Korey Toomer

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Korey Toomer
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Toomer with the Seattle Seahawks in 2012
No. 56 – BC Lions
Personal information
Born: (1988-12-09) December 9, 1988 (age 30)
Las Vegas, Nevada
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school:Shadow Ridge
(Las Vegas, Nevada)
NFL Draft:2012 / Round: 5 / Pick: 154
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:124
Forced fumbles:5
Fumble recoveries:1
Defensive touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Korey Toomer (born December 9, 1988) is an American football linebacker for the BC Lions. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football at Idaho.

Early years[edit]

Born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, Toomer is the son of Pamelisa and Kyle Toomer. He is a 2007 graduate of Shadow Ridge High School.

College career[edit]

A junior college transfer from Arizona Western in Yuma, Toomer played his final two years of college football at Idaho in the WAC. He saw action on special teams and as a reserve linebacker as a junior in 2009 and redshirted in 2010, after seriously injuring his hand in fall camp. As a senior in 2011, Toomer started at linebacker and also saw late season action on offense as a fullback. After the season he was named the team's MVP.

Professional career[edit]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Toomer was among the Seahawks' last cuts due to shoulder injury in 2012[1] and was signed to the practice squad.[2] On August 27, 2013, he was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list. He was a part of the 2013 Seattle Seahawks team that won Super Bowl XLVIII. In 2014, he was released as part of final roster cuts.[3]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Toomer was claimed off waivers by the Cowboys. He was released on October 17, 2014.[4]

St. Louis Rams[edit]

Toomer was signed to the Rams' practice squad. On October 28, 2014, he was promoted to the active roster.[5] He was released on August 31, 2015.[6]

Oakland Raiders[edit]

Toomer was signed to the Raiders' practice squad on October 27, 2015 and was promoted to the active roster on October 31.[7] On September 3, 2016, Toomer was released by the Raiders.[8] The next day, he was signed to the Raiders' practice squad.[9] He terminated his contract on September 27, 2016.[10]

San Diego / Los Angeles Chargers[edit]

On September 28, 2016, Toomer was signed by the Chargers.[11]

On March 9, 2017, the Chargers placed an original-round (fifth round) tender on Toomer.[12] He officially signed his tender on April 4, 2017, keeping him under contract with the Chargers for 2017.[13]

On September 11, 2017, in the season opener against the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football, Toomer forced a fumble from running back Jamaal Charles. The fumble was recovered by teammate Casey Hayward and set up the Chargers to have an eventual touchdown scoring drive.[14]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

On April 4, 2018, Toomer signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers.[15] He was released on September 1, 2018.[16]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

On September 3, 2018, Toomer signed with the Green Bay Packers.[17] He was released on November 28, 2018.[18]


  1. ^ O'Neil, Danny (August 31, 2012). "Seahawks blog: QB Josh Portis among the Seahawks released Friday". Seattle Times.
  2. ^ O'Neil, Danny (September 1, 2012). "Seahawks blog: Korey Toomer, Josh Portis to sign with Seahawks practice squad". Seattle Times.
  3. ^ Blount, Terry (August 27, 2013). "Seattle Seahawks reduce roster to 75". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 6, 2013.
  4. ^ Mello, Igor. "Cowboys re-sign DE Lavar Edwards, cut LB Korey Toomer". CBSSports.com.
  5. ^ Hartstein, Larry. "Rams promote LB Korey Toomer". CBSSports.com.
  6. ^ "Rams make roster moves Monday". CBSSports.com.
  7. ^ "The Oakland Raiders have signed LB Korey Toomer to the active roster, the club announced Saturday". Raiders.com. October 31, 2015.
  8. ^ "Oakland Raiders Announce Transactions". Raiders.com. September 3, 2016.
  9. ^ "Raiders Announce Practice Squad Signings". Raiders.com. September 4, 2016.
  10. ^ "Oakland Raiders Announce Transactions". Raiders.com. September 27, 2016.
  11. ^ "Chargers Sign Former Raiders LB Korey Toomer". Chargers.com. Retrieved September 28, 2016.
  12. ^ Henne, Ricky (March 9, 2017). "Dontrelle Inman, Adrian Phillips Among Eight Players Tendered by Bolts". Chargers.com.
  13. ^ Crabtree, Curtis (April 4, 2017). "Chargers linebacker Korey Toomer signs restricted tender". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.
  14. ^ "Los Angeles Chargers at Denver Broncos – September 11th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 7, 2017.
  15. ^ "49ers Sign LB Toomer". 49ers.com. April 4, 2018.
  16. ^ "49ers Cut 21 Players, Get Roster Down to 53". 49ers.com. September 1, 2018.
  17. ^ "Packers sign LB Toomer, place WR Kumerow on IR". Packers.com. September 3, 2018.
  18. ^ "Packers sign S Eddie Pleasant, release LB Korey Toomer". Packers.com. November 28, 2018.

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