Ronald Darby is not a name to be overlooked in the National Football League (NFL). He went pro in 2015 when he was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Since then, the talented player has shown great strength and determination and has recorded awesome achievements in the game of football.
The NFL player is also known for his sprinting skills which have earned him lots of recognition as well. There is so much more to know about Ronald Darby apart from his professional life. To find out more about him would mean to answer some questions pertaining to his career and personal life.
Who Is Ronald Darby? Bio
He was born on January 2, 1994, to his parents. Ronald started from a very young age to exhibit an inclination towards the game of football. He is an alumnus of Potomac High School in Oxon Hill, Maryland, where he was a popular footballer in the school and made impressive records while at the school’s football team. Ronald Darby was also outstanding in the sprint too as he ran at the 2011 World Youth Championships in Athletics and won a bronze medal. He recorded his best performance at 6.77 seconds in 60 meters and also 10.41 seconds in the 100 meters.
Ronald Darby was a High School All-American in the year 2011. In his junior year, he rushed for 1,329 yards and 23 touchdowns at the 2012 Under Armour All-Amercian Game. For his remarkable performances in high school, he was ranked as a four-star recruit by platforms like Rivals.com. After a successful high school stint, Darby got several scholarship offers from different universities including Maryland, Clemson, Auburn, and many others.
He eventually committed to Florida State University after his high school. He started out as a true freshman for the school’s football team and was part of the defense that ranked seventh in the FBS. In the 2012 season, he recorded 18 tackles and seven passes clinching the ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year title.
In his sophomore year, he won the 2013 National Championship game where he stood out amongst his counterparts. After recording 43 tackles in his junior year, the talented player declared for the NFL Draft.
NFL Career Stats
Ronald Darby was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the second round (50th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft. Prior to the draft, he was ranked as the second-best cornerback at the time by various platforms and was predicted to be chosen in the second round. Darby made an impressive record at the NFL Combine where he stood out in the 40, 20, and 10-yard dash. After an awesome performance at the Combine, he had negotiation talks with different teams like Indianapolis Colts, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennesse Titans, and many others.
Darby went ahead to sign a four-year 4.56 million contract with the Bills where he began as a starting cornerback. In the 2015 season-opening game, he recorded six combined tackles and two pass deflections in the 27-14 victory against the Indianapolis Colts. He earned the title of the AFC Defensive Rookie of the Month in September that year and at the end of his rookie season, Darby had recorded 68 combined tackles with 61 solos, 21 passes and two interceptions all in 15 games. He sustained a hamstring injury in the early part of the 2016 season and missed some of his games.
In August 2017, Darby made his next move to the Philadelphia Eagles, after he was traded for Jordan Matthews. He sustained a severe injury after he dislocated his ankle in a game and missed his games for several weeks. But he returned in the 11th week and played in the game against Dallas Cowboys, making his first interception.
The exact net worth of the NFL player is not known but Darby has garnered a lot over the course of his professional career. He has his career earnings calculated at 4.57m for over four seasons. This could be a trifling figure to the NFL player in the coming years as he is still many steps away from the climax of his career.
Body Measurements – Height, Weight
He may have sustained some injuries in the past but Ronald Darby has shown great tenacity over the course of his career. He also has a good body build which gives him support and stamina. He stands at a height of 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) which is quite proportional to his weight of 86 kg (193 lb).