Dallin Leavitt

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Dallin Leavitt
No. 32 – Oakland Raiders
Position:Safety
Personal information
Born: (1994-08-08) August 8, 1994 (age 24)
Portland, Oregon
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:203 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school:Central Catholic
(Portland, Oregon)
College:Utah State
Undrafted:2018
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:1
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Pass deflections:0
Interceptions:0
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Dallin Leavitt (born August 8, 1994) is an American football safety for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Utah State.

Early life and high school[edit]

Leavitt grew up in Portland, Oregon and attended Central Catholic High School. He was a standout defensive back for the Rams and was considered a top collegiate prospect.[1] He ultimately committed to Brigham Young University during his sophomore year of high school over offers from Stanford, Oregon, and UCLA.[2] He was named Oregon School Activities Association first-team all-state and was tabbed the 6A co-Defensive Player of the Year during his senior season.[3]

College career[edit]

Brigham Young[edit]

Leavitt began his college career at Brigham Young University. He played two seasons for the Cougars, appearing in 24 games and starting five. As a sophomore, he recorded 43 tackles, including 3.5 for a loss, 1.5 sacks, and two passes defensed in 11 games (four starts).[4] Leavitt announced that he would be transferring to Utah State University at the end of his sophomore season.[5]

Utah State[edit]

After sitting out a season due to NCAA transfer rules, Leavitt played for the Aggies for his final two seasons of eligibility.[4] He appeared in 21 games, all starts, and recorded 151 tackles, including 2.5 for loss, with seven interceptions and six pass breakups. In his senior season, Leavitt started all 13 games and made 94 tackles (2nd on the team), 1 tackle for loss, four interceptions and five pass breakups and was named honorable mention All-Mountain West Conference. [6] In total, Leavitt appeared in 45 games (26 starts) and accumulated 211 tackles, seven interceptions, eight pass breakups and 1.5 sacks over the course of his collegiate career.[7]

Professional career[edit]

Leavitt signed with the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent on May 14, 2018 after participating in a rookie minicamp on a tryout basis.[8] He was cut by the Raiders at the end of training camp and subsequently re-signed to the team's practice squad on September 2, 2018.[9] Leavitt was promoted to the Raiders' active roster on December 24, 2018 before the team's Monday night game against the Denver Broncos after an injury to cornerback Daryl Worley.[10] Leavitt made his NFL debut that night in the Raiders' 27-14 win, playing 12 snaps on special teams and making a tackle.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Leavitt's father, Jared, played linebacker for BYU from 1980-84. Leavitt is an Eagle Scout.[2] His wife Josie, is a former Utah State soccer player.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harper, Mitch (August 4, 2013). "BYU Fall Camp: Could Dallin Leavitt be the Starter at Boundary Cornerback?". LawlessRepublic.com. FanSided. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Emerson, Taylor (September 1, 2018). "Breaking tradition: How Dallin Leavitt became Aggie". The Utah Statesman. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Denniston, Wade (October 3, 2018). "USU football: senior boundary safety Dallin Leavitt is grateful for the path that led him to Utah State". Deseret News. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Turner, Jason (October 24, 2017). "Senior safety Leavitt a passionate Aggie". The Herald Journal. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  5. ^ Miller, Ryan (December 17, 2014). "BYU defensive back transferring to Utah State". Deseret News. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  6. ^ Hoffman, Doug (April 28, 2018). "USU football: Utah State has two former players sign with NFL teams". Deseret News. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  7. ^ Williams, Charean (May 14, 2018). "Raiders sign Dallin Leavitt, Drew Scott". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  8. ^ Schneidman, Matt (May 14, 2018). "Raiders sign one draft pick and two undrafted free agents". The Mercury News. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  9. ^ Kawahara, Matt (September 2, 2018). "Raiders sign seven to practice squad, shuffle OTs on active roster". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  10. ^ Alper, Josh (December 24, 2018). "Raiders put Daryl Worley on IR, sign two from practice squad". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  11. ^ Paskal, Eddie (December 25, 2018). "Snap Counts: Week 16 vs. Broncos". Raiders.com. Retrieved December 27, 2018.

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