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Dontari Poe
DT #95
Height:
6-3
Weight:
346
Age:
27
College:
Memphis
Hometown:
Memphis, Tenn.
Experience:
7

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
39
SCK
2.5
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 239 178 61 15.5 0 14 0 0 -- 0 0 2 1
2017 ATL 16 16 39 23 16 2.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2016 KC 16 16 27 18 9 1.5 0 3 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2015 KC 15 13 39 29 10 1.0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2014 KC 16 16 45 37 8 6.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 KC 15 15 51 43 8 4.5 -- 4 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 KC 16 16 38 28 10 0.0 -- 4 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @CHI W 23-17 -- 0 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 GB W 34-23 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @DET W 30-26 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 BUF L 17-23 5 3 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 MIA L 17-20 1 1 0 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @NE L 7-23 4 2 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 @NYJ W 25-20 4 2 2 0.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 @CAR L 17-20 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 DAL W 27-7 4 2 2 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 @SEA W 34-31 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 TB W 34-20 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 MIN L 9-14 5 4 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 NO W 20-17 5 2 3 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 @TB W 24-21 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 @NO L 13-23 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 CAR W 22-10 2 0 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Bio

NFL RANKINGS
• Ranks sixth in the NFL in pass deflections (14) among defensive tackles since 2012.

PRO CAREER
• Two-time Pro Bowler who has played in 94 games with 92 starts in six seasons.
• Has recorded 239 total tackles, 15.5 sacks, 14 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
• Has accounted for three career touchdowns, two rushing and one passing...Only defensive lineman in modern NFL history to run for a touchdown and throw for a touchdown in his career.
• In 2017 for Atlanta, started 16 games at defensive tackle and posted 39 tackles (23 solo), 10 quarterback hits, 2.5 sacks, four tackles for loss, and two passes defensed.
• Played for Kansas City in 2016, starting all 16 games, while recording 27 total tackles – 18 solo – with 1.5 sacks, three passes defensed, and one forced fumble.
• Threw a jump pass for a two-yard touchdown against Denver (12/25/16), becoming heaviest player to throw for a touchdown in NFL history.
• In 2015, played in 15 games with 13 starts, while recording 39 tackles with 1.0 sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
• Scored his first career rushing touchdown on a one-yard run against San Diego in Qualcomm Stadium on 11/22/15, making him the heaviest player in NFL history to find the end zone.
• Put together a Pro Bowl season in 2014, making a career-high 6.0 sacks to go with 45 total tackles and one pass defensed.
• Earned first Pro Bowl nod in 2013 and was AP All-Second Team, tallying 4.5 sacks and a career-best 51 tackles while deflecting four passes.
• Started all 16 games in rookie season in 2012 and earned Kansas City’s Mack Lee Hill Award as the team’s top rookie…Recorded 38 tackles, including three for loss, with three QB pressures and four passes defensed.

HONORS
• AP Second Team All-Pro (2013)
• 2x Pro Bowl (2014, 2013)

TRANSACTIONS
Selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round (11th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft…Signed by the Atlanta Falcons as an unrestricted free agent (3/16/17)…Signed by the Panthers as an unrestricted free agent (3/16/18).

GP/GS
Career (94/92) [6/6]: 2017 (16/16) [2/2]; 2016 (16/16) [1/1]; 2015 (15/13) [2/2]; 2014 (16/16); 2013 (15/15) [1/1]; 2012 (16/16).

2017
Started 16 games at defensive tackle and posted 39 tackles (23 solo), 10 quarterback hits, 2.5 sacks, four tackles for loss, and two passes defensed…Posted five tackles (four solo) and one tackle for loss in two postseason games…Vs. Buffalo (10/1): Tied a season high with five tackles, including three solo…Vs. New Orleans (12/7): Tied season high, registered five tackles including a sack for a loss of seven yards…NFC Wild Card, at Los Angeles Rams (1/6): Posted three tackles in a Falcons win.

2016
Played for Kansas City in 2016, starting all 16 games, while recording 27 total tackles – 18 solo – with 1.5 sacks, three passes defensed, and one forced fumble…Recorded a rushing and passing touchdown...At Oakland (10/16): Ran for a one-yard touchdown...Vs. Tennessee (12/18): Tallied a sack and a forced fumble…Vs. Denver (12/25): Threw a jump pass for a two-yard passing touchdown, becoming heaviest player in NFL history to throw for a touchdown…AFC Divisional Playoffs vs. Steelers (1/15): Posted four tackles and a pass deflection.

2015
In 2015, played in 15 games with 13 starts, while recording 39 tackles with 1.0 sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery… Scored his first career rushing touchdown on a one-yard run against San Diego in Qualcomm Stadium on 11/22/15, making him the heaviest player in NFL history to find the end zone…Vs. Buffalo (11/29): Had first career forced fumble and fumble recovery…Vs. Cleveland (12/27): Posted season-high six tackles…AFC Wild Card at Houston (1/9): Posted five tackles with one fumble recovery.

2014
Put together a Pro Bowl season in 2014, making a career-high 6.0 sacks to go with 45 total tackles and one pass defensed...Posted sacks in three consecutive games against Jets, Bills and Seahawks…Vs. Tennessee (9/7): Opened season with six tackles, including five solo…At Miami (9/21): Posted 1.5 sacks, two QB pressures and one pass deflection.

2013
Earned first Pro Bowl nod in 2013 and was AP All-Second Team, tallying 4.5 sacks and a career-best 51 tackles while deflecting four passes…Vs. Dallas (9/15): Posted a career-high 2.0 sacks for a loss of 14 yards against the Cowboys…At Tennessee (10/6): Posted seven tackles with 1.0 sack…At Buffalo (11/3): Had a career-high nine total tackles, including five solo.

2012
Started all 16 games in rookie season in 2012 and earned Kansas City’s Mack Lee Hill Award as the team’s top rookie…Recorded 38 tackles, including three for loss, with three QB pressures and four passes defensed.

COLLEGE
Became the third first-round draft selection in Memphis football history…Saw action in 35 games (30 starts) in three seasons with the Tigers…Started all 12 games as a junior in 2011…Named to The NFL Draft Report’s All-America Dream Team as the scouting information service rated him as the best down lineman eligible for the 2012 NFL Draft…Named a second-team All-Conference USA choice and was named the Tigers’ Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year…Started all 12 games at left defensive tackle as a sophomore in 2010…Earned All-Conference USA honorable mention accolades…Appeared in 11 games (six starts) as a true freshman in 2009…Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team…Majored in Child and Family Studies at Memphis.

PERSONAL
Attended Wooddale High School in Memphis.

NFL RANKINGS
• Ranks sixth in the NFL in pass deflections (14) among defensive tackles since 2012.

PRO CAREER
• Two-time Pro Bowler who has played in 94 games with 92 starts in six seasons.
• Has recorded 239 total tackles, 15.5 sacks, 14 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
• Has accounted for three career touchdowns, two rushing and one passing...Only defensive lineman in modern NFL history to run for a touchdown and throw for a touchdown in his career.
• In 2017 for Atlanta, started 16 games at defensive tackle and posted 39 tackles (23 solo), 10 quarterback hits, 2.5 sacks, four tackles for loss, and two passes defensed.
• Played for Kansas City in 2016, starting all 16 games, while recording 27 total tackles – 18 solo – with 1.5 sacks, three passes defensed, and one forced fumble.
• Threw a jump pass for a two-yard touchdown against Denver (12/25/16), becoming heaviest player to throw for a touchdown in NFL history.
• In 2015, played in 15 games with 13 starts, while recording 39 tackles with 1.0 sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
• Scored his first career rushing touchdown on a one-yard run against San Diego in Qualcomm Stadium on 11/22/15, making him the heaviest player in NFL history to find the end zone.
• Put together a Pro Bowl season in 2014, making a career-high 6.0 sacks to go with 45 total tackles and one pass defensed.
• Earned first Pro Bowl nod in 2013 and was AP All-Second Team, tallying 4.5 sacks and a career-best 51 tackles while deflecting four passes.
• Started all 16 games in rookie season in 2012 and earned Kansas City’s Mack Lee Hill Award as the team’s top rookie…Recorded 38 tackles, including three for loss, with three QB pressures and four passes defensed.

HONORS
• AP Second Team All-Pro (2013)
• 2x Pro Bowl (2014, 2013)

TRANSACTIONS
Selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round (11th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft…Signed by the Atlanta Falcons as an unrestricted free agent (3/16/17)…Signed by the Panthers as an unrestricted free agent (3/16/18).

GP/GS
Career (94/92) [6/6]: 2017 (16/16) [2/2]; 2016 (16/16) [1/1]; 2015 (15/13) [2/2]; 2014 (16/16); 2013 (15/15) [1/1]; 2012 (16/16).

2017
Started 16 games at defensive tackle and posted 39 tackles (23 solo), 10 quarterback hits, 2.5 sacks, four tackles for loss, and two passes defensed…Posted five tackles (four solo) and one tackle for loss in two postseason games…Vs. Buffalo (10/1): Tied a season high with five tackles, including three solo…Vs. New Orleans (12/7): Tied season high, registered five tackles including a sack for a loss of seven yards…NFC Wild Card, at Los Angeles Rams (1/6): Posted three tackles in a Falcons win.

2016
Played for Kansas City in 2016, starting all 16 games, while recording 27 total tackles – 18 solo – with 1.5 sacks, three passes defensed, and one forced fumble…Recorded a rushing and passing touchdown...At Oakland (10/16): Ran for a one-yard touchdown...Vs. Tennessee (12/18): Tallied a sack and a forced fumble…Vs. Denver (12/25): Threw a jump pass for a two-yard passing touchdown, becoming heaviest player in NFL history to throw for a touchdown…AFC Divisional Playoffs vs. Steelers (1/15): Posted four tackles and a pass deflection.

2015
In 2015, played in 15 games with 13 starts, while recording 39 tackles with 1.0 sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery… Scored his first career rushing touchdown on a one-yard run against San Diego in Qualcomm Stadium on 11/22/15, making him the heaviest player in NFL history to find the end zone…Vs. Buffalo (11/29): Had first career forced fumble and fumble recovery…Vs. Cleveland (12/27): Posted season-high six tackles…AFC Wild Card at Houston (1/9): Posted five tackles with one fumble recovery.

2014
Put together a Pro Bowl season in 2014, making a career-high 6.0 sacks to go with 45 total tackles and one pass defensed...Posted sacks in three consecutive games against Jets, Bills and Seahawks…Vs. Tennessee (9/7): Opened season with six tackles, including five solo…At Miami (9/21): Posted 1.5 sacks, two QB pressures and one pass deflection.

2013
Earned first Pro Bowl nod in 2013 and was AP All-Second Team, tallying 4.5 sacks and a career-best 51 tackles while deflecting four passes…Vs. Dallas (9/15): Posted a career-high 2.0 sacks for a loss of 14 yards against the Cowboys…At Tennessee (10/6): Posted seven tackles with 1.0 sack…At Buffalo (11/3): Had a career-high nine total tackles, including five solo.

2012
Started all 16 games in rookie season in 2012 and earned Kansas City’s Mack Lee Hill Award as the team’s top rookie…Recorded 38 tackles, including three for loss, with three QB pressures and four passes defensed.

COLLEGE
Became the third first-round draft selection in Memphis football history…Saw action in 35 games (30 starts) in three seasons with the Tigers…Started all 12 games as a junior in 2011…Named to The NFL Draft Report’s All-America Dream Team as the scouting information service rated him as the best down lineman eligible for the 2012 NFL Draft…Named a second-team All-Conference USA choice and was named the Tigers’ Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year…Started all 12 games at left defensive tackle as a sophomore in 2010…Earned All-Conference USA honorable mention accolades…Appeared in 11 games (six starts) as a true freshman in 2009…Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team…Majored in Child and Family Studies at Memphis.

PERSONAL
Attended Wooddale High School in Memphis.