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Dan Skuta
OLB #55
Height:
6-2
Weight:
252
College:
Grand Valley State
Hometown:
Flint, Mich.
Experience:
8
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 112 200 141 59 7 0 6 0 0 0 -- 0
2016 JAX 13 18 15 3 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2015 JAC 13 40 32 8 1.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2014 SF 14 33 25 8 5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2013 SF 16 28 21 7 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- --
2012 CIN 16 26 15 11 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2011 CIN 16 31 16 15 0.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 CIN 16 16 11 5 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 CIN 8 8 6 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Originally signed by Cincinnati as an undrafted free agent on 4/30/09 ... Waived on 9/5/09 ... Signed by Cincinnati to the practice squad on 9/6/09 ... Promoted to Cincinnati’s 53-man roster on 10/8/09 ... Signed by San Francisco as an unrestricted free agent on 3/14/13 ... Signed by Jacksonville as an unrestricted free agent on 3/11/15

PRO (Games played/started - 112/33)

• Eighth-year OLB has spent time with Cincinnati and San Francisco before signing as an unrestricted free agent with Jacksonville on March 11, 2015
• Versatile athlete has appeared in games at OLB, MLB, DE and FB
• Has seen action in six postseason games, totaling four tackles, including 2.0 sacks

2016 (w/ JAX - 13/2)

• Recorded one solo tackle at LB and played on special teams
• 9/18 at S.D.: Started at OTTO and saw action at special teams
• 9/25 vs. BAL: Started at OTTO and recorded one solo tackle while also seeing action on special teams
• 10/2 vs. IND: Inactive (hip)
• 10/16 at CHI: Saw action at OTTO and on special teams
• 10/23 vs. OAK: Saw action at OTTO and on special teams
• 10/27 at TEN: Saw action at OTTO and registered three tackles (two solo)
• 11/6 at K.C.: Saw action at OTTO and made one solo tackle
• 11/13 vs. HOU: Saw action at OTTO, posting a season-high four solo tackles and one pass defensed
• 11/20 at DET: Inactive (back)
• 11/27 at BUF: Inactive (back)
• 12/4 vs. DEN: Recorded one solo tackle and saw action on special teams
• 12/11 vs. MIN: Made three tackles (two solo), including one tackle for loss
• 12/18 at HOU: Posted two tackles (one solo)
• 12/24 vs. TEN: Saw action at OTTO and on special teams
• 1/1 at IND: Recorded one solo tackle, a tackle for a loss and also blocked a punt, which set up Jason Myers’ 41-yard FG, giving the Jaguars a late lead in the fourth quarter

2015 (w/ JAX - 13/8)

• Played in 13 games with eight starts at OTTO in his fi rst season with the Jaguars
• Made 37 tackles (31 solo), including three tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, one pass defensed and one forced fumble

• 9/13 vs. CAR: Made six solo tackles, including 1.0 sack in Jaguars debut
• 10/4 at IND: Made four tackles (three solo) and one forced fumble
• 10/18 vs. HOU: Made two tackles (one solo), including a half-sack ... Added two special teams tackles
• 10/25 vs. BUF: Made six solo tackles
• 12/27 at N.O.: Started at OTTO and made four tackles (three solo)

2014 (w/ S.F. - 14/11)

• Started a career-high 11 of 14 games and had the best statistical season of his career
• Posted career-highs in tackles (27), sacks (5.0), QB hits (five), tackles for loss (five) and forced fumbles (three)

• 9/7 at DAL: Started the season opener and totaled two tackles and one forced fumble
• 10/13 at STL: Registered a career-high 2.0 sacks and forced one fumble
• 12/7 at OAK: Started at LB and made a season-high five tackles (four solo), including 1.0 sack
• 12/14 at SEA: Registered two tackles, including a sack in a second straight game
• 12/20 vs. S.D.: Started at LB and posted a sack in a third straight game
• 12/28 vs. ARI: Registered three tackles (one solo) in the season nale

2013 (w/ S.F. - 16/8)

• Played in all 16 games for the fourth consecutive season and made eight starts in his first season with San Francisco after signing as an unrestricted free agent
• Season totals included 22 tackles (15 solo), two passes defensed, three QB hits, three tackles for loss and one fumble recovery

• 10/6 vs. HOU: Posted three solo tackles, including one tackle for loss
• 10/27 at JAX: Registered a career-high six solo tackles, including one tackle for loss and recovered a fumble and returned it 47 yards for a TD
• 11/10 vs. CAR: Started at LB and made four tackles (two solo) and two passes defensed
• 1/12 at CAR: Posted his fi rst career postseason sack in the Divisional Playoff Round
• 1/19 at SEA: Registered a sack in his second straight postseason game in the NFC Championship game

2012 (w/ CIN - 16/0)

• Saw action in all 16 games for the third consecutive season
• Season totals included 10 tackles (five solo), one pass defensed and 11 special teams tackles

• 12/30 vs. BAL: Posted a season-high four tackles (one solo) in the season finale

2011 (w/ CIN - 16/3)

• Played in all 16 games for the second straight season and made three starts at MLB
• Season totals included 20 tackles (nine solo), 0.5 sacks, one forced fumble and 11 special teams tackles

• 9/25 vs. S.F.: Posted four tackles (one solo) and made a half-sack, the first of his career
• 10/16 vs. IND: Made his first start of the season at MLB and posted a season-high five tackles (two solo)

2010 (w/ CIN - 16/1)

• Saw action in all 16 games for the first time in his career and added one start
• Posted a career-high 15 special teams tackles 

• 12/5 vs. N.O.: Started the first game of his career at FB and matched his season-high of three special teams tackles

2009 (w/ CIN - 8/0)

Played in eight games as a rookie after originally signing as an undrafted free agent

• 10/11 at BAL: Made his NFL debut on after being promoted to the active roster from the team’s practice squad on Oct. 8
• 1/9 vs. NYJ: Made his postseason debut in the Wild Card Playoff Round and posted one special teams tackle

COLLEGE (at Grand Valley State, 2005-08)

• First-team All-America honors in NCAA Division II as a senior at Grand Valley State (Allendale, Mich.), and helped lead his teams to four-year record of 51-2, with two national titles
• Played DL and LB during his four seasons (2005-08)
• Posted 33.5 career sacks, the third-most in NCAA Division II history
• Team won by 24 or more points in 25 of his 53 career games
• Started his college career 40-0, going 13-0, 15-0 and 12-0 before losing in the 2007 NCAA Division II playoffs.

PERSONAL

• Attended Carman-Ainsworth (Mich.) High School where he was a two-way senior and tallied 116 tackles and rushed for 1,092 yards and 20 TDs
• Also letter in baseball
• Twitter handle is @DSkuta51

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