Meet Darnell Dockett, an American professional football player who currently plays as the defensive tackle for the Arizona Cardinals of NFL. Dockett has been one of the pillars of Arizona’s defense off-lately which has been performing beyond excellence and will be a force to reckon with during the Super Bowl XLIII game. See photos, video and a biography of Darnell Dockett here.
Darnell will be looking forward to prove President Barrack Obama wrong as he will be cheering for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the upcoming Super Bowl game.
“I’m pretty sure there are probably more Steelers fans than Cardinals fans,” Dockett said. “At the end of the day, they have to play 60 minutes. I am definitely going to keep that in mind during the game that I need to go to the White House.”
Dockett’s way of playing the 3-technique tackle position is quite advantageous for Cardinal’s defense and Steelers right guard Darnell Stapleton will have to plan out a detailed strategy for that. While he doesn’t have the kind of bulk that is required for the position, Dockett’s flexibility and speed is a big asset.
As a biography, Darnell Dockett was born on May 27, 1981 in Atlanta, Georgia so his age is 27. He attended Paint Branch High School and went to Florida State University where he set a school record with 65 tackles for losses. He is a political science major and was awarded the Atlantic Coast Conference 2003 Defensive Player of the Year.
Dockett was the third round pick for the Cardinals in the 2004 NFL draft. He became only the third rookie in the history of the League to perform a sack, interception and defensive fumble recovery in the same game. He has been starting all the games for his team for the past four seasons. He was a Pro Bowl selection in 2007 and has led the defensive line with a career-high 75 tackles. He signed a five-year extension of contract in 2006.
In the three playoff games this season, the Cardinals yielded just 77.3 rushing yards and forced 12-turnovers per game. These stats are surely important considering the upcoming Super Bowl game.