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Greyson Gunheim
No. 97     Oakland Raiders
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: April 4, 1986 (1986-04-04) (age 23)
Place of birth: Sebastopol, California
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
College: Washington
Undrafted in 2008
Debuted in 2008 for the Oakland Raiders
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Tackles     2
Sacks     1.0
Forced fumbles     0
Stats at NFL.com

Greyson Gunheim (born April 4, 1986 in Sebastopol, California) is an American football defensive end for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. He was signed by the Raiders as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Washington.

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Early years

Prior to attending Washington Gunheim was a stand-out player at Analy High School in Sebastapol, California where he was one of the most heavily recruited players in Redwood Empire history. [1] He was named his area's defensive player of the year by the Petaluma (Calif.) Argus Courier. He was also named to California's First-team All-state defensive team for mid-sized schools. As a senior he rushed for 1,700 yards and 25 touchdowns, but stood out even more as a defensive lineman, he had 55 tackles and 11 sacks and helped team to a 9-3 record as a senior. He was also a member of the Analy basketball team. Gunheim is considered the greatest Tiger athlete since Chip "the skip" Castleberry.

College career

Gunheim played in all 11 games and started the final seven in 2004 and finished the year with 16 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks and was named to The Sporting News 2004 Pac-10 All-Freshman team.

In 2005 he started all 11 games at defensive end led the team with 11 tackles-for-loss and tied for the team lead with five sacks to go along with his 38 total tackles and three passes defensed.

In 2006 he was honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors after playing in all 12 games and starting 10. He totaled 44 tackles, six sacks and 12 tackles for a loss.

Gunheim started all 13 games at defensive end as a senior an team captain in 2007. He ended the season with 41 tackles, 11 for a loss, 6.5 sacks and four passes defensed and an interception.

Gunheim ended his college career with 139 tackles, 37.5 for a loss, 18 sacks and 10 passes defensed.

Professional career

Gunheim began the 2008 season as part of the Raiders' practice squad. He was called up to the active roster in November 2008. He played his first game November 9th, 2008 against the Carolina Panthers. In his NFL debut Gunheim played on the punt return and kick-off return teams as well as three possessions at defensive-end[2].

Gunheim was promoted to the active roster again on December 30, 2009.

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