Dante Pettis is one athlete who could pass for a model given his good looks but he happens to be a sportsperson and he loves it. Ever since he was a kid, Dante was very active as he was involved in a number of contact sports. One thing is for sure, his father played a major part in this as he stood as a role model for Dante to pursue a career in American football just like he did in his younger years. While he was a high school student he played basketball and ran track as well. At the moment, he plays as a wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). Dante Pettis is still very young and on his way to becoming just as decorated as his dad was in his prime. For more interesting facts you need to know about his career and family, read on.
Who Is Dante Pettis?
Dante Pettis was born in San Clemente, California, the U.S.A on the 23rd of October 1995. He grew up in a very loving home as well as a peaceful community. For his high school education, Dante was enrolled in the JSerra Catholic High School which is located in San Juan Capistrano, California. While he was a student, he first joined the track and field team and soon after, he joined the basketball team. But one sport he could not resist joining was the school’s football team where he ended up devoting most of his time. He quickly realized that though he had a passion for track and field as well as basketball, he couldn’t adequately balance them all, thus, he had to devote more of his time to honing his skills in football.
One thing that is suspected to have influenced his decision is his father’s successful football career with the NFL and as the saying goes, “the apple does not fall too far from the tree” at least this became a reality in his case. In his senior year at the JSerra Catholic High School football team, Dante Pettis had a total of 11 touchdowns, as well as 50 receptions for 889 yards. After completing his high school education successfully, as with his plans to become a professional football player, Dante chose to further his college education and collegiate career at the University of Washington.
In 2014, when he was a freshman, Dante Pettis was featured in 13 out of 14 games where he had five starts, one touchdown, and 17 receptions for 259 yards. To complete the season he was able to add 288 punt return yards with just a single touchdown. In the following year 2015, he was a starter for eight out of a total of 13 games and he did well to end with two touchdowns and 71 punt returns as well as a record of 30 receptions for 414 yards with a single touchdown. In 2017, he broke the record for the most punt return touchdowns in the history of the NCAA, and he did this while he was still a senior.
Family- Parents, Brother, Sisters
From his physical appearance, one may be a little confused as to what ethnicity Dante is from and this is because he looks like a white man yet rocking some African features. To put you off your misery, we can categorically tell you that Dante Pettis is of a mixed race, he has a black father and a white mother. His mother, Peggy, was an NFL cheerleader, while his father, Gary Pettis is a famous American baseball coach. He lent his expertise as a coach for the “Houston Astros.” Without a doubt, Gary’s career and success inspired Dante who is now on a journey to be like his father or even better. Dante has an only brother named, Kyler Mackenzie Pettis, who is an actor popularly known for his role as Theo Carver on the soap opera titled, Days of Our Lives. He also has two lovely sisters named, Paige Pettis and Shaye Pettis.
Height, Weight, Measurements
Dante is a young man who is constantly building those muscles and stamina which will help him fare or perform better on the field of play. It’s no secret that to go far in football, players need to have the average body type in order to function properly in their respective teams. Dante has a height of 1.85 m (6 feet 1 inch) and weighs 88kg (194 lbs) which is an average body type good enough to make him an outside wide receiver.