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. Humphries, a native of Charlotte, North Carolina, went to Mallard Creek High School and participated in football, basketball, and track as a three-sport athlete.
Humphries entered the 2015 NFL Draft after his junior year, and the Arizona Cardinals picked him as the 24th overall choice. Since Mike Pouncey in 2011, he was 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. He was given the moniker “knee-deep” by head coach Bruce Arians, who explained that you have to maintain “A knee in his ass every day” to keep him motivated.
The Cardinals exercised Humphries’ fifth-year option on April 24, 2018. At left tackle, he made his first nine starts 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 campaign.