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  • Fri., Jul. 10, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CDT Flashback Fridays at Go Texan Store

    Stop by the Go Texan Store on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm to meet a TBD Houston Texans Ambassador.  Fans can also enjoy a 10% off Power Hour discount in the Go Texan Store during the event!

    Store info - http://www.houstontexans.com/gotexanstore.html

  • Sat., Jul. 11, 2015 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Coaches Summit

    The Houston Texans Coaches Summit is an event designed to educate coaches on the key components of the Heads Up Football safety philosophy. Youth football coaches will learn about proper equipment fitting, heads up tackling technique, concussion awareness, and the process to become a Player Safety Coach.

    All youth football coaches who attend the Coaches Summit will have an opportunity to apply for a grant ($2,500 for teams; $10,000 for leagues) to help make their respective teams and leagues safer!

    This event is limited and will fill up, so register today.

    Register - http://www.houstontexans.com/community/programs/headsup.html

  • Tue., Jul. 14, 2015 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT Texans Radio Live at Houston Texans Grille Stop by the Houston Texans Grille located at CityCentre, 12848 Queensbury Ln. Ste 208, Houston, TX 77024 (I-10 & Beltway 8), as Texans Radio broadcasts LIVE with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!
  • Thu., Jul. 16, 2015 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Stampede Tour pres. by Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Stop by Brew Exchange (706 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701) from 4:30-5:30 PM and Academy Sports + Outdoors (5400 Brodie Ln., Austin, TX  78745) from 7-8 PM on Thursday, July 16, 2015 to meet the Houston Texans!

    Stop by for autographs with:

    TE RYAN GRIFFIN
    G BRANDON BROOKS

    HOUSTON TEXANS CHEERLEADERS AND TORO!


    Houston Texans Giveaways!

    *Autographs not guaranteed for everyone and signing strictly limited to times listed. Celebrities subject to change.

  • Fri., Jul. 17, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Stampede Tour pres. by Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Stop by Buffalo Wild Wings (5860 De Zavala Rd., San Antonio, TX 78249) from 6-7 PM on Friday, July 17 and Academy Sports + Outdoors (4071 North Loop 1604 West, San Antonio, TX  78257) from 2-3 PM on Saturday, July 18, 2015 to meet the Houston Texans!

    Stop by for autographs with:

    TE RYAN GRIFFIN
    G BRANDON BROOKS

    HOUSTON TEXANS CHEERLEADERS AND TORO!


    Houston Texans Giveaways!

    *Autographs not guaranteed for everyone and signing strictly limited to times listed. Celebrities subject to change.

  • Sat., Jul. 18, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Stampede Tour pres. by Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Stop by Buffalo Wild Wings (5860 De Zavala Rd., San Antonio, TX 78249) from 6-7 PM on Friday, July 17 and Academy Sports + Outdoors (4071 North Loop 1604 West, San Antonio, TX  78257) from 2-3 PM on Saturday, July 18, 2015 to meet the Houston Texans!

    Stop by for autographs with:

    TE RYAN GRIFFIN
    G BRANDON BROOKS

    HOUSTON TEXANS CHEERLEADERS AND TORO!


    Houston Texans Giveaways!

    *Autographs not guaranteed for everyone and signing strictly limited to times listed. Celebrities subject to change.

  • Thu., Jul. 23, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT Texans Radio Live at Houston Texans Grille Stop by the Houston Texans Grille located at CityCentre (I-10 & Beltway 8) as Texans Radio broadcasts LIVE from 6pm - 7pm with special guests including Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer!
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    Stop by the Fuddruckers located at 3929 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77027 on Thursday, July 30, 2015 from 6-7 PM for a Texans Radio live broadcast on SportsRadio 610 with Voice of the Texans, Marc Vandermeer, and special guests!

    Plus, $2 domestic bottles and a 15% discount if you come in your Texans gear from 5 PM - close, as well as Texans prize giveaways!

  • Sun., Sep. 20, 2015 8:15 AM - 10:30 AM CDT Running of the Bulls 5K Run/Walk pres. by H-E-B

    The 2015 Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run and Walk presented by H-E-B and TORO's Kids 1K presented by Texas Children’s Hospital are Sunday, September 20th at NRG Park.  Both races included a race t-shirt, interactive water stops, entry into the post-race party and finish on the floor of NRG Stadium.  Be sure to secure your spot today at HoustonTexans.com before the race sells out! 

    Register - http://www.houstontexans.com/community/houston-texans-foundation/ROTB-H.html

Team

Darryl Sharpton
ILB #51
Height:
5-11
Weight:
235
College:
Miami (Fla.)
Experience:
4
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 47 176 117 59 1 0 4 1 0 -2 -- 0
2014 CHI 5 15 10 5 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2013 HOU 15 87 56 31 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2012 HOU 7 28 16 12 0 -- 2 1 0 -2 -2 -2
2011 HOU 8 12 12 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 HOU 12 34 23 11 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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TWITTER: @DARRYLSHARPTON

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Houston Texans in the fourth round (102nd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft...signed by Texans on June 11, 2010...placed on injured reerve with a quadriceps injury on Nov. 2, 2011...placed on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list with a hip injury on Aug. 27, 2012...activated from PUP by Texans on Nov. 17, 2012...placed by Texans on injured reserve with a hip injury on Jan. 1, 2013.

2012 (Houston 7/6):
Finished with 39 tackles (18 solo), one interception and a fumble recovery in seven games.
Placed on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list (8/26)
Activated off of PUP on to active roster (11/17)
Made his season debut vs. Jacksonville (11/18), collecting seven tackles (four solo)
Recovered his first career fumble and had a career-high 13 tackles (five solo) at Detroit (11/22)
Registered his first career interception and had seven tackles (three solo) at Tennessee (12/2)
Made six tackles (two solo) at New England (12/10)
Recorded three tackles (two solo) vs. Indianapolis (12/16)
Had two tackles vs. Minnesota (12/23)
Registered one tackle and pass defensed at Indianapolis (12/30)
Placed on injured reserve (1/1/13)

TWITTER: @DARRYLSHARPTON

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Houston Texans in the fourth round (102nd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft...signed by Texans on June 11, 2010...placed on injured reerve on Nov. 2, 2011.

2012 (Houston 7/6):
Finished with 39 tackles (18 solo), one interception and a fumble recovery in seven games.
Placed on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list (8/26)
Activated off of PUP on to active roster (11/17)
Made his season debut vs. Jacksonville (11/18), collecting seven tackles (four solo)
Recovered his first career fumble and had a career-high 13 tackles (five solo) at Detroit (11/22)
Registered his first career interception and had seven tackles (three solo) at Tennessee (12/2)
Made six tackles (two solo) at New England (12/10)
Recorded three tackles (two solo) vs. Indianapolis (12/16)
Had two tackles vs. Minnesota (12/23)
Registered one tackle and pass defensed at Indianapolis (12/30)
Placed on injured reserve (1/1/13)

2011 (Houston 8/0):
Made a season-high three solo tackles in the season opener vs. Indianapolis (9/11)
Had two solo tackles vs. Oakland (10/9), at Baltimore (10/16) and at Tennessee (10/23)
Placed on injured reserve after suffering an injury to his quadricep vs. Jacksonville (11/2)

2010 (Houston 12/6):
Saw action in 12 games with six starts; five at weakside linebacker and one at middle linebacker
Made 21 tackles (13 solo) in his rookie campaign along with one sack
Saw action on special teams where he led the squad with two tackles vs. San Diego (11/7)
Made his first start of his professional career at weakside linebacker and made five tackles (three solo) including two for a loss and two special teams tackles at New York Jets (11/21)
Recorded six tackles (three solo) including the first sack of his NFL career vs. Baltimore (12/13)
Started his fifth straight game at weakside linebacker and made five tackles (three solo) at Tennessee (12/19)
Notched his first start at middle linebacker and made five tackles (four solo) at Denver (12/26)
Placed on injured reserve (12/29) after injuring his shoulder at Denver (12/26)

COLLEGE:
Started 30-of-52 games at Miami, including 18 at middle linebacker, nine at strongside linebacker and three at weakside linebacker
Recorded 255 tackles (154 solo) that included 2.5 sacks for minus-24 yards and 27 stops for losses totaling 75 yards
Caused and recovered a fumble, deflected nine passes, fielded six short kickoffs for 40 yards and had a 73-yard interception return for a touchdown
Started 12-of-13 games as a senior and led the team with a career-high 106 tackles (65 solo) as well as a forced fumble, three passes defensed and an interception which he returned for a 73-yard touchdown
Started nine games as a junior and finished fourth on the team with 58 tackles (33 solo) that included 1.5 sacks for minus-14 yards and six stops for losses of 24 yards; recovered a fumble and broke up two passes
Played in 11 games as a sophomore and ranked sixth on the team with 46 tackles (30 solo), adding one stop for a 12-yard loss
Named third-team Freshman All-American by The Sporting News and College Football News in 2006 and was selected to The Sporting News ACC All-Freshman team
Received a medical hardship waiver in 2005
Graduated with a degree in finance

PERSONAL:
Played both offense and defense throughout his career at Coral Gables (Fla.) High School, and also returned kickoffs and blocked four punts
As a senior in 2004, he finished with 96 tackles (three for loss), two interceptions and four blocked punts
Selected to play in the Cali/Florida Bowl, but declined the invitation
As a junior, recorded 110 tackles and one interception for a touchdown
Ranked as the nation’s 28th best outside linebacker prospect by Rivals.com and was chosen All-Dade County while ranking as the 10th-best prospect in Dade County by the Miami Herald
Was in his school’s International Baccalaureate Program
Presently enrolled in post-graduate school at Miami

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    (2:29) Posted May 25, 2013

    Drew Dougherty went 1-on-1 with linebacker Darryl Sharpton, and the two discussed the defense's progress in OTA's and much more.

  • Sharpton tours African-American library

    Posted Feb 27, 2013

    Linebacker Darryl Sharpton joined children from the Houston Texans YMCA to tour the African-American Library at the Gregory School. The community event was part of a celebration of Black History Month.

  • 1-on-1 with ILB Darryl Sharpton

    (1:27) Posted Feb 27, 2013

    Inside linebacker Darryl Sharpton took a timeout from a community event to share how his hip injury rehab is going, his plans for the offseason and more.

  • Sharpton picks off Locker

    (00:28) Posted Dec 2, 2012

    Linebacker Darryl Sharpton sealed a Houston Texans' win at Tennessee with an interception in the fourth quarter.