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 50)
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 NFL statistics
Fumble recoveries:5
Player stats at NFL.com

Daryl Ronald Gardener (born February 25, 1973) is a former American football 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 drafted 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. ^ Sizing up a legend: Inside Ray Lewis' draft-day slide to the Ravens
  2. ^ "1996 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2023-03-30.
  3. ^ Former NFL player, girlfriend arrested after argument, UCF cops say