Darryl Sharpton
No. 51     Houston Texans
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-01-22) January 22, 1988 (age 33)
Place of birth: El Portal, Florida
High School: Coral Gables (FL)
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
College: Miami (FL)
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 4 / Pick: 102
Debuted in 2010 for the Houston Texans
Career history
* Houston Texans ( 2010–present)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Tackles     74
Sacks     1.0
Interceptions     1
Stats at NFL.com

Darryl Sharpton (born January 1, 1988) is an American football linebacker for the Houston Texans. He was drafted in the 4th round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans. He played college football at the University of Miami.

Early years

Sharpton attended Coral Gables High School. As a senior he recorded 96 tackles, two interceptions, and blocked four punts. As a junior he had 110 tackles and returned an interception for a touchdown.

College career

After being redshirted as a freshman in 2005, Sharpton earned third-team freshman All-America by The Sporting News and Collegefootballnews.com and was selected to The Sporting News ACC all-freshman team. He finished the season starting five of 12 games recording 41 tackles and a sack. As a sophomore in 2007 he started five of 11 games, recording 57 tackles. As a junior in 2008 recorded 58 tackles and a sack. As a senior in 2009 he had 106 tackles including 8.5 TFL and returned an interception for a touchdown. He also had a forced fumble.


Sharpton is the nephew of Al Sharpton.[1]


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