Daron Payne

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Daron Payne
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Payne in 2018
No. 95 – Washington Redskins
Position:Nose tackle
Personal information
Born: (1997-05-27) May 27, 1997 (age 21)
Birmingham, Alabama
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:319 lb (145 kg)
Career information
High school:Irondale (AL) Shades Valley
College:Alabama
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2018
Total tackles:56
Sacks:5.0
Forced fumbles:1
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Daron Payne, alternatively spelled Da'Ron,[1][2] (born May 27, 1997) is an American football nose tackle for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama, and was selected by the Redskins in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Payne attended Shades Valley High School in Birmingham, Alabama, where he played high school football for the Mounties.[3] He was rated as a five-star recruit and committed to the University of Alabama to play college football.[4]

College career[edit]

As a true freshman at Alabama in 2015, Payne had 13 tackles and half a sack.[5] As a sophomore in 2016, he had 36 tackles and 1.5 sacks.[6][7] In the National Championship Game against Clemson, he recorded five tackles and a half sack.[8]

As a junior in 2017, Payne was named the defensive MVP of both postseason games that Alabama played.[9][10] In the Sugar Bowl versus Clemson, he intercepted a ball and scored an offensive receiving touchdown on the resulting drive. In the National Championship Game against Georgia, Payne had six tackles to help lead Alabama to their second national championship in three seasons.[11] After his junior year, Payne declared his intentions to enter the 2018 NFL Draft.[11]

Statistics[edit]

Daron Payne Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
Year G Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
2015 8 6 7 13 0.5 0.5 0 0 0 1 0 1
2016 13 12 24 36 3.5 1.5 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
2017 14 21 32 53 1.0 1.0 1 21 21.0 0 3 1 0
Career 39 63 102 5.0 3.0 1 21 21.0 0 5 2 1 1

Professional career[edit]

Payne sacking Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in a game in 2018
Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 2 12 in
(1.89 m)
311 lb
(141 kg)
33 in
(0.84 m)
9 38 in
(0.24 m)
4.90 s 1.66 s 2.84 s 4.71 s 7.58 s 28 12 in
(0.72 m)
8 ft 11 in
(2.72 m)
27 reps
All values from NFL.com[12][13]

Payne was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the first round (13th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[14][15] On May 10, 2018, Payne signed a four-year contract worth $14.4 featuring a $8.56 million signing bonus.[16] He recorded his first career sack in Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lewis Jr, Lake. "Notes from Redskins' rookie minicamp". redskinswire.usatoday.com. USA Today. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
  2. ^ Keim, John. "No apostrophe, no hype, no problem for Redskins' Daron Payne". ESPN. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  3. ^ Blanton, Al (January 7, 2018). "The Man with the Gold Hands: Da'Ron Payne, a coach's love, and the Catch Heard 'Round the World". Saturday Down South. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  4. ^ "Five-star defensive tackle Daron Payne has committed to Alabama". SI.com. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  5. ^ Zenitz, Matt. "Alabama's two rising stars along defensive line are freakish athletes". AL.com. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  6. ^ Zenitz, Matt. "Alabama freakish defensive lineman Da'Ron Payne preparing for expanded role". AL.com. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  7. ^ Zenitz, Matt. "Alabama rising star Da'Ron Payne slimming down, still freakishly strong". AL.com. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  8. ^ "Clemson vs. Alabama - Box Score - January 9, 2017". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  9. ^ "Allstate Sugar Bowl on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  10. ^ "College Football Playoff on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  11. ^ a b Scarborough, Alex (January 10, 2018). "Calvin Ridley declares for draft; RB Damien Harris to stay at Bama". ESPN. Retrieved January 10, 2018.
  12. ^ "NFL Draft Prospect Profile - DaRon Payne". nfl.com. March 1, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  13. ^ "Alabama DT DaRon Payne : 2018 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  14. ^ Czarda, Stephen. "Redskins Select Alabama Defensive Lineman Da'Ron Payne". Redskins.com. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  15. ^ Gruden, Jay. "Quotes: Head Coach Jay Gruden, DL Da'Ron Payne 04-26-18". Redskins.com. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  16. ^ "Redskins sign first-rounder Da'Ron Payne to rookie contract". NFL. Retrieved May 10, 2018.
  17. ^ Inabinett, Mark. "Alabama NFL roundup: Jonathan Allen, Da'Ron Payne sack Packers". AL.com. Retrieved October 9, 2018.

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