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Mike Tolbert
FB #35
Height:
5-9
Weight:
245
Age:
29
College:
Coastal Carolina
Hometown:
Douglasville, Ga.
Experience:
7

Quick Stats (2014):

CAR
30
YDS
66
AVG
2.2
TDS
0
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesRushingReceivingFumbles
GGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLongTDFUMLost
TOTAL 526 2,020 3.8 40 32 175 1,557 8.9 67 8 8 4
2014 CAR 7 6 30 66 2.2 15 0 12 93 7.8 18 0 -- --
2013 CAR 16 13 101 361 3.6 22 5 27 184 6.8 18 2 -- --
2012 CAR 16 5 54 183 3.4 13 7 27 268 9.9 26 0 -- --
2011 SD 15 1 121 490 4 40 8 54 433 8 27 2 2 1
2010 SD 15 4 182 735 4 36 11 25 216 8.6 28 0 5 3
2009 SD 16 3 25 148 5.9 32 1 17 192 11.3 66T 3 1 0
2008 SD 13 7 13 37 2.8 11 0 13 171 13.2 67 1 -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultRushingReceivingFumbles
AttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 @TB W 20-14 7 11 1.6 5 0 2 6 3 3 0 -- --
2 DET W 24-7 4 -5 -1.3 2 0 3 33 11 16 0 -- --
3 PIT L 19-37 3 4 1.3 2 0 3 20 6.7 13 0 -- --
13 @MIN L 13-31 2 5 2.5 3 0 2 0 -- 3 0 -- --
14 @NO W 41-10 5 28 5.6 15 0 2 34 17 18 0 -- --
15 TB W 19-17 2 4 2 2 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 CLE W 17-13 7 19 2.7 8 0 0 0 -- -- 0 -- --

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Activated from injured reserve/designated for return by Carolina (11/18/14)...Placed on injured reserve/designated for return with an injured left knee by Carolina (9/23/14)...Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Carolina (3/19/12)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured neck and shoulder by San Diego (12/31/10)...Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by San Diego (5/2/08).

GP/GS
Career (91/33) [2/1]; 2013 (16/13) [1/1]; 2012 (16/5); 2011 (15/1); 2010 (15/4); 2009 (16/3) [1/0]; 2008 (13/7) [0/0].

2013
Played in 16 games with 13 starts at fullback for Carolina...Rushed for 361 yards and five touchdowns on 101 attempts...31 carries resulted in first downs...Ranked first among all NFL running backs and fullbacks with a 30.7 first down percentage...Posted 27 receptions for 184 yards and two touchdowns...Led the Panthers with seven total touchdowns...Contributed to offense that ranked fourth in the NFL in third-down efficiency, fifth in time of possession, second in drives lasting five-plus minutes and tied for seventh in drives of 10 plays or more...Notched three special teams tackles...POSTSEASON: Started NFC Divisional Playoff versus San Francisco (1/12)...Carried eight times for 20 yards...HONORS: Selected to first career Pro Bowl...AP All-Pro first team...Sporting News All-Pro...Vs. New York Giants (9/22): Bounced around right end and charged into the end zone for a two-yard touchdown run on fourth down...At Minnesota (10/13): Scored two touchdowns - one receiving and one rushing...Took a shovel pass and powered 10 yards for a touchdown...Plunged one yard over right tackle for a touchdown...Vs. St. Louis (10/20): Rumbled up the middle for a one-yard touchdown run...At Tampa Bay (10/24): Caught a three-yard swing pass for a touchdown...Vs. Atlanta (11/3): Barreled up the middle for a four-yard touchdown run...Vs. New York Jets (12/15): Surged straight ahead for a one-yard touchdown run.

2012
Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Carolina (3/19)...Played in 16 games with five starts at fullback...Rushed for 183 yards and seven touchdowns on 54 attempts...Posted 27 receptions for 268 yards...Returned one kickoff for 26 yards...Contributed to offense that produced 5,771 total net yards and 328 first downs, the second-highest totals in team history...Vs. New Orleans (9/16): Plowed into the end zone from two yards out for a touchdown...Vs. Dallas (10/21): Bulldozed way into the end zone for a two-yard touchdown...At San Diego (12/16): Rushed for a season-high 40 yards and two touchdowns, both on one-yard runs...At New Orleans (12/30): Established a career high with three touchdown runs - all from one yard out.

2011
Played in 15 games with one start at running back for San Diego...Finished second on the Chargers with 490 yards and eight touchdowns on 121 attempts...Ranked third with a career-high 54 receptions for 433 yards and two touchdowns...Tied for the team lead with 12 special teams tackles...Inactive at Kansas City (10/31) with a hamstring injury...Vs. Minnesota (9/11): Accounted for all three of San Diego's touchdowns, scoring on a seven-yard run and catches of one yard and 19 yards...Grabbed a single-game career-high nine receptions for 58 yards...At New England (9/18): Accumulated a single-game career-high 73 receiving yards on eight catches...Vs. Green Bay (11/6): Started in place of an injured Ryan Matthews...Responded with a season-high 83 yards and an eight-yard touchdown on 19 carries...At Oakland (1/1): Had a career-long 40-yard scamper and a one-yard touchdown plunge.

2010
Played in 15 games with four starts at running back for San Diego...Led the Chargers with a career-high 735 yards on 182 carries...Rated sixth in the NFL with a career-high 11 rushing touchdowns...Teamed with running back Ryan Matthews, who tallied 678 yards and seven touchdowns, to become the first pair of Chargers running backs to each eclipse 600 yards since 1993 and the first duo in franchise history with at least seven rushing touchdowns apiece...Registered 25 catches for 216 yards...Logged eight special teams tackles...Started versus Arizona (10/3), at Oakland (10/10), versus Oakland (12/5) and at Cincinnati (12/26)...Placed on injured reserve with neck and shoulder injuries (12/31)...Vs. Jacksonville (9/19): Established a single-game career high with two rushing touchdowns, scoring on runs of two yards and one yard...Vs. Arizona (10/3): Generated first career 100-yard rushing effort with 100 yards and a five-yard touchdown on 16 attempts... Vs. Denver (11/22): Compiled a single-game career-high 111 yards on 25 carries with a one-yard touchdown...Marked second-ever 100-yard rushing outing...At Indianapolis (11/28): Produced second consecutive and third career 100-yard rushing game with 103 yards on a single-game career-high 26 attempts, including a three-yard touchdown...At Cincinnati (12/26): Sustained a season-ending neck sprain and shoulder contusion on a rush in the first quarter.

2009
Played in 16 games with three starts at fullback for San Diego...Totaled 148 yards and one touchdown on 25 attempts...Posted 17 receptions for 192 yards and three touchdowns...Paced the Chargers with 22 special teams tackles...Started at Kansas City (10/25), at Dallas (12/13) and versus Washington (1/3)...POSTSEASON: Played in AFC Divisional Playoff versus the New York Jets (1/17)...Contributed one catch for six yards...Vs. Denver (10/19): Blocking sprung Darren Sproles on a 77-yard punt return for a touchdown...Vs. Philadelphia (11/15): Turned a short catch over the middle into a 20-yard touchdown...At Denver (11/22): Scored first career rushing touchdown on an eight-yard run...At Cleveland (12/6): Only reception good for a 66-yard touchdown...Vs. Washington (1/3): Corralled game-winning, two-yard touchdown catch with 35 seconds remaining.

2008
Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by San Diego (5/2)...Played in 13 games with seven starts at fullback, replacing three-time Pro Bowler Lorenzo Neal...Gained 37 yards on 13 carries...Recorded 13 catches for 171 yards and one touchdown...Paved the way for LaDainian Tomlinson to rush for 1,110 yards and 11 touchdowns...Inactive versus Atlanta (11/30), versus Oakland (12/4) and at Kansas City (12/14) with a shoulder injury suffered versus Indianapolis (11/23)...POSTSEASON: Inactive for AFC Wild Card versus Indianapolis (1/3) and AFC Divisional Playoff at Pittsburgh (1/11)...Vs. Carolina (9/7): Made first NFL start...Caught a 16-yard screen pass on first touch to help Chargers escape the shadows of their goal line...At Denver (9/14): Hauled in a career-long 67-yard reception...Threw key wedge blocks during Darren Sproles' team-record tying 103-yard kickoff return for a touchdown...Vs. New York Jets (9/22): Scored first career touchdown on a one-yard catch from quarterback Phillip Rivers on Monday Night Football.

COLLEGE
Played in 43 games with 23 starts at Coastal Carolina...Finished career with 1,670 yards and 21 touchdowns on 277 attempts for an average of 6.0 yards per carry...Posted 26 receptions for 291 yards and one touchdown...2007 (Sr.): First-team All-Big South Conference selection...Played in 11 games with eight starts...Led the Chanticleers with 748 yards and nine touchdowns on 111 carries...Recorded seven catches for 58 yards...Amassed a school-record 244 yards and two touchdowns on 13 rushes, including a school and conference-record 86-yard touchdown run, against Virginia Military...2006 (Jr.): Played in 11 games with six starts...Compiled 439 yards and seven touchdowns on 70 attempts...Notched 14 receptions for 187 yards and one touchdown...2005 (So.): Played in 11 games with three starts...Rushed for 202 yards and four touchdowns on 49 carries...Caught three passes for 20 yards...2004 (Fr.): Played in 10 games with six starts...Gained 281 yards on 47 attempts with one touchdown...Added two catches for 26 yards.

PERSONAL
Attended Douglas County HS in Douglasville, Ga....Majored in sports management at Coastal Carolina.

TRANSACTIONS
Activated from injured reserve/designated for return by Carolina (11/18/14)...Placed on injured reserve/designated for return with an injured left knee by Carolina (9/23/14)...Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Carolina (3/19/12)...Placed on injured reserve with an injured neck and shoulder by San Diego (12/31/10)...Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by San Diego (5/2/08).

GP/GS
Career (91/33) [2/1]; 2013 (16/13) [1/1]; 2012 (16/5); 2011 (15/1); 2010 (15/4); 2009 (16/3) [1/0]; 2008 (13/7) [0/0].

2013
Played in 16 games with 13 starts at fullback for Carolina...Rushed for 361 yards and five touchdowns on 101 attempts...31 carries resulted in first downs...Ranked first among all NFL running backs and fullbacks with a 30.7 first down percentage...Posted 27 receptions for 184 yards and two touchdowns...Led the Panthers with seven total touchdowns...Contributed to offense that ranked fourth in the NFL in third-down efficiency, fifth in time of possession, second in drives lasting five-plus minutes and tied for seventh in drives of 10 plays or more...Notched three special teams tackles...POSTSEASON: Started NFC Divisional Playoff versus San Francisco (1/12)...Carried eight times for 20 yards...HONORS: Selected to first career Pro Bowl...AP All-Pro first team...Sporting News All-Pro...Vs. New York Giants (9/22): Bounced around right end and charged into the end zone for a two-yard touchdown run on fourth down...At Minnesota (10/13): Scored two touchdowns - one receiving and one rushing...Took a shovel pass and powered 10 yards for a touchdown...Plunged one yard over right tackle for a touchdown...Vs. St. Louis (10/20): Rumbled up the middle for a one-yard touchdown run...At Tampa Bay (10/24): Caught a three-yard swing pass for a touchdown...Vs. Atlanta (11/3): Barreled up the middle for a four-yard touchdown run...Vs. New York Jets (12/15): Surged straight ahead for a one-yard touchdown run.

2012
Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Carolina (3/19)...Played in 16 games with five starts at fullback...Rushed for 183 yards and seven touchdowns on 54 attempts...Posted 27 receptions for 268 yards...Returned one kickoff for 26 yards...Contributed to offense that produced 5,771 total net yards and 328 first downs, the second-highest totals in team history...Vs. New Orleans (9/16): Plowed into the end zone from two yards out for a touchdown...Vs. Dallas (10/21): Bulldozed way into the end zone for a two-yard touchdown...At San Diego (12/16): Rushed for a season-high 40 yards and two touchdowns, both on one-yard runs...At New Orleans (12/30): Established a career high with three touchdown runs - all from one yard out.

2011
Played in 15 games with one start at running back for San Diego...Finished second on the Chargers with 490 yards and eight touchdowns on 121 attempts...Ranked third with a career-high 54 receptions for 433 yards and two touchdowns...Tied for the team lead with 12 special teams tackles...Inactive at Kansas City (10/31) with a hamstring injury...Vs. Minnesota (9/11): Accounted for all three of San Diego's touchdowns, scoring on a seven-yard run and catches of one yard and 19 yards...Grabbed a single-game career-high nine receptions for 58 yards...At New England (9/18): Accumulated a single-game career-high 73 receiving yards on eight catches...Vs. Green Bay (11/6): Started in place of an injured Ryan Matthews...Responded with a season-high 83 yards and an eight-yard touchdown on 19 carries...At Oakland (1/1): Had a career-long 40-yard scamper and a one-yard touchdown plunge.

2010
Played in 15 games with four starts at running back for San Diego...Led the Chargers with a career-high 735 yards on 182 carries...Rated sixth in the NFL with a career-high 11 rushing touchdowns...Teamed with running back Ryan Matthews, who tallied 678 yards and seven touchdowns, to become the first pair of Chargers running backs to each eclipse 600 yards since 1993 and the first duo in franchise history with at least seven rushing touchdowns apiece...Registered 25 catches for 216 yards...Logged eight special teams tackles...Started versus Arizona (10/3), at Oakland (10/10), versus Oakland (12/5) and at Cincinnati (12/26)...Placed on injured reserve with neck and shoulder injuries (12/31)...Vs. Jacksonville (9/19): Established a single-game career high with two rushing touchdowns, scoring on runs of two yards and one yard...Vs. Arizona (10/3): Generated first career 100-yard rushing effort with 100 yards and a five-yard touchdown on 16 attempts... Vs. Denver (11/22): Compiled a single-game career-high 111 yards on 25 carries with a one-yard touchdown...Marked second-ever 100-yard rushing outing...At Indianapolis (11/28): Produced second consecutive and third career 100-yard rushing game with 103 yards on a single-game career-high 26 attempts, including a three-yard touchdown...At Cincinnati (12/26): Sustained a season-ending neck sprain and shoulder contusion on a rush in the first quarter.

2009
Played in 16 games with three starts at fullback for San Diego...Totaled 148 yards and one touchdown on 25 attempts...Posted 17 receptions for 192 yards and three touchdowns...Paced the Chargers with 22 special teams tackles...Started at Kansas City (10/25), at Dallas (12/13) and versus Washington (1/3)...POSTSEASON: Played in AFC Divisional Playoff versus the New York Jets (1/17)...Contributed one catch for six yards...Vs. Denver (10/19): Blocking sprung Darren Sproles on a 77-yard punt return for a touchdown...Vs. Philadelphia (11/15): Turned a short catch over the middle into a 20-yard touchdown...At Denver (11/22): Scored first career rushing touchdown on an eight-yard run...At Cleveland (12/6): Only reception good for a 66-yard touchdown...Vs. Washington (1/3): Corralled game-winning, two-yard touchdown catch with 35 seconds remaining.

2008
Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by San Diego (5/2)...Played in 13 games with seven starts at fullback, replacing three-time Pro Bowler Lorenzo Neal...Gained 37 yards on 13 carries...Recorded 13 catches for 171 yards and one touchdown...Paved the way for LaDainian Tomlinson to rush for 1,110 yards and 11 touchdowns...Inactive versus Atlanta (11/30), versus Oakland (12/4) and at Kansas City (12/14) with a shoulder injury suffered versus Indianapolis (11/23)...POSTSEASON: Inactive for AFC Wild Card versus Indianapolis (1/3) and AFC Divisional Playoff at Pittsburgh (1/11)...Vs. Carolina (9/7): Made first NFL start...Caught a 16-yard screen pass on first touch to help Chargers escape the shadows of their goal line...At Denver (9/14): Hauled in a career-long 67-yard reception...Threw key wedge blocks during Darren Sproles' team-record tying 103-yard kickoff return for a touchdown...Vs. New York Jets (9/22): Scored first career touchdown on a one-yard catch from quarterback Phillip Rivers on Monday Night Football.

COLLEGE
Played in 43 games with 23 starts at Coastal Carolina...Finished career with 1,670 yards and 21 touchdowns on 277 attempts for an average of 6.0 yards per carry...Posted 26 receptions for 291 yards and one touchdown...2007 (Sr.): First-team All-Big South Conference selection...Played in 11 games with eight starts...Led the Chanticleers with 748 yards and nine touchdowns on 111 carries...Recorded seven catches for 58 yards...Amassed a school-record 244 yards and two touchdowns on 13 rushes, including a school and conference-record 86-yard touchdown run, against Virginia Military...2006 (Jr.): Played in 11 games with six starts...Compiled 439 yards and seven touchdowns on 70 attempts...Notched 14 receptions for 187 yards and one touchdown...2005 (So.): Played in 11 games with three starts...Rushed for 202 yards and four touchdowns on 49 carries...Caught three passes for 20 yards...2004 (Fr.): Played in 10 games with six starts...Gained 281 yards on 47 attempts with one touchdown...Added two catches for 26 yards.

PERSONAL
Attended Douglas County HS in Douglasville, Ga....Majored in sports management at Coastal Carolina.

 

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