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Lional Deshaun Dalton (born February 21, 1975 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League.

Lional Dalton
No. 91, 94, 95, 75
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1975-02-21) February 21, 1975 (age 44)
Detroit, Michigan
Career information
College:Eastern Michigan
Undrafted:1998
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles:110
Sacks:9.0
Forced fumbles:3
Player stats at NFL.com

College careerEdit

Following a stellar prep career at Cooley High School, Dalton was a three-year letterman and two-year starter for Eastern Michigan University, where he twice earned All-Mid-American Conference honors and was selected co-Defensive MVP as a senior in 1997. He was also selected to play in the Hula Bowl All-Star Game. He posted 116 tackles, four sacks, and two forced fumbles in his college career.

Lional became a member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity (Zeta Epsilon chapter).

Professional careerEdit

Not selected in the 1998 NFL Draft, Dalton was signed as a free agent by the Baltimore Ravens and played with them through the 2001 season. He earned a Super Bowl ring when Baltimore defeated the New York Giants, 34-7 in Super Bowl XXXV. He then played for the Denver Broncos (2002), the Washington Redskins (2003), the Kansas City Chiefs (2004–2006), and the Houston Texans (2006), having some success.