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Dennis Gardeck 2020 Arizona Cardinals Headshot

Dennis Gardeck

OLB

#45

Experience: 3 years

Height: 6-0

Age: 26

Weight: 232 lbs

College: Sioux Falls

2020 SEASON

  • TCKLS
    5
  • SCK
    2
  • FF
    0
  • INT

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Recent Games

WK OPP RESULT Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
3 Lions L 23 - 26
2 Football Team W 30 - 15 2 2 0 0 0 0
6 @Cowboys W 38 - 10 1 1 0 0 0 0
1 @49ers W 24 - 20 1 0 1 0 0 0
5 @Jets W 30 - 10 2 2 0 2 0 0
4 @Panthers L 21 - 31 1 0 1 0 0 0

Career Stats

Defense Career

SEASON TEAM G GS Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
2018 Arizona Cardinals 16 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 0
2019 Arizona Cardinals 14 0 10 6 4 0 0 0 1
2020 Arizona Cardinals 6 0 7 5 2 2 0 0
TOTAL 36 0 24 18 6 2 0 0 0 0 NaN 0 0 0 1

Biography

NoteCARDS:

  • Originally signed by the Cardinals as a rookie free agent out of Sioux Falls in 2018 and played 30 games in his first two NFL seasons. 
  • A special teams standout in his first two seasons, was named a Pro Bowl alternate on teams in 2019 after posting a team-high 10 tackles and a fumble recovery. In his first two NFL seasons, has 18 special teams tackles, three punt deflections, a fumble recovery on a fake punt and scored a TD on a blocked punt. 
  • Led all NFL rookies with 388 total snaps on special teams in 2018, trailing only Jets WR Terrence Brooks (395). One of four rookies to appear in all 16 games for Arizona in 2018, joining Mason Cole, Chase Edmonds and Ezekiel Turner.
  • Finished the 2018 season with eight special teams tackles and scored his first career TD in the season finale at Seattle when he recovered a blocked punt in the endzone. It was his first TD since his senior year at Crystal Lake (IL) South High School when he returned a fumble 80 yards for a TD.
  • Named the Arizona Cardinals 2019 Salute to Service Award nominee.

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