2017 NFL Draft

Damien Proby, ILB

School: Northwestern  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: North Las Vegas, NV
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 246 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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2013 Season
Redshirt senior ... 2013 team co-captain ... Honorable mention All-Big Ten (media) for a second straight year ... Started all 12 games at middle linebacker ... Recipient of the team's Marcel Price Award at year's end ... Led team with 112 tackles, ranking third in the Big Ten and 30th in the NCAA with 9.3 tackles per game ... Posted 14 tackles in the final game of his career at Illinois ... Made 11 tackles, including nine solo stops against Michigan ... Credited with 10 tackles and a pass breakup at Nebraska ... Notched 12 stops at Iowa ... One of two Wildcats with double-digit tackles (10) against Minnesota ... Recorded third career sack and matched personal best with 2.0 TFL against Wisconsin ... Tied for team lead with 11 tackles and forced a fumble in the second-straight gameagainst the Badgers ... Posted game-high 12 tackles against Ohio State ... Also forced a fumble against the Buckeyes ... Recorded first career interception and returned it 49 yards for a touchdown against Maine ... Added career-high four QB hurries against the Black Bears ... Made a team-high nine stops against Syracuse ... Tallied nine tackles against Cal ... Member of NU's 12-player Leadership Council.
2012 Season
Redshirt junior ... Started all 13 games at middle linebacker ... Named an honorable mention All-Big Ten performer by conference media ... Member of NU's 12-player Leadership Council ... Team's leading tackler, ranking eighth in the Big Ten with 8.6 stops per game ... Notched 10 stops against Syracuse, including eight solos ... Recorded five tackles and a pass breakup against Vanderbilt ... Two tackles vs. Boston College ... Against South Dakota, recorded six stops and 1.0 TFL to garner team's defensive big playmaker honor ... Against Indiana, posted 10 solo stops and 14 total tackles set in 2011 against the Hoosiers ... Set career highs at Penn State with a 16 total tackles and 12 solo stops, also adding one PBU ... Nine tackles at Minnesota with one TFL and also was named the team's special teams player of the week honor for the game ... Led the 'Cats with 12 tackles and 1.5 TFLs against Nebraska ... Rang up 12 tackles (10 assisted) and a PBU vs. Iowa ... Team-best nine tackles (eight solo) at Michigan ... Again led the unit with 12 tackles in win at Michigan State ... One tackle vs. Illinois before leaving the game in the first quarter with an injury ... Four tackles in TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl win vs. Mississippi State ... Earned NU's defensive big playmaker honor three times in 2012 (South Dakota, Penn State, Michigan) and was the team's Defensive Player of the Game against Indiana.
2011 Season
Played in all 13 games, earning the starting middle linebacker midway through the year and making seven starts ... Finished seventh on team's tackle list (60 hits) ... First collegiate start came vs. Penn State ... Recorded one tackle vs. Eastern Illinois ... Five tackles at Army ... Totaled three tackles at Illinois ... Two solo tackles, including a 2-yard TFL, vs. Michigan ... Notched two solo tackles at Iowa ... Team co-leader with six tackles vs. Penn State ... Established a single-game-career-best mark for tackles with 14 (10 solos) against Indiana ... Totaled nine tackles, which included a 10-yard pass sack and another TFL, in win over No. 9 Nebraska ... Recorded seven tackles (six solos) vs. Rice ... Had two tackles vs. Minnesota ... Credited with two tackles vs. Michigan State ... Totaled seven tackles, including a 0.5 TFL, and a forced fumble vs. Texas A&M.
2010 Season
Played in all 13 games with one start ... Reserve linebacker and key special teams player ... One tackle in TicketCity Bowl vs. Texas Tech ... Posted four tackles at Wisconsin ... Career-best six tackles against Illinois ... One tackle at Penn State ... One stop vs. Michigan State and Minnesota ... Two stops at Rice ... Four tackles, including his first career sack, vs. Illinois State ... Named team's defensive practice player of the week vs. Iowa.
2009 Season
Did not see action ... Named team's defensive practice player of the week (vs. Iowa) and special teams practice player of the week (vs. Syracuse, Purdue and Michigan State).
High School
Rivals.com All-Region and SuperPrep All-Far West Region linebacker ... Ranked 31st nationally among outside linebackers by Rivals.com and the top-ranked linebacker from the state of Nevada ... Ranked fifth overall among all players from Nevada by Rivals.com ... Tom Lemming Top Player ... Ranked 20th nationally among outside linebackers by Tom Lemming ... Ranked 48th nationally among outside linebackers by SuperPrep ... Ranked 121st among all players in the Far West Region (California, Nevada, Hawaii) by SuperPrep ... Tabbed the state's Class 4A Co-Defensive Player of the Year by Southern Nevada Coaches Association ... All-Sunset Conference Defensive MVP ... First-team all-state selection ... As a senior, totaled 112 tackles, seven sacks and two pass breakups ... For his three-year prep career, registered 318 tackles and 29 sacks ... Had a career-best 18 tackles, three sacks and a pass deflection against Sierra Vista ... Selected to compete in 2009 All-Southern Nevada Classic all-star game ... Led the Desert Shields to a 10-2 record and the second round of the 4A playoffs ... Three-year Honor Roll member ... Advance Diploma Honors ... Coached by Charles Anthony.
Born Damien DiMarco Proby ... Son of Modesto Luna and Rajahn Proby-Luna ... Social policy major.

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