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Kansas City Chiefs Player Profile: Mike DeVito


While not necessarily the biggest name in the NFL, defensive end Mike DeVito had himself a decent first year as a Kansas City Chief. DeVito played in 14 games last year, starting 13. He had 18 tackles and one defended pass.

DeVito played defensive end and tight end during his high school football days. He also participated in track and field.

DeVito attended college at the University of Maine, where he played both defensive end and nose tackle. He won several awards when he played nose tackle, including Second-Team All-Atlantic 10 in 2005 and First-Team All-Atlantic 10 in 2006. DeVito was undrafted in 2007 (Source: Go Black Bears).

DeVito signed with the New York Jets and ended up playing for them for six seasons. During his days as a Jet, DeVito had 126 tackles, six forced fumbles (recovering three of them), and two and a half sacks (Source: Sports Reference).

Rich Cimini of ESPN New York thought highly of DeVito after the 2010 season. Cimini said that DeVito was underrated in the league, but also considered him to be one-dimensional.

“DeVito might be the most under-appreciated player on the team. Lining up against either a guard or tackle, DeVito was an outstanding run stuffer in his first season as a full-time starter. Unfortunately for the Jets, he’s a one-dimensional player, offering little in terms of pass rush.” – Rich Cimini

In 2013, Mike DeVito signed a three-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. DeVito isn’t the most well known player in the league, but he has done a pretty good job in the NFL considering he was undrafted. He was a good pick up for the Chiefs and I think year number two in Kansas City will be a good one for Mike DeVito.

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