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#35 Dante Cook
Position: Linebacker
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 222
Year: Senior
Hometown: Fredericksburg, Va.
High School: Stafford
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Dante Cook Bio
Courtesy: TribeAthletics.com
Release: 08/12/2000

Career Stats
Senior Profile
Junior Profile
2009 Season Photos

SENIOR YEAR (2012)
Missed the first three games due to injury but appeared in the final eight contests and started the last three ... Finished the season with 44 tackles, 3.5 tackles for a loss, 1.5 sacks and a PBU ... Closed out the year with two outstanding performances ... Totaled a season-high 14 tackles with a TFL, a half sack and a PBU at Old Dominion ... Posted 12 stops with two tackles for a loss and a sack versus Richmond ...

JUNIOR YEAR (2011)
Appeared in eight games and ranked fourth on the team with 64 tackles ... Also totaled 5.5 tackles for a loss and a half sack ... Recorded a season-high 12 tackles, 10 solo, 2.0 tackles for a loss and a half sack at Rhode Island ... Totaled 11 stops and a half tackle for a loss in the season opener at Virginia ... Tallied nine tackles and a TFL in the win at VMI ... Registered nine tackles against Old Dominion ... Posted eight stops and 2.0 TFLs versus Towson ... Preseason third-team All-America selection by The Sports Network ... Preseason All-CAA selection ... Chosen to the CAA Academic All-Conference Team ... Dean's List ...

SOPHOMORE YEAR (2010)
Posted a breakout sophomore season, leading the team with 111 tackles en route to earning second-team all-conference honors ... Ranked fourth in the CAA with 10.1 tackles per game ... Also recorded 9.0 tackles for a loss, 4.0 sacks, two interceptions, a forced fumble, a fumble recover and six PBUs ... Returned both of his interceptions for touchdowns, logging 134 interception return yards ... Best performance of the season came in the win against Delaware when he registered 16 tackles (10 solo), 2.0 sacks and 3.0 tackles for a loss ... Equaled his season-high 16-tackle total versus Georgia Southern in the NCAA Playoffs ... Recorded eight stops and returned an interception 84 yards for a touchdown in the triumph against Villanova ... Selected as a College Sporting News National All-Star and the Co-CAA Defensive Player of the Week following his effort against VU ... Also registered a pick-six, going 50 yards for a touchdown, the previous week in the fourth quarter comeback victory at Maine ... Also had 12 stops and a TFL versus the Black Bears ... Notched 12 tackles, a forced fumble and 0.5 TFL in the victory against Rhode Island ... Made 11 stops (eight solo) with a TFL at North Carolina ... Totaled 11 tackles with a forced fumble and 0.5 TFL in the win at Old Dominion ... Registered a sack at James Madison and in the victory against Richmond ... Selected as the W&M QB Club Defensive Player of the Year ... Also excelled in the classroom, earning Dean's List honors ...

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN YEAR (2009)
Appeared in 14 games and earned a start in the win versus New Hampshire ... Recorded 28 total tackles, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup ... Earned a season-high five tackles (four solo) and a fumble recovery in the win at Virginia ...Tallied four tackles in the victory against James Madison ... Made three stops in the wins against Delaware and Southern Illinois ... Honored as the QB Club Special Teams Player of the Week following the victory against the Salukis ...

FRESHMAN YEAR (2008)
Scout team ...

HIGH SCHOOL
Three-year letterwinner as a running back, defensive back and linebacker at Stafford ... Earned First-Team All-Commonwealth District as both a running back and kick returner as a senior ... Also earned all-county honors at the same positions ... Ended his senior season with 865 rushing yards and eight touchdowns on 123 carries and contributed an additional 328 yards and three TDs on 19 receptions ... Defensively, he collected 72 total tackles as senior, including five sacks and one INT ... Second-Team All-Commonwealth District selection at both running back and defensive back as a junior ... Finished junior campaign with 563 rushing yards (on 98 attempts), 187 receiving yards (on 15 catches) and seven total TDs (five rushing, two receiving) ... Added three interceptions and 63 total tackles as a junior ... Three-year letterwinner in basketball at guard ...

PERSONAL
Son of Michelle and David Cook ... Member of Generation Church, Tribe Fellowship and SERViTUDE ... Majoring in business ... Heavily involved in the community and is a small group leader for college students and high school sophomores ... Born on May 5, 1990.
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