A professional football player from the United States named DeAngelo Malone competes for the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons as an outside linebacker. He weighs 109 kilograms and stands 1.93 meters tall. He attended Cedar Grove High School after leaving Martin Luther King Jr. High School. After high school, he attended Western Kentucky University and played collegiate football for the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.
In his rookie season, he recorded 25 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and five quarterback hurries. As a sophomore, he recorded 60 tackles, nine tackles for loss, six sacks, eight quarterback hurries, and two forced fumbles in his final game. That year, he received All-Conference USA honorable mention recognition.
He had 99 total tackles as a junior. He also finished 12th in the nation in quarterback hurries with 16, 16.5 sacks, 11.5 sacks, a fumble recovery returned for a score, and 16 quarterback hurries. He was voted first-team All-Conference USA in 2019 and 2021, as well as the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year.
In addition, ESPN listed him as one of the top five outside linebacker prospects for the 2021 NFL Draft. He was also chosen as the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year for the upcoming season. In the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft, Malone was taken by the Atlanta Falcons with the 82nd overall choice.
What Is DeAngelo Malone Position?
DeAngelo Malone plays the position of an outside linebacker for the Falcons.