Dominick Puni

American football player (born 2000)

American football player
NFL draft:2024 / Round: 3 / Pick: 86Career history
  • San Francisco 49ers (2024–present)
Roster status:ActiveCareer highlights and awards
  • First-team All-Big 12 (2023)
Player stats at PFR

Dominick Puni (born February 24, 2000) is an American football offensive guard for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Central Missouri Mules and Kansas Jayhawks.

Early life and education

Puni was born on February 24, 2000, in St. Charles, Missouri.[1] He attended Francis Howell Central High School in Cottleville, Missouri.[2]

College career

Puni played college football at the University of Central Missouri from 2018 to 2021. He did not play in 2020 due to the team's season being cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and played in only one game in 2021 due to injury.[3] Puni transferred to the University of Kansas in 2022.[4] He started all 24 games he played in during his two years at Kansas.[5][6] He opted out of the 2023 Guaranteed Rate Bowl in order to prepare for the 2024 NFL draft.[7]

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 5+18 in
(1.96 m)
313 lb
(142 kg)
33+38 in
(0.85 m)
10+18 in
(0.26 m)
5.35 s 1.86 s 3.13 s 4.40 s 7.47 s 30.0 in
(0.76 m)
8 ft 11 in
(2.72 m)
26 reps
All values from NFL Combine/Pro Day[8][9]

Puni was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers with the 86th overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.[10]

References

  1. ^ Brugler, Dane. "The Beast: 2024 NFL Draft Guide" (PDF). The Athletic. p. 140. Retrieved April 14, 2024.
  2. ^ Guskey, Jordan (April 26, 2024). "San Francisco 49ers pick OL Dominick Puni in third round of 2024 NFL Draft. What to know". USA TODAY. Retrieved May 27, 2024.
  3. ^ Erickson, Ethan (December 13, 2023). "St. Louis native, Kansas lineman Dominick Puni collecting honors ahead of NFL bid". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved June 8, 2024.
  4. ^ Andrews, Joe (July 6, 2022). "Former Mules starting left tackle lands spot at Kansas". Warrensburg Star-Journal. Retrieved June 8, 2024.
  5. ^ Guskey, Jordan (November 25, 2023). "With Kansas football, Dominick Puni has helped set himself up for a chance in the NFL". The Topeka Capital-Journal. Retrieved June 8, 2024.
  6. ^ Erickson, Ethan (October 20, 2023). "St. Louis native, Kansas offensive lineman Dominick Puni climbing NFL draft boards". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved June 8, 2024.
  7. ^ Laddha, Shreyas (December 24, 2023). "Kansas Jayhawks football's Dominick Puni, Austin Booker opt out of Guaranteed Rate Bowl". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved June 8, 2024.
  8. ^ "Dominick Puni Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved March 17, 2024.
  9. ^ "2024 NFL Draft Scout Dominick Puni College Football Profile". DraftScout.com. Retrieved March 17, 2024.
  10. ^ Posey, Kyle (April 26, 2024). "49ers trade up with the Eagles to pick No. 86 to select Kansas offensive lineman Dominick Puni". Niners Nation. Retrieved May 27, 2024.

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  • San Francisco 49ers bio
  • Kansas Jayhawks bio
  • Central Missouri Mules bio
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