Daryl Washington

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Daryl Washington
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Washington with the Arizona Cardinals in 2012
No. -- Free agent
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-10-09) October 9, 1986 (age 30)
Place of birth: Dallas, Texas
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 238 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school: Irving (TX)
College: Texas Christian
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
Tackles: 394
Quarterback sacks: 18.0
Interceptions: 6
Forced fumbles: 3
Player stats at NFL.com

Daryl Lewis Washington[1] (born October 9, 1986) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He played college football for Texas Christian University (TCU), and was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft.[2]

High school career[edit]

Washington attended Irving High School in Irving, Texas,while there, he made Nohe Tedla of Irving Mac his biatch.Tedla even has a tramp stamp with Washington's number and Irving High logo. He was named all-district defensive player of the year after he totaled 168 tackles with four sacks as a senior. He was selected to play in the Texas-Oklahoma Oil Bowl All-Star Game.

College career[edit]

Washington attended Texas Christian University, where he played for the TCU Horned Frogs football team from 2006 to 2009. As a true freshman in 2006, he contributed at linebacker and on special teams. He recorded 16 tackles for the season (14 solo). In his sophomore year, he blocked a nation-best three punts, while also registering 32 tackles for the season (25 solo).

Although still primarily a back-up and special teams player, Washington was TCU's fourth-leading tackler with 63 stops in 2008. He started the 2008 Poinsettia Bowl and posted six tackles and three pass breakups in TCU's victory over Boise State. He started at middle linebacker in 2009 and established himself as one of the leaders TCU's defense, which was one of the best in the nation. He was named one of 12 semifinalists for the 2009 Butkus Award.[3] He earned first-team All-MWC and All-American selections.

Professional career[edit]

Projected a second-round selection by Sports Illustrated,[4] Washington was ranked as the No. 4 outside linebacker available in the 2010 NFL Draft.[5] He was selected 47th overall by the Arizona Cardinals.

In 2010, Washington had 78 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble, and one interception that he fumbled.

Having started at inside linebacker since his rookie-season in 2010, Washington has emerged to become among the best linebackers in NFL, being named to the 2012 All-Pro Team as well as being selected to participate in the 2013 Pro Bowl as an alternate for the NFC roster.

Washington agreed to a six-year contract extension on September 6, 2012.[6]

Washington was suspended by the NFL in May 2014 before being conditionally reinstated on April 25, 2017.[7] On May 11, 2017, Washington was released by the Arizona Cardinals.[8]

NFL stats[edit]

Year Team GP COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF FR FR YDS INT IR YDS AVG IR LNG TD PD
2010 ARI 16 78 67 11 1.0 1 0 0 1 39 39 39 0 2
2011 ARI 15 107 95 12 5.0 0 0 0 2 16 8 16 0 7
2012 ARI 16 134 108 26 9.0 2 1 3 1 7 7 7 0 4
2013 ARI 12 75 59 16 3.0 0 1 0 2 49 25 41 0 11
Career 59 394 329 65 18.0 3 2 0 6 111 19 41 0 24

[9]

Controversies[edit]

NFL suspensions[edit]

On April 3, 2013, the NFL announced that Washington will be suspended for the first four games of the 2013 season for violating the league's substance policy.[10]

On May 30, 2014, the NFL announced that Washington will be suspended for at least the 2014 season for once again violating the league's substance policy.[11] Washington's suspension continued through the 2016 season, and he was reinstated in 2017.

Assault[edit]

On May 3, 2013, Washington was arrested[12] in Phoenix, Arizona on two counts of aggravated assault (and one count of criminal trespass in the first-degree) from an incident on May 1, 2013 involving his 27-year-old ex-girlfriend with whom he shares a daughter.[13][14] The altercation concerned a custody dispute over the 5-month-old child. Phoenix Police accuse him of pushing her with two hands, causing her to fall and break her right collarbone. On March 24, 2014, he pleaded guilty to the crime of aggravated assault, a class 6 felony. Washington was sentenced to one-year of supervised probation on April 23, 2014.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Daryl Washington Pro-Football-Reference Profile". rbref.com. 
  2. ^ NFL Draft - 2010 ILB Draft Prospects, CBSSports.com 
  3. ^ "Kindle a semifinalist for Butkus Award", Austin American-Statesman, October 16, 2009 
  4. ^ http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2010/draft/players/55159.html
  5. ^ http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2010/draft/breakdowns/by_position/OLB.html
  6. ^ Daryl Washington agrees to new deal
  7. ^ Sessler, Marc (April 25, 2017). "Daryl Washington reinstated on a conditional basis". NFL.com. 
  8. ^ Urban, Darren (May 11, 2017). "Cardinals Release Daryl Washington". AZCardinals.com. 
  9. ^ "Daryl Washington Stats". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 4 May 2015. 
  10. ^ Rosenthal, Gregg (April 3, 2013). "Daryl Washington suspended for four games by NFL". NFL.com. Retrieved 2014-06-01. 
  11. ^ Rosenthal, Gregg (May 30, 2014). "Daryl Washington suspended for at least one year". NFL.com. Retrieved 2014-06-01. 
  12. ^ http://www.courtminutes.maricopa.gov/scripts/meeds/qreturn.asp?casenumber=CR2013419745 case number CR2013419745
  13. ^ http://bigstory.ap.org/article/phoenix-police-seek-question-daryl-washington Phoenix police seek to question Daryl Washington
  14. ^ http://bigstory.ap.org/article/cardinals-linebacker-arrested-accused-assault Cardinals linebacker arrested, accused of assault
  15. ^ Worthington, Danika (April 23, 2014). "Cardinals' Daryl Washington pleads guilty to assault, faces NFL penalty". USAToday.com. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 

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