D. J. Humphries
Humphries in 2015 NFL preseason
|No. 74 Arizona Cardinals|
|Date of birth:||December 28, 1993|
|Place of birth:||Charlotte, North Carolina|
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||307 lb (139 kg)|
|High school:||Charlotte (NC) Mallard Creek|
|NFL Draft:||2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 24|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 7, 2015|
Dierrias J. Humphries Jr. (born December 28, 1993) is an American football offensive tackle for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Florida. Humphries won the 2011 Anthony Muñoz Award, awarded to the best lineman in high school football. Father to newborn D.J. humphries.
High school career
A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, Humphries attended Mallard Creek High School, where he was a three-sport athlete in football, basketball and track. He was an All-American offensive lineman, clearing the way for 2000-yard rusher Jela Duncan, and helping protect quarterback Marquise Williams. Humphries started since his freshman season and did not allow a sack over the final three years of his prep career. In 2011, Humphries helped Mallard Creek to a 13–1 record and berth in the NCHSAA Class 4AA State Semifinals, where they were upset 41–27 by Greensboro (NC) Page. In track & field, Humphries competed in the shot put (top-throw of 48 ft 9 in, or 15.25 m) and the discus (105 ft 3 in, or 32.15 m).
Regarded as a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Humphries was ranked as the No. 1 offensive tackle prospect of his class. Rivals compared him to D'Brickashaw Ferguson. Recruited by virtually every Division I program in the country, Humphries chose Florida over offers from Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina, among others.
Humphries enrolled in January 2012 to participate in spring practice. As a true freshman, he appeared in all 12 games, starting three (South Carolina, Missouri, and Louisiana–Lafayette). He graded out at 80 percent or better six times, including 100 percent against Texas A&M and Tennessee. Humphries was named First Team Offense SEC Coaches' All-Freshman (OL) and Sporting News Freshman All-America. He played the first seven games of his sophomore season in 2013, before suffering a season-ending injury. As a junior in 2014, he played in 10 games, missing two due to injury.
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 5 in||307 lb||33⅝ in||10 in||5.12 s||1.84 s||3.02 s||4.64 s||7.87 s||31 in||8 ft 8 in||26 reps|
|All values from NFL Combine|
After his junior season, Humphries entered the 2015 NFL Draft, and was selected with the 24th overall pick by the Arizona Cardinals. He was the highest selected Florida offensive lineman since Mike Pouncey in 2011.
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- "Sporting News' 2012 Freshman All-American team". Sporting News. December 7, 2012.
- "D.J. Humphries, Jeff Driskel moving on from Gators". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
- "Florida OT D.J. Humphries intends to enter 2015 NFL Draft". NFL.com. Retrieved June 29, 2015.
- "Young father committed life to raising son". Rivals.com. August 16, 2011.
- "D.J. Humphries hungry to succeed". ESPN. January 7, 2012.