Daryl Gardener
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Gardner with the Miami Dolphins.
No. 92, 99
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1973-02-25) February 25, 1973 (age 51)
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:295 lb (134 kg)
Career information
High school:Lawton (OK)
NFL draft:1996 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Fumble recoveries:5

Daryl Ronald Gardener (born February 25, 1973) is an American former professional football player who was a defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for the Miami Dolphins, Washington Redskins, and Denver Broncos. He played college football at Baylor University and was selected in the first round (20th overall) of the 1996 NFL draft by the Miami Dolphins in a spot Ray Lewis thought was sure to be his.[1][2]

On June 28, 2011, Gardener was arrested and charged with domestic-violence battery after he allegedly head butted his girlfriend during an argument.[3]


  1. ^ Hensley, Jamison (February 2, 2018). "Sizing up a legend: Inside Ray Lewis' draft-day slide to the Ravens". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 16, 2024.
  2. ^ "1996 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 30, 2023.
  3. ^ Former NFL player, girlfriend arrested after argument, UCF cops say