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Dent with the Houston Texans in 2016 Houston Texans Position: Defensive assistant Personal information Born: September 24, 1987 Atlanta, Georgia Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 239 lb (108 kg) Career information High school: Douglass ( Atlanta, Georgia) College: Georgia NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 3 / Pick: 91 Career history
Career highlights and awards
* PFWA All-Rookie Team (2011)
Career NFL statistics
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 Edit
Atlanta Falcons Edit
Dent was selected by the
Atlanta Falcons in the third round (91st pick overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft. He was signed by the team on July 28.  Dent was selected to the Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie Team. 
Houston Texans Edit
On June 18, 2014, Dent was traded to the
Houston Texans for quarterback T. J. Yates.
Dent signed a two-year contract to stay with the Texans on March 24, 2015.
Jacksonville Jaguars Edit
On August 28, 2017, Dent signed with the
Jacksonville Jaguars, only to be released on September 1. 
Coaching career Edit
Houston Texans Edit
On February 5, 2019, Dent was hired as a defensive assistant for the
Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL).
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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 . https://web.archive.org/web/20120302091755/http://blogs.ajc.com/atlanta-falcons-blog/2011/07/28/falcons-sign-there-of-rookies-and-a-punter/ . Retrieved July 29, 2011.
"Archived copy" . . http://blogs.ajc.com/atlanta-falcons-blog/2012/01/16/jones-bosher-dent-make-pfwpfwas-all-rookie-team/
"Falcons acquire QB Yates from Texans". Associated Press. ESPN.com. June 18, 2014 . http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/wire?section=nfl&id=11106619 . Retrieved June 19, 2014.
Mensio, Nick (March 24, 2015). "Texans re-sign inside linebacker Akeem Dent to two-year deal". NBCSports.com . http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/03/24/texans-re-sign-inside-linebacker-akeem-dent-to-two-year-deal/ . Retrieved January 17, 2016.
Alper, Josh (August 28, 2017). "Jaguars sign Akeem Dent" . . http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/08/28/jaguars-sign-akeem-dent/
Oehser, John (September 1, 2017). "Roster at 75: Notable names among transactions" . . https://web.archive.org/web/20170904105807/http://www.jaguars.com/news/article-JaguarsNews/Roster-at-75-Notable-names-among-transactions/2052c97a-5b4b-49f6-a846-b4bc1622c399 ↑
Wilson, Aaron (February 5, 2019). "Texans name Tim Kelly OC, hire Carl Smith as QBs coach" . . https://www.chron.com/sports/texans/article/Texans-name-Tim-Kelly-OC-hire-Carl-Smith-QBs-coach-13591087.php
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