Dane Belton plays safety in the National Football League for the New York Giants. He stands 1.85 meters tall and weighs 93 kilograms. He played football and graduated from Jesuit High School as a three-star prospect. After receiving honorable mention as a sophomore, he was named second-team all-state as a junior. He had also been named first-team all-county as a junior and second-team as a sophomore.
He attended the University of Iowa, where he played collegiate football for the Iowa Hawkeyes football team. He participated in eight games as a true freshman in 2019 and made four starts. As a sophomore, he recorded 33 tackles, one sack, five passes dissected, and one forced fumble.
In 2020, the league’s coaches and the media picked him Honorable Mention All-Big Ten. He played in each of the eight games that season, contributing to 19 solo tackles, 14 assists, 1.5 tackles for loss, one sack, five pass break-ups, and one forced fumble. Additionally, he made one assist for a sack. He was named to the first team of the Big Ten Conference for his 46 tackles as a junior, which included three for loss, seven pass breakups, and five interceptions.
Following the conclusion of the season, he declared his plan to declare for the 2022 NFL Draft. In the fourth round of the 2022 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Belton with the 114th overall choice. He fractured his collarbone in training camp in August 2022.
When Was Dane Belton Drafted?
Dane Belton was drafted by the New York Giants in the 2022 NFL Draft.