Noah Fant

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Noah Fant
No. 87 – Denver Broncos
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1997-11-20) November 20, 1997 (age 21)
Omaha, Nebraska
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:249 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school:Omaha South (NE)
College:Iowa
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First team All-Big Ten (2018)
  • Third team All-Big Ten (2017)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Noah Fant (born November 20, 1997) is an American football tight end for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Iowa Hawkeyes, and was drafted by the Broncos in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

College career[edit]

During his sophomore season at Iowa, Fant tied the national record for touchdowns by tight ends with 11, and led the nation in yards per catch, averaging 16.5.[1] Fant's 11 touchdown receptions set a school record for touchdown catches by a tight end.[2] Fant's efforts garnered him Third Team All-Big Ten honors for the 2017 season. Prior to the 2018 season, Fant was named a preseason All American.[3]

On November 30, 2018, Fant announced that he was declaring for the upcoming NFL draft after leaving his team amid frustrations about his role.[4]

Statistics[edit]

Source:[5]

Iowa Hawkeyes
Year GP Receiving Rushing
Rec Yards Avg TD Att Yards TD
2016 6 9 70 7.8 1 0 0 0
2017 12 30 494 16.5 11 2 -1 0
2018 12 39 518 13.3 7 2 1 0
Career 30 78 1,082 13.9 19 4 0 0

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 4 18 in
(1.93 m)
249 lb
(113 kg)
33 12 in
(0.85 m)
9 34 in
(0.25 m)
4.50 s 4.22 s 6.81 s 39.5 in
(1.00 m)
10 ft 7 in
(3.23 m)
20 reps
All values from NFL Combine[6]

Noah Fant was selected 20th overall by the Denver Broncos in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dochterman, Scott (January 2, 2018). "Iowa's Noah Fant poised for spotlight after leading all tight ends in TD catches". Land of 10. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  2. ^ "Noah Fant - 2016 Football Roster - University of Iowa". hawkeyesports.com. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  3. ^ "Former Omaha South star, current Hawkeye tight end Noah Fant garnering nationwide honors". Omaha.com. July 2, 2018. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  4. ^ Sherman, Mitch (November 30, 2018). "Iowa TE Noah Fant to forgo senior season, enter NFL draft". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  5. ^ "Noah Fant". www.sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 16, 2018.
  6. ^ "Noah Fant Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  7. ^ Bergman, Jeremy. "Steelers trade up for Devin Bush; Broncos add Noah Fant". NFL.com. Retrieved April 26, 2019.

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