Dont'a Hightower

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Height / Weight
6'3" / 260 lbs.
Date of Birth (Age)
March 12, 1990 (30)
Experience
9th Season
Drafted
2012 / Rd. 1 / Pk. 25 (NE)
College
Alabama

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Dont'a Hightower News

Dont'a Hightower A Sneaky Pass Disruptor

New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower isn't your typical pass-rushing linebacker, but he had a 15 percent disruption rate in 2019 despite rushing the passer only 253 times last year. He finished with 71 combined tackles, 33 stops -- tackles that result in a successful play for the defense based on yards to go by down -- and five hustle stops -- stops where a player covers 20-plus yards of in-play distance from snap to tackle. The two-time Pro Bowler is an impressive talent and an underrated defensive player, but Hightower's numbers don't jump off the page and therefore he isn't much of an IDP star. The 30-year-old had 5.5 sacks in 2019 and has just one career interception in his eight seasons.

Jun. 3rd • 3:20 PM
Patriots To Leave Dont'a Hightower At Linebacker

The New England Patriots will not be moving linebacker Dont'a Hightower to defensive end despite suggestions by the social media. Yeah, I think well keep him at linebacker, head coach Bill Belichick said. Hightower has been organizing the defense from his middle linebacker spot, which is pretty important for the communication of play calling. He's extremely versatile, too, playing each linebacker spot and also serving as a pass rusher as a defensive end occasionally.

Oct. 2nd • 12:23 PM
Dont'a Hightower Should Be Cleared For Training Camp

New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower (chest) is expected to be cleared for training camp. Hightower missed the final nine weeks and the entire postseason after landing on Injured Reserve in November. He may not participate in organized team activities, but his camp status is not in doubt. Hightower is entering the second season of a four-year, $35.5 million contract.

Feb. 10th • 11:11 AM

Depth Chart

  • Offense
  • Defense
QB Cam Newton
Jarrett Stidham
RB James White
Sony Michel
LWR Julian Edelman
Jakobi Meyers
RWR N'Keal Harry
Marqise Lee
SWR Mohamed Sanu Sr.
Damiere Byrd
TE Devin Asiasi
Matt LaCosse
LT Isaiah Wynn
Yodny Cajuste
LG Joe Thuney
Jermaine Eluemunor
C David Andrews
Dustin Woodard
RG Shaq Mason
Michael Onwenu
RT Marcus Cannon
Korey Cunningham
LDE Lawrence Guy
Deatrich Wise Jr.
DT Beau Allen
Adam Butler
RDE John Simon
Chase Winovich
LB Shilique Calhoun
Dont'a Hightower
Ja'Whaun Bentley
Brandon Copeland
Josh Uche
Terez Hall
Anfernee Jennings
LCB Jason McCourty
J.C. Jackson
FS Patrick Chung
Terrence Brooks
SS Devin McCourty
Adrian Phillips
RCB Stephon Gilmore
Jonathan Jones
K Justin Rohrwasser