Darren Carrington

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Darren Carrington
Date of birth (1966-10-10) October 10, 1966 (age 50)
Place of birth Bronx, New York
Career information
Position(s) Safety
College Northern Arizona
NFL draft 1989 / Round: 5 / Pick 134
Career history
As player
1989 Denver Broncos
1990 Detroit Lions
1991–1994 San Diego Chargers
1995 Jacksonville Jaguars
1996 Oakland Raiders
Career stats

Darren Carrington (born October 10, 1966 in Bronx, New York) is a former safety who played 8 seasons in the National Football League for five different teams. He started in Super Bowl XXIX for the San Diego Chargers and was the Denver Broncos kick returner in Super Bowl XXIV, which he finished with a franchise-record 6 kickoff returns (now shared with Glyn Milburn and Reuben Droughns) for 146 yards, including a 39-yard return that set up the Broncos only touchdown of the game. His best season was in 1993, when he intercepted 7 passes and returned them for 104 yards. He was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 1995 NFL Expansion Draft.

In his eight NFL seasons, Carrington intercepted 22 passes and returned them for 377 yards and a touchdown. He also returned 6 kickoffs for 176 yards. As of 2017's NFL off-season, he held the Broncos franchise record for most kick returns in a playoff game (6 in the 1989 Super Bowl; with Glyn Milburn and Reuben Droughns), and average yards per return in a single post-season (24.63 in 1989).

Darren Carrington is a 1984 graduate of James Monroe High School. He has a son, also named Darren, who currently plays wide receiver for the Oregon Ducks.

Carrington currently lives in San Diego with his wife and 3 kids. He works as the Marriage & Parenting pastor for The Rock Church (San Diego)