Darius Kilgo
Kilgo with the Denver Broncos in 2016
No. 97     
Nose tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-12-14) December 14, 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth: Matthews, North Carolina
Career information
College: Maryland
NFL Draft: 2015 / Round: 6 / Pick: 203
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Denver Broncos ( 2015 2016)
Roster status: Injured reserve
Career highlights and awards
* 2× Super Bowl champion (50, LI)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles     16
Sacks     0.0
Forced fumbles     0
Fumble recoveries     0

Darius Kilgo (born December 14, 1991) is an American football nose tackle for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Maryland.

Professional careerEdit

Denver BroncosEdit

Kilgo was drafted in the sixth round (203rd overall) by the Denver Broncos in the 2015 NFL Draft. During his rookie campaign in 2015, Kilgo appeared in nine games making six tackles and a pass defended. He was a part of the Broncos #1 defense in the NFL during the 2015 season. In the 2015 season, Kilgo and the Broncos made Super Bowl 50. Kilgo was inactive for the game.[1] On February 7, 2016, the Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers by a score of 24–10.[2] On November 25, 2016, Kilgo was released by the Broncos.[3]

New England PatriotsEdit

Kilgo was claimed off waivers by the Patriots on November 28, 2016.[4] He was released by the Patriots on December 8, 2016 and was re-signed to the practice squad.[5][6] He remained on the practice squad for the remainder of the season. Kilgo's Patriots won Super Bowl LI by a score of 34–28 over the Atlanta Falcons.[7]

On February 7, 2017, Kilgo signed a futures contract with the Patriots.[8] On September 2, 2017, he was waived by the Patriots and signed to the practice squad the next day, only to be released the following day.[9][10][11]

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

On September 8, 2017, Kilgo was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars' practice squad.[12]

Houston TexansEdit

On January 30, 2018, Kilgo signed a reserve/future contract with the Houston Texans.[13] He was waived on September 1, 2018 and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[14][15] He was released on September 11, 2018.

Tennessee TitansEdit

On September 18, 2018, Kilgo was signed to the Tennessee Titans' practice squad.[16] He was promoted to the active roster on September 28, 2018.[17]

On April 29, 2019, Kilgo was waived by the Titans.[18]

Detroit LionsEdit

On May 2, 2019, Kilgo was signed by the Detroit Lions.[19] He was placed on injured reserve on August 10, 2019.[20]

References Edit

  1. Swanson, Ben (February 7, 2016). "Gameday Inactives: Broncos in Super Bowl 50". Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  2. "Super Bowl 50 - Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers - February 7th, 2016". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
  3. Swanson, Ben (November 25, 2016). "Broncos sign LS Thomas Gafford, waive NT Darius Kilgo".
  4. "Patriots claim DT Darius Kilgo off waivers from Denver; Release RB D.J. Foster from 53-man roster". November 28, 2016.
  5. "Patriots release DL Darius Kilgo". December 8, 2016.
  6. "Patriots sign DL Darius Kilgo to the Practice Squad". December 10, 2016.
  7. Wesseling, Chris. "New England Patriots win Super Bowl LI". NFL. Retrieved February 5, 2017.
  8. "Patriots sign nine to future contracts". February 7, 2017.
  9. "Patriots reach 53-man limit". September 2, 2017.
  10. "Patriots sign nine to the practice squad". September 3, 2017.
  11. "Patriots Re-Sign RB Brandon Bolden; Place LB Shea McClellin on Injured Reserve; Make Changes to the Practice Squad". September 4, 2017.
  12. Bouda, Nate (September 8, 2017). "NFL Transactions: Friday 9/8".
  13. Bouda, Nate (January 30, 2018). "Texans Sign NT Darius Kilgo To Futures Deal".
  14. "TRANSACTIONS: Texans cut roster to 53". September 1, 2018.
  15. "Texans sign eight players to practice squad". September 2, 2018.
  16. Wyatt, Jim (September 18, 2018). "Titans Add RB Dalyn Dawkins, CB Kenneth Durden While Waiving LB Aaron Wallace".
  17. Wyatt, Jim (September 28, 2018). "Titans Promote DL Darius Kilgo to 53-Man Roster".
  18. Williams, Charean (April 29, 2019). "Titans cut Darius Kilgo". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.
  19. "Lions sign free agent DT Darius Kilgo". May 2, 2019.
  20. "Lions sign free agent QB Josh Johnson and free agent RB Justin Stockton". August 10, 2019.

External links Edit

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