76 Facts About Darrelle Revis


Darrelle Shavar Revis was born on July 14,1985 and is an American former football cornerback who played in National Football League for 11 seasons.


Darrelle Revis played college football at the University of Pittsburgh and was selected in the first round in the 2007 NFL Draft by the Jets, where he spent eight non-consecutive seasons.


Darrelle Revis played one season each for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots, and Kansas City Chiefs.


Darrelle Revis was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2023.


Darrelle Revis completed a 39-yard pass, had a reception, and an interception in the game.


Darrelle Revis had the most interceptions out of any cornerback in high school.


Darrelle Revis attended the University of Pittsburgh, and played for the Pittsburgh Panthers football team.

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Darrelle Revis earned first-team freshman All-America honors his 2004 freshman campaign.


Darrelle Revis played all 12 games, and started 11 of those 12.


Darrelle Revis tied for fifth on the team with 49 tackles, tied for team lead with 12 broken-up passes, and second on the team with 14 defended passes.


Darrelle Revis had a career-high seven tackles against the Boston College Eagles.


The pass got to the one-yard line, but Darrelle Revis hit the receiver and stopped him from getting the score.


Darrelle Revis led the Panthers with four interceptions and was second on the team with 13 defended passes.


Darrelle Revis was ranked second in the Big East with two recovered fumbles.


Darrelle Revis had a 79-yard punt return for a score against the Cincinnati Bearcats, and blocked a field goal against the Connecticut Huskies which was returned for the score.


Darrelle Revis had an interception and totaled 119 punt return yards against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.


Darrelle Revis was a candidate for the Jim Thorpe Award and Bronko Nagurski Trophy at the end of the season.


Darrelle Revis recorded interceptions against the Virginia Cavaliers and Cincinnati, which were both taken back for touchdowns.


On January 10,2007, Darrelle Revis announced he would forgo his senior year at Pittsburgh to enter the 2007 NFL Draft.


Darrelle Revis was considered one of the top three cornerbacks available, along with Leon Hall of Michigan and Aaron Ross of Texas, and was one of 30 drafted.


Darrelle Revis received an invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine however, he chose not to attend after suffering a strained hamstring.


Darrelle Revis impressed scouts at Pittsburgh's Pro Day, impressing them with his 40-yard dash, a main concern scouts had prior to him completing the test.


Darrelle Revis missed the first 21 days of training camp while his agents negotiated a contract.


At one point, Darrelle Revis' mother was flown in from Pittsburgh to help expedite the negotiation process.


Head coach Eric Mangini expected Darrelle Revis to contribute immediately citing his abilities on defense and special teams.

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Darrelle Revis likened Revis' talents to that of Ty Law, who was once described as a "shutdown" cornerback.


Darrelle Revis made his preseason debut against the New York Giants on August 25,2007 after less than a week of practice.


Darrelle Revis was named the starting cornerback for the Jets at the end of the preseason, becoming the first Jets rookie cornerback to start since Ray Mickens in 1996.


Darrelle Revis recorded the first interception of his career against the division-rival Buffalo Bills during their week 8 matchup.


Darrelle Revis would show great progression throughout the season, remaining as the Jets' solid starter and one of their best defensive players.


Darrelle Revis was only beaten for touchdowns three times during his rookie season by Braylon Edwards, Lee Evans, and Terrell Owens.


Darrelle Revis intercepted two Kurt Warner passes, one of which he returned 32 yards for a touchdown, the first of his NFL career.


Darrelle Revis has become the NFL's preeminent lockdown cornerback, drawing comparisons to Deion Sanders and Rod Woodson and propelling the Jets' defense to the top of the charts.


Darrelle Revis started off the 2009 season matched up against some of football's best wide receivers.


Darrelle Revis then faced Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, when he matched up against another Pro-bowl receiver, Randy Moss, and limited him to four receptions and 24 yards after catching 14 passes for 141 yards the week prior.


Darrelle Revis had an interception against Brady, helping the Jets defense to be the first team since 2006 to stop the Patriots from scoring a touchdown.


In Week 11 Darrelle Revis held Moss to limited yards although he did give up a touchdown to Moss.


Former Jets head coach Rex Ryan stated on several occasions that he thinks Darrelle Revis is the "best" cornerback in the NFL, and that he is the best cornerback he's worked with, in all of his years of coaching defenses.


Darrelle Revis ended the year winning a Pro Bowl spot, and earned major respect inside and outside the league.


Since the Chargers had a large variety of well acclaimed receivers, Darrelle Revis was forced to cover most of them, yet San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers only threw the ball to a receiver covered by Darrelle Revis three times during the entire game.


Two of the three were tipped away by Darrelle Revis for an incomplete pass, and the third was an interception.


Darrelle Revis's interception was made diving to the ground to catch a ball that was deflected off the shoe of Chargers' wide receiver Vincent Jackson.


Darrelle Revis missed the majority of training camp and all four of the team's preseason contests while holding out for a new contract.


Darrelle Revis was to receive approximately $1 million in the fourth year of a six-year contract.


Darrelle Revis reaggravated the hamstring following the team's matchup against the Minnesota Vikings.

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On October 17,2010, Darrelle Revis was activated two hours prior to kickoff against the Denver Broncos and started the game.


Darrelle Revis finished the year with 32 tackles but did not record an interception in 13 games.


Darrelle Revis intercepted a pass intended for Brandon Marshall and ran it back 100 yards for a touchdown on October 17,2011, tying the longest interception return in Jets history, first set by Aaron Glenn in 1996.


Darrelle Revis ended the year with 52 tackles and 4 interceptions and was elected to his fourth Pro Bowl and third All-Pro team.


Darrelle Revis entered the 2012 season hinting that he may not attend training camp, with the hope of reworking his contract.


Darrelle Revis intercepted a Ryan Fitzpatrick pass which set up a Mark Sanchez touchdown on the ensuing drive.


Darrelle Revis was diagnosed with a mild concussion and subsequently ruled out for Week 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.


Darrelle Revis returned the following week against the Miami Dolphins where he recovered a fumble but later left the game with an undisclosed knee injury.


An MRI taken the following day revealed Darrelle Revis suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and would be out for the remainder of the season.


Darrelle Revis was placed on injured reserve on October 12,2012.


Darrelle Revis flew a private jet to travel to Tampa, Florida for an official physical.


Darrelle Revis was successful in getting one of the biggest contracts in the NFL, in line with other elite players such as defensive end Mario Williams, wide receivers Calvin Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald received.


Darrelle Revis made his debut with the Buccaneers on September 8,2013, playing against his former team, the New York Jets.


Darrelle Revis, being an elite man-to-man cornerback, was rumored to be on the trading block because of his large $16 million salary for the 2014 season.


On March 12,2014, within hours of being released by the Buccaneers, Darrelle Revis signed a 1-year contract worth $12 million with the New England Patriots, with the salary cap hit spread over two years.


Darrelle Revis was named to the Pro Bowl, his sixth overall selection, as well as his first first-team All-Pro selection since 2011, his fourth overall.


Jets owner Woody Johnson made comments about Darrelle Revis, who was still under contract with New England at the time.


Johnson was fined $100,000; however, the Jets' counter-investigation into Patriots owner Robert Kraft's comments about Darrelle Revis upon re-signing with New York was dismissed by the league.


Darrelle Revis sustained a concussion against the Houston Texans on November 22,2015.


Darrelle Revis was named to his seventh Pro Bowl and was ranked 24th on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016.

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In 14 games of 2015, Darrelle Revis finished with 39 tackles, five interceptions, and nine passes defended.


Darrelle Revis finished 2016 playing 15 games with 53 tackles, five passes defended, and one interception.


On February 28,2017, the Jets announced that Darrelle Revis would be released at the start of free agency on March 9,2017.


On November 22,2017, Darrelle Revis signed a two-year, $11 million contract with the Kansas City Chiefs.


On February 8,2018, Darrelle Revis was released by the Chiefs after only playing six games for the team, including the playoffs.


On July 18,2018, Darrelle Revis announced his retirement from the NFL after 11 seasons.


Darrelle Revis is the nephew of former NFL defensive tackle Sean Gilbert.


On December 2012, Darrelle released his own shoe, the Nike Zoom Revis, which is available in various colors.


Darrelle Revis is the cousin of New York Jets safety Jordan Whitehead.


That night, Darrelle Revis was charged for aggravated assault, robbery, terroristic threats and conspiracy stemming from the incident.


Darrelle Revis turned himself into police the following day and was released on non-monetary bond.