Michael Dwumfour

American football player (born 1998)

American football player
Michael Dwumfour
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Dwumfour with Michigan in 2018
No. 78 – Chicago Bears
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1998-01-01) January 1, 1998 (age 26)
Scotch Plains, New Jersey, U.S.
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:296 lb (134 kg)
Career information
High school:Depaul Catholic (NJ)
College:Michigan (2016–2019)
Rutgers (2020)
Career history
  • New York Jets (2021)*
  • Houston Texans (2021–2022)
  • San Francisco 49ers (2022)
  • Cleveland Browns (2023)*
  • Tennessee Titans (2023)*
  • Houston Texans (2023)*
  • Chicago Bears (2023–present)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Total tackles:13
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at PFR

Michael Dwumfour (born January 1, 1998) is an American football defensive tackle for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Michigan Wolverines and Rutgers Scarlet Knights. He was signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2021.

Early life and education

Dwumfour was born on January 1, 1998, in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. He attended Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School with Rashan Gary, before they both transferred, with Gary going to Paramus Catholic High School and Dwumfour moving to DePaul Catholic High School, playing for their football team.[1] As a junior, he recorded 42 tackles and three quarterback sacks. Dwumfour posted 55 tackles and seven sacks as a high school senior, before committing to the University of Michigan. He was rated as a three-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals.com, and Scout.com.[2]

As a true freshman at Michigan, he appeared in one game, the season-opener against Hawaii. As a sophomore, Dwumfour played in nine games, recording four tackles and one sack. He played in all 13 games in his junior year, starting two. He totaled 21 tackles, one interception, and three sacks in the season. As a senior in 2019, Dwumfour played in ten games with two starts, making nine tackles and one sack. He transferred to Rutgers for his final season in 2020. He started eight games at defensive tackle, and made 25 tackles, earning honorable mention All-Big Ten.[2]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 1+58 in
(1.87 m)
291 lb
(132 kg)
32 in
(0.81 m)
9+14 in
(0.23 m)
5.10 s 1.69 s 2.89 s 4.44 s 7.26 s 32.0 in
(0.81 m)
9 ft 0 in
(2.74 m)
19 reps
All values from Pro Day[3]

New York Jets

After going unselected in the 2021 NFL Draft, Dwumfour signed with the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent.[4] He impressed in the first preseason against the New York Giants, but suffered an injury which led to his release with an injury settlement shortly afterwards.[5][6]

Houston Texans

Dwumfour was signed by the Houston Texans to the practice squad on October 13.[7] He was activated on December 25, and made his debut in their game against the Los Angeles Chargers, recording a half-sack.[8] He finished the season playing in three games and recording five tackles.[9] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Texans on January 11, 2022.[10]

On October 12, 2022, Dwumfour was placed on injured reserve.[11] He was activated on November 19.[12] He was waived on December 7.[13]

San Francisco 49ers

On December 13, 2022, Dwumfour was signed to the San Francisco 49ers practice squad.[14]

Cleveland Browns

On February 7, 2023, Dwumfour signed a reserve/futures deal with the Cleveland Browns.[15] He was waived on August 10, 2023.[16]

Tennessee Titans

On August 16, 2023, Dwunfour was signed by the Tennessee Titans.[17] He was waived on August 29, 2023, and re-signed to the practice squad.[18][19] He was released on September 19.[20]

Houston Texans (second stint)

On September 27, 2023, Dwumfour was signed to the Texans practice squad.[21] He was released on October 24.

Chicago Bears

On November 21, 2023, Dwumfour was signed to the Chicago Bears practice squad.[22] He signed a reserve/future contract on January 8, 2024.[23]


  1. ^ Aber, Spencer (May 12, 2021). "4 things to know about Jets' UDFA DL Michael Dwumfour". Jets Wire. USA Today. Retrieved September 28, 2023.
  2. ^ a b "Michael Dwumfour - Football - University of Rutgers Athletics". ScarletKnights.com.
  3. ^ "2021 NFL Draft Scout Michael Dwumfour College Football Profile". DraftScout.com. Retrieved February 3, 2024.
  4. ^ "Scouting Jets defensive lineman Michael Dwumfour". GangGreenNation. SB Nation. July 20, 2021. Retrieved May 26, 2023.
  5. ^ Cangiano, Andrew (August 15, 2021). "Former Rutgers Defensive End Michael Dwumfour impresses in Jets debut before injury". On The Banks. SB Nation. Retrieved May 26, 2023.
  6. ^ "Michael Dwumfour: Waived with injury settlement". CBS Sports. August 27, 2021. Retrieved September 28, 2023.
  7. ^ Deren, Bobby (October 13, 2021). "Former Rutgers DT Michael Dwumfour signed by Houston Texans". 247Sports.com. Retrieved September 28, 2023.
  8. ^ Lane, Mark (December 26, 2021). "Texans DLs Chris Smith, Michael Dwumfour split sack against the Chargers". Texans Wire. USA Today. Retrieved September 28, 2023.
  9. ^ "Michael Dwumfour Stats, Height, Weight, Position, Draft, College". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 28, 2023.
  10. ^ "Houston Texans Transactions (1-11-2022)". HoustonTexans.com. January 11, 2022. Retrieved September 28, 2023.
  11. ^ "Houston Texans Transactions (10-12-2022)". HoustonTexans.com. October 12, 2022. Retrieved September 28, 2023.
  12. ^ "Houston Texans Transactions (11-19-2022)". HoustonTexans.com. November 19, 2022. Retrieved September 28, 2023.
  13. ^ "Houston Texans Transactions (12-7-2022)". HoustonTexans.com. December 7, 2022. Retrieved September 28, 2023.
  14. ^ "49ers Sign DL to the Practice Squad; Place CB Johnson on Practice Squad IR". 49ers.com. December 13, 2022.
  15. ^ "Browns sign DT Michael Dwumfour to reserve/futures contract". ClevelandBrowns.com. February 7, 2023. Retrieved May 26, 2023.
  16. ^ Poisal, Anthony (August 10, 2023). "Browns sign DT Shelby Harris". ClevelandBrowns.com. Retrieved August 11, 2023.
  17. ^ Wyatt, Jim (August 16, 2023). "Titans Agree to Terms with DL Michael Dwumfour, Waive LB Zach McCloud". TennesseeTitans.com. Retrieved September 28, 2023.
  18. ^ Wyatt, Jim (August 29, 2023). "Titans Trim Roster Ahead of NFL's Deadline". TennesseeTitans.com. Retrieved September 28, 2023.
  19. ^ Wyatt, Jim (August 30, 2023). "Titans Add Players to the Team's Practice Squad". TennesseeTitans.com. Retrieved September 28, 2023.
  20. ^ Wyatt, Jim (September 19, 2023). "Titans Promote DL Kyle Peko to 53-Man Roster, While Waiving DL Jayden Peevy". TennesseeTitans.com. Retrieved September 28, 2023.
  21. ^ "Houston Texans Transactions (9-27-2023)". HoustonTexans.com. September 27, 2023.
  22. ^ Williams, Charean (November 22, 2023). "Bears cut Trace McSorley from practice squad". NBC Sports. Retrieved November 22, 2023.
  23. ^ Mayer, Larry (January 8, 2024). "Roster Moves: Bears sign 10 to reserve/future contracts". ChicagoBears.com.
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