Former Syracuse and NFL star Donovin Darius spoke with Joe Lisi about his outstanding career in college and the NFL. Donovin was a standout for the Orangeman from 1994-1997 and became two-time All Big East selection in 1995 and 1996. In 1997, Darius became the All-Big East Defensive Player of the Year which led to him being drafted in the 1st round of the 1998 NFL Draft (25th overall).
Darius was a standout at the safety position for Syracuse who played the game with intensity and great work ethic. He was a fantastic in run support and was able to make plays sidleine to sidleine against opposing offenses. Donovin finished his career in Syracuse with 379 total tackles.
Donovin was drafted by te Jacksonville Jaguars in 1998 and spent nine years with the team from 1998-2006. During that time he recorded 624 total tackles, 14 interceptions and 2 sacks and became the leader of the secondary. He was a dominant hitter at the safety position and was one of the best safeties in the NFL during his playing days.
After his playing days were over in 2007, Darius began working on life after football and has spent his time giving back to younger athletes of all ages through his charity called: The Donovin Darius Foundation.
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Donovin is a role model for his abiltiy to mentor younger people and his ability to relate the game of football to life’s experiences. Donovin is an inspiration to former NFL players as well through the NFL LEgends program which helps former players transition to life after football. Donovin is part of a team that was created by the NFL to help former players with any transition after their playing days are over.
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