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Player Bio

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Dante Fowler Jr.
DE #56
Height:
6-3
Weight:
255
Age:
22
College:
Florida
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
32
SCK
4.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 32 23 9 4.0 0 5 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2016 JAX 16 1 32 23 9 4.0 -- 5 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 GB L 23-27 3 2 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @SD L 14-38 6 5 1 2.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 BAL L 17-19 1 1 0 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 IND W 30-27 2 2 0 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @CHI W 17-16 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 OAK L 16-33 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 @TEN L 22-36 2 0 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 @KC L 14-19 4 1 3 0.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 HOU L 21-24 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 @DET L 19-26 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 @BUF L 21-28 1 0 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 DEN L 10-20 4 4 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 MIN L 16-25 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 @HOU L 20-21 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 TEN W 38-17 2 2 0 1.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 @IND L 20-24 1 0 1 0.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

TRANSACTIONS

Originally drafted by Jacksonville in the first round (third overall) of the 2015 draft ... Placed on injured reserve on 8/29/15

PRO (Games played/started - 16/1)

• First defensive player selected in the 2015 NFL Draft
• Second-highest defensive player drafted in Jaguars history (LB Kevin Hardy was selected 2nd overall in 1996)
• Joined RB Fred Taylor (9th, 1998), S Reggie Nelson (21st, 2007) and DE Derrick Harvey (8th, 2008) as the only players in franchise history to be drafted out of the University of Florida in the first round
• Joins Harvey as the only DEs selected in the first round in franchise history
• Ninth player selected by the Jaguars from the University of Florida, the most of any college/university in franchise history
• Became third Florida DE in last three years to be drafted in first round

2016 (w/ JAX - 16/1)

Made his NFL debut in the team’s season opener
• 9/11 vs. G.B.: Made three tackles (two solo) and one tackle for loss
• 9/18 at S.D.: Recorded a career-high six tackles (five solo), including 2.0 sacks
• 9/25 vs. BAL: Saw action at LEO and made one solo tackle and recorded his rst career pass defensed
• 10/2 vs. IND: Saw action at LEO and made two solo tackles ... Posted two QB hurries, one of which resulted in Yannick Ngakoue’s first-quarter INT after he tipped QB Andrew Luck’s attempt
• 10/16 at CHI: Saw action at LEO and made one solo tackle
• 10/23 vs. OAK: Tallied two solo tackles at LEO
• 10/27 at TEN: Saw action at LEO and totaled two tackles
• 11/6 at K.C.: Saw action at LEO, making four tackles (one solo) and was credited with 0.5 sack
• 11/13 vs. HOU: Saw action at LEO and made one solo tackle
• 11/20 at DET: Saw action at LEO and made one solo tackle for loss
• 11/27 at BUF: Saw action at LEO and made one tackle
• 12/4 vs. DEN: Saw action at LEO and made four solo tackles, including one tackle for loss
• 12/11 vs. MIN: Saw action at LEO and made one solo tackle
• 12/18 at HOU: Saw action at LEO before exiting the game with a hip pointer
• 12/24 vs. TEN: Tallied two solo tackles, along with 1.0 sack, two passes defensed and three QB hits
• 1/1 at IND: Saw action at LEO and assisted on one tackle, recorded 0.5 sack, one pass defensed and two QB hits

2015 (w/ JAX - IR)

Suffered a torn ACL on May 18, 2015 in Jaguars rookie mini-camp and was placed on IR

COLLEGE (at Florida, 2012-14)

• Declared for the NFL Draft following his junior season
• Played in 37 games with 25 starts
• Career totals included 140 tackles (73 solo), 34 tackles for loss, 14.5 sacks, five forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two passes defensed
• Started the final 24 games of his career
• Served as a team captain his junior season and two games as a sophomore

PERSONAL

• Attended Lakewood Senior (St. Petersburg, Fla.) High School, where he played for Head Coach Cory Moore
• A five-star prospect ranked as the No. 3 weakside defensive side and No. 28 recruit overall by Rivals.com
• Ranked in the Rivals100 national list (No. 28), as well as the ESPN 150 national list (No. 71)
• Named an Honorable Mention All-American by Sports Illustrated
• Also competed as a shot putter, recording a top-throw of 14.32 meters
• Son of Lanora and Dante Fowler Sr.
• Has one son, Dante Fowler III, who is three years old
• Has two younger brothers, Donterio and Cam’Ron
• Twitter handle is @DanteFowler.

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