Tavarus Dantzler enters his third season with the Pirates after being with the team for their first two seasons.
In Dantzler’s two years with the Pirates, he totaled 35 tackles, 6.5 tackles for a loss, and 5 pass breakups. He also holds the Pirates’ single-game record for sacks in a playoff game when he recorded two sacks versus the Carolina Cobras in the 2019 postseason.
The 6’3” 250-pounder from Homestead, Florida has experience in both college football and the NFL prior to the Pirates.
Dantzler was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Green Bay Packers in May of 2015. Dantzler wound up appearing in training camp and played in some preseason games before being released in August of that year.
Tavarus Dantzler played college football at Bethune-Cookman University (2011-14). He was a reserve during his freshman and sophomore seasons. Dantzler’s best season came as a senior, setting personal bests in tackles (80), forced fumbles (3) and fumble recoveries (3). He totaled 175 tackles, 19 tackles for a loss, 2.5 sacks, and 5 forced fumbles in his college career.