Darius Slay, an American cornerback, competes for the Philadelphia Eagles in the National Football League. He played running back and defensive back for Brunswick High School in his hometown of Brunswick, Georgia. He was chosen for The Atlanta Journal-defensive Constitution’s back All-State team and the Georgia North-South All-Star Game following his senior year.
In the 2008 season, he rushed for more over 1,300 yards and 15 touchdowns. Additionally, he picked off six passes, returning two of them for touchdowns. He sustained a torn medial collateral ligament despite rushing for 336 yards and six touchdowns in five games during his junior season. As a sophomore, he ran for 1,127 yards on 142 attempts and scored 13 touchdowns.
Prior to moving to Mississippi State University in 2011, he attended Itawamba Community College. He was named 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) as a freshman at ICC. After ICC, he participated in football with the Mississippi State Bulldogs under head coach Dan Mullen.
He had 64 tackles, had six interceptions, and scored twice in his two seasons at Mississippi State. He was anticipated to be a second- or third-round draft pick after graduating from Mississippi State. In the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions selected Slay. He signed a three-year deal worth $50 million, including $30 million in guarantees, after being traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in March 2020.
How Good Is Darius Slay?
In the NFC, Darius Slay is one of the top players in his position. Slay allowed the second-lowest passer rating in his conference this season, 31.8, according to PFF.
What Is Darius Slay Real Name?
His full name is Darius Demetrius Slay Jr.