As a cornerback with the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League, Darius Slay plays football professionally. He is 1.83 m tall and 86 kg in weight. He was a defensive back and running back at Brunswick High School. 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.
He gained 1,127 yards on 142 rushes with 13 touchdowns as a sophomore. Following his high school graduation, he played collegiate football at Itawamba Community College. First-team Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) All-State and National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Region 23 honors were bestowed upon him for his 41 tackles as a freshman.
In 2011 and 2012, he played football for the Mississippi State Bulldogs after transferring from ICC to Mississippi State University. Over the course of his two seasons at Mississippi State, he made 64 tackles, six interceptions, and scored twice. The Detroit Lions selected Slay with the 36th overall selection in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
His first regular-season start in a professional situation came in the 2013 season opener against the Minnesota Vikings. During the game, he had four solo tackles and one pass deflection. In March 2020, he was moved to the Philadelphia Eagles, where he later signed a new three-year deal worth $50 million, with $30 million in guarantees.
Where Is Darius Slay From?
Darius Slay is from the city of Brunswick, Georgia in the United States of America.