|Date of birth:June 20, 1988|
|Place of birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania|
|College: Notre Dame|
|Undrafted in 2011|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Atlanta Falcons ( 2011)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2015|
Darrin Walls, Jr. (born June 20, 1988) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played college football at Notre Dame.
Early years[edit | edit source]
Walls spent his childhood and adolescence years playing Pop Warner football for the Garfield Gators Youth Football Organization, which has establish a winning tradition throughout the City of Pittsburgh. He attended and graduated from Woodland Hills High School, the same school that produced Jason Taylor. He was a three-sport athlete in football, baseball and track. In football, he played on both sides of the ball. He helped Woodland Hills to WPIAL title as freshman in 2002. He had 53 tackles and six interceptions and also broke up 30 passes, while also rushing for 550 yards and 11 touchdowns, and catching six passes for 230 yards and three scores as a junior. In his final year, he made 22 tackles, had one interception and rushed 29 times for 235 yards and four touchdowns.
In track & field, Walls competed as a sprinter. He qualified for the 2006 PIAA T&F State Championships in the 100-meter dash (10.94 s) and the 200-meter dash (22.51 s), where he took 11th and 7th, respectively. He also coaches sprinting at Baldwin High School. 
Professional career[edit | edit source]
Atlanta Falcons[edit | edit source]
In 2011, he was signed with the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent. He played 5 games with the team and had 2 tackles, an interception and defended 2 passes for the 2011 season.
New York Jets[edit | edit source]
After an injury to Darrelle Revis the New York Jets signed Walls to their practice squad on September 29, 2012. He was promoted to the active roster on November 22, 2012. In 2013, Walls split his time as a starter and reliever with Dee Milliner. During the 2015 season, Walls played in 13 games and collected three tackles, three pass defenses and seven special teams tackles.
Detroit Lions[edit | edit source]
Coaching[edit | edit source]
Personal life[edit | edit source]
He is the son of Former NBA and CBA player Darrin Walls Sr. His father spent time with the Boston Celtics and Houston Rockets in the 1980s before heading to Sacramento to play in the CBA.
References[edit | edit source]
- Jets Media Relations Department (September 28, 2012). "CB Walls Signed to P-Squad; White Released". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on September 29, 2012. https://www.webcitation.org/6B330bWEK?url=http://www.newyorkjets.com/news/article-1/CB-Walls-Signed-to-P-Squad-White-Released/baa8e736-9baf-48db-9be0-80ccfe702982. Retrieved September 29, 2012.
- Florio, Mike (November 22, 2012). "Jets promote three from practice squad". ProFootballTalk. Archived from the original on November 22, 2012. https://www.webcitation.org/6CNHcYphd?url=http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/11/22/jets-promote-three-from-practice-squad/. Retrieved November 22, 2012.
- "Lions sign unrestricted free agent CB Darrin Walls". Detroit Lions. March 29, 2016. http://www.detroitlions.com/news/news-short/article-1/Lions-sign-unrestricted-free-agent-CB-Darrin-Walls/c047df25-4471-475e-aaef-f79a22579253. Retrieved March 29, 2016.
- "Lions establish 53-man roster". September 3, 2016. Archived from the original on October 15, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20171015012008/http://www.detroitlions.com/news/article-1/Lions-establish-53-man-roster/436b48fc-7f92-4d4a-8c0f-05664a3afe93.