Thomas DeCoud
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Thomas DeCoud

Thomas DeCoud
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DeCoud in 2013
No. 28, 21
Position:Free safety
Personal information
Born: (1985-03-19) March 19, 1985 (age 35)
Oakland, California
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school:Pinole (CA) Valley
NFL Draft:2008 / Round: 3 / Pick: 98
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics

Thomas DeCoud ( day-KOO;[1][2] born March 19, 1985) is a former American football free safety. He played college football for the University of California, Berkeley. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft. DeCoud currently coaches football at Monte Vista High School.

Early years

DeCoud attended Glencove Elementary School and Hogan Senior High School in Vallejo, California, then attended Pinole Valley High School in Pinole, California and was a letterman in football and basketball. In football, as a senior, he was an All-ACCAL selection. In basketball, he was an All-ACCAL selection. DeCoud graduated from Pinole High School in 2003.

Professional career

Atlanta Falcons

DeCoud was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft.

Playing primarily on special teams in 10 games as a rookie, DeCoud recorded 6 tackles (5 solo). He had a breakout season the next year as he started all 16 games at free safety and compiled 68 tackles (57 solo), 2 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 7 pass deflections and 3 interceptions. After the season, DeCoud received recognition from USA Today, which listed him on its annual "All-Joe" team.[3]

In a SportsCenter interview on September 27, 2012, Decoud played the "Meow Game" from the movie Super Troopers.[4]

Decoud was released from the Falcons on March 11, 2014.

Carolina Panthers

The Carolina Panthers signed DeCoud to a two-year deal on April 10, 2014.[5] DeCoud made his first start for the Panthers in a 20-14 victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in week 1.[6] During the home opener in a 24-7 win against the Detroit Lions in week 2, DeCoud recorded 3 tackles and was responsible for a pass deflection deep downfield against Calvin Johnson which led to an interception by Melvin White.[6][7] During the Panthers week 5 victory over the Chicago Bears, DeCoud recorded his first interception for the Panthers against Jay Cutler to go along with 4 tackles and a pass deflection.[8] He was released on February 17, 2015.[9]


  1. ^ iGoLYTELY (September 28, 2012). "Thomas DeCoud - SportsCenter (LIVE) - "Meow" Game". YouTube. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ Atlanta Falcons (September 26, 2012). "State Farm Player of the Week: Thomas DeCoud". YouTube. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ Davis, Nate (January 28, 2010). "Joe Flacco an overachieving headliner on '09 All-Joe Team". Usatoday.Com. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "Falcons Safety Thomas DeCoud Played The Meow Game During An Interview On SportsCenter". Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ Hanzus, Dan (April 10, 2014). "Thomas DeCoud signs two-year deal with Panthers". Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ a b Thomas DeCoud. "Thomas DeCoud, FS at". Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 11, 2014. Retrieved 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Chicago 24 - 31 Carolina: Final | 2014-10-05 | National Football League | Yahoo! Sports". October 5, 2014. Retrieved 2019.
  9. ^ Shook, Nick. "Carolina Panthers release safety Thomas DeCoud". Retrieved 2015.

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