RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Bobby Wagner reached another milestone last week, which at this point of his career is one more bullet point to his already impressive resume.
Or as his coaches and teammates describe it, what will be Wagner’s Hall of Fame biography.
“He’s going to be a gold jacket guy down the line,” Seattle defensive tackle Jarran Reed said.
The latest addition to Wagner’s long list of accolades came with his five tackles last week against Philadelphia, giving him 101 for the season. That’s tied for fourth in the league and made him one of seven players to already reach the century mark this season.
But it was reaching 100 tackles that put Wagner in rare company yet again. He became just the third player since 2000 to have nine consecutive seasons with at least 100 tackles, joining London Fletcher and Keith Brooking. Fletcher reached the mark in an astounding 14 straight seasons.
This hasn’t been Wagner’s best season. But his consistency of being the unquestioned leader in the middle of Seattle’s defense has continued.
“I just think it’s just the time you put in the offseason, all the studying, all the hours that you put in to try and be a great player to have something like that and have it happen over consecutive years it just shows consistency,” Wagner said on Wednesday. “I always try to be a consistent player. Being able to do that just kind of shows how consistent someone can be.”