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David Dean
DT #79
Height:
6-1
Weight:
302
College:
Virginia
Hometown:
Virginia Beach, Va.
Experience:
1

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Bio

      A college free agent signee in 2016, Dean spent his rookie season on practice squad and looks to secure position on the roster this year ... Four-year letterman at Virginia displayed good mix of strength and quickness, with ability to flash as inside pass rusher ... His career total of 25.5 tackles for losses ranks fourth all time among UVA defensive tackles.

      A college free agent signee in 2016, Dean spent his rookie season on practice squad and looks to secure position on the roster this year ... Four-year letterman at Virginia displayed good mix of strength and quickness, with ability to flash as inside pass rusher ... His career total of 25.5 tackles for losses ranks fourth all time among UVA defensive tackles.

 

     Career transactions: Signed with Cincinnati as a college free agent on 5-6-16 ... Waived by Bengals on 9-3-16 ... Signed to Bengals practice squad on 9-4-16 ... Signed to Bengals roster on 1-2-17.

 

     2016 recap: On practice squad for Games 1-16 ... Played in all four preseason games, logging eight tackles.

 

     College: Played four seasons (2012-15) at Virginia, with a redshirt year in 2011 ... Played in 47 games, with 25 starts ... Earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference honorable mention in each of his last two seasons ... As a senior, started all 12 games, with 4.5 sacks among his 49 tackles, and he also had nine tackles-for-loss, one forced fumble and three passes defensed ... Co-winner for ’15 of team’s Iron Cavalier award, for performance and dedication in weight room ... Earned an invite to East-West Shrine game.

 

     Personal: Hometown is Virginia Beach, Va. ... Attended Green Run High School in Virginia Beach, Va., where he was ranked No. 19 DT in nation by ESPN.com and was also a standout in baseball ... Recognized during his college career on the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

 

      NOTE ABOUT NFL EXPERIENCE: Dean did not earn an accrued year of experience toward NFL free agency in 2016 because he was not on a 53-player roster, a Reserve/Injured list or a Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list for the required minimum of six games.

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