PLAYER
Dan Skipper
T #74
Height:
6-9
Weight:
317
Age:
23
College:
Arkansas
Hometown:
Arvada, CO
Experience:
R

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Biography

Joins the Lions offensive line after spending the start of 2017 season as a member of the Dallas Cowboys practice squad.

TRANSACTIONS

  • Signed by the Detroit Lions to the practice squad on September 25, 2017.
  • Released by the Cowboys from the practice squad on September 20, 2017.
  • Signed by the Cowboys to the practice squad on September 3, 2017.
  • Released by the Cowboys on September 2, 2017.
  • Signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an unrestricted rookie free agent on May 17, 2017

PRO

Joins the Lions offensive line after spending the start of 2017 season as a member of the Dallas Cowboys practice squad.

2017: Entered the league after originally being signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Dallas Cowboys. Spent the preseason with the Cowboys before being added to their practice squad.

COLLEGE

A four-year starter for the Arkansas Razorbacks, playing in 51 games while making 47 consecutive starts (second-longest streak in school history), including 26 at left tackle, 13 at right and eight at left guard.

2016: Started in all 13 games as a team captain, earning SEC Offensive Line of the Week honors on two occasions.

  • Helped lead an offensive line that blocked for 428.4 yards of total offense per game.

2015: Started all 13 games at right tackle.

  • Helped the Arkansas offensive line lead the SEC in fewest sacks allowed for the third straight year.

2014: Appeared and started in all 13 contests.

  • Part of an offensive line that blocked for two 1,000 yard rushers, the only FBS running backs to each rush for 1,000-plus yards in the 2014 season.

2013: Saw action in 12 games, starting in the last eight for the Razorbacks. Blocked a school-record three field goal attempts.

  • Part of an offensive line that broke the single-season school record by only allowing 8.0 sacks.

PERSONAL

The son of Ken and Brigid Skipper. Attended Ralston Valley High School (Arvada, Colo.).

  • Majored in Biology.

Recent Articles

Recent Videos

  • Top 10 Defensive Plays

    Posted Oct 20, 2017

    Watch the Lions' top 10 defensive plays through the first 6 weeks of the season

  • Bye week comes at right time

    Posted Oct 20, 2017

    Tori Petry recaps the highlights of the week in sixty seconds on 0 to 60 presented by Comerica Bank.

  • Top 10 Offensive Plays

    Posted Oct 19, 2017

    Watch the Lions' top 10 offensive plays through the first 6 weeks of the season

  • Inside look at player workouts and recovery

    Posted Oct 18, 2017

    Head strength and conditioning coach Harold Nash Jr. and team performance dietician Sarah Snyder take Tori Petry through a day in the life of post-game day recovery, presented by Kroger.

  • Ebron on becoming an explosive offense

    Posted Oct 17, 2017

    TE Eric Ebron talks about how he thinks the offense can turn it around after the bye week and about how explosive the offense can become.

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