Has only missed one game in his first five seasons. Ranks No. 2 on the Packers in regular-season games played (79) and No. 7 in starts (51) since 2016.
Joins K Mason Crosby as the only Packers to play all 64 regular-season games since 2017.
His 79 games played are tied for No. 3 in the league among defensive linemen since 2016, trailing only Cameron Jordan and Ndamukong Suh (80 each).
Was one of four players (Adrian Amos, Aaron Rodgers, Za'Darius Smith) to start all 32 regular-season games for the Packers over the last two seasons.
Set a career high with three sacks in both 2018 and 2020.
Has registered sacks in back-to-back games three times in his career (Weeks 13-14 in 2020, Weeks 12-13 in 2018 and Weeks 13-14 in 2016).
Has appeared in seven postseason contests with four starts, recording 14 tackles (six solo).
Started all 16 games for the second consecutive season in 2020, finishing No. 2 among Green Bay defensive linemen with 36 tackles (14 solo) and a career-high-tying three sacks while also recording four QB hits and two passes defensed.
Started all 16 games for the first time in his career in 2019 and recorded a career-high 62 tackles (33 solo), five tackles for a loss, an interception, two passes defensed, a fumble recovery, nine QB hits and 11 QB pressures.
Saw action in all 16 games and made eight starts in 2018, setting career highs in solo tackles (39), sacks (three) and passes defensed (four) while also registering the first forced fumble of his career.
Played in all 16 games with 11 starts in 2017 and registered 34 tackles (22 solo), two sacks, seven tackles for a loss, a fumble recovery for a touchdown, two passes defensed, eight QB hits and six QB pressures.
Earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors for his performance vs. Tampa Bay in Week 13 in 2017. Posted four tackles (all solo), a sack, a QB pressure and a QB hit, and registered his first career TD after recovering a QB Jameis Winston fumble forced by DL Kenny Clark at the Green Bay 38 late in the second quarter and returning it 62 yards. Became just the seventh Green Bay player (since 1982) to register a sack and a defensive TD in the same game.
Played in 15 games as a rookie in 2016 and registered 14 tackles (eight solo), two sacks, three tackles for a loss, nine QB pressures and three QB hits.
Selected by Green Bay with the second of two fourth-round choices (No. 137 overall), the second of two compensatory choices awarded to the team in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Became the first defensive end from Northwestern to be drafted since DE Corey Wootton was selected by the Chicago Bears in 2010 (fourth round, No. 109 overall). Also became the first player from Northwestern drafted by Green Bay since DT James Anderson in 1973 (14th round).
2020 SEASON: Started all 16 contests, recording 36 tackles (14 solo), a career-high-tying three sacks (No. 5 on the team, No. 2 on the D-line), two tackles for a loss, two passes defensed and four QB hits...Started both postseason contests and finished No. 2 among Packers defensive linemen with seven tackles (three solo)...At Tampa Bay (Oct. 18): Saw action on 43 defensive plays, leading the defensive line for the fifth straight week, and tied for No. 4 on the team with five tackles (all assisted)...At Houston (Oct. 25): Registered two tackles (one solo), including a stop of RB David Johnson for no gain on the Houston 2-yard line midway through the second quarter...Vs. Minnesota (Nov. 1): Posted three solo tackles, a sack, a tackle for a loss and a QB hit on 37 defensive snaps. Took down QB Kirk Cousins in the second quarter for a loss of 9 yards...Vs. Philadelphia (Dec. 6): Finished No. 2 on the team with a season-high six tackles (two solo) while also recording a sack and tying for the team lead with two QB hits...At Detroit (Dec. 13): Posted four tackles (two solo), a sack, a tackle for a loss and a QB hit. On back-to-back plays in the second quarter, stopped RB D'Andre Swift for a gain of 2 yards and sacked QB Matthew Stafford for a loss of 10 yards that forced a third-and-18 and then a punt...Vs. Carolina (Dec. 19): Played on 44 snaps (second most on the DL), recording a solo tackle and a pass defensed...Vs. Tennessee (Dec. 27): Played on 35 snaps (second most on the DL) and registered three tackles (all solo)...At Chicago (Jan. 3): Saw action on 53 defensive snaps (second most on the DL) and tied for the lead among defensive linemen with five tackles (two solo). Four of his five tackles were within 3 yards of the line of scrimmage...Vs. Tampa Bay (NFC Championship, Jan. 24): Started and saw action on 49 of the 65 defensive snaps. Finished with five tackles (two solo), the second most on the team behind Clark (eight).
2019: Started all 16 games for the first time in his career and recorded a career-high 62 tackles (33 solo), five tackles for a loss, an INT, two passes defensed, a fumble recovery, nine QB hits and 11 QB pressures…Started both playoff games and recorded five tackles (two solo) and a QB pressure…At Chicago (Sept. 5): Finished with four tackles (one solo) and a QB hit. Helped limit the Bears to just 46 rushing yards on 15 carries (3.1 avg.) with a long rush of 8 yards…Vs. Minnesota (Sept. 15): Posted three tackles (one solo), a tackle for a loss, a fumble recovery, four QB pressures and a QB hit. In the third quarter, got his hands up to break up a Cousins pass intended for TE Irv Smith Jr. …Vs. Denver (Sept. 22): Finished with a career-high nine tackles (five solo), three tackles for a loss and a QB hit…Vs. Detroit (Oct. 14): Recorded four tackles (all solo) and helped limit the Lions to just 56 rushing yards on 20 carries (2.8 avg.)…At N.Y. Giants (Dec. 1): Finished with six tackles (four solo) and a tackle for a loss. Early in the third quarter, stopped RB Saquon Barkley for a 2-yard loss on a run up the middle…Vs. Chicago (Dec. 15): Posted an assisted tackle, the first interception of his career and a QB pressure. With just over 6:30 remaining in the game, picked off QB Mitchell Trubisky's short pass intended for RB Tarik Cohen at the Chicago 40 and returned it 7 yards…At Minnesota (Dec. 23): Tied for the lead on the defensive line with seven tackles (two solo) while adding a pass defensed and a QB pressure...Vs. Seattle (NFC Divisional, Jan. 12): Recorded four tackles (two solo) and a QB pressure.
2018: Played in all 16 games with eight starts and registered 57 tackles (39 solo), seven tackles for a loss, three sacks, three passes defensed, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, two QB hits and 14 QB pressures (tied for No. 3 on the team)…Vs. Buffalo (Sept. 30): Made his first start of the season, posting three tackles (one solo) and tying for the team lead with three QB pressures. Helped the defense allow just 58 rushing yards on 16 carries (3.6 avg.)…At Detroit (Oct. 7): Led the defensive line with a season-high six tackles (three solo) and added three QB pressures…Vs. Miami (Nov. 11): Matched his season high with six tackles (all solo) and a sack, his first of the season, along with a team-high three QB pressures. Late in the third quarter, shed a block from TE Nick O'Leary to get to QB Brock Osweiler for a 7-yard sack…At Minnesota (Nov. 25): Finished with four tackles (three solo), two tackles for a loss, a sack and a QB hit. Midway through the fourth quarter, blew by G Mike Remmers to sack Cousins for an 8-yard loss…Vs. Arizona (Dec. 2): Matched his season high with six tackles (three solo) and added a sack, a QB pressure and a pass defensed. In the fourth quarter, quickly beat LG Colby Gossett to get to QB Josh Rosen for an 8-yard sack on first down, giving him a sack in three of his last four games…At Chicago (Dec. 16): Posted five tackles (two solo), a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Midway through the third quarter, forced a fumble on RB Jordan Howard's carry for no gain that was recovered by Bears OL Cody Whitehair. Early in the fourth quarter, recovered a fumble by Cohen at the Green Bay 26…Vs. Detroit (Dec. 30): Finished with five tackles (four solo), a QB pressure and a career-high two passes defensed.
2017: Played in all 16 games with 11 starts and registered 34 tackles (22 solo), two sacks, seven tackles for a loss, a fumble recovery for a TD, two passes defensed, eight QB hits and six QB pressures…At Dallas (Oct. 8): Posted two tackles (one solo), including a stop of RB Ezekiel Elliott near the sideline for no gain on a third-and-1 run in the second quarter…At Minnesota (Oct. 15): Recorded two tackles (one solo), two QB pressures and two QB hits…Vs. Detroit (Nov. 6): Registered two tackles (both solo), two tackles for a loss and a half-sack. Early in the third quarter, bulled over TE Darren Fells to get to Stafford with LB Nick Perry for a shared 8-yard sack…Vs. Baltimore (Nov. 19): Posted four tackles (three solo) and a half-sack. Late in the third quarter, drove back RT Austin Howard to get to QB Joe Flacco for a shared 6-yard sack with LB Ahmad Brooks…Vs. Tampa Bay (Dec. 3): Recorded four tackles (all solo), a sack, a fumble recovery, a QB pressure and a QB hit. Posted his first career TD, catching a Winston fumble forced by Clark at the Green Bay 38 late in the second quarter, a fumble he returned 62 yards for a TD. It marked the longest fumble-return TD by the Packers since DE Keith McKenzie's 88-yard return for a score at Pittsburgh on Nov. 9, 1998, and was the first by the Packers since CB Casey Hayward's 49-yard TD return vs. Philadelphia on Nov. 16, 2014. Midway through the third quarter, came through untouched to sack Winston for a 14-yard loss on third down and force a Tampa Bay punt. Became just the seventh Green Bay player (since 1982) to register a sack and a defensive TD in the same game. Earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors for his performance.
2016: Played in 15 games and registered 14 tackles (eight solo), two sacks, three tackles for a loss, nine QB pressures and three QB hits...Dressed, but did not see any action, in Week 12...Also appeared in all three postseason contests and posted two tackles (one solo) and a QB pressure…Vs. Detroit (Sept. 25): Shed a block from LT Taylor Decker to stop RB Theo Riddick for a 1-yard loss on a second-quarter run. Finished with two tackles (both solo)…Vs. Houston (Dec. 4): Posted his first career sack along with a pass defensed, three QB pressures (tied for the team lead) and a QB hit. Midway through the second quarter, came through the line between T Duane Brown and G Xavier Su'a-Filo to sack Osweiler for an 8-yard loss…Vs. Seattle (Dec. 11): Recorded a season-high four tackles (two solo), a sack, a QB hit and a QB pressure. Midway through the second quarter, fought off a block from T Bradley Sowell, staying with the play as QB Russell Wilson tried to scramble as he sacked him for an 11-yard loss on third down. It marked his second straight game with a sack…2016 Draft: Selected by the Packers with the second of two choices in the fourth round (No. 137 overall).
COLLEGE: Played in 48 games with 33 starts for the Wildcats and registered 134 tackles (83 solo), 31½ tackles for a loss, 12½ sacks, three INTs (one returned for a TD), 21 passes defensed, three fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles…Earned his degree in economics…Senior season (2015): Started 12 games and earned second-team All-Big Ten honors after posting a career-high 46 tackles (27 solo), including 13½ tackles for a loss (No. 2 on the team), three sacks, an INT, a fumble recovery and seven passes defensed…Was tied for the team lead with eight QB hurries…Also earned third-team All-Big Ten recognition from Athlon…Was part of a Northwestern defense that ranked No. 12 in the country in points allowed (18.6 ppg)…Posted six tackles (two solo) and an INT, picking off QB Thomas Sirk on second-and-goal from the 11 in the second quarter and earning NU's Defensive Player of the Week for his performance at Duke (Sept. 19)…Set a school single-game record and tied the sixth-best mark in conference history with six tackles for a loss, earning NU's Defensive Player of the Game honors after finishing with a career-high 10 tackles (seven solo) and a career-best two sacks in the 30-28 win at Nebraska (Oct. 24)…Junior season (2014): Started all 12 contests and earned honorable mention All-Big Ten recognition after recording 41 tackles (25 solo), including eight tackles for a loss, four sacks, a forced fumble and a career-high eight passes defensed…Ranked second on the team in tackles for a loss…Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors…Registered a season-high six tackles, including 1½ tackles for a loss, and a forced fumble in the 43-40 OT win at Notre Dame (Nov. 15)…Was named NU's Defensive Big Playmaker for his performance…Sophomore season (2013): Played in 11 games with nine starts and recorded seven tackles for a loss (tied for second on the team) and 4½ sacks (third)…His sack total was a career high and he added a career-best two INTs…Also registered 33 tackles (22 solo), five passes defensed, a career-high two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery…Made his first career start and posted his first career INT, returning the pick 16 yards vs. Syracuse (Sept. 7)…Freshman season (2012): Played in all 13 games, one of four true freshmen to play for the Wildcats, and was named to ESPN.com's Big Ten All-Freshman team…Recorded 14 tackles (nine solo), a sack, a pass defensed and a fumble recovery.
PERSONAL: Given name Dean Vincent Lowry…Born in Rockford, Ill. …High school: Earned IHCA 7A all-state recognition at Rockford (Ill.) Boylan High School, where he was named the Northern Illinois Conference (NIC-10) Defensive MVP as a senior in 2011 after registering 65 tackles, including 21 tackles for a loss, and 10 sacks…Also was an all-state selection that season by the Chicago Tribune and the Champaign News-Gazette…Earned All-Midwest honors from SuperPrep…Was also named team MVP as a senior…Was a member of back-to-back state championship teams in 2010 and 2011 as Boylan finished with a perfect 14-0 mark in both of those seasons…Also lettered one year in basketball as a center and played baseball as a freshman…Was named to the honor roll as a junior and as a senior…Community involvement: Spent time with veterans at the Huddle for Heroes event at The Turn in Titletown…Visited with kids at the Milwaukee Children's Hospital and helped build a playground with the Milwaukee police…Signed autographs to raise funds for The Salvation Army…Visited the Mukwonago High School basketball team to congratulate the students for their work raising funds for the Make-A-Wish Wisconsin program, Kids For Wish Kids®…Gave a speech at graduation at Pioneer Elementary School in Ashwaubenon, Wis. …Took part in the Green Bay Packers Give Back Bowling Event in 2018 to raise money for Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) and in 2019 to raise money for the Wisconsin Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association…Visited the cadets at the Wisconsin Challenge Academy at Fort McCoy and participated in a youth outreach event at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay…While he was in college, visited elementary schools in Evanston, Ill., to discuss the importance of education and exercise with students.
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