Dante Pettis

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Dante Pettis
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Pettis signing autographs for fans in 2019
No. 18 – San Francisco 49ers
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1995-10-23) October 23, 1995 (age 24)
San Clemente, California
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:JSerra Catholic
(San Juan Capistrano, California)
College:Washington
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 2 / Pick: 44
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2019
Receptions:38
Receiving yards:576
Return yards:27
Total touchdowns:7
Player stats at NFL.com

Dante Garrison Pettis[1] (born October 23, 1995) is an American football wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Washington.

Early years[edit]

Pettis attended JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano, California.[2] He played football, basketball and ran track. As a senior, he recorded 50 receptions for 889 yards and 11 touchdown receptions. He committed to the University of Washington to play college football.[3]

College career[edit]

Freshman season[edit]

As a true freshman for Washington in 2014, Pettis had 17 receptions for 259 yards and a touchdown. He also added 288 punt return yards and a punt return touchdown.

Sophomore season[edit]

As a sophomore, he recorded 30 receptions for 414 yards and a touchdown reception with 271 punt return yards and two punt return touchdowns.

Junior season[edit]

As a junior, he finished with 53 receptions, 822 yards, 15 touchdown receptions, 287 punt return yards and two touchdowns.[4][5]

Senior season[edit]

As a senior in 2017 against the Oregon Ducks, he broke the record for most career punt return touchdowns in NCAA history.[6][7] Pettis garnered consensus All-America honors as a result of being named a first-team All-American by the AFCA, FWAA, Walter Camp Football Foundation, and The Sporting News.[8] He finished the season with 63 receptions, 761 yards, and seven touchdown receptions, as well as 428 punt return yards and four touchdowns.[9]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump
6 ft 0 12 in
(1.84 m)
186 lb
(84 kg)
32 14 in
(0.82 m)
9 12 in
(0.24 m)
All values from NFL Draft[10][11]

The San Francisco 49ers selected Pettis in the second round (44th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[12] He was the fourth wide receiver to be selected that year.[13]

2018 season: Rookie year[edit]

In the season-opener against the Minnesota Vikings, Pettis made his NFL debut and caught two passes for 61 receiving yards and a touchdown. In addition, he returned two punts for 14 yards in the 24–16 loss.[14] On December 29, 2018, Pettis was placed on injured reserve after suffering a knee injury.[15]

Pettis finished his rookie season with 27 receptions for 467 yards and five touchdowns.[16]

NFL statistics[edit]

Year Team Games Receiving Rushing Returning Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD Ret Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2018 SF 12 7 27 467 17.3 75T 5 1 -2 -2.0 -2 0 9 27 3.0 14 0 2 0
2019 SF 11 4 11 109 9.9 21T 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Career 23 11 38 576 15.2 75T 7 1 -2 -2.0 -2 0 9 27 3.0 14 0 2 0

Personal life[edit]

His father, Gary Pettis, played in Major League Baseball (MLB) and is a coach for the Houston Astros.[17][18] His brother, Kyler Pettis, is an actor and his cousin, Austin Pettis, played in the NFL.[19][20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dante Pettis Pro-Football-Reference Profile". rbref.com.
  2. ^ "JSerra Alum Dante Pettis Pegged as Mid-Round Pick". The Capistrano Dispatch. April 27, 2018. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  3. ^ "California receiver Dante Pettis commits to Huskies". The Seattle Times. January 23, 2014. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  4. ^ Milles, Todd. "Grab popcorn, sit back and enjoy the Dante Pettis show". The News Tribune. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  5. ^ Bonagura, Kyle. "Don't forget about Dante Pettis, Washington's other dynamic receiver". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  6. ^ "Washington's Pettis ties punt-return record". ESPN.com. September 17, 2017. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  7. ^ "Return rewind: A look back at Dante Pettis' record-breaking career".
  8. ^ "Huskies' Dante Pettis joins elite company as a consensus All-American". The Seattle Times. December 12, 2017. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  9. ^ "Dante Pettis 2017 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  10. ^ "NFL Draft Prospect Profile - Dante Pettis". nfl.com. March 1, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  11. ^ "Washington WR Dante Pettis : 2018 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  12. ^ Fann, Joe (April 27, 2018). "San Francisco 49ers Draft Washington WR Dante Pettis". 49ers.com. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  13. ^ "2018 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  14. ^ "Cousins, Vikings hold on for 24-16 victory vs. 49ers". AP News. Retrieved October 2, 2018.
  15. ^ Fann, Joe (December 29, 2018). "49ers Promote WR Max McCaffrey, DL Ryan Delaire to Active Roster". 49ers.com.
  16. ^ "San Francisco 49ers WR Dante Pettis wants to play bigger in 2019". 247 Sports. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  17. ^ McTaggart, Brian. "Astros coach Gary Pettis' son a UW receiver". MLB.com. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  18. ^ "Like father, like son: Sports big part of Pettis family". MLB.com.
  19. ^ King, Michael. "Husky hero Dante Pettis comes from a famous family". K5 News. Retrieved November 22, 2019.
  20. ^ Lewis, Tim (September 2, 2015). "Family matter: Washington's Pettis faces cousin's alma mater". KOMO Newes. Retrieved November 22, 2019.

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