Akeem Dent

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Akeem Dent
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Dent with the Houston Texans in 2016
Free agent
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1987-09-24) September 24, 1987 (age 30)
Atlanta, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 239 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school: Atlanta (GA) Douglass
College: Georgia
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 3 / Pick: 91
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2011)
  • Second-team All-SEC (2010)
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Total tackles: 203
Sacks: 2.5
Forced fumbles: 2
Interceptions: 0
Player stats at NFL.com

Akeem Dent (born September 24, 1987) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Georgia.

Professional career[edit]

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Dent was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round (91st pick overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft. He was signed by the team on July 28.[1] Dent was selected to the Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie Team.[2]

Houston Texans[edit]

On June 18, 2014, Dent was traded to the Houston Texans for quarterback T. J. Yates.[3]

Dent signed a two-year contract to stay with the Texans on March 24, 2015.[4]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

On August 28, 2017, Dent signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars, only to be released on September 1.[5][6]


  1. ^ Ledbetter, D. Orlando (July 28, 2011). "Falcons sign third round pick Akeem Dent". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Archived from the original on March 2, 2012. Retrieved July 29, 2011. 
  2. ^ http://blogs.ajc.com/atlanta-falcons-blog/2012/01/16/jones-bosher-dent-make-pfwpfwas-all-rookie-team/
  3. ^ "Falcons acquire QB Yates from Texans". ESPN.com. Associated Press. June 18, 2014. Retrieved June 19, 2014. 
  4. ^ Mensio, Nick (March 24, 2015). "Texans re-sign inside linebacker Akeem Dent to two-year deal". NBCSports.com. Retrieved January 17, 2016. 
  5. ^ Alper, Josh (August 28, 2017). "Jaguars sign Akeem Dent". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com. 
  6. ^ Oehser, John (September 1, 2017). "Roster at 75: Notable names among transactions". Jaguars.com. 

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