Darrius Heyward-Bey life and biography

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Darrius Heyward-Bey biography

Date of birth : 1987-02-26
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Silver Spring, Maryland
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-01-05
Credited as : Football player NFL, wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Darrius Heyward-Bey is an American football wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Raiders seventh overall in the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Maryland.

Heyward-Bey attended the McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Maryland, where he played football as a wide receiver and linebacker. During his senior year, he earned first-team all-state honors and was named a PrepStar All-American. In track and field, he finished fifth at nationals as a junior and was the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) champion in the 100- and 200-meter dashes. He also ran a 60 meter indoor time of 6.83 his junior year and 6.82 his senior year, the joint 6th and joint 4th fastest times in the nation respectively.


A three-year letterwinner and two-year starter at McDonogh (Owings Mills, Md.) High School...Played wide receiver and outside linebacker...Had 47 receptions for 821 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior and 40 for 802 yards and 12 TDs as a junior...Consensus first team all-state as a senior...A PrepStar All-American and a SuperPrep All-American…Listed as the 23rd-best wide receiver in the nation by ESPN.com’s Tom Lemming...A four-star player by Rivals.com and was picked as the fourth-best player overall in Maryland and the 12th-best wide receiver in the country...An all-area and all-conference selection as a junior...A first team All-America in the indoor 60-meter dash...Was fifth at nationals as a junior as well as MIAA champ in the 100- and 200-meters.

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