Sunday Morning Spotlight: LB Calvin Pace

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Dec 18, 2011; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Jets outside linebacker Calvin Pace (97) prior to the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/The Star-Ledger via US PRESSWIRE

We get back to the Sunday morning spotlight, and take a look at a guy on the defensive side of the ball. This guys has been one of the top sack men on the team, and will get his chance to excel with the new 4 man schemes. Spotlight today is on LB Calvin Pace.

Calvin played his college ball at Wake Forest, where he earned second team All-ACC honors twice. He recorded 189 tackles and 29 sacks during his tenure at Wake Forest.

He was chosen with the 18th pick of the 2003 draft by the Arizona Cardinals where he spent the first five years of his NFL career, before signing as a free agent with the Jets in 2008. In his final year in Arizona, Pace recorded 98 tackles and 6.5 sacks, paving the way to his 6 year, $42 million deal with the Jets that included $22 million guaranteed.

Pace has been a consistent performer with the New York Jets since his 2008 arrival, both as a tackler and a pass rusher. He has recorded 258 tackles and 25 sacks during his time in the Green and White so far. Despite being suspended for the first four games of the 2009 season, Calvin set his career high in sacks with 8.

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