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  • Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT Houston Texans at Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Houston Texans Stampede Tour pres. by Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Stop by Academy Sports + Outdoors (8453 Memorial Blvd., Port Arthur, TX 77640) from 4-5 PM to meet the Houston Texans!

    Stop by for autographs and pictures with:

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS LINEBACKER #56 JAY FOREMAN*

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS KICK RETURNER #84 JJ MOSES*
    HOUSTON TEXANS CHEERLEADERS
    AND TORO!

    Houston Texans Giveaways!

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

  • Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM CDT Houston Texans at Buffalo Wild Wings

    Houston Texans Stampede Tour pres. by Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Stop by Buffalo Wild Wings (3939 Dowlen Rd., Suite 11, Beaumont, TX 77706) from 8-9 PM to meet the Houston Texans during the first half of the Texans vs. Broncos game!

    Stop by for autographs and pictures with:

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS LINEBACKER #56 JAY FOREMAN*

    FORMER HOUSTON TEXANS KICK RETURNER #84 JJ MOSES*
    HOUSTON TEXANS CHEERLEADERS
    AND TORO!


    Houston Texans Giveaways!

    Autographs not guaranteed for everyone and signings strictly limited to times listed per appearance. *Celebrities subject to change.
  • Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 8:00 PM CDT Texans at Broncos The Texans travel to Denver to face off against the Broncos.
  • Sun., Aug. 24, 2014 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT Back To Tailgating The Houston Texans are Back to Football so it’s time for you to get Back to Tailgating at the Academy Sports + Outdoors in Pearland on Sun., Aug. 24 from 3-5 PM. Join the Houston Texans Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO & Deep Steel Thunder for this free event.  Also, get tailgating tips for the 2014 season from former H-E-B Tailgaters of the Year!
  • Tue., Aug. 26, 2014 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT Houston Texans Team Luncheon presented by Amegy Bank of Texas The Houston Texans Team Luncheon presented by Amegy Bank of Texas is Tuesday, August 26 at 12 noon.  It’s your chance to have lunch with the entire Texans team, as well as hear from new head coach Bill O’Brien as we get Back to Football and prepare for the 2014 season. 
  • Thu., Aug. 28, 2014 7:00 PM CDT 49ers at Texans The Texans host the 49ers at NRG Stadium.
  • Sat., Aug. 30, 2014 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM CDT AdvoCare Texas Kickoff

    Celebrate the return of college football with a Big Ten and SEC showdown at NRG Stadium, as the LSU Tigers and Wisconsin Badgers square off in the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff on Saturday August 30 at 8pm. Secure yours today by calling 832-667-2390 or at advocare texas kickoff dot com.

  • Sun., Aug. 31, 2014 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM CDT Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk Join the Houston Texans Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, TORO, and the Battle Ready Band at the Kickoff at Kemah Boardwalk on Sun., Aug. 31 from 1-3 PM. Bring the entire family for autograph signings, live music, & prize giveaways!
  • Sun., Sep. 14, 2014 8:15 AM - 10:30 AM CDT Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run/Walk presented by H-E-B Houston Texans Running of the Bulls 5K Run and Walk presented by H-E-B is Sunday, September 14 at NRG Park.  The 5K run/walk and TORO's Kids 1K presented by Aramark will both finish on the floor of NRG Stadium, where the post-race party is with the return of pizza and beer! Also, there is a new course for 2014. Secure your spot before Sept. 8 at 5 PM at HoustonTexans.com.
  • Wed., Nov. 12, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM CST Bulls & Birdies Golf Tournament supported by Bud Light

    Have you ever dreamed of playing a round of golf with the Houston Texans Cheerleaders cheering you on?  Now’s your chance!  Sign up today at HoustonTexans.com for the annual Bulls and Birdies Golf Tournament supported by Bud Light at Wildcat Golf Club on Wednesday, November 12.

Team

Darryl Sharpton
ILB #51
Height:
5-11
Weight:
235
College:
Miami (Fla.)
Experience:
4
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 42 161 107 54 1 0 3 1 0 -2 -- 0
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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