Alden Darby
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Darby before a Toronto Argonauts game in 2018.
Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Position:Defensive back
Personal information
Born: (1992-06-22) June 22, 1992 (age 29)
Long Beach, California
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:192 lb (87 kg)
Career information
College:Arizona State
Undrafted:2014
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
CFL status:American
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR · CFL.ca

Alden Darby, Jr. (born June 22, 1992) is a Canadian football defensive back for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Arizona State.[1]

College career

Darby played for the Arizona State Sun Devils from 2010 to 2013.[2]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump
5 ft 10 in
(1.78 m)
194 lb
(88 kg)
4.65 s 1.69 s 2.68 s 4.32 s 6.97 s 3412 10 ft 1 in
(3.07 m)
All values from Arizona State Pro Day[3]

San Diego Chargers

Darby signed with the San Diego Chargers after going undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft.[4] On August 30, 2014, he was released by the Chargers.[5]

Pittsburgh Steelers

Darby signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was released on September 5, 2015.[6]

New Orleans Saints

Darby signed with the New Orleans Saints. On August 4, 2016, Darby was placed on injured reserve.[7] On August 7, 2016, he was released by the Saints with an injury settlement.[8]

Indianapolis Colts

On August 17, 2016, Darby signed with the Indianapolis Colts.[9] On August 28, 2016, Darby was waived by the Colts,[10] but was re-signed two days later.[11] On September 3, 2016, he was waived by the Colts as part of final roster cuts.[12]

Toronto Argonauts

On July 16, 2017, Darby was signed to the practice roster of the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.[13] He played in eight regular season games with the Argonauts in 2017 where he had 18 defensive tackles and one interception that he returned 75 yards for his first career touchdown. He was on the injured list when the team won the 105th Grey Cup. He re-signed with the Argonauts on January 25, 2021.[14]

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

On July 19, 2021, Darby was traded to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in exchange for offensive lineman Terry Poole.[15] He played in 11 regular season games where he had 34 defensive tackles and was named a CFL West All-Star. He finished the season as a Grey Cup champion as the Blue Bombers won the 108th Grey Cup. He became a free agent upon the expiry of his contract on February 8, 2022.[16]

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Darby signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats as a free agent on February 10, 2022, after initially verbally agreeing to join the Ottawa Redblacks.[17]

References

  1. ^ "Alden Darby". steelers.com. Archived from the original on July 31, 2015. Retrieved August 11, 2015.
  2. ^ "Alden Darby". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  3. ^ "Alden Darby". nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved September 2, 2016.
  4. ^ "Chargers sign UDFA S Alden Darby, OLB Colton Underwood".
  5. ^ "Chargers announce final roster cuts Saturday".
  6. ^ "Steelers reduce roster to 53 players; sign cornerback Ross Cockrell". Steelers.com. September 5, 2015. Archived from the original on September 3, 2017. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
  7. ^ "Saints' Alden Darby: Placed on IR".
  8. ^ "Alden Darby: Reaches injury settlement with Saints".
  9. ^ "Alden Darby: Signs with Indianapolis".
  10. ^ Bowen, Kevin. "Colts Begin Roster Cuts, Waive 10 Players, Sign Stevan Ridley". Colts.com. Archived from the original on 2016-08-31. Retrieved 2016-08-28.
  11. ^ "Indianapolis Colts sign S-Alden Darby". Colts.com.
  12. ^ Bowen, Kevin (September 3, 2016). "Colts Make Final Cuts, Assemble 53-Man Roster". Colts.com. Archived from the original on August 14, 2017.
  13. ^ "Transactions – Football player trades and signings". Canadian Football League. Retrieved February 12, 2022.
  14. ^ "Argos add former Steeler Martavis Bryant and re-sign Alden Darby". Argonauts.ca. January 25, 2021. Retrieved February 22, 2021.
  15. ^ "Blue Bombers acquire defensive back Alden Darby from Argonauts". Winnipeg Blue Bombers. July 19, 2021.
  16. ^ "Transactions – Football player trades and signings". Canadian Football League. Retrieved February 8, 2022.
  17. ^ "NFL FOR MICAH? Redblacks sign Cunningham and Washington, Awe hoping for NFL opportunity". Ottawa Sun. February 10, 2022.