Darrell Shropshire
Arizona RattlersNo. 99
Defensive Lineman
Date of birth: (1983-03-18) March 18, 1983 (age 37)
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
Career history
College: South Carolina
Current status: Exempt
Career highlights and awards

  • No notable achievements
Selected AFL statistics
(through Week 17 of the 2008 AFL season)
Tackles     8
Sacks     1.5
Forced fumbles     0
Fumbles recovered     0
Passes broken up     6
Interceptions     0
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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.

Early yearsEdit

Shropshire attended Andrew Jackson High School, where he played defensive end, running back and tight end. He also played center on the basketball team.

College careerEdit

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.

Professional careerEdit

National Football LeagueEdit

Shropshire was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the seventh round (241st overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft.

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.[1] On March 27, he was placed on injured reserve.[1] On April 24, he was activated from injured reserve and returned to the team.[1] 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.[1]

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