17 Denzel Whitfield
Denzel  Whitfield

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Monticello, Fla.

High School:
Jefferson

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 280

Position:
DL

Major:
Management

Birthdate:
10/07/1993


07/06/2016

The Defensive Line

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04/05/2016

Football Powers through Ninth Session of the Spring Season

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09/05/2015

Football Falls at Tulsa 47-44 in Overtime

Owls host Miami Friday, Sept. 11

08/12/2015

Football’s Coach Jamison Gets a Taste of the NFL

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04/11/2015

Football Wraps Up Spring with Red/Blue Game

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At FAU
Redshirt Senior (2016)

  • Recorded two (1-1=2) tackles including 1.0 TFL of two
  • Had a half tackle versus UM
  • Saw action in the Kansas State game
  • Part of a line rotation versus Ball State and recorded a solo tackle
Redshirt Junior (2015) 
  • Recorded a tackle assists at Tulsa
  • Recorded a quarterback hurry versus Rice
  • Had a solo tackle versus Marshal
  • Recorded two tackles (1-1=2) at UTEP
  • Part of a line that had a strong Shula Bowl outing and contributed to the FIU victory
  • Member of the line rotation versus Middle Tennessee
  • Saw action in the ODU victory on defense


Redshirt Sophomore (2014)

  • Tallied a quarterback hurry in the season opener at No. 22 Nebraska
  • Had two tackle assists, including 0.5 for a loss of 0 yards at No. 22 Alabama
  • Recorded two tackles, both assists in the season home opener versus Tulsa
  • Part of a strong rotation at Wyoming...recorded a tackle assist
  • Worked as part of the defensive end rotation versus UTSA
  • Rotated in at left defensive end throughout the FIU game
  • Tallied three tackles (1-2=3) in the WKU victory
  • Tallied six tackles, including one for a loss in the UAB game
  • Saw action at defensive end and tackle versus Middle Tennessee...tallied two solo tackles
  • Credited with three tackles in the final game of his sophomore season, a season that saw him play a major role in the defensive line rotation...for the season he saw action in every contest and drew one start...ended the year with 19 tackles, one hurry and one tackle for a loss


Redshirt Freshman (2013) 

  • Worked with the squad

True Freshman (2012)

  • Worked with the team and redshirted

High School 

  • Played for Jeremy Brown at Jefferson County High School where he recorded 101 tackles, including 15 sacks as a senior
  • All-Big Bend Defensive Player of the Year and 2011 1A State Champion
  • Efforts earned him a first-team spot on the all-state team
  • Played in the Georgia versus Florida Border War
  • Captured the team's scholastic award for the highest G.P.A.

Personal

  • Management major
  • Son of Cynthia Whitfield
  • Born Oct. 7, 1993

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Game-by-Game Tackles
2014: Alabama (0-2=2, 0.5 TFL); Tulsa (0-2=2); Wyoming (0-1=1); WKU (2-2=3); UAB (2-5=6 0.5 TFLs); North Texas; Middle Tennessee (2-0=2); Old Dominion (1-2=3); Marshall (1-0=1)
2015: Tulsa (0-1=1); UTEP (1-1=2)
2016: SIU (1-1=2); UM (0-1=1); Ball State (1-0=1)

Career Game Highs
Tackles: 6 UAB (11/1/14)
Tackles for a Loss: 0.5 2X
Sacks: N/A
QBH: Nebraska (8/30/14)

2014 Season Game Highs
Tackles: 6 UAB (11/1/14)
Tackles for aLoss: 0.5 2X
Sacks: N/A
QBH: Nebraska (8/30/14)

2015 Season Game Highs
Tackles: 2 at UTEP (10/24/15)
Tackles for aLoss
Sacks: N/A
QBH: 

2016 Season Game Highs
Tackles:
2 SIU (9/3/16)
Tackles for aLoss
: 1.0-2 (9/3/16)
Sacks: N/A
QBH: 

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