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Diamond Ferri
No. 22
Born: (1981-08-06) August 6, 1981 (age 42)
Medford, Massachusetts
Career information
Position(s)Defensive back
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight223 lb (101 kg)
CollegeSyracuse
High schoolEverett (MA)
Career history
As player
2005New York Giants
2005Atlanta Falcons
2006Amsterdam Admirals
2006Toronto Argonauts
2006Lowell NorEaster
2006Arizona Cardinals
20072011Montreal Alouettes
20122013Saskatchewan Roughriders
2014Montreal Alouettes
2014Saskatchewan Roughriders
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

Diamond M. Ferri (born August 6, 1981) is a former American and Canadian football linebacker and American football running back who played in the Canadian Football League (CFL) and National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Syracuse University.

College career

In four years at Syracuse University he had 140 tackles, six interceptions, seven tackles for losses, one sack, six forced fumbles and five recovered fumbles. As a running back he carried the ball 88 times for 429 yards and four touchdowns.

Ferri displayed one of the most impressive two-way performances of the modern football era, playing for Syracuse on offense at running back and on defense at safety in a victory against Boston College during the final game of 2004. Playing on nearly every down, he ran the ball 28 times for 141 yards and two touchdowns on offense, and sealed the upset victory with an interception return for a touchdown late in the game.

Professional career

He signed with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent before the 2005 season and in December, joined the Atlanta Falcons. After being allocated by the Falcons, he played in NFL Europa. He temporarily joined the Toronto Argonauts’ developmental roster. After being release from the Argonauts he played one game for the Lowell NorEaster New England Football League had 8 carries for 88 yards and a touchdown versus the Medford Mustangs. Also played three games with the Arizona Cardinals, registering one tackle.

He signed with the Montreal Alouettes in May of 2007. On September 12, 2007, the Alouettes confirmed Ferri was suffering from acute pancreatitis.[1] He was released by the Alouettes on June 15, 2012 ...Winning the 2009 and 2010 Grey cup with Montreal....[2]

On August 29, 2012, he signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Ferri would eventually win the 101st Grey Cup with the Roughriders in 2013. On February 10, 2014, Ferri was released by the Roughriders. On February 12, 2014, Ferri was signed by the Montreal Alouettes and was released after training camp. He was signed to the Saskatchewan Roughriders' practice roster on October 9, 2014.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Alouettes' Diamond Ferri has inflamed pancreas | CBC Sports".
  2. ^ "404". Archived from the original on 2020-04-30. Retrieved 2017-12-09. ((cite web)): Cite uses generic title (help)
  3. ^ McCormick, Murray (October 9, 2014). "Ferri's return to Riders will boost special teams". leaderpost.com. Archived from the original on October 16, 2014. Retrieved October 9, 2014.