Darnell Autry

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Darnell Autry
Date of birth: (1976-06-19) June 19, 1976 (age 38)
Place of birth: Wiesbaden, Germany, United States
Career information
Position(s): Running back
College: Northwestern
NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 4 / Pick: 105
Organizations
As player:
1997
2000
Chicago Bears
Philadelphia Eagles
Career stats
Playing stats at NFL.com

Harrington Darnell Autry (born June 19, 1976) is a former American football player who played college football at Northwestern University. In his sophomore season, he helped lead the Northwestern Wildcats to the Big Ten Championship and the 1996 Rose Bowl. Autry finished fourth for that year's Heisman Trophy and appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated after a Northwestern victory over Penn State.

In his junior season, he led Northwestern to another share of the Big Ten championship. After the season, Autry sued the NCAA to be allowed to act in a movie since he was a theater major and he did not want to lose NCAA eligibility. The NCAA initially rejected his claims but eventually relented.[1] He was then drafted in the 1997 NFL Draft where he had little success playing for the Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles.[2]

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Preceded by
Dennis Lundy
Northwestern Wildcat's Starting Running Back
1995-1996
Succeeded by
Adrian Autry