Donald Strickland

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Donald Strickland
Donald Strickland 2011.JPG
Strickland with the Jets in 2011.
No. 30, 33, 27
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-11-24) November 24, 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth: San Francisco, California
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
College: Colorado
NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 3 / Pick: 90
Debuted in 2003 for the Indianapolis Colts
Last played in 2011 for the New York Jets
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Honorable mention All-Big 12 (2001)
  • Second-team All-Big 12 (2002)
Career NFL statistics
Tackles 248
Interceptions 2
Pass deflections 23
Sacks 3.0
Forced Fumbles 6
Stats at NFL.com

Donald Darell Strickland (born November 24, 1980) is a former American football cornerback. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at Colorado.

Strickland has also played for the Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, San Diego Chargers, and New York Jets.

Early years[edit]

Strickland attended Archbishop Riordan High School in San Francisco, California. As a senior at Riordan, Strickland was a standout All-League running back. His uncle, Raymond Bell, played at UCLA and his cousin, Herb Ward, played at Southern California and in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys. Strickland’s father, Donald, is a retired photographer for the NBC affiliate, KRON-4 in the Bay Area.

College career[edit]

Strickland attended the University of Colorado. Strickland was a key part in the Buffaloes' run to a Big 12 Conference Championship in 2001. He had 78 tackles and two interceptions, both returned for touchdowns. In 2002 he had 86 tackles, and one interception returned 95 yards for a touchdown.

Professional career[edit]

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Strickland started for the Indianapolis Colts from 2003 until the first game of 2005 when he injured himself.

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

He was picked up by the Philadelphia Eagles later that season, playing in three games. The Eagles waived Strickland during the 2006 training camp.

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

The San Francisco 49ers acquired him as a free agent on October 31, 2006. The 49ers released Strickland on February 26, 2007, but re-signed him on March 6, 2007 to a one-year deal. He re-signed with the 49ers on March 21, 2008 to a one-year contract.[1]

New York Jets[edit]

An unrestricted free agent in the 2009 offseason, Strickland signed with the New York Jets on March 25.[2] He was released on March 5, 2010.[3]

San Diego Chargers[edit]

Strickland during the 2010 NFL season.

Strickland signed with the San Diego Chargers on March 12, 2010.[4] After one season in San Diego, he was released on July 28, 2011.[5]

Second stint with Jets[edit]

On July 30, 2011, Strickland was re-signed by the New York Jets.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "49ers maintain CB depth, re-sign Strickland to one-year deal". ESPN.com. March 21, 2008. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "New York Jets sign veteran cornerback Donald Strickland". nj.com. March 25, 2009. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "As expected, Jones, Strickland released". ESPN.com. March 5, 2010. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "San Diego Chargers Sign CB Donald Strickland". boltsfromtheblue.com. March 12, 2010. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Chargers release WR Buster Davis as camp opens; Turner impressed with rookie QB Tolzien". Associated Press (Washington Post). Retrieved 29 July 2011. [dead link]
  6. ^ Vrentas, Jenny. "Jets bring back cornerback Donald Strickland". Newark Star-Ledger. Retrieved 30 July 2011. 

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