Dalton Schultz

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Dalton Schultz
No. 86 – Dallas Cowboys
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1996-07-11) July 11, 1996 (age 22)
Sandy, Utah
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
High school:Bingham (South Jordan, Utah)
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 4 / Pick: 137
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2018
Receiving yards:33
Receiving touchdowns:0
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Dalton Chase Schultz (born July 11, 1996) is an American football tight end for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Stanford University.

Early years[edit]

Schultz attended Bingham High School in South Jordan, Utah. Along with football, he also played basketball. As a senior, he caught 31 passes for 512 yards and nine touchdowns.

For his high school career, he had 76 receptions for 1,120 yards and 12 touchdowns. He committed to play college football for the Stanford Cardinal in January 2014.[1]

College career[edit]

Schultz accepted a football scholarship from Stanford University. He did not see any action as a true freshman in 2014 and was redshirted.

In 2015 as a redshirt freshman, he played in all 14 games as a backup to Austin Hooper, catching 10 passes for 121 yards and one touchdown.[2]

As a sophomore in 2016, he was named the starter after Hooper declared for the NFL Draft. He played in all 13 games, having 23 receptions for 222 yards (fourth on the team) and one touchdown.[3] He helped block for running backs Christian McCaffrey and Bryce Love, while receiving honorable-mention All-Pac-12 honors.[4]

Prior to the 2017 season, Schultz was named to the John Mackey Award watch list.[5] In 13 games he was used mostly as a blocker, catching 22 passes for 212 yards (fifth on the team) and three touchdowns,[6] while helping running back Love rush for 2,118 yards. He was named to the All-Pac-12 First Team,[7] declaring for the 2018 NFL Draft after the season.[8]

College statistics[edit]

Year Team G Receiving
Rec Yards Avg TD
2016 Stanford 10 10 121 12.1 1
2016 Stanford 12 23 222 9.7 1
2017 Stanford 11 22 212 9.6 3
Total 33 55 555 10.1 5

Professional career[edit]

Schultz was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round (137th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft, to improve the depth at tight end after the sudden retirements of Jason Witten and James Hanna.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Schultz and his girlfriend, Laurel Heinrich, have a son born in 2018.[10]


  1. ^ "Prep football: Bingham's Dalton Schultz chooses Stanford". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved January 14, 2018.
  2. ^ "Dalton Schultz 2015 Player Statistics". cfbstats.com. Retrieved January 14, 2018.
  3. ^ "Dalton Schultz 2016 Player Statistics". cfbstats.com. Retrieved January 14, 2018.
  4. ^ "Pac-12 Football Awards And All-Conference Team Announced". Pac-12. Retrieved January 14, 2018.
  5. ^ "College football: 2017 John Mackey Award watch list". NCAA.com. Retrieved January 14, 2018.
  6. ^ "Dalton Schultz 2017 Player Statistics". cfbstats.com. Retrieved January 14, 2018.
  7. ^ "Pac-12 Football All-Conference Team Announced". Pac-12. Retrieved January 14, 2018.
  8. ^ "Stanford TE Dalton Schultz enters NFL draft". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 14, 2018.
  9. ^ "The Dallas Cowboys select Dalton Schultz with the 137th pick in the 2018 NFL draft". BloggingTheBoys.com. April 28, 2018. Retrieved May 28, 2018.
  10. ^ https://www.dallascowboys.com/news/cowbuzz-rookie-schultz-welcomes-first-child

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