Award Winner Profile

Deiontrez Mount 2016 Professional Award

Award: Professional Award

Award Year: 2016

Organization: Tennessee Titans

Winner Sport: Football

Home Town: Fort Walton Beach

The All Sports Association is proud to announce Deiontrez Mount as our 2016 Professional Award Winner. Deiontrez is a 2011 graduate of Fort Walton Beach High School and had a four-year career at defensive end and outside linebacker for the University of Louisville Cardinals. He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the 2015 NFL Draft and just completed his rookie season. Although placed on injured reserve in October with a knee injury, Mount made the most of his limited opportunity to shine as an outside linebacker in his first year for the Titans.

As a senior at Fort Walton Beach, Deiontrez recorded 54 tackles and 5.5 sacks as a senior for the Vikings.  Not only a standout on the football field, Mount also participated in track where he competed in the long jump and the 4×100 relay. He also ran the 300-meter hurdles and qualified for the FHSAA 3A Outdoor State Championship in the 110-meter hurdles.

He joined Louisville in the fall of 2011 and made his first career start at linebacker against the Tarheels. He played in 13 games his sophomore year, highlighted by a career-high six-tackle effort against the Temple Owls, including two for a loss and one sack. An injury limited his playing time in his junior season, but he returned ready for battle as a senior when he played in 13 games for the Cardinals. His senior season saw him accumulate five tackles in the season-opener versus Miami and reaching a total of 37 tackles and five sacks on the year which ended with a trip to the Belk Bowl against Georgia. He ended his career at Louisville with 82 total tackles (18 for loss) and 9.5 sacks in 45 games played. Deiontrez graduated from the University of Louisville in December 2014 with a degree in communications.

In his pro day workout last spring, Mount benched 225 pounds 28 times and was clocked with a 4.62-second time in 40, among the top defensive ends and outside linebackers in the draft. The 6’5” Mount arrived in the NFL with a reputation as a versatile pass rusher who could fill multiple spots. Being drafted by the Titans was an ironic development considering Mount grew up as a Titans fan because his favorite player was running back Eddie George.

Before his injury in October, Mount saw action in four NFL games. In his NFL debut against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a game hyped for featuring a head-to-head battle between rookie starters Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston, the Titans received an immediate return on their investment in Deiontrez. On a pass intended for Charles Sims in the flat, Mount (#53) leaped in the air and collected his first career interception from Jameis Winston.  Deiontrez saw playing time as outside linebacker and a reserve on special teams in his four games before being sidelined by injury.

Before his injury in October, Mount saw action in four NFL games. In his NFL debut against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a game hyped for featuring a head-to-head battle between rookie starters Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston, the Titans received an immediate return on their investment in Deiontrez. On a pass intended for Charles Sims in the flat, Mount (#53) leaped in the air and collected his first career interception from Jameis Winston.  Deiontrez saw playing time as outside linebacker and a reserve on special teams in his four games before being sidelined by injury.