Damion Square (born February 6, 1989) is an American football defensive tackle for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama .

High school career

He was ranked as the 9th overall linebacker prospect in the nation by Scout.com. [2] He also was ranked as the 55th best prospect in the state of Texas by Rivals.com. [3] He was selected to the Preseason All-Greater Team before his Senior season at High school. [4] He was selected to the All-Greater Houston team while at high school. [5] He also was named to the third team of Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine's Super Team. [5]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Damion Square
Defensive tackle
Houston, Texas Yates High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 270 lb (120 kg) 4.78 Jan 11, 2008
Recruiting star ratings : Scout : Rivals : 247Sports : ESPN grade: 79
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout : 9 ( SLB ) Rivals : 37 ( DT ) 247Sports : 16 (SDE) ESPN : 24 (DE)
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note : In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • . Rivals.com.
  • . Scout.com.
  • . Scout.com.
  • . Rivals.com.

College career

He played college football at Alabama. In his sophomore season, he finished the season with 27 tackles and 3 sacks. [6] He finished his last two seasons with a total of 65 tackles, 4.5 sacks, and 2 pass deflections. [7] On July 19, 2012, He was selected to the preseason all-SEC second team prior to his Senior season. [8]

Professional career

Philadelphia Eagles

After going undrafted in the 2013 NFL Draft , Square was signed as a free agent by the Philadelphia Eagles . [3] He was released by the Eagles on August 30, 2014.

Kansas City Chiefs

Square was claimed off waivers by the Kansas City Chiefs on September 1, 2014. He was released by the Chiefs on October 31.

San Diego / Los Angeles Chargers

After he was released by the Chiefs, Square was claimed off waivers by the San Diego Chargers on November 3, 2014. On March 11, 2016, he was re-signed by the Chargers to a one-year contract. On September 3, 2016, he was suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the 2016 NFL season . [12]

On March 10, 2017, Square signed a two-year contract extension with the Chargers. [2]