Darius Slay

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Darius Slay
No. 30     Detroit Lions
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-01-01) January 1, 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth: Brunswick, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 192 lb (87 kg)
Career information
High school: Brunswick (GA)
College: Mississippi State
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 36
Debuted in 2013 for the Detroit Lions
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-SEC (2012)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Tackles 34
Interceptions 0
Forced fumbles 0
Stats at NFL.com

Darius Slay (born January 1, 1991) is an American football cornerback for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Mississippi State University. Slay was drafted by the Lions in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

A native of Brunswick, Georgia, Slay attended Brunswick High School, where he was an all-state running back and defensive back. He was named All-State by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution at defensive back following his senior season, and was also chosen for the Georgia North-South All Star Game. He rushed for over 1,300 yards and 15 touchdowns in the 2008 season, and Intercepted six passes with two touchdown returns. His junior season was shortened by a torn MCL after he had rushed for 336 yards and six touchdowns in just five games. As a sophomore, he put up 1,127 yards on 142 rushes with 13 touchdowns. Slay also lettered in basketball and was a standout in the 100- and 200-meter sprints

College career[edit]

Slay attended Itawamba Community College before transferring to Mississippi State University, where he played for coach Dan Mullen's Mississippi State Bulldogs football team in 2011 and 2012. In his two seasons for Mississippi State, he had 64 tackles, six interceptions and two touchdowns.

Professional career[edit]

2013 NFL Combine[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 0 in 192 lb 32 1/4 in 9 3/8 in 4.36 s 1.50 s 2.47 s 4.26 s 6.82 s 35.5 in 10 ft 4 in 14 reps
All values from NFL Combine;[1]

Detroit Lions[edit]

The Detroit Lions selected Slay in the second round, with the 36th overall pick, of the 2013 NFL Draft. On May 3, 2013, Slay underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. The Lions signed him to a four-year rookie contract on May 9, 2013.[2]


  1. ^ Darius Slay Draft Profile. NFL.com). Retrieved on 2013-10-09.
  2. ^ Associated Press, "Lions sign top draft pick DE Ezekiel Ansah to 5-year contract, 8 others to 4-year deals," The Washington Post (May 10, 2013). Retrieved May 19, 2013.

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