At a game in Denver in September, 2011.
|No. 30 Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Date of birth: January 17, 1989|
|Place of birth: Miami, Florida|
| High School: Monsignor Pace High School,|
Miami Gardens, Florida
|Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)||Weight: 187 lb (85 kg)|
|College: Miami (Florida)|
|NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 3 / Pick: 81|
|Debuted in 2011 for the Oakland Raiders|
|Roster status: Injured Reserve|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2012|
DeMarcus Van Dyke (born January 17, 1989) is an American professional football cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the 3rd round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Miami.
High school and collegeEdit
As a defensive back in his junior season DeMarcus had 12 passes broken up, four interceptions and returned two kickoffs and four punts for touchdowns, he played receiver very little his junior year but he recorded eight receptions for 197 yards.
In his senior season in 2006 he recorded 56 tackles and seven interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), also as a senior he played receiver a lot more and caught 21 passes for 417 yards. As a senior he only had 12 total kick returns since teams often chose to kick away from him.
As a freshman at the University of Miami, DeMarcus started the season opener, and on the season he recorded 13 tackles (12 solo and 1 assisted.), 1 pass deflection, and he played in 12 games and started 8 games. As a sophomore, DeMarcus changed his jersey number from 30 to 8.
NFL Scouting CombineEdit
DeMarcus Van Dyke ran a 4.28 40-yard dash at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine, which tied him for the third-best ever.
|Ht||Wt||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP||Wonderlic|
|6 ft 1 in||176 lb||4.28 s||4.09 s||6.97 s||33 1/2 in||9 ft 3 in||5 rep|
DeMarcus Van Dyke was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the 3rd round 81st overall of the 2011 NFL draft. As a rookie, he was used sparingly, contributing 10 tackles and one interception on a porous defense which ended the season 29th among 32 teams in points allowed.
Van Dyke was released on September 3, 2012.
DeMarcus Van Dyke was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 7, 2012.
- ↑ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/V/VanDDe00.htm
- ↑ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/rai/2011.htm
- ↑ Florio, Mike (September 3, 2012). "Raiders pulling plug on 2011 third-round pick". http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/09/03/raiders-pulling-plug-on-2011-third-round-pick/.