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Dan Skipper (born September 20, 1994) is an American football offensive tackle for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Arkansas.

Dan Skipper
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No. 72 – New England Patriots
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1994-09-20) September 20, 1994 (age 24)
Arvada, Colorado
Height:6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Weight:317 lb (144 kg)
Career information
High school:Arvada (CO) Ralston Valley
College:Arkansas
Undrafted:2017
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Games played:1
Games started:0
Player stats at NFL.com

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High school careerEdit

Skipper was born in Arvada, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. He played football at Ralston Valley High School, where he earned 5A all-state recognition as a senior. During his senior season, he helped get Ralston Valley to the state semifinals. Skipper received numerous scholarship offers, ultimately choosing the University of Arkansas.[1]

College careerEdit

As a freshman, Skipper played in all twelve of the Razorbacks' games, starting eight. He blocked three field goal attempts,[2] a school single-season record. He was named a Consensus All-American. As a sophomore, Skipper started all 13 games of the season and earned an Associated Press All-SEC honorable mention. As a junior, he started all 13 games and was named to ESPN's All-SEC team. As a senior, he made the All-SEC team of ESPN, Phil Steele, Athlon Sports, Lindy's Sports, Sporting News, and the Coaches Poll.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 10 in
(2.08 m)
309 lb
(140 kg)
33 38 in
(0.85 m)
10 12 in
(0.27 m)
5.42 s 1.87 s 3.14 s 5.01 s 7.61 s 26 in
(0.66 m)
8 ft 1 in
(2.46 m)
19 reps
All values from NFL Combine[4]

Skipper went undrafted during the 2017 NFL Draft. It was speculated that he went undrafted due to a chronic blood condition that was discovered during prospect evaluations. After not receiving a contract as an undrafted free agent, Skipper received an invitation to attend the Dallas Cowboys' rookie mini camp as a tryout candidate.[5]

Dallas CowboysEdit

On May 16, 2017, the Dallas Cowboys signed Skipper as an undrafted free agent.[6]

Throughout training camp, he competed for a roster spot against Emmett Cleary, Clay DeBord, Ruben Carter, and Kadeem Edwards.[7] On September 2, 2017, he waived by the Cowboys and signed him to the practice squad the next day.[8][9] He was released on September 20, 2017.[10]

Detroit LionsEdit

On September 25, 2017, Skipper was signed to the Detroit Lions' practice squad.[11] He was promoted to the active roster on October 26, 2017.[12] On October 31, 2017, he was waived in order for the Lions to sign Don Barclay and was re-signed to the practice squad.[13] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Lions on January 1, 2018.[14]

On September 1, 2018, Skipper was waived by the Lions and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[15][16] He was released on September 5, 2018.[17]

Denver BroncosEdit

On November 27, 2018, Skipper was signed to the Denver Broncos practice squad.[18]

New England PatriotsEdit

On January 8, 2019, Skipper was signed to the New England Patriots practice squad.[19] Skipper was a part of the Patriots Super Bowl LIII championship team when they defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3. He signed a reserve/future contract with the Patriots on February 5, 2019.[20]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://247sports.com/player/dan-skipper-20012
  2. ^ http://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/players/dan-skipper/
  3. ^ http://www.arkansasrazorbacks.com/roster/dan-skipper/
  4. ^ "NFL Draft Profile: Dan Skipper". nfl.com. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  5. ^ Kevin Casas (July 18, 2017). "No tall tale, 6-10 rookie Dan Skipper still hanging with Cowboys". star-telegram.com. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  6. ^ Eatman, Nick (May 16, 2017). "Cowboys Waive 3 From Roster; Sign 2 Tryout Players; More Moves To Come". DallasCowboys.com.
  7. ^ K. D. Drummond (June 17, 2017). "Cowboys 2017 Post-Minicamp Roster and Depth Chart Projection: Offense". cowboyswire.usatoday.com. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  8. ^ Phillips, Rob (September 2, 2017). "Cowboys Make 38 Moves, One Trade To Reach 53; Kellen Moore Released". DallasCowboys.com.
  9. ^ Eatman, Nick (September 3, 2017). "Showers, Drafted CB & 2 WRs Headline Cowboys' 10-Man Practice Squad". DallasCowboys.com.
  10. ^ "Cowboys sign Jarron Jones to practice squad, release Dan Skipper". 247sports.com. September 20, 2017.
  11. ^ "Lions sign T Dan Skipper to practice squad". DetroitLions.com. September 25, 2017.
  12. ^ "Lions sign T Dan Skipper to active roster and T Storm Norton to practice squad". DetroitLions.com. October 26, 2017.
  13. ^ "Lions sign free agent G Don Barclay and waive T Dan Skipper". DetroitLions.com. October 31, 2017.
  14. ^ "Lions report 10 Reserve-Future signings". DetroitLions.com. January 1, 2018.
  15. ^ "Lions establish 53-man roster". DetroitLions.com. September 1, 2018.
  16. ^ "Lions awarded OL Andrew Donnal and CB Dee Virgin via waivers". DetroitLions.com. September 2, 2018.
  17. ^ "Lions sign three players to practice squad". DetroitLions.com. September 5, 2018.
  18. ^ Swanson, Ben (November 27, 2018). "Broncos promote Temarrick Hemingway to active roster, place Jeff Heuerman on injured reserve, sign three to practice squad". DenverBroncos.com.
  19. ^ "Patriots Make A Series of Roster Transactions". Patriots.com. January 8, 2019.
  20. ^ Kyed, Doug (February 5, 2019). "Patriots Sign Eight Of 10 Practice Squad Players To Future Contracts". NESN.com.

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