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Darryl Blackstock
LB #56
Height:
6-3
Weight:
240
College:
Virginia
Hometown:
Newport News, VA
Experience:
5
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 74 84 62 22 4 0 1 0 0 0 -- 0
2011 OAK 16 20 15 5 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 CIN 12 20 10 10 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2007 ARI 16 21 17 4 3 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2006 ARI 16 11 11 0 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2005 ARI 14 12 9 3 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
Punt Return
YearTeamGRetRetYAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 74 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 OAK 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 CIN 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 ARI 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 ARI 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 ARI 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

Fifth-year pro is in his second Bengals season in ’09 … Had 17 tackles on defense last season, plus three QB hurries, and made five stops on special teams … Became an unrestricted free agent on 2-27-09 and re-signed with Bengals on 3-2-09 … Played first three NFL seasons for Arizona.

Fifth-year pro is in his second Bengals season in ’09 … Had 17 tackles on defense last season, plus three QB hurries, and made five stops on special teams … Became an unrestricted free agent on 2-27-09 and re-signed with Bengals on 3-2-09 … Played first three NFL seasons for Arizona.

2008 PARTICIPATION: Worked primarily at LB, but saw some action at DE ... Made one start at SLB (Game 2) and made three starts at RDE (Games 13-14 and 16), aiding injury-depleted DE corps ... Suspended by NFL for Games 6-9 for use of an over-the-counter nutritional supplement that contained a banned ingredient ... Returned to practice Nov. 5 on roster exemption, and reinstated to roster Nov. 10 ... Sidelined with groin injury in second quarter of season finale, Dec. 28 vs. Kansas City.

2008 HIGHLIGHTS: Had three tackles on defense Sept. 14 vs. Tennessee ... On Nov. 16 vs. Philadelphia, had one tackle, his first QB hurry of season, and one special-teams tackle ... On Dec. 7 at Indianapolis, logged a personal season-best seven tackles and added one QB hurry, and also one special-teams tackle ... On Dec. 14 vs. Washington, played most of game at DE and registered three tackles, including a QB hurry.

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2007 - Had all 11 of his tackles on defense in the last eight games ... Got significant playing time on defense following injury to Bertrand Berry in Week 10 ... Helped preserve 23-20 win over Seattle in Sept. 16 home opener with a forced fumble on kickoff coverage (Seahawks recovered, but clock expired) ... Had four solo special teams tackles, team high for the season, in win Oct. 7 at St. Louis ... Sacked Jon Kitna for eight-yard loss in fourth quarter of win Nov. 11 vs. Detroit ... Sacked Carson Palmer for five-yard loss in win Nov. 18 at Cincinnati ... His fumble recovery set up a TD drive on Dec. 16 at New Orleans.

2006 - Played in every game, with one start ... Ranked tied for fourth in special teams tackles (13) and had six tackles on defense with a fumble recovery.

2005 - Drafted by Arizona in the third round (95th overall) ... Played in 14 games for Cardinals with one start, and had 10 tackles on defense and four on special teams ... In his first pro start, Nov. 20 at St. Louis, had a sack and forced fumble against Rams QB Jamie Martin.

COLLEGE: Played 39 games with 38 starts in three seasons (2002-04) at Virginia ... Entered NFL Draft after his junior year ... Led Atlantic Coast Conference in sacks (11) as a junior and was named second-team All-ACC ... Named National Freshman Defensive Player of the Year in 2001 by College Football News ... Played in 2001 for Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy, posting 22 sacks, and coach John Shuman called him the best player ever to compete at the school.

PERSONAL: Hometown is Newport News, Va. … Attended Heritage High School, where he logged 29 sacks as a senior while leading team to a 14-0 record and a state championship … Married (wife Aysia) … General studies major at Virginia.


 

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