MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins have extended Cameron Wake’s contract through the 2016 season, it was announced Sunday.
“We are pleased that we were able to reach an agreement with Cam and his agent, Paul Sheehy to extend Cam’s contract,” said Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland. “Cam has been a productive player ever since he joined the Dolphins, and has been a great teammate and an outstanding citizen. His work ethic and professionalism on the field and in the locker room has made him a leader by example. We also appreciate all the community activities he has done. We always try to reward our own players for their contributions to the team and Cam certainly deserves that recognition. I want to thank Cam and Paul for their hard work in getting this extension done.”
The 6-3, 260-pound Wake enters his fourth season with the NFL, all with the Miami Dolphins. In his career, he has played in 46 games with 31 starts. Wake has notched 28.0 sacks, seven passes defensed and four forced fumbles over the last three seasons. In 2010, Wake was named a starter at outside linebacker in the Pro Bowl and led the team with 14.0 sacks. He originally signed with the Dolphins as a free agent on January 18, 2009 after being named the CFL Defensive Player of Year in 2007 and 2008 as a member of the CFL’s B.C. Lions.
Wake played collegiately at Penn State where he was a four-year letter winner. He finished his college career with 191 total tackles, two forced fumbles, 8.5 sacks and 24 tackles for losses as well as seven blocked kicks. Born January 30, 1982 in Beltsville, Maryland, Wake attended DeMatha High School (Hyattsville, Maryland).
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