32 Facts About Darqueze Dennard


Darqueze Derrell Dennard was born on October 10,1991 and is an American football cornerback who is a free agent.


Darqueze Dennard played college football at Michigan State and was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.


Darqueze Dennard attended Twiggs County High School in Jeffersonville, Georgia, where he was a letterman in football, basketball, and track.


Darqueze Dennard was the runner-up in the 100-meter dash at the 2010 GHSA 1A State Championships, recording a personal-best time of 10.72 seconds.


Darqueze Dennard accepted an athletic scholarship to attend Michigan State University, where he played for coach Mark Dantonio's Michigan State Spartans football team from 2010 to 2013.


Darqueze Dennard received an invitation to the NFL combine as a top prospect and chose to only run the 40-yard dash, 20-yard dash, 10-yard dash, and perform the bench press.


Darqueze Dennard said that he was unable to complete all the combine drills due to unforeseen circumstances that limited him.


On March 7,2014, Darqueze Dennard chose to participate at Michigan State's pro day, along with Max Bullough, Denicos Allen, Bennie Fowler, Dan France, Fou Fonoti, Tyler Hoover, Andrew Maxwell, and nine other teammates.


Darqueze Dennard opted to perform the vertical jump, broad jump, short shuttle, three-cone, and positional drills.


Darqueze Dennard was ranked the top cornerback prospect in the draft by NFLDraftScout.


Darqueze Dennard was the third cornerback taken in the 2014 NFL Draft, behind Justin Gilbert and Kyle Fuller.


Darqueze Dennard joined a deep position group upon his arrival at training camp and competed with Adam Jones, Terence Newman, Leon Hall, and Dre Kirkpatrick for the job as the starting cornerback.


Darqueze Dennard saw limited playing time behind the host of a talented veterans during his rookie season and finished with only 17 combined tackles, one pass deflection, and one sack in 14 games and zero starts.


Darqueze Dennard was limited to only 41 defensive snaps as a rookie in 2014.


Darqueze Dennard returned to the Cincinnati Bengals' training camp in 2015 and competed with Leon Hall, Dre Kirkpatrick, Adam Jones, and Josh Shaw for the position as one of the starting cornerbacks.


Darqueze Dennard was named the fourth cornerback on their depth chart to begin the season, behind Jones, Kirkpatrick, and Hall.


Darqueze Dennard started in place of Adam Jones who was unable to play due to a foot injury, but was unable to finish the contest after suffering a shoulder injury.


Darqueze Dennard finished the 2015 season with 20 combined tackles, three pass deflections, and an interception in ten games and one start.


Darqueze Dennard recovered from his shoulder surgery in time for Cincinnati Bengals' training camp and competed with Adam Jones, Dre Kirkpatrick, Josh Shaw, and rookie William Jackson III.


Darqueze Dennard finished the 2016 season with 47 combined tackles and a pass deflection in 15 games and three starts.


Darqueze Dennard competed with Adam Jones, Dre Kirkpatrick, Josh Shaw, and William Jackson III in training camp for the job as a starting cornerback.


Darqueze Dennard was named the Bengals' third cornerback on their depth chart behind Jones and Kirkpatrick for the second consecutive season.


Darqueze Dennard was activated from the PUP list on October 18,2019.


Darqueze Dennard signed with his hometown Atlanta Falcons on August 3,2020.


Darqueze Dennard was placed on injured reserve on September 29,2020 with a hamstring injury.


On June 3,2021, Darqueze Dennard signed a one-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals.


Darqueze Dennard was placed on injured reserve on August 30,2021.


On October 20,2021, Darqueze Dennard was signed to the Indianapolis Colts practice squad.


On December 22,2021, Darqueze Dennard was signed to the New York Giants practice squad and released on December 28,2021.


On January 4,2022, Darqueze Dennard was signed to the San Francisco 49ers practice squad.


Darqueze Dennard's contract expired when the team's season ended on January 30,2022.


Darqueze Dennard re-signed with the team on March 25,2022.