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Daryl Washington
No. 58     Arizona Cardinals
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-10-09) October 9, 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth: Dallas, Texas
High School: Irving (TX)
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
College: Texas Christian
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47
Debuted in 2010 for the Arizona Cardinals
Career history
* Arizona Cardinals ( 2010–present)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* First-team All-American (2009)
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Tackles     319
Quarterback sacks     15.0
Interceptions     4
Forced fumbles     3

Daryl Lewis Washington[1] (born October 9, 1986) is an American football linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Texas Christian University (TCU). Washington was chosen by the Arizona Cardinals in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft.[2]

High school careerEdit

Washington attended Irving High School in Texas, where he was named All-District defensive player of the year after he totaled 168 tackles with four sacks as a senior. He was selected to play in the Texas-Oklahoma Oil Bowl All-Star Game.

College careerEdit

As a true freshman at TCU in 2006, Washington contributed at linebacker and on special teams. He recorded 16 tackles for the season (14 solo). In his sophomore year, he blocked a nation-best three punts, while also registering 32 tackles for the season (25 solo).

Although still primarily a back-up and special teams player, Washington was TCU's fourth-leading tackler with 63 stops in 2008. He started the 2008 Poinsettia Bowl and posted six tackles and three pass breakups in TCU's victory over Boise State. He started at middle linebacker in 2009 and established himself as one of the leaders TCU's defense, which is one of the best in the nation. He was named one of 12 semifinalists for the 2009 Butkus Award.[3] He earned first-team All-MWC and All-American selections.

Professional careerEdit

2010 NFL DraftEdit

Projected a second-round selection by Sports Illustrated,[4] Washington was ranked as the No. 4 outside linebacker available in the 2010 NFL Draft.[5] He was selected 47th overall by the Arizona Cardinals.

Arizona CardinalsEdit

In 2010 Daryl Washington had 78 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble, and one interception that he fumbled.

Having started at inside linebacker since his rookie-season in 2010, Washington has emerged to become among the best linebackers in NFL, being named to the 2012 All-Pro Team as well as being selected to participate in the 2013 Pro Bowl as an alternate for the NFC roster.

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