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Dane Looker

Looker in November 2008
No. --     Free Agent
Wide Receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: May 5, 1976 (1976-05-05) (age 33)
Place of birth: Puyallup, Washington
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 194 lb (88 kg)
Career information
College: Washington
Undrafted in 2000
Debuted in 2002 for the St. Louis Rams
Career history
 As player:
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2008
Receptions     112
Receiving yards     1224
Receiving TDs     5
Stats at NFL.com

Dane Alan Looker (born May 5, 1976 in Puyallup, Washington) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2000. He played college football at Washington.

Looker has also played for the New England Patriots and Detroit Lions.

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Early years

Looker attended Puyallup High School in Puyallup, Washington, and won varsity letters in football and basketball. In football, he won All-State honors and made 50 receptions for 916 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior. He won two varsity letters in basketball and graduated in 1995 with honors.

College career

Looker played college football at the University of Washington where he made 84 catches for 949 yards. Looker was a walk-on to the University of Washington football team in 1996 after playing basketball for two years at Western Washington University. He was named honorable mention All-Pac-10 as a senior after starting seven of 11 games, making 20 receptions for 287 yards. He led the Huskies with 64 receptions for 662 yards as a junior. He graduated with a degree in speech communications. During his time at Washington, he played under Scott Linehan, who was initially the wide receivers coach and later the offensive coordinator.

Professional career

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First stint with Rams

Looker was signed as an undrafted free agent by the St. Louis Rams on April 25, 2000. Looker spent 2000 training camp with the Rams before being traded to New England.

New England Patriots

Looker spent part of the 2000 season with the New England Patriots. He was waived on July 31, 2001.

Second stint with Rams

Looker then attended part of Rams 2001 training camp. He played in Super Bowl XXXVI as a member of the Rams, but the team lost to the New England Patriots.

In 2002 Looker played in NFL Europe and led Berlin to World Bowl title and named World Bowl Most Valuable Player after catching 11 passes for 111 yards and two touchdowns as Berlin defeated Rhein Fire 26-20. He was named to All-NFL Europe team and led all NFL Europe receivers in receptions (54) and receiving yards (661) during regular season and also scored five touchdowns. Later in 2002 he made his regular season debut on offense and special teams in December. In 2003 significant offensive action in the NFL, emerging as Rams’ third receiver with 47 receptions. In 2004 he played in 14 games. In 2005 he caught 23 passes for 237 yards. In 2006 Looker handled holder duties all 16 games and also returned punts. In 2007 he played in 13 games serving as holder in each of the contests and made six receptions for 38 yards and Rams’ 2007 recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award. In 2008 Looker played 13 games with 6 starts and made 23 receptions for 271 yards, and 11.8-yard average and 2 touchdowns.

The head coach of the Rams during 2006, 2007, and 2008 seasons was Scott Linehan, whom Looker had previously played for at the University of Washington.

Looker's contract with the Rams expired at the end of the 2008 season making him a free agent.

Detroit Lions

Looker was signed by the Detroit Lions on August 17, 2009 after the team waived wide receiver Bobby Sippio.

Looker was again reunited with Scott Linehan, who serves as the Lions offensive coordinator.


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