Akeem Dent

Akeem Dent

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Dent with the Texans in 2016.
No. 50Houston Texans
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-09-24) September 24, 1987
Place of birth: Atlanta, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 239 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school: Atlanta (GA) Douglass
College: Georgia
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 3 / Pick: 91
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • PFWA All-Rookie Team (2011)
  • Second-team All-SEC (2010)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 7, 2016
Total tackles: 196
Sacks: 2.5
Forced fumbles: 2
Interceptions: 0
Player stats at NFL.com

Akeem Dent (born September 24, 1987) is an American football linebacker for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Georgia.

Professional career

Atlanta Falcons

Dent was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round (91st pick overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft. He was signed by the team on July 28.[1] Dent was selected to the Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie Team.[2]

Houston Texans

On June 18, 2014 Dent was traded to the Houston Texans for quarterback T.J. Yates.[3]

Dent signed a two-year contract to stay with the Texans on March 24, 2015.[4]


  1. Ledbetter, D. Orlando (July 28, 2011). "Falcons sign third round pick Akeem Dent". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved July 29, 2011.
  2. http://blogs.ajc.com/atlanta-falcons-blog/2012/01/16/jones-bosher-dent-make-pfwpfwas-all-rookie-team/
  3. "Falcons acquire QB Yates from Texans". ESPN.com. Associated Press. June 18, 2014. Retrieved June 19, 2014.
  4. Mensio, Nick (March 24, 2015). "Texans re-sign inside linebacker Akeem Dent to two-year deal". NBCSports.com. Retrieved January 17, 2016.

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