Pro Highlights

  • Played in 15 games as a rookie and registered 14 tackles (eight solo), two sacks, three tackles for a loss, nine QB pressures and three QB hits.
  • Posted sacks in back-to-back games, recording one in Week 13 vs. Houston and one in Week 14 vs. Seattle.
  • Appeared in all three postseason contests and posted two tackles (one solo) and a QB pressure.
  • Selected by Green Bay with the second of two fourth-round choices (No. 137 overall), the second of two compensatory choices awarded to the team in the 2016 NFL Draft.
  • Became the first defensive end from Northwestern to be drafted since DE Corey Wootton was selected by the Chicago Bears in 2010 (fourth round, No. 109 overall). Also became the first player from Northwestern drafted by Green Bay since DT James Anderson in 1973 (14th round).


Played in 48 games with 33 starts for the Wildcats and registered 134 tackles (83 solo), 31½ tackles for a loss, 12½ sacks, three interceptions (one returned for a TD), 21 passes defensed, three fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles…Earned his degree in economics…Senior season (2015): Started 12 games and earned second-team All-Big Ten honors after posting a career-high 46 tackles (27 solo), including 13½ tackles for a loss (second on the team), three sacks, an interception, a fumble recovery and seven passes defensed…Was tied for the team lead with eight QB hurries…Also earned third-team All-Big Ten recognition from Athlon Sports…Was part of a Northwestern defense that ranked No. 7 in the country in points allowed (16.4 ppg)…Registered four tackles (three solo), including one for a loss, and two QB hurries in the 16-6 win vs. Stanford (Sept. 5)…Posted six tackles (two solo) and an interception in the second quarter when he picked off QB Thomas Sirk on second-and-goal from the 11, returning the pick 18 yards to the Northwestern 36 and earning NU’s Defensive Player of the Week for his performance at Duke (Sept. 19)…Set a school single-game record and tied the sixth-best mark in conference history with six tackles for a loss, earning NU’s Defensive Player of the Game after finishing with a career-high 10 tackles (seven solo) and a career-best two sacks in the 30-28 win at Nebraska (Oct. 24)…Registered five tackles, including three stops for a loss, and a career-high three QB hurries vs. Purdue (Nov. 14)…Junior season (2014): Started all 12 contests and earned honorable mention All-Big Ten recognition after recording 41 tackles (25 solo), including eight tackles for a loss, four sacks, a forced fumble and a career-high eight passes defensed…Ranked second on the team in tackles for a loss…Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors…Was named the team’s Defensive Player of the Game after posting five tackles (three solo) and a half-sack vs. Northern Illinois (Sept. 6)…Posted a sack for the second straight game and finished with two tackles (one solo) and a pass defensed at Penn State (Sept. 27)…Registered a season-high six tackles, including 1½ tackles for a loss, and a forced fumble in the 43-40 OT win at Notre Dame (Nov. 15)…Was named NU’s Defensive Big Playmaker for his performance…Sophomore season (2013): Played in 11 games with nine starts and recorded seven tackles for a loss (tied for second on the team) and 4½ sacks (third)…His sack total was a career high and he added a career-best two interceptions…Also registered 33 tackles (22 solo), five passes defensed, a career-high two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery…Made his first career start and posted his first career interception, returning the pick 16 yards vs. Syracuse (Sept. 7)…Picked off a pass near the line of scrimmage and returned it 19 yards for a TD vs. Maine (Sept. 21)…Also posted two tackles (one solo), a sack and a forced fumble…Registered a season-high six tackles (five solo) and a fumble recovery vs. Ohio State (Oct. 5)…Finished with five tackles (three solo) and a season-high 1½ sacks in the 37-34 win at Illinois (Nov. 30)…Freshman season (2012): Played in all 13 games as a true freshman, one of four true freshmen to play for the Wildcats, and was named to’s Big Ten All-Freshman team…Recorded 14 tackles (nine solo), a sack, a pass defensed and a fumble recovery…Recorded two tackles (one solo), a fumble recovery, a QB hurry and a pass deflection at the line of scrimmage vs. Vanderbilt (Sept. 8)…Recorded his first career sack when he brought down QB Andrew Maxwell for an 11-yard loss on third down to force a punt at Michigan State (Nov. 17).


Given name Dean Vincent Lowry…Born in Rockford, Ill. …High school: Earned IHCA 7A all-state recognition at Rockford (Ill.) Boylan High School, where he was named the Northern Illinois Conference (NIC-10) Defensive MVP as a senior in 2011 after registering 65 tackles, including 21 tackles for a loss, and 10 sacks…Also was an all-state selection that season by the Chicago Tribune and the Champaign News-Gazette…Earned All-Midwest honors from SuperPrep…Was also named team MVP as a senior…Was a member of back-to-back state championship teams in 2010 and 2011 as Boylan finished with a perfect 14-0 mark in both of those seasons…Also lettered one year in basketball as a center and played baseball as a freshman…Was named to the honor roll as a junior and and as a senior…Community involvement: While he was in college, visited elementary schools in Evanston, Ill., to discuss the importance of education and exercise with students…Residence: Rockford, Ill.