Darryl Sharpton

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Darryl Sharpton
No. -- Free agent
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-01-01) January 1, 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth: El Portal, Florida
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school: Coral Gables (FL)
College: Miami (FL)
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 4 / Pick: 102
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-ACC (2009)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
Tackles: 176
Quarterback sacks: 1.0
Pass deflections: 4
Interceptions: 1
Forced fumbles: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Darryl Sharpton (born January 1, 1988) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Houston Texans in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Miami.

Early years[edit]

Sharpton attended Coral Gables High School. As a senior he recorded 96 tackles, two interceptions, and blocked four punts. As a junior he had 110 tackles and returned an interception for a touchdown.

College career[edit]

After being redshirted as a freshman in 2005, Sharpton earned third-team freshman All-America by The Sporting News and Collegefootballnews.com and was selected to The Sporting News ACC all-freshman team. He finished the season starting five of 12 games recording 41 tackles and a sack. As a sophomore in 2007 he started five of 11 games, recording 57 tackles. As a junior in 2008 recorded 58 tackles and a sack. As a senior in 2009 he had 106 tackles including 8.5 TFL and returned an interception for a touchdown. He also had a forced fumble.

Professional career[edit]

Houston Texans[edit]

Sharpton was drafted by the Houston Texans in the fourth round (102nd pick) of the 2010 NFL Draft.

Washington Redskins[edit]

Sharpton signed a one-year contract with the Washington Redskins on March 13, 2014.[1] The Redskins placed him on injured reserve on August 30, 2014.[2] The Redskins terminated Sharpton's contract on September 22.[3]

Chicago Bears[edit]

He signed with the Chicago Bears on September 24, 2014.[4]

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Sharpton signed with the Arizona Cardinals in May 2015. On August 19, he was released by the Cardinals.


Sharpton is the second cousin of famous minister Al Sharpton,[5] though by his own admission, he thinks of him more as an uncle.


  1. ^ Boyer, Zac (March 13, 2014). "Redskins get rolling by adding defensive starters". WashingtonTimes.com. Retrieved 2014-03-14. 
  2. ^ Jones, Mike (August 30, 2014). "Phillip Thomas, Chase Minnifield among defensive players cut". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 2014-08-30. 
  3. ^ Walker, Andrew (September 22, 2014). "DeAngelo Hall Out For Year With Ruptured Achilles". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2014-09-22. 
  4. ^ http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/5893/darryl-sharpton
  5. ^ Hiatt, Gabe (March 14, 2014). "Darryl Sharpton From Linebacker 'U'". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2014-03-16. 

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