Darrelle Revis is currently a Defensive Back in the NFL playing for the New York Jets. Nicknamed “Revis Island,” Revis trademarked his skill on the defensive end for shutting down the number one receivers of the opposing team.
Revis played football for the University of Pittsburgh recording 49 tackles during his freshman year. He started 11 out of 12 games and earned honors on the first-team freshman All-American. His sophomore year, he made first-team All-Big East as a cornerback with a total of four interceptions. During his junior year, in a game against West Virginia, he ran back a punt for a touchdown while breaking several tackles. For this, he was awarded College Football Play of the Year at the ESPY Awards.
During the 2007 NFL Draft Darrelle Revis was selected 14th overall by the New York Jets. He was the first Jets rookie to be a starter since 1996. The following four years, he made the Pro Bowl. In 2009, he was named Defensive Player of the Year along with being named All-Pro. Revis holds the record for the longest interception return for a touchdown and most career passes defended (98) for the New York Jets.
While with the Patriots, Revis had 47 tackles, two interceptions, and 14 passes defended. He then went on to win Super bowl XLIX with the New England Patriots in 2015.
Darrelle Revis would then rejoin the New York Jets during the 2015 off-season signing a 5 year deal.