David Afrasiab Assad Bakhtiari (born September 30, 1991) is an offensive tackle in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers (NFL). He was picked by the Packers in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft after playing college football at Colorado.
Bakhtiari was born in the city of San Mateo in the state of California. Eric Bakhtiari, his older brother, went on to play defensive end for the Tennessee Titans and the University of San Diego. Karl Bakhtiari, his father, owns a real estate company in California. He has Iranian and Icelandic ancestors. Bakhtiari chose to play football for the University of Colorado, where he majored in Communications and played for the Colorado Buffaloes from 2009 to 2012.
Bakhtiari is a Burlingame, California resident. He founded the Fund a Dream Scholarship while still in high school, and he also signed autographs for the Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer in exchange for donations to cancer research. During his time at the University of Colorado, he also visited homeless shelters and nursing homes. Bakhtiari proposed to his girlfriend Frankie Shebby, whom he has been dating since October 2017, on July 2, 2020.
The board game Settlers of Catan was introduced to the Packers by Bakhtiari, and it quickly became a team favourite. When he reached out to filmmaker Elizabeth Banks on Twitter, he was also responsible for a group of Packers players appearing in Pitch Perfect 2.