Former BYU DL Zac Dawe Signs Contract With Atlanta Falcons

May 1, 2021, 7:06 PM
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BYU DE Zac Dawe in a one-on-one battle against a Louisiana Tech offensive lineman. (BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)
(BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

SALT LAKE CITY – Former BYU defensive end Zac Dawe has signed a free agent contract with the Atlanta Falcons.

A former football and wrestling standout at Pleasant Grove High School, Dawe is the 12th BYU football player to either be drafted or sign a free agent contract in the 2021 class.

Zac Dawe career snapshot

Dawe played in 38 games during his BYU career recording 81 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, two quarterback hurries, and three pass breakups.

Coming out of high school, Dawe signed with BYU to play along the offensive line. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Houston where he then returned in 2016. Dawe battled injuries and had left the team and lost his scholarship for a brief period. While away from the team he was a security guard at Nu Skin in Provo.

Dawe transformed his body to play at defensive end where he was a significant contributor for BYU the last two seasons.

During BYU’s 11-1 2020 season, Dawe had a career-high 8 tackles in a comeback road victory over the Houston Cougars.

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12-3 pm) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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