Dante Fowler is a famous football player who plays at the defensive end for the Atlanta Falcons in the National Football league (NFL). This hunky player was born on the 3rd of August in the year 1994. His birthplace is St. Petersburg in Florida. His early sports experience includes playing as an outside linebacker at Lakewood High School. He also got the chance to play in the sports team at the university level. He is associated with the University of Florida where he was first-team All-SEC in 2014 and second-team All-SEC in 2013. Another of his early achievement includes being selected third overall in 2015 NFL drafts by Jacksonville Jaguars. Dante Fowler’s full name is Dante Antwane Fowler Jr.
Dante Fowler Family Details
Not much is known about Dante Fowler’s family. He keeps it quiet private and makes everyone focus more on his game techniques and related numbers.
Dante Fowler Career Details
From the very starting, he showed remarkable capabilities as a football player. During his school days, he registered 50 tackles and 3.5 sacks only in mere 13 games. While the school was about to end his game stats has already reached 140 tackles and 14.5 sacks. The same remarkable performance was carried forward to university level however his career and form do suffer a bump when he tore his ACL and was not allowed to play for the whole rookie season.
Dante Fowler was interestingly drafted at third overall by the prestigious Jackson Jaguars in NFL Draft in the year 2015. He had an interesting run with Jackson Jaguars from 2015 to 2018 and hopped out after three years. In 2018 he got on to join Los Angeles Rams.
He earned quite interesting statistics during the first four years of his professional life. He had 83 tackles, 16 sacks, four forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, and a defensive touchdown.
He not only gained a career glory but also minted hefty amounts during this very time. In the year 2015, he signed a deal of 4 years for $23.5 million in conjunction with $15.3 as signing bonus. During 2019, he also signed one year contract for $14 million.
Though he has an impeccable career but unfortunately once in 2017 he got arrested for simple mischief.
According to the coaches and eminent personalities involved, Dante fowler is quite a big man with a knack for athletics. He’s got outstanding motor capabilities which help him in being a prodigy when it comes to playing defensive. He has proven to be very strong when there is a need to provide coverage and chase the offensive players. He has also proven to have the ability to be a great as side linebacker.
Few of his flaws where he needs to work on includes the high improvement required in consistency, need to polish pass-rushing skills and conversions techniques.
Even with few flaws, one cannot deny the fact that Dante Fowler has star-like capabilities and is sure to raise more in his career with coming times and games ahead.
The recent big news in the career line of Dante Fowler is the announcement made by Jacksonville Jaguars. They have announced that they agreed to trade Dante Fowler who is present with Los Angeles Rams in exchange for the round five selection in the year 2020 NFL draft and also round three picks in 2019 NFL Draft.
This great news came almost after 8 months when Florida based NFL franchise declared that they would refrain from picking up Dante’s 5th-year option despite Dante’s commendable efforts of staying away from headlines where he is famous for off-field activities and is now purely concentrating on improvising his on-field stats.
Till the 8th week of 2020, Dante Fowler has accumulated the following Career NFL statistics. He made a total of 158 tackles, 29.5 sacks, 7 forced fumbles, 6 fumble recoveries, there were 0 interceptions, 12 pass deflections and 2 Defensive touchdowns.
Dante Fowler Body Measurements
This handsome player stands quite tall at 6 feet 3 inches of height i.e. 1.91 metres. His last recorded weight was around 116 kg or 255 pounds. He has a very strong built which is kind of a must if you want to be a successful football player.