Ronald Darby, the football player traded to Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for Jordan Matthews. Read more facts about his overall net worth and his career as a football player.
Who is Ronald Darby?
Ronald Darby was born on January 2, 1994. He played college football at Florida State before being drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Darby is an American football player for the Philadelphia Eagles, recent winners of Super Bowl LII. He is also a sprinter having won medals at the 2011 World Youth Championships in Athletics.
Darby in High School
Darby attended Potomac High School in Oxon Hill, Maryland where he played six different positions for his high school football team, the Wolverine’s. He played everything from offense, to defense, as well as several other special teams. While excellent on defense, Darby was part of a Wolverines’ secondary line that also included Tavon Young and renowned sprinter Dondre Echols. Darby registered four shutouts and allowed just 82 points in 2011. He was a USA Today and Sports Illustrated High School All-American in 2011 and he participated in the 2012 Under Armour All-American Game. Darby, as a junior rushed for 1,329 yards and 23 touchdowns while tallying three interceptions and eight pass breakups on defense. He was regarded as a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, with his ability to run a 4.37-second 40-yard dash. He was ranked as the No. 2 Corner Back prospect in his class, behind only Tracy Howard. He chose Florida State over Notre Dame, Maryland, Clemson and Auburn. Darby, football player won a bronze medal in the 200 meter at the 2011 World Youth Championships in Athletics. He also finished fourth in the 100 m. Along with Aldrich Bailey, Najee Glass, and Arman Hall. Darby ran a World Youth Best in the meet’s medley relay with his personal bests being 6.77 seconds in the 60 meters, 10.41 seconds in the 100 meters and 21.05 seconds in the 200 meters.
Darby’s College and Career
As a true freshman at Florida State, Darby was part of a Florida State defense that led the ACC in points allowed (15.1 per game) and yards allowed (253.8). They ranked seventh in the FBS. Although exclusively a back-up to Xavier Rhodes and Nick Waisome, Darby registered 18 tackles and broke up seven passes in 2012, which earned him ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year honours. Darby was also named Freshman All-American by the Football Writers Association of America. In the 2013 Orange Bowl vs Northern Illinois, Darby registered four solo tackles and one defending pass. As a sophomore, he played in 14 games with nine starts, including playing in and winning the 2013 BCS National Championship game. For the season he had 14 tackles and two interceptions. As a junior in 2014, he started all 14 games and recorded 43 tackles. After his junior year, Darby entered the 2015 NFL Draft.
Darby the Football Player
Coming out of Florida State, Darby was projected to be selected in the second or third round by the majority of analysts and scouts. With a deep Corner Back draft class, Darby was even considered the second-best Corner Back to come out of Florida State behind P.J. Williams. Darby was invited to the NFL Combine and was able to raise his draft stock after finishing with good times in the 40, 20, and 10-yard dash. Darby participated at Florida State’s Pro Day, but was satisfied with his combine performance and only performed positional drills. Ronald Darby had scheduled visits with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Indianapolis Colts, Carolina Panthers, Tennessee Titans, and New York Jets. Going into the 2015 NFL Draft, he was ranked the third best Corner Back by Lance Zierlein, the sixth best cornerback by Sports Illustrated, and the seventh best by NFL DraftScout.com. Darby was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the second round (50th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft. Darby was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month for September 2015. Darby quickly became the Bills best coverage defensive back. He led the team in tackles as a cornerback and deflected 21 passes. He also had two interceptions in his rookie year. Despite his high-performance in 2015, the Bills finished the season 8-8 and missed out on the playoffs. Ronald Darby signed a four year, $4,569,691 contract with the Buffalo Bills. Darby was named the starting Corner Back to begin the 2016 regular season. He started the Buffalo Bills’ season-opener against the Baltimore Ravens and recorded seven solo tackles and made two pass deflections in a 13–7 loss. On December 11, 2016, he racked up a season-high ten combined tackles during a 27-20 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Darby finished the 2016 season with 69 combined tackles (60 solos) and 12 pass deflections in 14 games and 14 starts. The Buffalo Bills finished with a 7-9 record, and head coach Rex Ryan was fired after Week 16 and replaced with Anthony Lynn. On August 11, 2017, the Bills traded Darby to the Philadelphia Eagles for slot wide receiver Jordan Matthews and a 2018 third-round NFL draft pick. In his first game with the Eagles, Darby injured his ankle in the second quarter and was carted off the field. It was revealed that he dislocated his ankle and was ruled out for 4–6 weeks. Eventually, he came back and will now start in the Super Bowl. Darby has always dreamed of playing in the Super Bowl. He already won a national championship with Florida State in 2013, so he wants to reach the pinnacle of the professional ranks now too. As this was written before the Super Bowl, the world know now’s that the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots on Sunday, February 4, 2018. On December 2017, Darby fired back at his critics on Twitter. Darby just needed to vent out some frustration, and after doing so, the Philadelphia Eagles Corner Back apologized for a series of tweets released earlier in the week. Those tweets have since been deleted from his Twitter account.
Darby’s Net Worth
The net worth of Darby is $4 Million dollars and he now earns earns an annual salary of 1 million dollars. Darby recently bought a brand new Mercedes Benz luxury car for $95,000. His overall net worth has seen a hike of 19% over the past few years. While calculating Darby’s net worth we have included the data updated as of this quarter. The net worth and income of Darby is expected to continue to grow at a strong pace. Over the next few years, Darby’s net worth is likely to grow by around 27%. Darby has a cap hit of $800,000 this season and is under contract in 2018 for a cap hit of just $1.03 million.
Darby has great speed, plays with sound technique, possesses the instincts and ability to break on passes in a split second and is a reliable tackler. He is a talented cornerback and could find his name mentioned among the stars at his position this year.