Dont'a Hightower
New England PatriotsNo. 54
Date of Birth: March 12 1990 (1990-03-12) (age 30)
Place of Birth: Lewisburg, Tennessee
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)Weight: 270 lb (122 kg)
National Football League debut
2012 for the New England Patriots
Career Highlights and Awards
  • 2x Super Bowl champion (XLIX, LI)
  • Consensus All-American (2011)
  • First-team All-SEC (2011)
  • SEC Defense player of the week (2011)
  • Eight-time Alabama Defensive Player of the Week SEC
  • Lott IMPACT National Player of the Week and SEC Defensive Player of the Week (Tennessee)
  • 2x BCS National Champion (2010, 2012)
Career History
High School: Marshall County High School
College: Alabama
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25
Career stats to date
Tackles     372
Sacks     17.0
Passes Defensed     9
Forced fumbles     2
Stats at

Dont'a Hightower (born March 12, 1990) is an American football linebacker for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Alabama, was recognized as an All-American, and was a member of two BCS National Championship teams. Hightower was selected by the Patriots in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, and is considered one of the best inside linebackers of his class.[1]

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