In the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft, the Chargers selected two-time first-team All-American Dan Feeney from Indiana University.
Two-time captain Dan Feeney (2015-16) became just the fourth player in program history to earn first team All-America status twice, and just the third to earn first-team honors in back-to-back seasons. He started the first 41 games of his career at right guard and the final five at right tackle. In those 46 games, Feeney allowed just two sacks in 3,355 snaps.
Capped off his IU career by being named Associated Press first-team All-American. Also earned All-America recognition from Scout.com (1st team), Walter Camp Football Foundation (2nd team), CBS Sports (2nd team) and Athlon Sports (2nd team). Was a first-team All-Big Ten (coaches and media) selection. Named to the Outland Trophy and Rotary Lombardi Award Watch Lists. Honored as Indiana’s Anthony Thompson Most Valuable Player. Earned the team’s Chris Dal Sasso Award (Outstanding Lineman).
An offensive and defensive tackle at Sandburg High. Earned Southtown Star, Regional News and Orland Park Prairie All-Area honors during his career.
TRANSACTION HISTORY: Third-round pick by Chargers (71st overall), April 28, 2017...signed four-year contract, June 2.
2017: Named All-Rookie by the Professional Football Writers of America…Dressed for all 16 contests, appearing in 15 and making nine starts…Took over as the starting LG after C/G Matt Slauson suffered a season-ending biceps injury…Blocked for QB Philip Rivers to reach 342 career passing TDs, tying Hall of Fame QB Fran Tarkenton for sixth in NFL history…Provided time for Rivers to reach 50,000 career regular-season passing yards, finishing the season ranked ninth on the all-time passing yards list with 50,348…Allowed protection for Rivers to finish the year with 4,171 completions, good for seventh on the all-time completions list…Member of an offensive line that allowed the fewest sacks in the NFL (18)…Awards: Professional Football Writers of America All-Rookie…Pro Football Journal First-Team All-Rookie…NFL.com’s Gil Brandt All-Rookie...at Denver (Sept. 11): Made his NFL debut, appearing on nine special teams plays…vs. Miami (Sept. 17): Played 11 snaps on special teams…vs. Kansas City (Sept. 24): Dressed, but did not see any action…vs. Philadelphia (Oct. 1): Appeared on a special teams play and saw the first action on offense of his career…Replaced G Matt Slauson after a triceps injury, appearing on four plays…Provided QB Philip Rivers protection to find TE Hunter Henry on a four-yard TD to bring Los Angeles within two points…at New York Giants (Oct. 8): Appeared on nine offensive snaps…at Oakland (Oct. 15): Appeared on 11 offensive plays…On a screen pass to RB Melvin Gordon, provided the final down-field block inside the five-yard line for Gordon to score…vs. Denver (Oct. 22): Replaced G Matt Slauson after a season-ending biceps injury, seeing action on 26 offensive snaps and one on special teams…Provided a key kick-out block on OLB Shaquil Barrett to spring RB Austin Ekeler for an 11-yard run…at New England (Oct. 29): Started at LG for the first start of his career, playing all 58 snaps on offense and two on special teams…Helped pave the way for RB Melvin Gordon to rush for a season-high 132 yards and an 87-yard TD on 14 carries (9.4 avg.)…at Jacksonville (Nov. 12): Started at LG and saw action on all 69 plays on offense and three on special teams…Provided time for QB Philip Rivers to throw for 235 yards and two TDs with an INT on 21-of-37 (56.8 pct.) passing to move past Hall of Fame QB Warren Moon (3,988) for eighth, at the time, on the all-time completions list…vs. Buffalo (Nov. 19): Started at LG, joining G/T Michael Schofield and G Kenny Wiggins as the only Chargers to play all 74 offensive snaps…Provided protection for QB Philip Rivers and QB Kellen Clemens to throw for a combined 284 passing yards and two TDs for a 108.4 passer rating, including Rivers completing 20-of-32 passes (62.5 pct.) for 251 yards and two TDs (107.7 passer rating) through three quarters…It marked the fifth game of the season for Rivers with a passer rating above 100 and the fourth above 105…Blocked for RB Melvin Gordon and RB Austin Ekeler to combine for 120 rushing yards and two TDs on 26 carries (4.6 avg.)…at Dallas (Nov. 23): Started at LG and played all 68 snaps on offense and six on special teams…Part of a line that allowed QB Philip Rivers to throw for 434 yards and three TDs on 27-of-33 passing (81.8 pct.) for a 149.1 passer rating…It marked the ninth 400-yard game, 54th 300-yard game and 51st three-TD game of Rivers’ career…The 149.1 passer rating ranked third in his career…On the first TD pass, provided Rivers time to move through his progressions to find TE Hunter Henry in the middle of the end zone matched up with S Byron Jones for a three-yard score…vs. Cleveland (Dec. 3): Played all 70 snaps on offense and seven on special teams after opening the contest at LG…Blocked for QB Philip Rivers to complete 31 passes on 43 attempts (72.1 pct.) for 344 yards and a TD (103.2 passer rating), marking the 55th 300-yard game of Rivers’ career…Protected Rivers to reach 3,000 yards on the year for the 12th consecutive season, which also brought his career total past 49,000…The victory gave Rivers 103 for his career, good for sole possession of 13th in league history, breaking a tie with Hall of Fame QB Warren Moon…Provided blocking for RB Melvin Gordon to rush for 77 yards on 19 carries (4.1), including a sealing block of LB James Burgess Jr., on Gordon’s 29-yard run in the third quarter…vs. Washington (Dec. 10): Started at LG and played all 72 snaps on offense and six on special teams…Provided protection for QB Philip Rivers to post the 104th victory of his career and pass Hall of Fame QB Warren Moon (49,324) for ninth in all-time passing yards…Blocked for Rivers to post 319 passing yards and two TDs on 18-of-31 passing (58.1 pct.) for a 114.9 passer rating, marking the 56th career game of 300-plus passing yards…Provided key blocks on RB Austin Ekeler’s 33-yard run to close the first half and RB Melvin Gordon’s one-yard TD run in the third quarter…at Kansas City (Dec. 16): Played all 64 snaps on offense and two on special teams after opening the game at LG…Blocked for RB Melvin Gordon to post 78 rushing yards and a TD on 19 attempts (4.1 avg.) and six catches for 91 yards (15.2 avg.)…Gordon’s 169 yards from scrimmage were a season high and rank second in the running back’s career…Chipped a key down-field block on an end-around run by RB Austin Ekeler in the second quarter for a 12-yard gain…at New York Jets (Dec. 24): Started at LG, playing all 73 snaps on offense and three on special teams…Provided time for QB Philip Rivers to pass Hall of Fame QB John Elway (4,123) for eighth on the all-time completions list, finishing 22-of-40 passing (55.0 pct.) for 290 yards and a TD (86.5 passer rating)…It marked Rivers’ ninth 4,000-yard season of his career, becoming the fourth player in NFL history to achieve 4,000 yards in nine-plus seasons (Peyton Manning with 14, Drew Brees with 12 and Tom Brady with nine)…Blocked for RB Melvin Gordon to post 81 rushing yards and a TD on 19 carries (4.3 avg.) and haul in three catches for 47 yards (15.7 avg.), allowing Gordon to surpass 1,000 rushing yards for the first season of his career…Pulled to the left and provided a cut-block on CB Morris Claiborne for Gordon to take a pitch for 18 yards in the third quarter…vs. Oakland (Dec. 31): Started at LG, appearing on all 70 offensive snaps and six on special teams…Protected QB Philip Rivers to throw for 387 yards and three TDs on 28-of-37 passing (75.7 pct.) for a 135.8 passer rating…It marked Rivers’ 57th 300-yard game and his 52nd three-TD game…Rivers’ three TD passes brought his career total to 342, tying Hall of Fame QB Fran Tarkenton for sixth in NFL history…Provided time for Rivers to eclipse 50,000 career regular-season passing yards, making him the ninth player in league annals to do so…Blocked for RB Melvin Gordon to register 93 rushing yards on 17 attempts (5.5 avg.) and six catches for 31 receiving yards (5.2 avg.)…The rushing yardage pushed Gordon into seventh in Chargers history…Early in the third quarter, pulled to the to block DT Eddie Vanderdoes at the line, allowing Gordon to post a 16-yard gain.
COLLEGE: Two-time first-team All-American...started 46 career games where he allowed just two sacks in 3,355 snaps...senior year surrendered one sack in 310 called pass attempts...finished with a team-best 58 knockdowns in 636 snaps...started four games at right guard and five at right tackle...did not allow a sack in 475 called pass attempts...finished with a team-best 102 knockdowns in 1,069 snaps...started all 13 games at right guard in 2015.
PERSONAL: Offensive and defensive tackle at Carl Sandburg High in Orland Park, Ill. ...rated the No. 16 prospect in Illinois by Rivals...four-year football and one-year volleyball letterwinner...earned the Athletic Booster Award (3.0-plus GPA) all four years...volunteered at bible school and Erin’s Walk for Change.