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Eric Bakhtiari
No. 99     Tennessee Titans
Personal information
Date of birth: December 2, 1984 (1984-12-02) (age 25)
Place of birth: San Mateo, California
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 285 lb (129 kg)
Career information
College: San Diego
Undrafted in 2008
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
 As player:
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • 3x First-team All-PFL (2005-2007)
  • 2x PFL Defensive Player of the Year (2006-2007)
  • 2x AP All-American (2006-2007)
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
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Eric Bakhtiari (born December 2, 1984 in San Mateo, California) is an American football linebacker for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League. He was signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at San Diego.

Bakhtiari has also been a member of the San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


College career

In 2006, he earned 3rd Team Associated Press All-America honors for all I-AA players, 1st Team Mid-Major All-American (The Sports Network), 2006 co-Pioneer Football League Defender of the Year, First Team All-Pioneer Football League. Making him a key performer of the USD defensive squad that ranked #2 in scoring defense (12.9 ppg), 10th in rushing defense (107.3 yards per game) and 12th in total defense.

Professional career


First stint with Chargers

Bakhtiari signed with the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He was released by the Chargers on August 30 during final cuts, but re-signed to the practice squad on September 10 when linebacker Shawne Merriman was placed on injured reserve. He was released again on September 23.

San Francisco 49ers

Bakhtiari was signed to the practice squad of the San Francisco 49ers on October 7. He remained there through the end of the season.

Second stint with Chargers

After finishing the 2008 season on the practice squad of the 49ers, Bakhtiari was re-signed to a future contract by the San Diego Chargers on January 7, 2009.

Tennessee Titans

Bakhtiari was signed to the Tennessee Titans' practice squad on November 11, 2009. He was signed off the practice squad to active roster on December 12.

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