Dante Pettis (born October 23, 1995) is an American football wide receiver for the Washington Huskies.

Early years

Pettis attended JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano, California. He played football, basketball and ran track. As a senior in football, he had 50 receptions for 889 yards and 11 touchdowns. He committed to the University of Washington to play college football. [3]

College career

As a true freshman at Washington in 2014, Pettis played in 13 of 14 games with five starts and had 17 receptions for 259 yards and a touchdown. He also added 288 punt return yards with a touchdown.

In 2015, he started eight of 13 games, recording 30 receptions for 414 yards and a touchdown with 271 punt return yards and two touchdowns.

As a junior, he started 11 of 14 games, finishing with 53 receptions, 822 yards, 15 receiving touchdowns, 287 punt return yards and two touchdowns. [4] [5]

As a senior in 2017 against the Oregon Ducks, he broke the record for most career punt return touchdowns in NCAA history. [6] [7] Pettis garnered consensus All-America honors after being named a first-team All-American by the AFCA, FWAA, Walter Camp Football Foundation, and The Sporting News. [8]

Personal life

His father, Gary Pettis, played in Major League Baseball (MLB) and is a coach for the Houston Astros. [9] [10] His brother, Kyler Pettis, is an actor and his cousin, Austin Pettis, played in the NFL. [11] [3]