Poe never lost focus en route to NFL

Dontari Poe's life story has been compared to "The Blind Side." But that comparison isn't quite accurate. Poe, the Kansas City Chiefs' first round pick and the 11th overall selection in Thursday night's NFL Draft, is from a similar tough part of Memphis, Tenn., as the one Michael Oher grew up in. But there was no Sandra Bullock character scooping Dontari Poe up on a rainy night...
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April 27, 2012  |  Discuss

DT Dontari Poe impresses at Combine with bench press, 40-yard dash

The talk of the NFL Combine Monday was Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe. Poe pumped 44 reps on the bench press Sunday, making him the strongest guy at the Combine. Then he wowed folks with a 4.87 unofficial 40-yard dash time. Poe’s 40 time was officially a 4.98, but for 6’5″ 350-pound defensive tackle, that’s still extremely impressive. Consider that USC running back Mark...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 27, 2012  |  Discuss

A Closer Look At Dontari Poe

By Christina Rivers When Dontari Poe (defensive tackle) out of Memphis bench-pressed 225 pounds 44 times on Sunday at the 2012 NFL Combine, he had a lot of eyes on him. Five reps short of the all-time record set by Stephen Paea proved that Poe is strong. It was his unofficial 4.87 first-attempt in the 40 that had phones ringing, and he followed it with a 4.94. Poe can bench-press...
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February 27, 2012  |  Discuss

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