American Football Database
Date of birth: (1966-10-10) October 10, 1966 (age 55)
Place of birth: Bronx, New York
Career information
Position(s): Safety
NFL Draft: 1989 / Round: 5 / Pick 134
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Darren Carrington (born October 10, 1966 in Bronx, New York) is a former safety who played 8 seasons in the National Football League for five different teams. He started in Super Bowl XXIX for the San Diego Chargers and was the Denver Broncos kick returner in Super Bowl XXIV, which he finished with a franchise-record 6 kickoff returns (now shared with Glyn Milburn and Reuben Droughns) for 146 yards, including a 39-yard return that set up the Broncos only touchdown of the game. His best season was in 1993, when he intercepted 7 passes and returned them for 104 yards. He was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 1995 NFL Expansion Draft.[1]

In his eight NFL seasons, Carrington intercepted 22 passes and returned them for 377 yards and a touchdown. He also returned 6 kickoffs for 176 yards. As of 2017's NFL off-season, he held the Broncos franchise record for most kick returns in a playoff game (6 in the 1989 Super Bowl; with Glyn Milburn and Reuben Droughns), and average yards per return in a single post-season (24.63 in 1989).

Darren Carrington is a 1984 graduate of James Monroe High School. He has a son, also named Darren, who played wide receiver for the Oregon Ducks until he was dismissed following a DUI arrest. He played his senior year for the Utah Utes.

Carrington currently lives in San Diego with his wife and 3 kids. He works as the marriage and parenting pastor for the Rock Church.