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Darryl "Buster" Skrine
Skrine in training camp
No. 22     Cleveland Browns
Defensive back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-04-26) April 26, 1989 (age 32)
Place of birth: Woodstock, Georgia
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 186 lb (84 kg)
Career information
College: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 5 / Pick: 137
Debuted in 2011 for the Cleveland Browns
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Tackles     103
Sacks     0.0
Forced Fumbles     0
Interceptions     1

Darryl "Buster" Skrine (pronounced "screen") (born April 26, 1989) is an American football defensive back for the Cleveland Browns. He played college football for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he was twice named to the First Team All-Southern Conference.[1][2][3] He was selected with the 137th pick in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns.[4] Skrine developed the nickname, "Buster," from grandmother, because his father shares the same first name.[5]

Professional career

Cleveland Browns

Skrine was selected in the 5th round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. In August 2011, Browns coach Pat Shurmur praised Skrine's performance in the pre-season: "Buster competes. He's a scrappy guy. You see him flash. Neither one is intimidated by the other. It's been good."[6][7]

2011 Season

Skrine played sparingly early in his rookie season, but as the year went on he gained more playing time. Skrine finished his rookie season with 18 tackles, 2 pass deflections, and his first career interception that came against the Arizona Cardinals in week 15.