Dontari Poe is an American football nose tackle who is a free agent. He played college football at Memphis and was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs 11th overall in the 2012 NFL Draft. At 6 ft 3 in and 346lbs, he is also known for being the largest player to either rush or pass for a touchdown.
About Dontari Poe in brief
Dontari Poe is an American football nose tackle who is a free agent. He played college football at Memphis and was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs 11th overall in the 2012 NFL Draft. At 6 ft 3 in and 346lbs, he is also known for being the largest player to either rush or pass for a touchdown while also having a 100% pass completion percentage, passing TD, and rushing TD. Poe entered Wooddale High School in Memphis, Tennessee, without any prior football experience. Poe was regarded only as a two-star prospect by both Rivals. com and Scout. com. He was ranked No. 92 by Scout, in a crop of defensive tackles that was highlighted by Marcus Forston and DeAngelo Tyson, while Rivals did not have him listed among their top 75 defensive tackles, but as the No. 19 overall prospect out of Tennessee. Poe also won the discus throw in the state meet with a personal best throw of 156 ft 1 in. As a senior, he claimed city, district and region track titles as a senior. Poe is also a talented shot putter, and earned the Class 3-A title at the stateMeet with a throw of 56 ft 3 1⁄4 in as a junior. Poe announced that he would go for his senior season and enter the NFL Draft on December 23, 2011. He signed with agent Jimmy Sexton of Creative Artists Agency. He concluded his college career having played in 35 contests recording 101 tackles, 5 TFL, four pass break-ups and four forced fumbles.
He also added two quarterback sacks, which tied for third-most. Poe started all 12 games on the defensive line and recorded at least one tackle in each game, tallying 33 tackles, 18 of which were solo stops. In November, he was selected second-team All-Conference USA, and listed as an honorable mention All-America pick by Pro-America Weekly. He ran the 40-yard dash in 98 seconds and 4.4 seconds in the 4-1/2-minute drill. Poe has been named one of the \”10 strongest men in college football\” by ESPN′s Bruce Feldman. He led the team in tackles for losses with seven, and tied for the team lead in forced fumbled with three. Poe played in 11 of 12 games for the Memphis Tigers football team of the University of Memphis from 2009 to 2011. In the season opener against Mississippi State, he registered three tackles, all of which limited the Bulldogs to three or fewer yards, including one that was for a loss of four yards. In a game versus UTEP, Poe had a season-high seven tackles, four of whichlimited the Miners to fewer than three yards, and also managed to sack UTEP quarterback Trevor Vittatoe on a 3rd-and-8 in the first quarter for a Loss of five yards. Poe ended the year ranked fifth in tackles with 41, and fourth in TFL with 6.5.