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Akeem Dent
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Dent with the Houston Texans in 2016
Houston Texans
Position:Defensive assistant
Personal information
Born: (1987-09-24) September 24, 1987 (age 33)
Atlanta, Georgia
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:239 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school:Douglass (Atlanta, Georgia)
NFL Draft:2011 / Round: 3 / Pick: 91
Career history
As player:
* Atlanta Falcons ( 2011 2013)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As coach:
* Houston Texans ( 2019–present)
Defensive assistant
Career highlights and awards
* PFWA All-Rookie Team (2011)
  • Second-team All-SEC (2010)
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:203
Forced fumbles:2
Fumble recoveries:0
Player stats at

Akeem Dent (born September 24, 1987) is a former American football linebacker who is currently an Defensive Assistant for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Georgia. He played for the Atlanta Falcons and Houston Texans.

Professional career

Atlanta Falcons

Dent was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round (91st pick overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.[1] He was signed by the team on July 28.[2] Dent was selected to the Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie Team.[3]

Houston Texans

On June 18, 2014, Dent was traded to the Houston Texans for quarterback T. J. Yates.[4]

Dent signed a two-year contract to stay with the Texans on March 24, 2015.[5]

Jacksonville Jaguars

On August 28, 2017, Dent signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars, only to be released on September 1.[6][7]

Coaching career

Houston Texans

On February 5, 2019, Dent was hired as a defensive assistant for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL).[8]


  1. "2011 NFL Draft Listing" (in en).
  2. Ledbetter, D. Orlando (July 28, 2011). "Falcons sign third round pick Akeem Dent". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Archived from the original on March 2, 2012. Retrieved July 29, 2011.
  3. "Archived copy".
  4. "Falcons acquire QB Yates from Texans". Associated Press. June 18, 2014. Retrieved June 19, 2014.
  5. Mensio, Nick (March 24, 2015). "Texans re-sign inside linebacker Akeem Dent to two-year deal". Retrieved January 17, 2016.
  6. Alper, Josh (August 28, 2017). "Jaguars sign Akeem Dent".
  7. Oehser, John (September 1, 2017). "Roster at 75: Notable names among transactions".
  8. Wilson, Aaron (February 5, 2019). "Texans name Tim Kelly OC, hire Carl Smith as QBs coach".

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