New England Patriots
Name  Dont'a Hightower
Born  3/12/1990
Height  6-4
Weight  270
College  Alabama
Year S-Tkl A-Tkl Total Sack S-Yds PD FF Safety
YTD 51 38.0 89.0 6.0 50 2 1 0
2013 55 42.0 97.0 1.0 9 3 0 0
2012 43 17.0 60.0 4.0 21 3 0 0

Year Fumbles Own-Rec Rec-Yds Rec-TD Forced Opp-Rec ORec-Yds ORec-TD
YTD 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2012 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 1

A consensus First-Team All-American by several outlets, including AP and Walter Camp following a junior season in 2011 during which he made the calls for the nation's top-rated defense...A finalist for the Lombardi, Butkus and Chuck Bednarik Awards, as well as the Lott Trophy...Earned Second-Team All-SEC recognition from the AP and league coaches as a sophomore in 2010, as he tallied 69 tackles, 30 of them solo...Finished first on the Crimson Tide with 85 total tackles in 2011, his 11 tackles for loss, four sacks and eight quarterback hurries all among the top numbers for Alabama, which with his help won the nation title with a 21-0 victory over LSU...Was one of two true freshmen to be a regular starter for Alabama in 2008, appearing in all 14 games as he earned Freshman All-SEC recognition...2009 campaign was cut short after just four games following a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, suffered against Arkansas when he took a helmet to the knee on a cut block...Instrumental in making the Alabama defense into one of the top units in the nation, his knowledge of the game and his physical abilities a rare combination that should translate well at the next level.