DeMarvion Overshown

American football player (born 2000)

American football player
DeMarvion Overshown
No. 13 – Dallas Cowboys
Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (2000-08-13) August 13, 2000 (age 23)
Tyler, Texas, U.S.
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Arp (Arp, Texas)
College:Texas (2018–2022)
NFL draft:2023 / Round: 3 / Pick: 90
Career history
  • Dallas Cowboys (2023–present)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-Big 12 (2022)
Player stats at PFR

DeMarvion Germanic Lee Overshown[1] (born August 13, 2000) is an American football linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas.

Early years

Overshown attended Arp High School in Arp, Texas.[2] As a freshman, he was promoted to the varsity team for the Class 3A district playoffs, where he played outside linebacker and defensive end.[3]

As a sophomore, he was switched to free safety and received All-East Texas Newcomer of the Year honors.[3]

As a junior, he was named All-East Texas Defensive Player of the Year and first-team All-district, while helping his team reach the state semifinals.

As a senior, he had 142 tackles (14 for loss), 5 sacks, 5 interceptions, 13 pass breakups, 4 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries. He received Defensive MVP of District 9-3A II, first-team All-district, first-team All-State by the Associated Press, first-team All-State by the Texas Sports Writers Association and first-team All-USA Texas by USA Today honors.

In December 2017, he committed to the University of Texas at Austin to play college football.[4][5] In January 2018, he played in the Under Armour All-America Game.[6][7]

College career

Overshown accepted a football scholarship from the University of Texas. He played as a backup safety during his first two years, appearing in 17 games, while registering 19 tackles, 2 sacks and one interception.

As a sophomore in 2019, he missed four games due to a back injury, that he suffered in the seventh game against the University of Kansas.

Prior to his junior season in 2020, he switched to weakside linebacker.[8] He started all 10 games, recording 60 tackles, one sack and two interceptions.[9] He was named the Defensive MVP of the 2020 Alamo Bowl, after making 6 tackles (0.5 for loss), one interception, 2 quarterback hurries and one fumble recovery.

Overshown returned to Texas for his senior year, rather than enter the 2021 NFL draft.[10] He started 10 games (missed one contest with a toe injury), while recording 74 tackles (led the team), 5.5 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, 2 fumble recoveries, 2 pass breakups and one blocked kick. He had 9 tackles (0.5 tackles for loss) against Texas Tech University. He made 10 tackles with a career-high eight solo stops and one fumble recovery against Texas Christian University.

As a super senior in 2022, he appeared in 12 games (11 starts), posting career-highs with 96 tackles (10 for loss), 4 sacks and five pass breakups. He received first-team All-Big 12 honors. He had 9 tackles (1.5 for loss) against Kansas State University. He made 11 tackles (half a tackle for loss) and half a sack against Texas Christian University. He had 14 tackles (2 for loss), one sack and 2 pass breakups against Baylor University.[3]

College statistics

Season GP Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
Solo Ast Cmb TfL Sck Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
2018 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019 5 17 1 18 7 2 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1
2020 10 32 28 60 8 1 2 29 14.5 0 7 1 0 0 2
2021 11 38 36 74 5.5 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0
2022 12 49 47 96 10 4 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0
Career 39 136 113 249 30.5 9 3 29 9.7 0 17 3 0 0 3

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 2+58 in
(1.90 m)
229 lb
(104 kg)
32+14 in
(0.82 m)
9+12 in
(0.24 m)
4.56 s 1.59 s 2.62 s 4.47 s 7.17 s 36.5 in
(0.93 m)
10 ft 6 in
(3.20 m)
15 reps
Sources:[11][12]

Overshown was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the third round (90th overall) of the 2023 NFL draft.[13] During the second preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks, Overshown was carted off the field after sustaining an injury. It was revealed after the game he had a torn ACL, ending his season.[14]

References

  1. ^ Ramkissoon, Jaclyn (September 14, 2022). "UT linebacker DeMarvion Overshown welcomes son to the world". KXAN Austin. Retrieved September 24, 2023.
  2. ^ Davenport, Richard (February 10, 2017). "Texas safety not shy about dishing out the big hit". Arkansas Online. Retrieved September 24, 2023.
  3. ^ a b c Archer, Todd (May 23, 2023). "Third-grade wish comes true for Cowboys rookie DeMarvion Overshown". ESPN.com. Retrieved May 23, 2023.
  4. ^ Parry, Chris (December 21, 2017). "Arp defensive superstar Demarvion Overshown signs with Longhorns". TylerPaper.com. Retrieved September 24, 2023.
  5. ^ Wasserman, Ari (June 1, 2017). "Texas 4-star DB Overshown commits to Texas". cleveland.com. Retrieved September 24, 2023.
  6. ^ Hamilton, Gerry (November 3, 2017). "Under Armour jersey tour: S DeMarvion Overshown". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 10, 2022.
  7. ^ Smith, Cam (November 2, 2017). "Texas safety commit DeMarvion Overshown ready for Under Armour All-America Game". USA TODAY High School Sports. Retrieved September 24, 2023.
  8. ^ Moyle, Nick (October 21, 2020). "Texas' DeMarvion Overshown adjusting to life as a LB". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved September 24, 2023.
  9. ^ Moyle, Nick (August 26, 2021). "DeMarvion Overshown takes it from 0 to 100 for Texas". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved September 24, 2023.
  10. ^ Moyle, Nick (December 22, 2020). "Texas LB DeMarvion Overshown will return for 2021 season". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved September 24, 2023.
  11. ^ "DeMarvion Overshown Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved April 28, 2023.
  12. ^ "2023 NFL Draft Scout DeMarvion Overshown College Football Profile". DraftScout.com. Retrieved April 28, 2023.
  13. ^ Eatman, Nick (April 28, 2023). "Cowboys Select Texas LB DeMarvion Overshown". DallasCowboys.com. Retrieved September 24, 2023.
  14. ^ Harris, Nick (August 29, 2023). "Cowboys announce 36 roster moves ahead of regular season". DallasCowboys.com. Retrieved September 24, 2023.
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