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Larry Dean
LB #51
Height:
6-0
Weight:
226
College:
Valdosta State
Hometown:
Tifton, GA
Experience:
4
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 56 32 29 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2014 BUF 8 5 4 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 MIN 16 13 13 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 MIN 16 6 5 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 MIN 16 8 7 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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BIOGRAPHY

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2011 (16/0), 2012 (16/0, 1/0), 2013 (16/0). Total- 48/0, 1/0.

• Has not missed a game in his opening 3 seasons and ranked 2nd on club in special teams tackles in 2013 with 18.

• Broke the Valdosta State career tackles record held by former Blazer star and NFL standout Jessie Tuggle.

OFF THE FIELD Majored in criminal justice, earning his degree in the summer of 2011, just days before joining Vikings at training camp...Active in Vikings community relations visits to schools and hospitals...Hosts annual “Back To School” camp in Tifton, GA before leaving for Vikings training camp.

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2011 (16/0), 2012 (16/0, 1/0), 2013 (16/0). Total- 48/0, 1/0.

• Has not missed a game in his opening 3 seasons and ranked 2nd on club in special teams tackles in 2013 with 18.

• Broke the Valdosta State career tackles record held by former Blazer star and NFL standout Jessie Tuggle.

OFF THE FIELD Majored in criminal justice, earning his degree in the summer of 2011, just days before joining Vikings at training camp...Active in Vikings community relations visits to schools and hospitals...Hosts annual “Back To School” camp in Tifton, GA before leaving for Vikings training camp.

PRO Has carved out a role as the Vikings special teams ace for the last 3 seasons...Has not missed a game in his opening 3 seasons...Made biggest impact among the Vikings rookie free agents in 2011...Ranked 4th on team with 14 special teams tackles and played in all 16 games...The lone Vikings rookie free agent to earn a spot on the 53-man roster entering Week 1 preparation for season opener at San Diego.

2013 Appeared in all 16 games for the 3rd consecutive season...Was a leader on special teams recording a career high 18 special teams tackles, ranking 2nd on the team...Had a career high 4 special teams tackles at Baltimore (12/8).

2012 Saw action in all 16 games and the Wild Card playoff game...Ranked 2nd on team with 15 special teams stops...Had 2 special teams tackles in 5 games during the season.

2011 Joined Christian Ballard as the lone Vikings rookies in 2011 to play in all 16 games...Made biggest impact by the Vikings rookie free agents in 2011...Ranked 4th on team with 14 special teams tackles...Saw 1st career action on defense at Chicago (10/16) and notched a tackle...Posted 7 special teams tackles in the opening 4 games of the season, including season-best 3 in the season opener at San Diego (9/11).

COLLEGE Started in all 47 career games he played...Consensus All-America as a senior...Earned Daktronics National Defensive Player of the Year honors...Left VSU as the school record holder in tackles with 368 and set the Gulf South Conference record in career tackles...Named Gulf South Defensive Player of the Year...Helped Valdosta win 2007 Division II national title.

PREP Standout at Tift County High in Tifton, GA was twice named Region 1-AAAAA Defensive Player of the Year...Helped basketball team make state tournament.

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