Noah Fant

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Noah Fant
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Fant in the 2019 NFL season
No. 87 – Denver Broncos
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1997-11-20) November 20, 1997 (age 23)
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
Career NFL statistics as of Week 1, 2021
Receptions:108
Receiving yards:1,297
Receiving touchdowns:6
Player stats at NFL.com · 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.

Early years[edit]

Before his high school years, Fant attended Morton Magnet Middle school and played football for them. Later, Fant attended and played high school football at Omaha South High School.[1]

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.[2] Fant's 11 touchdown receptions set a school record for touchdown catches by a tight end.[3] Fant's efforts garnered him Third Team All-Big Ten honors for the 2017 season and the nickname “The Painter”. Prior to the 2018 season, Fant was named a preseason All American.[4]

On November 30, 2018, Fant announced that he was declaring for the 2019 NFL Draft.[5] Fant then left his team early instead of playing out his collegiate season after being disgruntled about not being the most reliable tight end on the team.

Statistics[edit]

Source:[6]

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
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
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[7]

Noah Fant was selected 20th overall by the Denver Broncos in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.[8] The Broncos acquired the pick after trading down from their 10th overall selection.

2019[edit]

Fant made his NFL debut in Week 1 against the Oakland Raiders. In the game, Fant made two catches for 29 yards and rushed one time for -5 yards in the 24-16 loss.[9] In Week 4 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Fant caught two passes for 31 yards and his first career touchdown in the 26-24 loss.[10] During Week 9 against the Cleveland Browns, Fant finished with three catches for 115 receiving yards, including a 75-yard touchdown as the Broncos won 24-19.[11] During Week 14 against the Houston Texans, Fant finished with four catches for 113 yards and a touchdown as the Broncos won 38-24.[12] Overall, he finished his rookie season with 40 receptions for 562 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns.[13]

2020[edit]

In Week 1 against the Tennessee Titans on Monday Night Football, Fant caught 5 passes for 81 yards and his first receiving touchdown of the season during the 16–14 loss.[14] In a Week 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Fant caught four passes for 57 yards, a touchdown and a two point conversion during the 26–21 loss.[15]

NFL statistics[edit]

Year Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2019 DEN 16 11 40 562 14.0 75T 3 3 -12 -4.0 -2 0 1 1
2020 DEN 15 14 62 673 10.9 37 3 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Career 31 25 102 1,235 12.1 75T 6 3 -12 -4.0 0 0 1 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sautter, Mike (November 30, 2018). "Ready for NFL, Omaha South grad Noah Fant 'comfortable' with college career at Iowa ending". Omaha.com. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "Noah Fant - 2016 Football Roster - University of Iowa". hawkeyesports.com. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  4. ^ "Former Omaha South star, current Hawkeye tight end Noah Fant garnering nationwide honors". Omaha.com. July 2, 2018. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  5. ^ Sherman, Mitch (November 30, 2018). "Iowa TE Noah Fant to forgo senior season, enter NFL draft". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  6. ^ "Noah Fant". www.sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 16, 2018.
  7. ^ "Noah Fant Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  8. ^ "2019 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  9. ^ "Raiders beat Broncos 24-16 in 1st game after Brown's release". www.espn.com. Associated Press. September 9, 2019. Retrieved September 9, 2019.
  10. ^ "Fournette leads Jags' 26-24 comeback over Broncos". www.espn.com. Associated Press. September 29, 2019. Retrieved September 29, 2019.
  11. ^ "Allen leads Broncos past Browns 24-19 in first NFL start". www.espn.com. Associated Press. November 3, 2019. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
  12. ^ "Lock throws 3 TDs in first half as Broncos beat Texans 38-24". www.espn.com. Associated Press. December 8, 2019. Retrieved December 8, 2019.
  13. ^ "Noah Fant 2019 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 31, 2020.
  14. ^ "Tennessee Titans at Denver Broncos - September 14th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 18, 2020.
  15. ^ "Denver Broncos at Pittsburgh Steelers - September 20th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 22, 2020.

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