Darius Slay plays cornerback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. He is 1.83 meters tall and weighs 86 kilos. At Brunswick High School, he was a defensive back and a running back. He ran for more than 1,300 yards and 15 touchdowns in the 2008 campaign. He also intercepted six passes, returning two of them for scores.
As a sophomore, he ran for 1,127 yards on 142 carries while scoring 13 touchdowns. After completing high school, he played football for Itawamba Community College. He had a total of 41 tackles during his first season, earning him first-team honors from the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) All-State and National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Region 23.
Following his graduation from ICC, he enrolled at Mississippi State University, where he played football in 2011 and 2012 for the Bulldogs. In his two seasons at Mississippi State, he accumulated 64 tackles, six interceptions, and two touchdowns. In the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft, Slay was selected by the Detroit Lions with the 36th overall pick.
He received his first regular-season NFL start in the year’s opening game, a loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Through the course of the game, he made four solo tackles and one pass deflection. He signed a new three-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles worth $50 million, which included $30 million in guarantees, after being moved to them in March 2020.
How Much Does Darius Slay Make?
Darius Slay makes an average annual salary of $16,683,333 per his contract with the Eagles.