Damion Square

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Damion Square
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Square with the Alabama Crimson Tide
No. 71 – Los Angeles Chargers
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1989-02-06) February 6, 1989 (age 30)
Houston, Texas
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:293 lb (133 kg)
Career information
High school:Yates (Houston, Texas)
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:74
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:2
Player stats at NFL.com

Damion DaShon Square (born February 6, 1989) is an American football defensive tackle for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama.

High school career[edit]

He was ranked as the 9th overall linebacker prospect in the nation by Scout.com.[1] He also was ranked as the 55th best prospect in the state of Texas by Rivals.com.[2] He was selected to the Preseason All-Greater Team before his Senior season at High school.[3] He was selected to the All-Greater Houston team while at high school.[4] He also was named to the third team of Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine's Super Team.[4]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Damion Square
Defensive tackle
Houston, Texas Yates High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 270 lb (120 kg) 4.78 Jan 11, 2008 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN grade: 79
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 9 (SLB)   Rivals: 37 (DT)  247Sports: 16 (SDE)  ESPN: 24 (DE)
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


  • "2008 Alabama Football Commitments". Rivals.com.
  • "2008 Alabama Football Recruiting Commits". Scout.com.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com.
  • "2008 Team Ranking". Rivals.com.

College career[edit]

He played college football at Alabama. In his sophomore season, he finished the season with 27 tackles and 3 sacks.[5] He finished his last two seasons with a total of 65 tackles, 4.5 sacks, and 2 pass deflections.[6] On July 19, 2012, he was selected to the preseason all-SEC second team prior to his Senior season.[7]

Professional career[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2013 NFL Draft, Square was signed as a free agent by the Philadelphia Eagles.[8] He was released by the Eagles on August 30, 2014.

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Square was claimed off waivers by the Kansas City Chiefs on September 1, 2014. He was released by the Chiefs on October 31.

San Diego / Los Angeles Chargers[edit]

After he was released by the Chiefs, Square was claimed off waivers by the San Diego Chargers on November 3, 2014. On March 11, 2016, he was re-signed by the Chargers to a one-year contract. On September 3, 2016, he was suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the 2016 NFL season.[9]

On March 10, 2017, Square signed a two-year contract extension with the Chargers.[10]

On May 13, 2019, Square re-signed with the Chargers.[11]


  1. ^ "Damion Square Scout.com Profile". scout.com.
  2. ^ "Rivals.com Texas Top 100 2008". dallasnews.rivals.com.
  3. ^ "PRESEASON ALL-GREATER HOUSTON TEAM". chron.com. Retrieved August 30, 2007.
  4. ^ a b "Selecting the All-Greater Houston teams". chron.com. Retrieved December 29, 2007.
  5. ^ "2010 Alabama Crimson Tide Statistics Damion Square #92". cfbstats.com.
  6. ^ "Damion Square College Statistics". sports-reference.com.
  7. ^ "All-SEC preseason football team as picked by the press". nola.com. Retrieved July 19, 2012.
  8. ^ Kausler, Jr., Don (April 27, 2013). "Alabama draft recap: The Tide only did better in 1945, when there were 32 rounds". AL.com. Retrieved May 6, 2013.
  9. ^ Henne, Ricky (September 3, 2016). "Chargers Cut Down Roster to 53". Chargers.com.
  10. ^ Henne, Ricky (March 10, 2017). "Chargers Bring Back NT Damion Square on Two-Year Deal". Chargers.com.
  11. ^ "Chargers Re-sign Damion Square". Chargers.com. May 13, 2019.

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