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Dane Cruikshank

Dane Cruikshank

STATUS: Unrestricted Free Agent

DEFENSIVE BACK
6-1 | 209 lbs

COLLEGE: ARIZONA
HOMETOWN: CHINO HILLS, CA
ACQUIRED: 5TH ROUND - 2018
NFL EXPERIENCE (NFL/TITANS): 4/4
GAMES PLAYED/GAMES STARTED: 44/4 (PLAYOFFS: 4/0)

The Titans traded up to select Dane Cruikshank with the 152nd overall pick in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-1 inch, 209- pound defender possesses above average size and speed for a defensive back, and was coveted for his versatility, having played safety, and both inside and outside cornerback at Arizona. Cruikshank established himself as a core special teams contributor in Tennessee after notching 18 special teams stops in his first two seasons, including a career-high 10 in 2019, blocking one extra point and one field goal, and catching a touchdown pass on a fake punt from 2018-19.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • From 2018-19, Cruikshank's 18 total special teams tackles ranked second on the squad.
  • In 2019, Cruikshank totaled a career-high 10 special teams tackles, which ranked second on the team, and blocked one extra point and one field goal.
  • In 2018, scored his first career touchdown with a 66-yard reception on a fake punt against Houston (9/16) and was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.

TITANS TIDBITS:

  • Cruikshank credits his grandparents and his mother for his success in life. "My grandparents have provided for their whole family, and they've helped everyone in the family be successful at whatever they choose to do. My mom, (Beverley Jackson, a hair stylist) she's been able to raise her kids by working hard and never taking days off. She loves us and gives us everything we need."
  • Growing up a Southern California fan, his most memorable college football moment was playing the Trojans in the Coliseum. Cruikshank posted 10 tackles and one interception in the contest.
  • Cruikshank's nickname is 'Smoove.' He wore jersey No. 2 in high school, earning the nickname '2 Smoove,' which was then shortened to Smoove.
  • He lists owning his own business as a goal on his bucket list. He would one day like to open his own training facility.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

  • The Chino Hills, Calif., native was selected by the Titans in the fifth round (152nd overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.
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