Dante Pettis is an athlete who could pass for a model because of his good looks, but he happens to be an athlete and he loves it. Since his childhood, Dante Pettis has been very active as he practiced a number of contact sports. One thing is for sure, his father played an important role in this, as he served as a role model for Dante to pursue a career in American football, as he did in his younger years. Even as a schoolboy, he played basketball and ran track and field. He currently plays as a wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). Dante Pettis is still very young and on the way to being decorated just like his father was in his best years. For more interesting facts you need to know about his career and family, read on.
Who Is Dante Pettis?
Dante Pettis was born on October 23, 1995, in San Clemente, California, U.S.A. He grew up in both a very loving home and a peaceful community. For his high school education, Dante was enrolled in the JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano, California. During his school years, he first joined the athletics team and soon after the basketball team. But one sport he could not resist was the school’s soccer team, to which he eventually devoted most of his time. He soon realized that although he had a passion for athletics and basketball, he could not reconcile all these sports, so he had to spend more time improving his football skills.
One thing that is believed to have influenced his decision is his father’s successful football career in the NFL, and as the saying goes: “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”, at least in his case, this became reality. In his senior year on the JSerra Catholic High School football team, Dante Pettis scored a total of 11 touchdowns and 50 receptions over 889 yards. After successfully completing his high school education, as well as his plans to become a professional footballer, Dante Pettis decided to continue his college education and college career at the University of Washington.
In 2014, when he was a freshman, Dante Pettis was in 13 of 14 games, with five stars, one touchdown, and 17 receptions for 259 yards. By the end of the season, he had gained 288 point-return yards with just one touchdown. The following year, 2015, he started in eight of the 13 games and did well to end the season with two touchdowns, 71 point returns, and a record 30 receptions for 414 yards with a single touchdown. In 2017, he broke the record for the most punt-return touchdowns in NCAA history, and he did so while still a senior.
Family- Parents, Brother, Sisters
From his outward appearance, one may be a little confused as to which ethnic group Dante belongs to, and this is because he looks like a white man, but still has some African traits. To distract you from your misery, we can tell you categorically that Dante Pettis belongs to a mixed-race, he has a black father and a white mother. His mother, Peggy, was a cheerleader in the NFL, while his father, Gary Pettis, is a famous American baseball coach. He lent his expertise as a coach for the “Houston Astros”. Gary’s career and success have undoubtedly inspired Dante, who is now on his way to becoming 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 in the soap opera entitled “Days of Our Lives”. He also has two lovely sisters, Paige Pettis and Shaye Pettis.
Dante Pettis Height, Weight, Measurements
Dante is a young man who is constantly training those muscles and endurance that will help him to survive in the field or perform better. It’s no secret that to go far in football, players need to have an average body type to function properly in their respective teams. For Dante, he is 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and weighs 194 lbs (88 kg), an average body type good enough to make him an outdoor wide receiver.