Donald Strickland
Strickland with the Jets in 2011.
No. --     Free Agent
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-11-24) November 24, 1980 (age 40)
Place of birth: San Francisco, California
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
College: Colorado
NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 3 / Pick: 90
Debuted in 2003 for the Indianapolis Colts
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Honorable mention All-Big 12 (2001)
  • Second-team All-Big 12 (2002)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2011
Tackles     248
Interceptions     2
Pass deflections     23
Sacks     3.0
Forced Fumbles     6
Stats at

Donald Darell Strickland (born November 24, 1980) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at Colorado.

Strickland has also played for the Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, San Diego Chargers, and New York Jets.

Early years

Strickland attended Archbishop Riordan High School in San Francisco, California. As a senior at Riordan, Strickland was a standout All-League running back. His uncle, Raymond Bell, played at UCLA and his cousin, Herb Ward, played at Southern California and in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys. Strickland’s father, Donald, is a retired photographer for the NBC affiliate, KRON-4 in the Bay Area.

College career

Strickland attended the University of Colorado. Strickland was a key part in the Buffaloes' run to a Big 12 Conference Championship in 2001. He had 78 tackles and two interceptions, both returned for touchdowns. In 2002 he had 86 tackles, and one interception returned 95 yards for a touchdown.

Professional career

Indianapolis Colts

Strickland started for the Indianapolis Colts from 2003 until the first game of 2005 when he injured himself.

Philadelphia Eagles

He was picked up by the Philadelphia Eagles later that season, playing in three games. The Eagles waived Strickland during the 2006 training camp.

San Francisco 49ers

The San Francisco 49ers acquired him as a free agent on October 31, 2006. The 49ers released Strickland on February 26, 2007, but re-signed him on March 6, 2007 to a one-year deal. He re-signed with the 49ers on March 21, 2008 to a one-year contract.[1]

New York Jets

An unrestricted free agent in the 2009 offseason, Strickland signed with the New York Jets on March 25.[2] He was released on March 5, 2010.[3]

San Diego Chargers

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Strickland during the 2010 NFL season.

Strickland signed with the San Diego Chargers on March 12, 2010.[4] After one season in San Diego, he was released on July 28, 2011.[5]

Second stint with Jets

On July 30, 2011, Strickland was re-signed by the New York Jets.[6]


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