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Darrelle Revis biography

Date of birth : 1985-07-14
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-31
Credited as : Football player NFL, cornerback for the New York Jets, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Darrelle Shavar Revis is an American football cornerback for the New York Jets of the National Football League. Revis was drafted in the first round (14th overall) by the Jets in the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Pittsburgh.


◊ Started all 32 games in his career and has recorded 150 tackles, one sack, eight interceptions, one touchdown, 28 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
◊ Earned his first Pro Bowl selection in 2008 after finishing the season with 59 tackles, five interceptions, 15 passes defensed, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, as well as his first career sack and first career interception return for touchdown.
◊ Named to the Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie Team in 2007 along with David Harris, marking the second consecutive season that the Jets first two draft selection were all-rookie choices. D’Brickashaw Ferguson and Nick Mangold earned similar recognition in 2006.
◊ In his rookie season in 2007, he led the secondary and ranked third on the team with 91 total tackles, leading the team with 77 solo tackles and 13 passes defensed.
◊ Became the Jets first rookie to start at cornerback on opening day since Ray Mickens, at DEN, 9/6/96.

◊ 2008 (JETS) Earned Pro Bowl honors after he finished the season making 16 starts and recording 59 tackles, one sack, 15 passes defensed, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and five interceptions…Named Jets Defensive Player of the Game after his performance in the overtime win at NE, 11/13 and for his outing at BUF, 11/2. SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: (12/21 at SEA)…Recovered his second fumble of the season with 10:34 remaining in the second quarter. (12/14 vs. BUF)…Intercepted J.P. Losman for his team-leading fifth interception of the season with 1:47 remaining in the game, sealing the Jets 31-27 win. (11/30 vs. DEN)…Registered a career-high four passes defensed. (11/2 at BUF)…Sacked QB Trent Edwards for a nine-yard loss, creating a forced fumble and fumble recovery with 9:06 remaining in the first quarter, leading to a 26-yard Jay Feely field goal…Also recorded an interception (Edwards) for no gain. Registered five tackles (four solo)…Nominated for GMC Defensive Player of the Week and named Jets Defensive Player of the Game. (9/28 vs. ARI)...Nominated for AFC Defensive Player of the Week…Tallied a career-high two interceptions, both off of Kurt Warner…Returned one interception 32 yards for a touchdown, the first of his career... Nominated for NFL GMC Defensive Player of the Week. (9/7 at MIA)…Collected his first interception of the season off of former Jet Chad Pennington with :10 remaining in the fourth quarter, securing the Jets 20-14 victory.

◊ 2007 (JETS) Started every game, logging 91 tackles, three interceptions, a forced fumble and a team-leading 13 passes defensed. SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: (12/16 at NE)…Picked off Tom Brady in the third quarter for his third interception of the year, beating Randy Moss to the ball. (12/2 at MIA)…Intercepted John Beck, returning the ball for one yard. (11/22 at DAL)…Recorded six solo tackles with one pass defensed…Responsible for covering Cowboys WR Terrell Owens for the majority of the game and helped limit him to six receptions for 65 yards and a touchdown and end his streak of four consecutive 100-yard receiving games. (10/28 vs. BUF)…Intercepted Trent Edwards in the second quarter and returned it 19 yards for his first career interception. (10/14 vs. PHI)…Started sixth career game, recording a team-high 10 tackles with nine solos. (9/30 at BUF)…Forced a fumble by Robert Royal after a short pass recovered by Victor Hobson. (9/9 vs. NE)…Became the Jets first rookie to start at cornerback on opening day since Ray Mickens at DEN, 9/6/96…Recorded six total tackles with five solos.


◊ Finished his three-year career at Pittsburgh with 129 tackles, eight interceptions and four touchdowns; two via punt returns and two via interceptions.
◊ Semifinalist for the 2006 Jim Thorpe Award for the nation’s top defensive back.
◊ Named to the Rivals All-America Team (third team) as a “utility” player.
◊ First Pittsburgh cornerback to be selected first team All-Conference twice since new teammate Hank Poteat accomplished the feat in 1998 and 1999.
◊ His 73-yard punt return against West Virginia was selected the 2006 “College Football Play of the Year” by ESPN. On the play, Revis fielded the punt on a bounce, cut all the way across the field and then weaved through several potential tacklers up the sideline to reach the end zone.
◊ As a junior, became the first player in Pittsburgh history to return an interception for a touchdown in consecutive games.
◊ In 2004, was named to the first-team Freshman All- America by The Sporting News.
◊ The first true freshman to start an opening game for Pitt’s defense since cornerback Shawntae Spencer started the 2000 opener against Kent State.
◊ Played quarterback, defensive back, wide receiver, cornerback and kick returner at Aliquippa (PA) HS, where he was named the Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AA Player of the Year and a first-team selection of the Pennsylvania Class AA All-State team as a senior.
◊ Compiled 1,637 total yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior, averaging 15.4 yards per touch.
◊ Played basketball, averaging 22.8 points per game as a senior in earning Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AA All-State first team honors and a selection for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s “Fabulous Five.”


◊ Social Sciences major at Pittsburgh.
◊ In track at Aliquippa HS, he ran on the WPIAL Class AA champion 400-meter relay team that placed third at state championships.
◊ Nephew of former defensive tackle Sean Gilbert, who spent 12 seasons with the Rams, Redskins, Panthers and Raiders and also attended Pitt (1988-91) and Aliquippa HS.
◊ Participated in the United Way Hometown Huddle, 10/8/07, which supports youth fitness by volunteering time and lending a voice.
◊ Supported Play 60 NFL Draft week event in 2008 which promotes children getting out and playing for one hour a day.
◊ Served as a spokesperson for the Jets Taste of the NFL event in Manhattan, an event dedicated to helping fight hunger in the New York Tri-State area.
◊ Has a daughter, Deyani Shavae Revis.

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