Buster Skrine

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Buster Skrine
Buster Skrine cropped.jpg
Skrine in training camp
No. 22     Cleveland Browns
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-04-26) April 26, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth: Decatur, Georgia
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school: Woodstock (GA) Etowah
College: Chattanooga
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 5 / Pick: 137
Debuted in 2011 for the Cleveland Browns
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 5, 2013
Tackles 131
Sacks 1.0
Forced Fumbles 0
Interceptions 2
Stats at NFL.com

Darryl Frank Skrine[1] (pronounced screen;[needs IPA] born April 26, 1989) is an American football cornerback for the Cleveland Browns. He played college football for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he was twice named to the First Team All-Southern Conference.[2][3][4] He was selected with the 137th pick in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns.[5] Skrine developed the nickname, "Buster," from grandmother, because his father shares the same first name.[6]

Professional career[edit]

2011 NFL Combine[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 10 in 186 lb 700 feet in 4.37 s 1.56 s 2.50 s 3.90 s 6.44 s 37 in 10 ft 2 in 20 reps
All values from NFL Combine

Cleveland Browns[edit]

Skrine was selected in the 5th round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. In August 2011, Browns coach Pat Shurmur praised Skrine's performance in the pre-season: "Buster competes. He's a scrappy guy. A real gym rat. You see him flash. Neither one is intimidated by the other. It's been good."[7][8]

2011 Season[edit]

Skrine played sparingly early in his rookie season, but as the year went on he gained more playing time. Skrine finished his rookie season with 18 tackles, 2 pass deflections, and his first career interception that came against the Arizona Cardinals in week 15.


  1. ^ "ESPN Profile". ESPN.com. 
  2. ^ "Buster Skrine Bio". UT Chattanooga. 
  3. ^ John Frierson (April 11, 2008). "Skrine emerges as young leader in secondary for UTC". Times Free Press. 
  4. ^ "Ex-Mocs happy lockout is over". Times Free Press. July 26, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Browns take corner Buster Skrine in 5th round". Boston Herald. August 20, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Combine Player Proiles – Buster Skrine", nfl.com (NFL), retrieved April 30, 2011 
  7. ^ Mike McLain (August 11, 2011). "Rookie corner Skrine turning heads". Tribune Chronicle. 
  8. ^ "Cleveland Browns rookie Buster Skrine quickly becoming a hit in training camp". Cleveland Plain Dealer. August 11, 2011. 

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