Darnerien McCants

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Darnerien McCants
No. 85
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1977-08-01) August 1, 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth: Odenton, Maryland
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Gambrills (MD) Arundel
College: Delaware State
NFL Draft: 2001 / Round: 5 / Pick: 154
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Darnerien Richard McCants (born August 1, 1977) is a former gridiron football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fifth round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college football at Delaware State.

McCants played for the Philadelphia Eagles, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Baltimore Ravens and Montreal Alouettes.

Early years[edit]

As a senior at Arundel High School in Gambrills, Maryland, McCants was an All-State, All-County and All-Metro selection in one season of organized high school football. He led his teams to county and regional championships.

McCants previously played one year of JV football at Oakland Mills High School before transferring to Arundel.[citation needed]

College career[edit]

At Delaware State University, McCants played his best season as a senior, at tight end, tallying career-highs of 36 catches, 692 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns. His touchdown total set Delaware State and MEAC records, and was No. 1 in NCAA Division I-AA.

Professional career[edit]

Washington Redskins[edit]

McCants was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fifth round of the 2001 NFL Draft. After showing promise as an end zone threat in 2003, He fell out of favor with the new coaching staff and spent much of 2004 on the inactive list. He was released after the 2004 season.

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Before the 2005 season McCants signed with the Philadelphia Eagles. When active in 2005, he primarily played on special teams. He was released prior to the 2006 season.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats[edit]

On July 11, 2007, McCants was signed by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Team Tennessee[edit]

On January 26, 2008, he was selected 38th overall by Team Tennessee in the 2008 AAFL Draft.

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

On July 25, 2008, McCants signed with the Baltimore Ravens. He was later released on August 26.

Montreal Alouettes[edit]

On December 18, 2008, McCants signed with the Montreal Alouettes.

He was released by the Alouettes on March 17, 2009.

Music career[edit]

Outside of football, Darnerien is an R&B singer, signed by the record label MacVizion LLC. McCants says his music is inspired by artists such as R. Kelly and Michael Jackson.[1]


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