Dominique Dafney

Dominique Dafney (born June 3, 1997) is an American football tight end for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Indiana State.

Dominique Dafney
No. 49 – Green Bay Packers
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1997-06-03) June 3, 1997 (age 24)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:243 lb (110 kg)
Career information
High school:Valley
(West Des Moines, Iowa)
College:Indiana State
Undrafted:2020
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2021
Receptions:4
Receiving yards:60
Receiving touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Collegiate careerEdit

Dafney began his career at Iowa Western Community College, spending one season as a reserve wide receiver before transferring to the University of Iowa as a preferred walk-on.[1] Dafney played two seasons, mostly on special teams, with the Hawkeyes. He transferred to Indiana State after his junior year as a graduate transfer. In his only season with the Sycamores, Dafney rushed for 439 yards and caught 15 passes for 196 yards and scored seven touchdowns and was named second team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference at fullback.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Dafney was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent August 26, 2020.[3] He was waived by the Colts on September 8, 2020, during final roster cuts.[4]

Green Bay PackersEdit

Dafney was signed by the Green Bay Packers to their practice squad on October 12, 2020.[5] He was elevated to the active roster on December 5 for the team's week 13 game against the Philadelphia Eagles, and reverted to the practice squad after the game.[6] He was promoted to the active roster on December 12.[7] On December 27, he recorded his first NFL catch, a 13-yard reception from Aaron Rodgers, during a Week 16 victory over the Tennessee Titans. On January 3, 2021, Dafney caught his first NFL touchdown during a Week 17 win against the Chicago Bears.[8]

On September 25, 2021, Dafney was placed on injured reserve.[9] He was reactivated on October 28, 2021.[10]

NFL career statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team Games Receiving Fumbles
G GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2020 GB 5 2 2 26 13.0 13 1 0 0
2021 GB 10 2 2 34 17.0 26 0 0 0
Total 15 4 4 60 15.0 26 1 0 0
Source: NFL.com

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Leistikow, Chad (April 18, 2017). "Hawkeyes' WR shortage finds help from junior-college trio". USA Today. Retrieved December 6, 2020.
  2. ^ "Camp Notebook: Fountain embraces chance to compete again". The Herald Bulletin. August 26, 2020. Retrieved December 6, 2020.
  3. ^ Hickey, Kevin (August 26, 2020). "Colts sign TE Dominique Dafney". USA Today. Retrieved December 6, 2020.
  4. ^ "Dominique Dafney: Cut by Colts". CBSSports.com. RotoWire. September 8, 2020. Retrieved December 26, 2020.
  5. ^ Huber, Bill (October 12, 2020). "Packers Add Versatile, Athletic Dafney to Practice Squad". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved December 6, 2020.
  6. ^ "Packers' Dominique Dafney: Rises to active roster". CBSSports.com. RotoWire. December 5, 2020. Retrieved December 6, 2020.
  7. ^ "Packers activate RB AJ Dillon from the exempt/COVID-19 list". Packers.com. December 12, 2020. Retrieved January 27, 2021.
  8. ^ Hodkiewicz, Wes (January 3, 2021). "Packers lock up No. 1 seed for NFC playoffs by beating Bears, 35–16". Packers.com. Retrieved January 4, 2021.
  9. ^ "Packers place TE Dominique Dafney on injured reserve". Packers.com. September 25, 2021. Retrieved September 25, 2021.
  10. ^ Alper, Josh (October 28, 2021). "Packers activate Dominique Dafney from IR, call up Ben Braden from practice squad". Pro Football Talk. NBCSports.com. Retrieved October 28, 2021.

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