Dante Rosario life and biography

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Dante Rosario biography

Date of birth : 1984-10-25
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Beaverton, Oregon
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-26
Credited as : Football player NFL, tight end for the Panthers, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Dante Rosario is an American football tight end for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League and played college football at the University of Oregon.
Selected by Carolina in the fifth round (155th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft (4/29/07).

Played in 14 games with eight starts...Caught a career-high 26 passes for 313 yards and two touchdowns...Returned two kickoffs for 41 yards...Notched five special teams tackles...Helped Panthers average 156.1 rushing yards per game and set team records with 2,498 rushing yards, 525 rushing attempts and 123 rushing first downs...Inactive at Arizona (11/1) and at New Orleans (11/8) with a knee injury...At Atlanta (9/20): Snared an 11-yard touchdown among three catches for 31 yards...At Dallas (9/28): Hauled in a career-long 25-yard touchdown reception.

Played in all 16 games with four starts...Posted 18 receptions for 209 yards and one touchdown...Added three special teams tackles and returned two kickoffs for 26 yards...At San Diego (9/7): Led the Panthers with single-game bests of seven receptions and 96 receiving yards with one touchdown...Caught the game-winning touchdown on a 14-yard pass from quarterback Jake Delhomme as time expired...Vs. Detroit (11/16): Helped clear running lanes for team's 264-yard rushing effort that included two 100-yard rushers...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/8): Blocking contributed to Panthers record-setting 299-yard rushing performance...At New Orleans (12/28): Part of offense that produced a season-high 478 yards, including 234 rushing...NFC Divisional Playoffs Vs. Arizona (1/10): Saw action as a reserve tight end in first postseason contest...Made three catches for 28 yards.

Played in all 16 games with two starts...Appeared at tight end over the final five games after contributing primarily on special teams in the first 11 contests...Posted six receptions for 108 yards and two touchdowns...Collected five tackles and one fumble recovery on special teams in addition to returning two kickoffs for 39 yards...Started at Jacksonville (12/9) and versus Dallas (12/22) when Carolina opened with two tight ends...Vs. San Francisco (12/2): Caught first career pass and touchdown on the same play on a five-yard reception from quarterback Vinny Testaverde...Recovered a muffed punt by 49ers returner Michael Lewis...At Jacksonville (12/9): Made first career start as Carolina opened the game in a two tight end set...Vs. Seattle (12/16): Hauled in a career-long 54-yard reception from quarterback Matt Moore...Vs. Dallas (12/22): Started and notched one catch for 13 yards...At Tampa Bay (12/30): Posted three receptions for 36 yards...Scored second touchdown of the season on a 20-yard pass from quarterback Matt Moore.

Played in 49 games with 27 starts at Oregon...Totaled 94 receptions for 1,003 yards and 11 touchdowns...Rushed for 84 yards and two touchdowns on 27 attempts...Saw action at four different positions - halfback, H-back, fullback and tight end...Key member of the Ducks special teams units...2006 (Sr.): Honorable mention All-Pac 10 choice...Started 13 games...Recorded 42 catches, a school single-season record for tight ends, for 426 yards and one touchdown... Collected 10 tackles and one forced fumble on special teams...Co-recipient of the Gordon Wilson Award, given to Oregon's top special teams player...2005 (Jr.): Moved to tight end from fullback...Played in 12 games...Posted 15 receptions for 168 yards and two touchdowns...Gathered 11 tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery on special teams...2004 (So.): Shifted to fullback from H-back...Started 11 games...Caught 25 passes for 278 yards and six touchdowns...Rushed for 29 yards on 10 attempts...2003 (Fr.): Lined up at H-back after being recruited as a linebacker and halfback...Played in 13 games with three starts...Notched 12 catches for 131 yards and two touchdowns...Rushed for 55 yards and one touchdown on 17 carries.

Attended Dayton (Ore.) HS...Majored in political science at Oregon.

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