Dontari Poe is a former American football player who played in the National Football League (NFL) for several seasons. Born on August 18, 1990, in Memphis, Tennessee, Poe is known for his massive frame, impressive strength, and athleticism that made him a standout player throughout his career.
Dontari Poe Early Life:
Poe grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, where he attended Wooddale High School. Poe was a three-sport athlete in high school, excelling in football, basketball, and track and field. In his senior year, Poe recorded 92 tackles, nine sacks, and two interceptions as a defensive tackle, earning him a spot on the Tennessee Sports Writers Association’s all-state team. Poe also participated in track and field, where he excelled in shot put, throwing a distance of 60 feet and 1 inch.
Dontari Poe NFL Career:
Dontari Poe was selected in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs. Poe spent his first five seasons with the Chiefs, becoming a two-time Pro Bowl player in 2013 and 2014. In 2017, Poe signed a one-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons, where he played for one season before signing a three-year contract with the Carolina Panthers in 2018. Poe played for the Panthers for two seasons before being released in 2020.
Throughout his career, Poe was known for his ability to stop the run, as well as his impressive athleticism for a player of his size. Standing at 6 feet 3 inches and weighing in at over 330 pounds, Poe was a force to be reckoned with on the defensive line.
Poe and the Dallas Cowboys agreed to a two-year contract on April 9, 2020. He was added to the active/physically unable to perform list on July 28, 2020, the first day of training camp. On August 18, 2020, he was reinstated to the active roster.
Dontari Poe Personal Life
Poe, the youngest of three brothers (Pierre and Robert, Jr.), was raised in Memphis, Tennessee’s Whitehaven district. The background of Michael Oher, who was the focus of the 2006 book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game, was compared by Fox Sports’ Peter Schrager to Poe’s background.
For his mother’s birthday in January 2012, Poe borrowed money from his agent Jimmy Sexton and used it to buy her a house and a 2012 Cadillac Escalade.
Dontari Poe Net worth
Dontari Poe is a football player with a $28 million fortune. Poe was born on August 18, 1990, in Memphis. His worth was established from his career as a professional footballer in the USA and his assets.