|Arizona Rattlers — No. 99|
|Date of birth:March 18, 1983|
|Place of birth: Kershaw, South Carolina|
|Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)||Weight: 301 lb (137 kg)|
|Arena Football debut|
|2008 for the Arizona Rattlers|
|College: South Carolina|
|Current status: Exempt|
|Career highlights and awards|
| Selected AFL statistics |
(through Week 17 of the 2008 AFL season)
|Passes broken up||6|
|Stats at ArenaFootball.com|
|Stats at Sportsline.com|
Darrell Shropshire (born March 18, 1983 in Kershaw, South Carolina) is an American arena football defensive lineman who currently plays for the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League. He was drafted in the seventh round (241st overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. He played college football at the University of South Carolina.
Shropshire attended Coffeyville Community College. He was named First-team Junior College All-America and rated the #7 prospect in the SuperPrep JUCO Top 100. He was named the 2002 Defensive MVP of the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference. He recorded 54 tackles and six sacks his freshman season and 67 tackles and six sacks during his sophomore season before transferring to South Carolina. While at Coffeyville Community College, he played for Jeff Leiker, who is a current Arizona Rattlers assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator.
During his first season at South Carilina in 2003, he started all 12 games at defensive tackle. He recorded 35 total tackles (17 solo), with four tackles for loss, four quarterback hurries, and four pass break ups. He had a season-high five-tackle performance against Arkansas. As a senior in 2004, Shropshire made 28 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, and a quarterback hurry. While at South Carolina, he majored in Sport and Entertainment Management.
National Football LeagueEdit
he played two seasons, with the Atlanta Falcons. As a rookie in 2005, he played in 10 games, recording 13 tackles (eight solo), two sacks, and two passes defended. Before being waived on September 1, 2007, he played in all four 2007 preseason games, registering four tackles and a half a sack. In 2006, Shropshire played in 13 games for the Falcons, starting one, and recorded eight tackles (six solo), one sack, and four passes defended.
Arena Football LeagueEdit
On December 14, 2007 Shropshire signed with the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League. On March 27, he was placed on injured reserve. On April 24, he was activated from injured reserve and returned to the team. In 2008, he played in eight regular season games for the Rattlers. On August 11, 2008, he was placed on the exempted list by the Rattlers.