train at his alma mater, Hialeah High School in Miami, with former coaches Gary Sanchez, Alex Terry and Steve Smith. The move paid dividends as Liuget lowered his weight to 300 pounds and it set the wheels in motion for his breakthrough season. Liuget went on to lead San Diego’s defensive line in sacks (7), tackles (61), tackles for loss (15) and passes defensed (9) in 2012, and his nine passes defensed were second in the NFL among defensive linemen behind Houston’s J.J. Watt’s 15. Liuget’s improved conditioning also contributed to a strong finish to the season as he tallied five sacks in the team’s last six games, including a career-high two in the Chargers’ Dec. 23 win over the New York Jets.    

Work ethic is one trait that was drilled into Liuget at an early age. His father, DeJa, was killed while visiting Corey’s grandmother in Haiti in 1993. It left Lorene to raise Corey and his four older brothers and sisters as a single parent in Miami’s housing projects. When her kids were young, Lorene enlisted their help to make ends meet. She would boil peanuts, make candy apples, conch fritters and sweet potato pies, which Corey and his brothers and sisters would sell. It worked and it taught all of the kids about work ethic and discipline.        

Liuget went on to have a standout career at Hialeah High. Despite hailing from a close-knit family that tops 100 in number and a strong recruiting push from the big in-state schools, he opted to chart his own path and enroll at the University of Illinois. After a couple of years in Champaign, Ill. though, Liuget grew homesick and contemplated returning home after his sophomore season. Some tough love from his mom persuaded him to stick it out and instead of moping over the situation, Liuget used it as motivation. He lost 25 pounds between his sophomore and junior seasons, and feeling re-invigorated, had a career year for the Fighting Illini in 2010. Liuget then chose to leave school a year early and apply for the NFL Draft. The Chargers loved the toughness, tenacity and relentless approach to the game that he showed and made him their first-ever first-round pick from Illinois.

Liuget appreciates living in San Diego, a city with a strong military history, as his two older sisters, Ideidre and Latronika, both serve our country in the Army.      

This year, Liuget took a vacation to the Dominican Republic and the 6-2, 300-pounder learned to surf and scuba dive.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: First-round pick (18), April 28, 2011...agreed to contract, Aug. 4, 2011.

2012: Chargers Defensive Player of Year (David Griggs Memorial Award)...USA Today All-Joe...Sept. 30 at Kansas City,  ended Chiefs’ second drive of game with tackle for loss and forced fumble that was recovered by Shaun Phillips... Bolts scored touchdown on ensuing possession to take 17-0 lead...team-leading three passes defensed and first sack of season Oct. 7 at New Orleans...third-down sack and pair of passes defensed Oct. 28 at Cleveland...sack, two tackles for loss and overtime pass defensed Nov. 25 vs. Baltimore...season-high two sacks in Dec. 23 win at New York Jets...fourth-down sack late in game was team’s 11th, tying franchise mark. 2011: Led team with two tackles for loss in first-career game Sept. 11 vs. Minnesota...helped close out NBC Sunday Night Football win over Baltimore Dec. 18 with late fourth-quarter sack.

COLLEGE: Honorable mention All-America by Pro Football Weekly and second-team All-Big Ten as junior in 2010...also team captain and Fighting Illini Outstanding defensive lineman...ranked seventh in Big Ten in tackles for loss (12.5) and eighth in sacks (4.5) in ’10...Big Ten Defensive Player of Week after 1.5 tackles for loss vs. Fresno State...finished career with 125 tackles, 8.5 sacks, 25.5 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and 13 quarterback hurries ...played at Illinois from 2008-10...left school after junior season...sociology major.

PERSONAL: Born in Miami, Florida...first-team all-state and all-area at Hialeah (Fla.) High...also wrestled...invited to play in 2008 Offense-Defense All-American game in Miami.

Corey Liuget made tremendous strides in his second NFL season in 2012. He assembled a campaign that earned him the team’s defensive player of the year award, but many thought his season should have ended with a trip to Honolulu to represent the AFC in the Pro Bowl.

The source of Liuget’s breakout season actually traced back to the end of his rookie year. The team’s first-round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, Liuget had to grow up in a hurry as the NFL Lockout wiped out what would have been his first offseason. Instead of working out with teammates and studying with coaches, Liuget was forced to go it alone. Then when the lockout ended and the season rolled around, injuries hammered the Chargers’ defensive line and the young rookie was pressed into immediate duty. Liuget ended up playing in 15 games with 13 starts. By season’s end though, his weight had ballooned to 327 pounds, due in large part to an extended visit from his mom, Lorene, and her home cooking. Rather than continuing to pack on pounds, Liuget made a decision to travel back to Florida where he could train at his alma mater, Hialeah High School in Miami, with former coaches Gary Sanchez, Alex Terry and Steve Smith. The move paid dividends as Liuget lowered his weight to 300 pounds and it set the wheels in motion for his breakthrough season. Liuget went on to lead San Diego’s defensive line in sacks (7), tackles (61), tackles for loss (15) and passes defensed (9) in 2012, and his nine passes defensed were second in the NFL among defensive linemen behind Houston’s J.J. Watt’s 15. Liuget’s improved conditioning also contributed to a strong finish to the season as he tallied five sacks in the team’s last six games, including a career-high two in the Chargers’ Dec. 23 win over the New York Jets.    

Work ethic is one trait that was drilled into Liuget at an early age. His father, DeJa, was killed while visiting Corey’s grandmother in Haiti in 1993. It left Lorene to raise Corey and his four older brothers and sisters as a single parent in Miami’s housing projects. When her kids were young, Lorene enlisted their help to make ends meet. She would boil peanuts, make candy apples, conch fritters and sweet potato pies, which Corey and his brothers and sisters would sell. It worked and it taught all of the kids about work ethic and discipline.        

Liuget went on to have a standout career at Hialeah High. Despite hailing from a close-knit family that tops 100 in number and a strong recruiting push from the big in-state schools, he opted to chart his own path and enroll at the University of Illinois. After a couple of years in Champaign, Ill. though, Liuget grew homesick and contemplated returning home after his sophomore season. Some tough love from his mom persuaded him to stick it out and instead of moping over the situation, Liuget used it as motivation. He lost 25 pounds between his sophomore and junior seasons, and feeling re-invigorated, had a career year for the Fighting Illini in 2010. Liuget then chose to leave school a year early and apply for the NFL Draft. The Chargers loved the toughness, tenacity and relentless approach to the game that he showed and made him their first-ever first-round pick from Illinois.

Liuget appreciates living in San Diego, a city with a strong military history, as his two older sisters, Ideidre and Latronika, both serve our country in the Army.      

This year, Liuget took a vacation to the Dominican Republic and the 6-2, 300-pounder learned to surf and scuba dive.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: First-round pick (18), April 28, 2011...agreed to contract, Aug. 4, 2011.

2012: Chargers Defensive Player of Year (David Griggs Memorial Award)...USA Today All-Joe...Sept. 30 at Kansas City,  ended Chiefs’ second drive of game with tackle for loss and forced fumble that was recovered by Shaun Phillips... Bolts scored touchdown on ensuing possession to take 17-0 lead...team-leading three passes defensed and first sack of season Oct. 7 at New Orleans...third-down sack and pair of passes defensed Oct. 28 at Cleveland...sack, two tackles for loss and overtime pass defensed Nov. 25 vs. Baltimore...season-high two sacks in Dec. 23 win at New York Jets...fourth-down sack late in game was team’s 11th, tying franchise mark. 2011: Led team with two tackles for loss in first-career game Sept. 11 vs. Minnesota...helped close out NBC Sunday Night Football win over Baltimore Dec. 18 with late fourth-quarter sack.

COLLEGE: Honorable mention All-America by Pro Football Weekly and second-team All-Big Ten as junior in 2010...also team captain and Fighting Illini Outstanding defensive lineman...ranked seventh in Big Ten in tackles for loss (12.5) and eighth in sacks (4.5) in ’10...Big Ten Defensive Player of Week after 1.5 tackles for loss vs. Fresno State...finished career with 125 tackles, 8.5 sacks, 25.5 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and 13 quarterback hurries ...played at Illinois from 2008-10...left school after junior season...sociology major.

PERSONAL: Born in Miami, Florida...first-team all-state and all-area at Hialeah (Fla.) High...also wrestled...invited to play in 2008 Offense-Defense All-American game in Miami.

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