Darryl Sharpton

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Darryl Sharpton
No. 53  Chicago Bears
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-01-01) January 1, 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth: El Portal, Florida
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school: Coral Gables (FL)
College: Miami (FL)
NFL draft: 2010 / Round: 4 / Pick: 102
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-ACC (2009)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
Tackles: 176
Quarterback sacks: 1.0
Pass deflections: 4
Interceptions: 1
Forced fumbles: 1
Stats at NFL.com

Darryl Sharpton (born January 1, 1988) is an American football linebacker for the Chicago Bears. He was drafted by the Houston Texans in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Miami.

Early years[edit]

Sharpton attended Coral Gables High School. As a senior he recorded 96 tackles, two interceptions, and blocked four punts. As a junior he had 110 tackles and returned an interception for a touchdown.

College career[edit]

After being redshirted as a freshman in 2005, Sharpton earned third-team freshman All-America by The Sporting News and Collegefootballnews.com and was selected to The Sporting News ACC all-freshman team. He finished the season starting five of 12 games recording 41 tackles and a sack. As a sophomore in 2007 he started five of 11 games, recording 57 tackles. As a junior in 2008 recorded 58 tackles and a sack. As a senior in 2009 he had 106 tackles including 8.5 TFL and returned an interception for a touchdown. He also had a forced fumble.

Professional career[edit]

Houston Texans[edit]

Sharpton was drafted by the Houston Texans in the fourth round (102nd pick) of the 2010 NFL Draft.

Washington Redskins[edit]

Sharpton signed a one-year contract with the Washington Redskins on March 13, 2014.[1] The Redskins placed him on injured reserve on August 30, 2014.[2] The Redskins terminated Sharpton's contract on September 22.[3]

Chicago Bears[edit]

He signed with the Chicago Bears on September 24, 2014.[4]

Personal[edit]

Sharpton is the second cousin of famous minister Al Sharpton,[5] though by his own admission, he thinks of him more as an uncle.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boyer, Zac (March 13, 2014). "Redskins get rolling by adding defensive starters". WashingtonTimes.com. Retrieved 2014-03-14. 
  2. ^ Jones, Mike (August 30, 2014). "Phillip Thomas, Chase Minnifield among defensive players cut". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 2014-08-30. 
  3. ^ Walker, Andrew (September 22, 2014). "DeAngelo Hall Out For Year With Ruptured Achilles". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2014-09-22. 
  4. ^ http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/5893/darryl-sharpton
  5. ^ Hiatt, Gabe (March 14, 2014). "Darryl Sharpton From Linebacker ‘U’". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 

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