Darrius Heyward-Bey: Raiders Wide Receiver, University of Maryland
Simply put everything about contestant #423 in ”The Next Cliff Branch” Oakland Raiders show, and a little bit about what will now be the everpresent comparisons across the Bay with Michael Crabtree. Welcome Darrius Heyward-Bey- head West, go deep…
Heyward-Bey video highlights, Raiders 2009 1st round pick
Heyward-Bey Blows Through Miami’s defense on a 96-yard touchdown catch.
Heyward-Bey Makes a Crazy Catch against Wake Forest
Darrius Heyward-Bey WR Maryland 4.30 Highlights
Darrius Heyward-Bey Bio
Wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey played college football for the Maryland Terrapins.
Heyward-Bey was selected seventh overall in the 2009 NFL draft by the Oakland Raiders on April 25, 2009.
Darrius Heyward-Bey Fast Facts
Darrius Heyward-Bey Full name: Darrius Heyward-Bey
Darrius Heyward-Bey Born: February 26, 1987
Darrius Heyward-Bey Birthplace: Silver Spring, Maryland
Darrius Heyward-Bey Height: 6-2
Darrius Heyward-Bey Weight: 206 lbs
Darrius Heyward-Bey Position: Wide Receiver
Darrius Heyward-Bey Jersey: #8
Darrius Heyward-Bey High School: McDonogh School
Darrius Heyward-Bey College: University of Maryland
Darrius Heyward-Bey Class: Junior
Darrius Heyward-Bey High School
Heyward-Bey graduated at McDonogh High School where he was a three-year letterwinner and a two-year starter as a wide receiver and outside linebacker. He was a SuperPrep All-American who was ranked 17th nationally at his position by that publication, listed as the 23rd-best wide receiver in the nation by ESPN.com’s Tom Lemming, a four-star player by Rivals.com who was picked as the fourth-best player overall in the state of Maryland and the 12th-best wide receiver in the country.
Darrius Heyward-Bey College
He attended University of Maryland where he played 3 seasons as a wide receiver before he declared to forego his senior season to enter the 2009 NFL Draft. He is considered as one of the nation’s most explosive receivers during his three-year career, earning freshman All-America honors in 2006 and honorable mention All-America accolades in 2007, a two-time All-ACC performer, and two-time member (2007-08) of the Biletnikoff Award watch list.
Darrius Heyward-Bey Awards and Honors
2008 All-ACC honorable mention2
2006 All-ACC second-team2
2006 The Sporting News first-team freshman All-America2
Heyward-Bey is now forever linked with Michael Crabtree (much as we will always compare Glenn Dorsey To Darren Mcfadden, despite the obvious position difference) Heyward-Bey vs. Crabtree Article.
Over-under until Michael Crabtree starts referring to himself in the third person… mid-preseason.
Great line from Gwen Knapp commenting on Mike Singletary’s take on Crabtree … “”I talked to Deion Sanders a little bit,” the coach said, and he might as well have been winking as he talked. No responsible team in the NFL would have turned down a chance to put Sanders in its uniform because he dressed like a bootlegging character in “The Sting,” had a fondness for jewelry before anyone had uttered the word “bling” and spoke of himself as royalty.”
Can’t say this revelation from Crabtree defines your classic gridiron warrior… Singletary then described the moment in their interview when he asked Crabtree if he had a hobby. “You’re never going to see me wear the same thing twice, I’m really into fashion ” said Coco Crabtree…