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#52 - Akeem Dent

INSIDE LINEBACKER
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 239
College: Georgia
Exp: 4th

Player Information

He was born on September 27, 1987 and attended Douglas High in Atlanta, GA. As a redshirt freshman, he started 5 of 13 total games at strongside linebacker and recorded 36 tackles, 1 pass breakup, and 1 fumble recovery. He manned the same position during his sophomore season, started 10 of 13 games and recording 46 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, and 2 pass breakups. He moved to middle linebacker as a junior, missing much of the early part of the season with a hamstring injury. But he still managed 8 appearances and 4 starts. He finished the year with 32 tackles, 2.5 for loss, and 0.5 sacks. He moved to inside linebacker in Georgia's 3-4 set as a senior, starting all 13 games there. He led the team with 126 tackles, 6.5 for loss, 2.5 sacks, 2 pass breakups, 2 forced fumbles, and 2 recoveries. He went on to earn 2nd team All-SEC honors that year. He was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round (91st overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.

Career Statistics

Year Team G GS Tack Ast Sack Int Yds TD FF FR
2011 ATL 16 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0
2012 ATL 16 13 61 21 0.0 0 0 0 1 0
2013 ATL 15 7 46 22 1.5 0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 47 20 108 43 1.5 0 0 0 2 0

Other Stats

Special Teams: 2011: 17 tackles; 2012: 3 tackles; 2013: 4 tackles. Totals: 24 tackles.

Transactions

Signed by Falcons on July 28, 2011.

Contract details

Signed to a four-year deal worth $2.76 million, including a $543,000 signing bonus.


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