- Darnell Bing
Darnell Bing No. -- Free Agent Linebacker Personal information Date of birth: September 10, 1986 Place of birth: Long Beach, California Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 232 lb (105 kg) Career information College: Southern California NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 4 / Pick: 101 Debuted in 2008 for the Detroit Lions Career history
- Oakland Raiders (2006)
- San Francisco 49ers (2007)*
- New York Jets (2008)*
- Detroit Lions (2008–2009)
- Houston Texans (2010)*
- *Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Injured Reserve Career highlights and awards Career NFL statistics as of 2009 Tackles 5 Sacks 0.0 Forced fumbles 0 Interceptions 0 Stats at NFL.com
Darnell Bing (born September 10, 1984 in Long Beach, California) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at Southern California.
Bing attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School. He was a part of a Poly team that had an unprecedented five players ranked in the top 100 in the nation according to Rivals.com: tight end Marcedes Lewis, offensive tackle Winston Justice, defensive tackle Manuel Wright, running back Hershel Dennis and himself. Bing was a member of the USC football team in college along with all of these high school teammates, except for Lewis who played for USC's crosstown archrival, UCLA.
Bing played safety for the USC Trojans, and received permission from USC athletic director Mike Garrett (USC's 1965 Heisman Trophy-winning tailback) to wear Garrett's retired No. 20 jersey.. He was ruled academically ineligible his first year, but Bing started on all three other years of his collegiate career and was on two national championship teams. He was named a Jim Thorpe Award finalist as the nation's best collegiate football defensive back and an All-American in 2005. He was an early entry candidate in the 2006 NFL Draft, winding up in the fourth round.
In his final season at Southern California, Bing had an interception in the final minutes of the game against Fresno State that sealed the win for the Trojans.
Awards and honors
- Honorable mention All-Pac-10 (2003)
- Sporting News Pac-10 Freshman of the Year (2003)
- Sporting News Freshman All-American (2003)
- Second-team All-Pac-10 (2004)
- First-team All-Pac-10 (2005)
- First-team AP All-American (2005)
- Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist (2005)
- Lott Trophy quarterfinalist (2005)
He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders with the 101st pick of the 2006 NFL Draft. Although he was a safety in college, the Oakland Raiders planned to convert him to an outside linebacker, but before the 2007 season they moved him back to safety. Prior to the 2006 season, the Raiders placed Bing on the injured reserve list with a neck injury. On July 25, 2007 the Raiders released him.
San Francisco 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers claimed Bing off waivers on July 26, 2007. They released him on September 1 and re-signed him to the practice squad, where he spent the entire 2007 season.
New York Jets
On January 9, 2008, the New York Jets signed Bing to a future contract. He was waived by the team on July 29.
Bing was signed by the Detroit Lions on August 4, 2008 after the team placed linebacker Teddy Lehman on injured reserve. As the Raiders had unsuccessfully tried, the Lions also converted him to linebacker. He began the season on the team's practice squad before being promoted to the active roster on December 8, 2008 when linebacker Alex Lewis was placed on injured reserve. He was released on October 6, 2009.
Bing signed a contract for the 2010 season on January 8, 2010. He was released at the end of the preseason and signed to the practice squad on October 14. On February 18, 2011, Bing was released from the Texans roster.
- ^ Adams, Bruce (September 3, 2006). "Raiders Notebook". San Francisco Chronicle. http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/archive/2006/09/03/SPGBKKUEIH1.DTL.
- ^ http://www.profootballweekly.com/2010/01/09/nfl-transactions-for-january-8-2010
USC Trojans Football 2004 AP National ChampionsKevin Arbet | Collin Ashton | Sam Baker | Darnell Bing | John David Booty | Will Buchanon | Reggie Bush | Jeff Byers | Dominique Byrd | Matt Cassel | Shaun Cody | Mario Danelo | Fred Davis | Hershel Dennis | Sedrick Ellis | Matt Grootegoed | Brandon Hancock | Alex Holmes | Lawrence Jackson | Dwayne Jarrett | Winston Justice | Ryan Kalil | Ryan Killeen | David Kirtman | Jason Leach | Matt Leinart | Whitney Lewis | Oscar Lua | Deuce Lutui | Tom Malone | Fred Matua | Chris McFoy | Jason Mitchell | Mike Patterson | Josh Pinkard | Ryan Powdrell | Chilo Rachal | Drew Radovich | LaJuan Ramsey | Keith Rivers | Frostee Rucker | Dallas Sartz | Steve Smith | Matt Spanos | Lofa Tatupu | Terrell Thomas | John Walker | Scott Ware | Chauncey Washington | Lee Webb | LenDale White | Kyle Williams | Thomas Williams | Eric Wright | Manuel Wright | Justin Wyatt
Head Coach Pete Carroll
Coaches Greg Burns | Brennan Carroll | Norm Chow | Lane Kiffin | Todd McNair | Ken Norton, Jr. | Ed Orgeron | Rocky Seto | Carl Smith
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Darnell — is a given name and surname. The surname is traditional Anglo Saxon and refers to a group of people in medieval ages who grew a plant called Darnel, which had intoxicatory properties. It may refer to one of the following people; As a first name… … Wikipedia
Bing (surname) — Bing is a surname, and may refer to* Abraham Bing, German rabbi * Andrew Bing, English scholar * Anine Bing, Danish model * Chandler Bing, fictional character from Friends * Darnell Bing, American football player * Dave Bing, American basketball… … Wikipedia
2005 USC Trojans football team — NCAATeamFootballSeason Year=2005 Team=University of Southern California Trojans Conference=Pac 10 Conference ShortConference=Pac 10 Record=12 ndash;1 ConfRecord=8 ndash;0 CoachRank=2cite web|url=http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/rankings?seasonYear=20… … Wikipedia
Matt Leinart — with his Heisman trophy in winter 2005. No. 11 Houston Texans Quarterback … Wikipedia
Ed Orgeron — Orgeron during the LSU game in 2007 Sport(s) Football Current position Title Defensive coordi … Wikipedia
Manuel Wright — Stockton Lightning No. 10 Offensive lineman / Defensive lineman Date of birth: April 13, 1984 (1984 04 13) (age 27) Place of birth … Wikipedia
Matt Cassel — This article is about the NFL player. For the American soccer (association football) player, see Matt Kassel. Matt Cassel At a game in Denver in January, 2010. No. 7 Kansas City Chiefs … Wikipedia
Norm Chow — Chow at a 2008 game Sport(s) Football Current position Title Offensive coordinator … Wikipedia
Matt Grootegoed — No. Free Agent Linebacker Personal information Date of birth: May 6, 1982 (1982 05 06) (age 29) Place of … Wikipedia
Dominique Byrd — No. Free Agent Tight end Personal information Date of birth: February 7, 1984 (1984 02 07) (age 27) Place … Wikipedia