Dierrias J. Humphries Jr., an offensive tackle for the National Football League’s Arizona Cardinals, was born on December 28, 1993. At Florida, he played collegiate football.
The 2011 Anthony Muoz Award, given to the top lineman in high school football, went to Humphries. After his junior year, Humphries entered the 2015 NFL Draft, and the Arizona Cardinals picked him as the 24th overall choice.
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.
How Good Is D.J. Humphries?
Humphries recorded a career-high PFF score of 88.3. Despite a decline in performance during the 2021 season, Humphries did record the most snaps of his career (1,138) last year.