American cornerback Darius Slay plays in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles. He was a running back and defensive back for Brunswick High School in Brunswick, Georgia, where he was raised. After his senior year, he was selected for both the Georgia North-South All-Star Game and The Atlanta Journal-defensive Constitution’s back All-State team.
He ran for more than 1,300 yards and 15 touchdowns on the ground in the 2008 campaign. He also intercepted six passes, returning two of them for scores. After rushing for 336 yards and six touchdowns in five games during his junior season, he suffered a damaged medial collateral ligament. He gained 1,127 yards on 142 rushes with 13 touchdowns as a sophomore.
He studied at Itawamba Community College before transferring to Mississippi State University in 2011. As a freshman at ICC, he was chosen First-team All-State by the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) and All-Region 23 by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Following ICC, he played football for the Mississippi State Bulldogs under head coach Dan Mullen.
In his two seasons at Mississippi State, he recorded 64 tackles, six interceptions, and two touchdowns. After graduating from Mississippi State, it was believed that he would be selected in the second or third round of the draft. Detroit Lions selected Slay in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. In March 2020, he agreed to a three-year, $50 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.
How Many Siblings Does Darius Slay Have?
Darius Slay does not have any siblings. He is the only child of his parents.