Dion Gales life and biography

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Dion Gales biography

Date of birth : 1985-08-17
Date of death : -
Birthplace : New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-09-17
Credited as : Football player NFL, defensive end for the Kansas City Chiefs, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Dion Gales (born August 17, 1985 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football defensive end for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League.

Gales' Career


Pro Career: Second-year defensive lineman returns to the Chiefs after spending the majority of his rookie campaign on the practice squad ... Versatile athlete can work at either defensive end or nose tackle ... Was on the Chiefs 53-man roster for the final four games a year ago ... Has played in three contests and has been inactive for one game ... Has three tackles.

Transactions: Signed with Kansas City (12/12/09) ... Added to Kansas City’s practice squad (9/6/09) ... Released by Kansas City (9/5/09) .... Signed as a rookie free agent with Kansas City (5/8/09).

2009: Played in three games and was inactive for one contest ... Had three tackles (one solo) ... Was added to the practice squad on September 6th and promoted to the 53-man roster on December 12th ... Recorded one tackle in his first NFL game vs. Buffalo (12/13) ... Was inactive at Denver (1/3/10).

College: Saw action in 25 games (17 starts) in two seasons at Troy State ... Posted 92 tackles (64 solo), 23.5 stops behind the line, 8.5 sacks (-34.0 yards), one forced fumble and 12 QB pressures ... Played in 13 games (11 starts) as a senior in 2008 ... Totaled 62 tackles, with 15.5 stops for loss, 5.5 sacks, 12 QB pressures and a forced fumble ... Named second-team All-Sun Belt Conference ... Appeared in 12 games (six starts) as a junior in 2007 ... Notched 30 tackles, 8.0 stops for loss, 3.0 sacks and a pass defensed ... Began his collegiate career at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in Wiggins, Mississippi ... Named second-team All-America as a sophomore in 2006 ... Garnered first-team All-America accolades as a freshman in 2005 ... Majored in Art at Troy State.

Personal


• Tallied 158 tackles and 68.0 sacks at John F. Kennedy High School in New Orleans, Louisiana.
• Named first-team all-state, all-district, all-region and all-metro as a junior and senior.
• Was a member of the Chiefs Rookie Club in 2009.
• His cousin, Ricky Dixon, is a senior wide receiver at Texas Southern.
• Full name: Dion David Gales

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