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Richard Ash

76
DT
Height: 
6-3

Weight:

333

Age

25
Western Michigan
2 Years Pro

TRANSACTION SUMMARY:

12/28/16: Signed with Dallas off Jacksonville’s practice squad.

11/26/16: Released and signed to Jacksonville’s practice squad (11/29).

09/03/16: Released, signed to Jacksonville’s practice squad (9/5) and activated (10/25).

Biography

2016 (Jacksonville/Dallas):

  • Signed with Dallas off the Jaguars practice squad prior to the regular season finale.

  • Went to training camp with the Jaguars and was added to the practice squad for the first seven games of the season, activated for three games, and then moved back to their practice squad.

  • Played in one game at Tennessee (10/27), making four tackles at the defensive tackle position, and was inactive for two more at Kansas City (11/6) and against Houston (11/13).

  • Released by the Jaguars on Nov. 26, signed to their practice squad (11/29) then signed to Dallas’ active roster on Dec. 28.

  • Made his Cowboys debut in the finale at Philadelphia (1/1/17) and had one tackle and his first career tackle for a loss.

2015 (Jacksonville):

  • Spent his rookie season on Jacksonville’s practice squad before a promotion to the active roster prior to the team’s regular season finale at Houston (1/3/16), playing 17 snaps at defensive tackle.

COLLEGE:

  • A fifth-year senior who appeared in all 13 games with 12 starts in 2014 for Western Michigan, registered 42 total tackles and finished third on the team in tackles for loss with 7.5 after transferring from Michigan following the 2013 season.
  • Appeared in 14 career games at defensive tackle and also contributed on special teams while at Michigan from 2011-13.
  • Appeared in five games as a reserve defensive tackle and contributed on special teams, making his first career tackle in 2013.
  • Played in six games, five as a reserve defensive tackle and one on special teams, in 2012.
  • Appeared in three games as a reserve nose tackle and one game on special teams in 2011 after redshirting in 2010.

PERSONAL:

  • Three-year varsity letterman at Pahokee, Fla., High School and registered 45 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 4.0 sacks and recovered two fumbles as a senior.
  • Recorded 84 tackles, seven tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks, one interception, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries during his junior year.
  • Graduated from Western Michigan in 2014 with a degree in general studies.

COMMUNITY:

  • 2017 Cowboys U High School Camp.