DeMarcus Van Dyke

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DeMarcus Van Dyke
DeMarcus Van Dyke.JPG
At a game in Denver in September, 2011.
No. 40     Kansas City Chiefs
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-01-17) January 17, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 187 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High school: Miami Gardens (FL) Pace
College: Miami (FL)
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 3 / Pick: 81
Debuted in 2011 for the Oakland Raiders
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2013
Tackles 16
Sacks 0
Forced Fumbles 0
Interceptions 1
Stats at NFL.com

DeMarcus Van Dyke (born January 17, 1989) is an American football cornerback who currently plays for the Kansas City Chiefs. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the 3rd round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Miami.

Early years[edit]

As a defensive back in his junior season Van Dyke had 12 passes broken up, four interceptions and returned two kickoffs and four punts for touchdowns, he played receiver very little his junior year but he recorded eight receptions for 197 yards.

In his senior season in 2006 he recorded 56 tackles and seven interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), also as a senior he played receiver a lot more and caught 21 passes for 417 yards. As a senior he only had 12 total kick returns since teams often chose to kick away from him.

As a freshman at the University of Miami, Van Dyke started the season opener, and on the season he recorded 13 tackles (12 solo and 1 assisted.), 1 pass deflection, and he played in 12 games and started 8 games. As a sophomore, he changed his jersey number from 30 to 8.

Professional career[edit]

NFL Scouting Combine[edit]

Van Dyke ran a 4.28 40-yard dash at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine, which tied for the fourth-fastest time (which has since become the fifth-fastest) at the combine since electronic timing began in 1999.

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 1 in 176 lb 31 38 in 9 in 4.25 s 1.47 s 2.50 s 4.09 s 6.97 s 33 12 in 10 ft 1 in 5 reps
All values from NFL Combine.[1]

Oakland Raiders[edit]

Van Dyke was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the 3rd round 81st overall of the 2011 NFL draft. As a rookie, he was used sparingly, contributing 10 tackles and one interception[2] on a porous defense which ended the season 29th among 32 teams in points allowed.[3]

Van Dyke was released on September 3, 2012.[4]

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Van Dyke was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 7, 2012. On August 25, 2013, he was waived/injured by the Steelers.[5] On August 27, 2013, he cleared waivers and was placed on the Steelers' injured reserve list. On August 31, 2013, he was waived with an injury settlement.[6]

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

On January 12, 2014, the Kansas City Chiefs signed Van Dyke.[7]

Personal[edit]

Van Dyke's cousin, David is a cornerback that played collegiately for Tennessee State.[8] They were teammates on the Kansas City Chiefs during the 2014 offseason.[9][10]

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