Pro Highlights

  • Started all 62 games he played in at left tackle for the Packers in his first four seasons in the league, the most on Green Bay’s offensive line over that span (2013-16).
  • Was selected to his first career Pro Bowl in 2016, having initially been named a first alternate before being selected as an injury replacement for Eagles T Jason Peters.
  • Earned second-team All-Pro honors from The Associated Press last season, the first Green Bay tackle to receive All-Pro recognition from AP since Forrest Gregg in 1967 (first-team selection).
  • Started all 16 games at LT in 2016 for the third time in his career and was part of a line that helped the offense rank in the top 10 in several categories, including points per game (No. 4, 27.0), yards per game (No. 8, 368.8) and first downs (No. 7, 349).
  • Opened all 14 contests he appeared in at LT in 2015, helping to block for RBs Eddie Lacy (758) and James Starks (601) as they became the first Green Bay duo since 1985 to both rush for 600-plus yards in the same season.
  • Started every game at LT in 2014 and helped Green Bay rank No. 1 in the NFL in points per game (30.4), No. 6 in yards per game (386.1) and tied for No. 1 in giveaways with a franchise-record 13.
  • Was part of a line that allowed just nine sacks in the final eight games in ’14, the second-fewest allowed over that span behind only Denver (eight).
  • Blocked for QB Aaron Rodgers as he ranked No. 1 in the NFL in TD/INT ratio (7.60, 38/5), No. 2 in passer rating (112.2), No. 2 in yards per attempt (8.43) and No. 3 in TD passes (38) on his way to earning NFL Most Valuable Player honors from AP in 2014.
  • Was selected as a Pro Bowl alternate in 2014.
  • By starting every game at LT for the Packers in ’13, he became the first rookie to do so for Green Bay since the league went to a 16-game schedule in 1978.
  • Became just the fourth Green Bay rookie to start the season opener at LT since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger and the first since Ken Ruettgers in 1985.
  • Of the four rookies to start at LT for the Packers since 1970 (Ruettgers, Bill Bain, Mark Koncar), was the only one not drafted in the first or second round.
  • Was the only rookie in the NFL to start all 16 games at LT in 2013.
  • In 2013, helped Green Bay finish in the top 10 in both rushing (No. 7) and passing (No. 6) for the first time since 2004.
  • Blocked for Lacy as he rushed for 1,178 yards in 2013, the most by a rookie in team history, as Lacy was selected to the Pro Bowl and was named NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year by AP.
  • Selected by Green Bay with the first of three fourth-round selections (No. 109 overall), he became the first Colorado offensive lineman to be drafted by the Packers since C Joe Garten in 1991 (sixth round).


Played in 34 games with 33 starts during his three seasons at Colorado…Was the starter at LT as a sophomore and junior after starting at RT as a redshirt freshman…Earned second-team All-Pacific-12 honors from the conference’s coaches each of his last two seasons…Majored in communication…Junior season (2012): Started 11 games at LT and was named second-team All-Pac-12 by the conference’s coaches…Also earned second-team all-conference recognition from Phil Steele’s College Football…Was the co-recipient of the John Mack Award as the team’s most outstanding offensive player…Named to the watch lists for both the Outland Trophy and the Lombardi Award…Graded out as the team’s top lineman at 89.8 percent, with 655 “plus” plays out of 729 total…Finished second on the team with 41 “will-breaker” blocks…Allowed just 2½ sacks and only one pressure on the season…Graded out at 80 percent or above in all 11 games he appeared…Posted a season-best 92.5 percent grade as the offense racked up a season-high 531 total yards at Washington State (Sept. 22)…Sophomore season (2011): Opened 11 games at LT and earned second-team All-Pac-12 recognition from the conference’s coaches and Phil Steele’s College Football…Was named a second-team sophomore All-American by…Graded out to 84.4 percent on the season (532 plus plays out of 630 total snaps), the second highest on the CU line…Graded out to 80 percent or better in nine of his 11 games…Allowed just two sacks and three pressures on the season…Sustained a severe knee sprain in the season opener at Hawaii (Sept. 3), which sidelined him for the next two games (vs. California, vs. Colorado State)…In his first game back from the knee injury, posted a season-high grade of 90.4 percent at Ohio State (Sept. 24)…Helped the offense rack up 500 yards of total offense vs. Arizona (Nov. 12), including a season-high 273 rushing yards on 45 carries (6.1 avg.)…Redshirt freshman season (2010): Appeared in all 12 games with 11 starts at RT…Was an honorable mention All-Big 12 selection by AP…Earned honorable mention Freshman All-America honors from…Played the third-most snaps on offense (796), trailing only fellow offensive linemen Nate Solder and Ryan Miller…Graded out at 89.8 percent for the season (715 plus plays), second best on the line behind only Solder (94.3)…Graded out to 80 percent or better in all 12 contests and 90 percent or better in seven games…Allowed just one sack and seven pressures…Helped the Buffaloes record 452 yards of total offense, including 252 rushing yards on 52 carries (4.8 avg.) vs. Hawai’i (Sept. 18)…Posted a career-high grade of 94.7 percent (71 plus plays on 75 snaps) and helped the offense rack up 476 total yards vs. Kansas State (Nov. 20), including 251 rushing yards on 44 carries (5.7 avg.)…Earned second-team Academic All-Big 12 honors.


Given name David Afrasiab Assad Bakhtiari…Last name is pronounced bock-tee-R-ee…Born in San Mateo, Calif. …Single…Oldest brother, Eric, played linebacker for the Tennessee Titans (2009) and San Francisco 49ers (2012)…Another older brother, Andrew, played defensive end at the University of San Diego…Appeared in the movie Pitch Perfect 2 in 2015 with four of his teammates…High school: Earned All-Western Catholic Athletic League, All-San Mateo County and all-metro honors as a senior at Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, Calif. …His senior season marked his first year as a starter in football at any level…Helped his team win the WCAL championship and advance to the state semifinals…Was honored by the Bay Area News Group as a member of the 2008 Cream of the Crop team among seniors, ranking No. 8 out of the 25 players from northern California selected on college potential from a survey of college coaches…Also lettered in lacrosse as a sophomore and as a junior, winning the Lock Down Award as the team’s top hitter…Community involvement: Created the Fund A Dream scholarship at his high school…Attended a pizza party for the PALS program…Signed autographs at the Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer in exchange for donations…Visited homeless shelters and nursing homes while he was in college…Residence: Burlingame, Calif.