Cameron Wake

Football Player

Cameron Wake was born in Beltsville, Maryland, United States on January 30th, 1982 and is the Football Player. At the age of 42, Cameron Wake biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 30, 1982
United States
Place of Birth
Beltsville, Maryland, United States
42 years old
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American Football Player, Canadian Football Player
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Cameron Wake Life

Derek Cameron Wake (born January 30, 1982) is an American football outside linebacker for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL).

He played college football for Penn State University and was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2005. Wake has also played for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL), winning the league's Most Outstanding Rookie Award in 2007.

He had 39 sacks in his first two seasons in the CFL, earning Western Division All-Star recognition and the Most Outstanding Defensive Player award both years. Wake signed with the Miami Dolphins in 2009 and stayed with the team until 2019, when he signed with the Tennessee Titans.

Wake has a reputation as one of the top edge rushers in the league throughout his career.

He has been chosen to five Pro Bowls (four at defensive end, one at outside linebacker), and is a member of a four-time first or second team All-Pro.

His 100.5 career firings (98 with the Dolphins) rank him second all-time in club history to Hall of Famer Jason Taylor's 131 firings, second all-time amongst undrafted free agents, only second behind Hall of Famer John Randle's 137.5 sacks.

Early years

Wake grew up in Beltsville, Maryland, and attended DeMatha High School in Hyattsville, Maryland. During his time with the Stags, he played high school football. Wake was named The Washington Post Defensive Player of the Year in 1999 during his senior season. Al Devine taught him.


Cameron Wake Career

College career

Wake earned an athletic scholarship to attend Pennsylvania State University, where he competed for the Penn State Nittany Lions football team during high school. He was mostly a linebacker for the Nittany Lions but he also played defensively. Wake's career included 191 total tackles, 8.5 quarterback sacks, and 24 tackles for a loss.

Professional career

Wake worked out at Penn State's Pro Day and ran a 4.55-second 40-yard dash prior to the 2005 NFL Draft.

Wake joined the New York Giants in April 2005 but was released in June following his college career.

In May 2007, Wake signed a free agent deal with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. In a 24–22 Lions' victory over the Toronto Argonauts, switching from linebacker to defensive, a revived Wake had an immediate effect on the team and was named Defensive Player of the Week for the first week of the 2007 CFL season.

Wake had a league-best 16 sacks and had the only blocked field goal in the CFL this season. He had 72 tackles on his way to become the first CFL player to be named Rookie of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year in the same year.

Wake led the CFL in sacks (with 23) on his way to his second consecutive All-Star team selection, the CFL's second consecutive Best Defensive Player award. Wake was also named TSN's Friday Night Gladiator of the Year in 2008, becoming the first defensive player to win the award.

He was voted to the CFL All-Decade Team of the Washington Examiner from 2000 to 2009.

Wake drew the attention of many NFL teams, including the Miami Dolphins, St. Louis Rams, New Orleans Saints, Buffalo Bills, and Minnesota Vikings, at the conclusion of the 2008 CFL season. On January 15, 2009, he was suspended from the Dolphins.

Wake signed with the Dolphins on January 18, 2009 after receiving an interest from 17 different NFL teams and eight others, working out for eight. The four-year contract included a $1 million signing bonus and a potential value of $4.9 million. Wake played his first game of his NFL career against the Bills in Week 4 and responded with two sacks, four tackles for a loss, and a forced fumble.

Wake had a memorable Week 6 against the Packers in the 2010 season. In five games, he had three sacks, including one on third down, raising his total number to six sacks in five games from the previous year of 512 sacks with limited playing time. With a sack on quarterback Mark Sanchez, the game came to an end, he ended a game against the Jets. Wake would lead the NFL in sacks at one point and then finish third in the NFL (second in the AFC) in sacks. Wake had 14 sacks, 57 tackles, and three forced fumbles by the end of the season.

Wake was the first name on the 2011 AFC Pro Bowl team outside of linebacker Drew Williams. Wake was also selected to the 2010 All-Pro Team and the AP's Second All-Pro team. He was 3rd in the league with 52 quarterback pressures, behind only Chris Long and Julius Peppers.

Wake signed a four-year contract extension with the Dolphins on May 5, 2012, the majority of which was promised.

Wake had arguably his best season in the NFL this year after being switched from outside linebacker to defensive end for the 2012 season. In one game against the Arizona Cardinals, he had 53 tackles and 15 sacks, including 4.5 sacks. Wake was a starter for the Pro Bowl for the second time this season, and the first of two Dolphins to play in Pro Bowl at two separate positions, along with Randy Starks. For the first time in his career, he was also named a First-Team All-Pro by both the AP and the PFWA.

Wake's AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors for his role against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 9 of the 2013 season, including five tackles, three tackles for loss, two quarterback hits, and a safety. Wake sacked Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton in overtime for a safety violation that had brought the game to an end, giving the Dolphins a 22–20 victory. It was only the third game in NFL history to finish with an overtime safety. With 8.5 sacks and another Pro Bowl pick, he came to an end of the season.

Head coach Joe Philbin was fired and replaced with tight ends coach Dan Campbell after an uneventful start to the 2015 season, in which the Dolphins were 1-3 and Wake had one tackle. Wake resurgent to his best form in a two-week stretch, posting six sacks and four forcible fumbles, which were both victories against the Titans and Texans. Wake notched his seventh sack, placing him in second place on the NFL leaderboard, but he was also injured and carried off the field on a later play. Wake was out for the remainder of the 2015 NFL season as a result of an Achilles injury, according to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport.

After recovering from the Achilles injury in 2015, Wake had a bounce back season in 2016. Wake made his first interception by picking off Jets quarterback Bryce Petty on December 17, 2016. He finished the season with 11.5 sacks and was named to his fifth Pro Bowl appearance and was a second-team All-Pro. He also ranked second on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2017.

Wake signed a two-year deal with the Dolphins through the 2018 season, worth up to $18 million.

Wake began playing in all 16 games in 2017, totaling 36 tackles and 10.5 sacks. He was ranked 74th by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018.

Wake has signed a three-year, $23 million contract with the Tennessee Titans on March 13, 2019.

Wake fired Baker Mayfield 2.5 times in the season-opener against the Cleveland Browns, bringing him right into the 100 fired club. One of his firings resulted in a crash, and the Titans' involvement in the 43-13 win. For his play, he was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week. Wake was put on injured reserve on November 26, 2019.

Wake was released by the Titans on March 12, 2020.


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