Da'Shawn Hand



Experience: 5 years

Height: 6-3

Age: 27

Weight: 297 lbs

College: Alabama


PRO: The Titans signed Da'Shawn Hand to their practice squad prior to the final week of the 2021 regular season to add depth and experience to the defensive front. The 6-foot-3-inch, 297-pounder came to the Titans having collected 54 tackles, three sacks, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery during four seasons (2018-21) with the Detroit Lions. The University of Alabama product has also spent time on the Indianapolis Colts' practice squad. Hand originally entered the NFL as a fourth-round pick (114th overall) of the Detroit Lions in the 2018 NFL Draft.

• Hand tallied a career-high six tackles in his second career game at San Francisco in 2018.
• Hand recorded all three of his career sacks during his rookie campaign in 2018 becoming the first Lions rookie to record at least three sacks in a season since 2013.

• Hand bought his mother a brand new 2019 CLA 250 Mercedes-Benz for her birthday in April of 2019.

• The Woodbridge, Va., native was originally selected by the Detroit Lions in the fourth round (114th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.
• Waived by the Lions with an injury settlement on Nov. 30, 2021.
• Signed by the Indianapolis Colts to their practice squad on Dec. 21, 2021.
• Waived by the Colts from their practice squad on Dec. 31, 2021.
• Signed by the Titans to their practice squad on Jan. 5, 2022.
• Activated from the practice squad to the active roster standard elevation on Jan. 8, 2022.

• Appeared in 50 games at the University of Alabama (2015-17) and recorded 64 career tackles, eight sacks, 13.5 tackles for loss, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
• As a senior (2017), saw action in 11 games with nine starts and collected 27 tackles with 3.5 tackles for loss, three sacks and recovered a fumble. Earned second-team All-SEC honors from the conference coaches.
• As a junior (2016), appeared in 15 games and totaled 21 tackles with two sacks, five quarterback hurries and one forced fumble. Was selected to the Lombardi Award Preseason Watch List, given annually to the nation's top lineman.
• As a sophomore (2015), saw action in 15 games and collected 16 tackles, three sacks, 6.5 tackles for loss and two quarterback hurries. Was named one of the team's coaching staff's defensive players of the week for his efforts against ULM.
• As a true freshman (2014), played in nine games and finished with seven tackles and two sacks.

• Attended Woodbridge High School and earned Virginia all-state selections as a junior and senior while amassing 56 sacks during his four-year high school career.
• Was ranked the number one player in the Rivals100 and earned first-team USA Today All-American honors in 2012 and 2013. Was a unanimous five-star prospect and rated the number one strong-side defensive end by Rivals.com and top player in the state of Virginia.
• A duel-sport athlete in high school, he was also a Virginia state champion wrestler.
• Follow Hand on Twitter at @TheHand54 and on Instagram at @dhand_9.
• Born Da'Shawn Hand on Nov. 14, 1995 in Philadelphia, Pa.


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2018Detroit Lions138225272030021
2019Detroit Lions3242640010
2020Detroit Lions10112719100001
2021Detroit Lions3011210010
2021Tennessee Titans10
2022Tennessee Titans10