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Dante Fowler, Jr.

DL

Height
6' 3"
CLASS
FR
Hometown
St. Petersburg
Weight
277 lbs.
Experience
HS
School
Lakewood Senior

2014: Declared for the NFL Draft after his junior season…Named a Second Team All-American by Sporting News and Walter Camp and a Fourth Team All-American by Phil Steele…Earned Honorable Mention All-America honors from Sports Illustrated…Selected to the All-SEC First Team by the leagues’ coaches, ESPN.com and Phil Steele…Voted the Defensive MVP and Ray Graves Award winner (Overall Team MVP), and was selected a season captain by his teammates…Finished fourth on the team with 60 total tackles and led the team with 15.0 tackles-for-loss and 8.5 sacks…Also had a team-leading 17 quarterback hurries…Set a career-high with 3.0 sacks in his final collegiate game against East Carolina in the Birmingham Bowl victory…Posted a career-high 11 tackles against LSU…2013: Named to the All-SEC Second Team by the media…Selected to the College Football News All-Sophomore team…Named the Athlon Sports National Defensive Player of the Week and the SEC Defensive Player of the Week following the Tennessee game, in which he had three tackles-for-loss, one sack, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery…Named to the Phil Steele Midseason All-SEC First Team…Fifth on the team in total tackles, leading all defensive linemen…Led the team with 10.5 tackles-for-loss and ranked second with 3.5 sacks…Named a captain for the Missouri and Georgia Southern games…2012: Saw action in all 13 games, making his first start against Missouri…Named First-Team SEC Coaches’ All-Freshman (DL), CBSSports.com Freshman All-America and Second Team All-Freshman by Scout.com, Phil Steele and FoxSportsNext.com…Registered a TFL in four of the last five games of the season (Missouri, Louisiana, Jacksonville State and Louisville)…Second-leading tackler among freshmen.

 

PRIOR TO FLORIDA:

A five-star prospect ranked as the No. 3 weakside defensive end and No. 28 recruit overall by Rivals.com…Was the No. 5 prospect in the state of Florida according to 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…Competed in the 2012 Under Armour All-American Game…Helped Lakewood to a 7-4 record as a senior…Chose Florida over Florida State, Southern Cal, Auburn, Georgia, LSU and Ohio State among others…Coached by Cory Moore.

 

FOWLER’S CAREER HIGHS

Tackles: 11 (LSU, 2014)

QB Sacks: 3.0 (ECU, 2014)

Forced Fumbles: 2 (Tennessee, 2013)

Fumble Recoveries: 1 (Tennessee, 2013)

 

2012 (13 GP/1 GS*)

Defensive Stats

OPPONENT

U

A

T

TFL

SK

INT

PB

FR

FF

BGSU - 9/1

2

1

3

0.5

0

0

0

0

0

at TAMU - 9/8

0

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

at #23 Tenn - 9/15

1

1

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

Kty - 9/22

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

#4 LSU - 10/6

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

at Vandy - 10/13

0

3

3

0.5

0

0

0

0

0

#9 SC - 10/20

1

1

2

1

1

0

0

0

0

vs. #12 UGA - 10/27

2

2

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

*Mizzou - 11/3

3

2

5

2

1

0

0

0

0

Louisiana - 11/10

1

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

Jack St - 11/17

1

2

3

0.5

0.5

0

0

0

0

at #10 FSU - 11/24

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

#21 Louisville 1/2/13

2

1

3

1.5

0

0

0

0

0

2012 Totals

13

17

30

8

2.5

0

0

0

0

2013 (12 GP/12 GS*)

Defensive Stats

OPPONENT

U

A

T

TFL

SK

INT

PB

FR

FF

*Toledo - 8/31

2

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

*at #24 Miami - 9/7

3

0

3

1

0

0

0

0

0

*Tenn - 9/21

3

0

3

3

1

0

0

1

2

*at Kty - 9/28

2

3

5

2

2

0

0

0

0

*Ark - 10/5

3

1

4

1

0

0

0

0

0

*at #10 LSU - 10/12

0

5

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

*at #14 Mizzou - 10/19

4

1

5

1

0

0

0

0

1

*vs. UGA - 11/2

4

2

6

0

0

0

0

0

0

*Vandy - 11/9

0

2

2

0.5

0.5

0

0

0

0

*at SC - 11/16

3

1

4

0

0

0

1

0

0

*GS - 11/23

5

3

8

2

0

0

0

0

0

*#2 FSU - 11/30

2

1

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

2013 Totals

31

19

50

10.5

3.5

0

1

1

3

2014 (12 GP/12 GS*)

Defensive Stats

OPPONENT

U

A

T

TFL

SK

INT

PB

FR

FF

*E.Mich - 9/6

0

3

3

0.5

0

0

0

0

0

*Kentucky - 9/13

3

3

6

2

1

0

0

0

1

*at Bama - 9/20

1

3

4

0.5

0

0

0

1

0

*at Tenn - 10/4

4

2

6

1

0.5

0

0

0

0

*LSU - 10/11

4

7

11

1

1

0

0

0

0

*Missouri - 10/18

2

2

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

*vs. UGA - 11/1

4

2

6

2.5

1

0

0

0

0

*at Vandy - 11/8

1

2

3

0.5

0

0

0

0

1

*SC - 11/15

1

5

6

2

1

0

0

0

0

*E.Kty - 11/22

2

2

4

1

0

0

1

0

0

*at FSU - 11/29

4

0

4

1

1

0

0

0

0

*vs. ECU - 1/3

3

0

3

3

3

0

0

0

0

2014 Totals

29

31

60

15

8.5

0

1

1

2

Career Totals

U

A

T

TFL

SK

INT

PB

FR

FF

37 GP/25 GS

73

67

140

34

14.5

0

2

2

5

 

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