Wide receiver drafted 24th overall by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2010 NFL Draft. He quickly became one of the league's top receivers, racking up 1,382 yards and 12 touchdowns in just his third season.
He was a dominant wide receiver for the Oklahoma State Cowboys, however he was ruled ineligible midway through the 2009 season for violating an NCAA bylaw.
He was born to a teenage mother and she was arrested for selling crack cocaine when he was just 8.
He got into an altercation with his biological mother which made headlines, though charges were never pressed against him. His first son Zayne was born in 2007 and his second son Dez Jr. came three years later.
He became one of the favorite targets of quarterback Tony Romo in Dallas.