On December 28, 1993, Dierrias J. Humphries Jr., an offensive tackle with the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League, was born. He participated in collegiate football in Florida.
Humphries won the 2011 Anthony Muoz Award, given to the best lineman in high school football. After his junior year, Humphries entered the 2015 NFL Draft, and the Arizona Cardinals selected him with the 24th overall pick.
Since Mike Pouncey in 2011, he has been the highest-selected offensive lineman from Florida. Humphries signed a four-year, $8.91 million rookie deal with the Cardinals on June 1, 2015, with $7.26 million guaranteed and a $4.74 million signing bonus.
Humphries played abhorrently during practice and the preseason as a rookie at training camp. The Cardinals exercised Humphries’ fifth-year option on April 24, 2018.
He made his first nine starts at left tackle before going down with a knee injury in Week 10.
Before being placed on injured reserve on December 5, 2018, he missed the following three games.
Humphries extended his contract with the Cardinals for three additional years and $45 million on February 17, 2020, through the 2022 campaign.
Humphries extended his contract with the Cardinals for three additional years and $66.6 million on August 2, 2022, through the 2025 season.
Meet D. J. Humphries and Keisha Means
D.J. Jr. was born to Humphries Sr. and Keisha Means while they were still in high school.
Humphries Sr. was 15 and Means was 16. For them both, it was a turning point in their lives. In high school, Humphries Sr. excelled in basketball and football.
He received interest from Division I football programs, but he decided to play both sports at Division II Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina because it was closer to home and offered Division I athletic scholarships.
Although Humphries Sr. may not have initially mastered all the parenting techniques, this did not alter his resolve to constantly be present in his son’s life.