Dane Cruikshank



Experience: 5 years

Height: 6-1

Age: 27

Weight: 209 lbs

College: Arizona


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Career Stats

Defense Career

2018Tennessee Titans12011810000
2019Tennessee Titans16010640000
2020Tennessee Titans20101000113131300
2021Tennessee Titans1444329130011



  • Originally a fifth round 2018 NFL Draft pick (152nd overall) out of Arizona, Cruikshank spent his first four NFL seasons with the Titans
  • He enters his fifth NFL season in 2022 and first season with the Bears
  • He has played in 44 games with four starts, totaling 31 tackles, one interception, two passes defensed, one forced fumble and one TFL
  • His 18 total special teams tackles ranked second on the squad from 2018-19
  • In 2018, he scored his first career touchdown with a 66-yard reception on a fake punt against Houston and was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week

2021 SEASON (Titans):

  • Played in 14 games with four starts at safety and collected a career-high 38 tackles, a quarterback pressure and a pass defensed
  • Registered five special teams tackles and a forced fumble on coverage units
  • Placed on injured reserve on Nov. 13 and missed three games before being activated from injured reserve designated to return on Dec. 11
  • Saw action as a reserve safety in the postseason contest and tallied four tackles
  • Tied for the team lead in tackles vs. Kansas City and tied for the team lead in special teams tackles three teams
  • Made his first career start at safety against Indianapolis

2020 SEASON (Titans):

  • Played in two games as a reserve and posted his first career interception and a special teams tackle
  • Placed on the injured reserve on Sept. 6, where he spent the first five games of the regular season. Returned on Oct. 24 before being placed on season-ending injured reserve on Nov. 11, missing the final eight regular season games and the Titans postseason contest
  • Collected his first career interception against Pittsburgh (10/25/20)

2019 SEASON (Titans):

  • Saw action as a reserve in all 16 games and ranked second on the team with a career-best 10 special teams tackles to go along with a blocked extra point and blocked field goals
  • Saw action as a reserve in all three postseason contests and notched a pass defensed on defense
  • Tied the team lead in special teams tackles four times in 2019
  • At Carolina, saw action as a reserve on special teams and tied for the team lead with two tackles on coverage units. Kept it a two-possession game by blocking an extra point early in the fourth quarter
  • At Indianapolis, played as a reserve on special teams and blocked a field goal. Shot through the line and blocked an Adam Vinatieri 46-yard field goal with the ball being scooped up by Tye Smith and returned 63 yards for a touchdown to give the Titans a 24-17 lead late in the fourth quarter
  • Played as a reserve on special teams in his first career postseason game at New England
  • At Baltimore, saw action as a reserve defensive back and recorded a pass defensed. Halted a potential Ravens' scoring drive by breaking up a fourth-and-five pass intended for Mark Andrews late in the fourth quarter

2018 SEASON (Titans):

  • Played in 12 games as a reserve in his rookie campaign and ranked fourth on the squad with eight special teams tackles
  • Collected a 66-yard touchdown reception on a fake punt and a 39-yard kickoff return on a reverse
  • Registered two tackles on defense ... Led or tied for the team lead in special teams tackles four times in 2018
  • Led the team in receiving yards vs. Houston
  • Saw action in his first career NFL game at Miami
  • Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after leading the team with two special teams tackles and notching a touchdown on a fake punt. Gave the Titans a 7-0 lead with a 66-yard touchdown reception from Kevin Byard on a fake punt early in the first quarter. Cruikshank became the first primarily defensive player in team annals to record a touchdown reception
  • Played as a reserve at safety against Baltimore, amassing two tackles; he also stuffed Nick Boyle for a one-yard loss on a short pass in the fourth quarter
  • Played as a reserve on special teams and tied for the team lead with a tackle on coverage units, returned the opening kickoff 39 yards after taking a reserve from Darius Jennings