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Encyclopedia > Donovin Darius
Donovin Darius
Free AgentNo. N/A
Safety
Date of Birth: August 12, 1975 (1975-08-12) (age 32)
Place of Birth: Camden, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)
National Football League Debut
1998 for the Jacksonville Jaguars
Career Highlights and Awards
Career History
College: Syracuse
NFL Draft: 1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 25
 Teams:
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Stats at NFL.com

Donovin Darius (born August 12, 1975 in Camden, New Jersey) is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He was originally drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 25th overall in the 1998 NFL Draft. He played college football at Syracuse. In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ... In team sports, the squad number, shirt number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players uniform. ... In American football and Canadian football, a safety refers to two positions in the traditional defensive backfield setup, the strong safety and the free safety. ... is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The City of Camden is the county seat of Camden County, New Jersey in the United States. ... The 1998 NFL season was the 79th regular season of the National Football League. ... City Jacksonville, Florida Team colors Teal, Black, White, and Gold Head Coach Jack Del Rio Owner Wayne Weaver General manager James Harris Mascot Jaxson de Ville League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) American Football Conference (1995-present) AFC Central (1995-2001) AFC South (2002-present) Team history Jacksonville... The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of seventeen universities in the northeastern, southeastern and midwestern United States. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Syracuse University Logo. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns, through seven rounds[2], selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1998 NFL Draft. ... City Jacksonville, Florida Team colors Teal, Black, White, and Gold Head Coach Jack Del Rio Owner Wayne Weaver General manager James Harris Mascot Jaxson de Ville League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) American Football Conference (1995-present) AFC Central (1995-2001) AFC South (2002-present) Team history Jacksonville... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach liljimjim Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present... is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The City of Camden is the county seat of Camden County, New Jersey in the United States. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... In American football and Canadian football, a safety refers to two positions in the traditional defensive backfield setup, the strong safety and the free safety. ... In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ... City Jacksonville, Florida Team colors Teal, Black, White, and Gold Head Coach Jack Del Rio Owner Wayne Weaver General manager James Harris Mascot Jaxson de Ville League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) American Football Conference (1995-present) AFC Central (1995-2001) AFC South (2002-present) Team history Jacksonville... The 1998 NFL Draft. ... A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ... Syracuse University Logo. ...


College career

Darius played at Syracuse University, setting the team record for tackles by a defensive back with 379. He had a well deserved reputation as one of the hardest "clean" hitters in college football. He was a Big East All-Conference player in 1995 and 1996, and also lettered in indoor and outdoor hurdles, graduating in 1997 with a degree in exercise science and a minor in coaching. Syracuse University (SU) is a private nonsectarian research university located in Syracuse, New York. ... In American football and Canadian football, defensive backs are the players on the defensive team who take positions somewhat back from the line of scrimmage; they are distinguished from the defensive line players, who take positions directly behind the line of scrimmage. ... The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of thirteen universities, mostly in the northeastern United States: Boston College (scheduled to leave in 2005) University of Connecticut (UConn) Georgetown University (Plays Division I-AA football in the Patriot League) University of Notre Dame (Plays Division I-A football... A letterman, in U.S. sports, is a high school or college athlete who has met a specified level of participation on a varsity athletic team. ... Hurdling is running over obstacles. ...


Professional career

Darius was selected 25th overall in the 1998 draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars, the highest pick ever by the team for a defensive back. He was the sixth defensive back selected, behind Tebucky Jones, Duane Starks, and others. He was named to the All-Rookie team and led Jaguar defensive backs with 108 tackles in 14 games. In 1999 he switched to strong safety and continued to sharpen his skills as a defensive force. Tebucky Shermai Jones (born October 6, 1974 in New Britain, CT) is a safety in his eighth year. ... Duane Starks (born May 23, 1974 in Miami, Florida) is a defensive back in the NFL who last played for the Oakland Raiders and is currently a free agent. ...


In 2004, Darius led the secondary in tackles for a seventh straight season and posted career highs in forced fumbles and interceptions. His season ending injury in 2005 stopped his consecutive start streak at 37, and is looking to come back in 2006 with another outstanding year.


In 2004, Darius was fined $75,000 for pulling off an extremely dangerous clothesline tackle on Green Bay Packer wide receiver Robert Ferguson. However Darius later apologized to Ferguson for the incident and visited him at the hospital, offering his condolences.(see [1]). Darius is considered to be one of the hardest hitters in the NFL. Prior to his release, he had been with the Jaguars longer than any other active player along with RB Fred Taylor. City Green Bay, Wisconsin Team colors Dark Green, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike McCarthy Owner A public company General manager Ted Thompson Fight song Go! You Packers! Go! Local radio Flagship stations: WTMJ (620 AM) (Milwaukee); WNFL (1440 AM) and WIXX (101. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... Robert Charles Ferguson (born December 17, 1979 in Houston, Texas) is an American football wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. ... P.J. Daniels was a star running back for Georgia Tech from 2002-2005. ... Fred Taylor is a star running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars. ...


Darius signed a three-year extension on August 29, 2005 which is good through 2008. However, he tore his anterior cruciate ligament during the Jaguars' second game of the 2005 NFL season and was placed on injured reserve. is the 241st day of the year (242nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of seasons of the National Football League. ... The anterior cruciate ligament (or ACL) is one of the four major ligaments of the knee. ... The 2005 National Football League regular season began on Thursday, September 8, 2005 and ended on Sunday, January 1, 2006, New Years Day. ... Injured reserve is a special sports reserve list for professional teams to use if a player is injured and unable to play for the remainder of the season. ...


On November 20, 2006, during a Monday Night Football game against the New York Giants, he broke his leg and missed the rest of the 2006 season. Monday Night Football (MNF) is a live television broadcast of the National Football League. ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ...


On June 14, 2007, Darius was released by the Jaguars.


Donovin signed with the Raiders on July 11th, 2007.


Darius was cut by the Raiders on September 1, 2007.


Darius was signed by the Dolphins on September 11, 2007.


Darius was released by the Dolphins on October 16, 2007.


Darius is a notable graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, New Jersey ([2]) and Syracuse University. Woodrow Wilson High School is a four-year public high school in Camden, New Jersey, United States. ... The City of Camden is the county seat of Camden County, New Jersey in the United States. ... Syracuse University (SU) is a private nonsectarian research university located in Syracuse, New York. ...


References

  • Donovin Darius biography provided by jaguars.com
  • Donovin Darius profile provided by CBS SportsLine

 
 

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