Da'Norris Searcy

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Da'Norris Searcy
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Searcy in the 2014 NFL season
No. 21 Tennessee Titans
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-11-16) November 16, 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth: Decatur, Georgia
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 207 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school: Decatur (GA) Towers
College: North Carolina
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 4 / Pick: 100
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Total tackles: 304
Sacks: 4.5
Forced fumbles: 4
Interceptions: 7
Defensive touchdowns: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Da'Norris Searcy (born November 16, 1988) is an American football safety for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels.

High school career[edit]

Searcy attended Towers High School where he was a two way standout at both defensive back and running back. He recorded 71 tackles, including 21 solo stops, eight tackles for losses and three sacks, as a senior. He also rushed for 1,607 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior. In track & field, Searcy recorded personal-best times of 11.18 seconds in the 100m and 23.31 seconds in the 200m.

Considered only a two-star recruit by Rivals.com, Searcy had quite a lot of offers from top BCS schools including Florida, Virginia Tech and Ole Miss. However, he ultimately decided to attend North Carolina and play for the Tar Heels.

College career[edit]

In 2007, he was one of 11 true freshmen to see action. He played in all 12 games primarily on special teams. In 2008, he played primarily on special teams and as a reserve safety. He played in all 13 games and finished the season with 25 tackles, two sacks and three pass breakups. In 2009, he moved into the starting safety spot and also served as Carolina's starting punt returner. He finished the season with 35 tackles and had one interception, three pass breakups and returned seven kickoffs for an average of 23.1 yards. As a senior in 2010, he started nine of 10 games. He missed the first three games of the year while Carolina worked with the NCAA to determine his eligibility after violations, mostly receiving improper benefits committed by Searcy and other players part of the football program.[1] He returned to the team, and recorded 37 tackles, including two for losses, and a team high 4 interceptions.

Professional career[edit]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

Searcy was drafted by the Bills in the 4th round, 100th overall of the 2011 NFL Draft.[2] He signed a 4-year contract with the Buffalo Bills on July 29, 2011.[3]

On November 17, 2013, in a Week 11 game against the New York Jets, Searcy intercepted a pass from Geno Smith and returned it 32 yards for a touchdown.

Tennessee Titans[edit]

On March 10, 2015, Searcy signed a four-year, $24 million contract with the Tennessee Titans. The deal includes $10.5 million guaranteed.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ North Carolina football violations outlined in NCAA notice - NCAA Football - Sporting News
  2. ^ Allen, Wilson (April 30, 2011). "Bills select UNC's Searcy in fourth round". The Buffalo News. Retrieved April 30, 2011. 
  3. ^ Brown, Chris (July 29, 2011). "Bills sign top pick Dareus, Searcy and RB White". Buffalobills.com. Retrieved July 29, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Titans to sign Da'Norris Searcy". ESPN. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Titans Strengthen Secondary Adding Former Bills S Da'Norris Searcy". TitansOnline.com. March 11, 2015. Retrieved March 11, 2015. 

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