Darrion Weems

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Darrion Weems
No. 75 Dallas Cowboys
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-09-04) September 4, 1988 (age 27)
Place of birth: Winnetka, California
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
High school: Los Angeles (CA) Taft
College: Oregon
Undrafted: 2012
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Practice squad
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 3, 2015
Games Played: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Darrion Anthony Weems (born September 4, 1988) is an American football offensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Oregon.

Early years[edit]

Weems attended McMain High School, but was forced to move before his junior year due to Hurricane Katrina.[1] He transferred to Taft High School, where he was named All-American.

He accepted a scholarship from the University of Oregon. As a junior he started 7 games. He became a regular starter at left tackle as a senior and was part of an offense that ranked third in the nation in scoring, sixth in total offense and fifth in rushing.

Professional career[edit]

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

On April 29, 2012, he signed with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent. He was waived on July 24.[2]

New England Patriots[edit]

On July 27, 2012, he signed with the New England Patriotsas a free agent.[3] He was released on September 1.[4]

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

On September 3, 2012, he was signed by the Indianapolis Colts to join their practice squad.[5] He was cut on September 18.

Denver Broncos[edit]

On October 2, 2012, he signed with the Denver Broncos to join their practice squad.[6]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

On December 5, 2012, he was signed by the Dallas Cowboys from the Denver Broncos' practice squad and was declared inactive in the last 4 games.[7] The next year he was declared inactive for all of the regular season games. In 2014, he missed most of the preseason with a shoulder injury and was placed on the injured reserve list on September 17.[8]

In 2015, the team lost Jermey Parnell in free agency and Weems entered training camp as the favorite to earn the swing tackle job. After he struggled in preseason, he was released on September 15, to make room for offensive tackle Charles Brown.[9] On September 17, he was brought back and signed to the practice squad.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Life after Hurricane Katrina has continued to be blessing for Dallas Cowboys lineman Darrion Weems". Retrieved January 3, 2016. 
  2. ^ "With draft over, Vikings add 15 undrafted free agents". startribune.com. Retrieved April 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Patriots sign rookie OT Weems". espn.com. Retrieved July 27, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Patriots Release 22 Players and Place Rookie Jeff Demps on IR". patriots.com. Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  5. ^ "COLTS SIGN T-DARRION WEEMS TO PRACTICE SQUAD". colts.com. Retrieved September 3, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Broncos add LB Mike Mohamed, WR Bert Reed, OT Darrion Weems to practice squad". denverpost.com. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Phil Costa placed on injured reserve". espn.com. Retrieved December 5, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Orlando Scandrick back at Valley Ranch". Retrieved January 3, 2016. 
  9. ^ a b Eatman, Nick (September 17, 2015). "Practice Report: Romo Returns, Collins Getting Work; Weems Back; RB Cut". DallasCowboys.com. Retrieved September 30, 2015. 

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