Revis, 28, is a veteran of seven NFL seasons with the New York Jets (2007-12) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2013). He was released by Tampa Bay on March 12, 2014. The 5-foot-11, 198-pounder originally entered the NFL as a first round pick (14th overall) of the Jets in the 2007 NFL Draft out of Pittsburgh. He was traded by the Jets to the Buccaneers on April 21, 2013.
Darrelle Revis was signed by the New England Patriots as a free agent on March 17, 2014 ... Originally drafted by N.Y. Jets in the first round (14th overall) in the 2007 NFL Draft ... Acquired by Tampa Bay from N.Y. Jets in a trade on April 21, 2013, in exchange for a 2013 first-round draft selection and a 2014 fourth-round draft selection ... Released by Tampa Bay (3/12/14).CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASONAL REVIEWS2014 (16/16, 3/3)
- Was named AFC Defensive Player of the Year in 2009.
- Named first-team All-Pro for three consecutive seasons (2009-11).
- Selected to five Pro Bowls (2008-11, 13).
- Has won two AFC Defensive Player of the Week Awards (Week 12 - 2009 and Week 6 - 2011) and one Defensive Player of the Month Award (December 2009).
- Named to the Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie Team in 2007.
- Leads all NFL players in passes defensed since entering the NFL in 2007.
- Has 21 career interceptions in the regular season, returning three for touchdowns.
- Of Revis’ 23 interceptions, 10 have come in the fourth quarter and five with two minutes or less remaining and the game within seven points.
- Set an NFL record in 2009 with 31 passes defensed.
2013 (16/16 – Tampa Bay)
- Selected to his sixth career Pro Bowl and to the Associated Press All-Pro First Team.
- Started at left cornerback and played every defensive snap in the Super Bowl XLIX win vs. Seattle (2/1/15), finishing with one tackle and one sack (-2 yards). Limited matchup Doug Baldwin to one catch for three yards.
- Started at left cornerback and posted one tackle, one interception and two passes defensed in the AFC Championship win vs. Indianapolis (1/18/15). He picked off Andrew Luck in the third quarter and returned it 30 yards to the Colts 13-yard line, setting up LeGarrette Blount’s 13-yard rushing touchdown on the next play to give the Patriots a 38-7 lead.
- Started at left cornerback and posted one tackle in the AFC Divisional win vs. Baltimore (1/10/15).
- Started at left cornerback in the season finale vs. Buffalo (12/28).
- Started at left cornerback and played every defensive snap in the win at N.Y. Jets (12/21), posting four tackles
- Started and played every defensive snap in the win vs. Miami (12/14), posting two tackles.
- Started and played every defensive snap in the win at San Diego (12/7), posting three tackles and limiting Keenan Allen to a season-low three yards on two catches.
- Started and played every defensive snap at Green Bay (11/30), tallying one tackle and one pass defensed.
- Started and posted two tackles and a season-high four passes defensed in the win vs. Detroit (11/23). Helped limit Matthew Stafford to just 18 completions on 46 pass attempts.
- Posted three tackles and two passes defensed, including one that was tipped and intercepted by Devin McCourty, in the win at Indianapolis (11/16).
- Recorded five tackles and one pass defensed in the win vs. Denver (11/2).
- Posted four tackles, two passes defensed and a second-quarter interception off Jay Cutler in the win vs. Chicago (10/26).
- Posted two tackles and one pass defensed - breaking up a pass intended for Eric Decker on third-and-five to force a punt in the third quarter - in the win vs. N.Y. Jets (10/16).
- Recorded four tackles and helped limit Sammy Watkins to 27 yards on two receptions in the win at Buffalo (10/12).
- Posted five tackles and forced an A.J. Green fumble in the second quarter that was recovered by Jamie Collins, leading to a Patriots field goal in the win vs. Cincinnati (10/5). The game was the 100th of his career.
- Started at left cornerback and posted a season-high five tackles at Kansas City (9/29).
- Started and played every defensive snap in the win vs. Oakland (9/21), recording three tackles and helping limit the Raiders to just 174 passing yards.
- Registered his first interception as a Patriot when he picked off Matt Cassel in the second quarter of the team’s win at Minnesota (9/14). Also limited Greg Jennings to just one catch for four yards.
- Made his Patriots debut, starting at left cornerback, in the season opener at Miami (9/7).
- e led the team with two passes defensed and recovered a second-quarter fumble forced by Logan Ryan in Patriots territory to prevent a Miami scoring drive.
2012 (2/2 – N.Y. Jets)
- Earned his fifth career Pro Bowl invitation.
- Named Comeback Player of the Year by The Sporting News.
- Started all 16 games and posted 50 tackles, one sack, two interceptions and led the team with 11 passes defensed. Also forced two fumbles and recovered one.
- Recorded his first interception of the season vs. Arizona (9/29) and led the team with six tackles and one forced fumble.
- Registered four tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery vs. Philadelphia (10/13).
- Posted four tackles, including one for loss and a game-clinching interception vs. Miami (11/11).
2011 (16/16 – N.Y. Jets)
- Played two games and recorded 12 tackles, three passes defensed, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery before suffering a knee injury at Miami (9/23).
- Placed on injured reserve Oct. 12.
2010 (13/13, 3/3 – N.Y. Jets)
- Named first-team All-Pro for the third consecutive season.
- Selected to his fourth straight Pro Bowl.
- Started all 16 games and totaled 56 tackles, four interceptions, returning one for a touchdown and defensed 23 passes.
- Intercepted a pass with :59 left in the fourth quarter vs. Dallas (9/11) and returned it 20 yards into Cowboys territory to get into position for a game-winning field goal.
- Recorded the third multiple interception game of his career and tied a Jets team record with a 100-yard interception return for a touchdown vs. Miami (10/17).
- Matched a single-game high with five passes defensed vs. N.Y. Giants (12/24).
2009 (16/16, 3/3 – N.Y. Jets)
- Named first-team All-Pro for the second straight year.
- Earned his third straight Pro Bowl invitation.
- Started all 13 regular-season games game he played in and registered 35 tackles, 13 passes defensed and two fumble recoveries.
- Started all three playoff games and made 13 tackles.
- Inactive due to injury at Miami (9/26), at Buffalo (10/3) and vs. Buffalo (1/2). Had his streak of 50 straight starts to begin his career broken when he was inactive for the Miami game.
- Matched up with WR Calvin Johnson for the entire game at Detroit (11/7) and limited the Pro Bowl receiver to one reception for 13 yards.
- Posted two tackles and a pass defensed as he limited WR Terrell Owens to three receptions for 17 yards vs. Cincinnati (11/25).
- Held WR Reggie Wayne, the NFL’s second-leading receiver to one reception for 1 yard on his only target in the AFC Wild Card Game at Indianapolis (1/9).
- Recorded a playoff career high eight tackles as he and CB Antonio Cromartie combined to hold WRs Hines Ward and Mike Wallace to three receptions for 20 yards.
2008 (16/16 – N.Y. Jets)
- Earned first-team All-Pro honors for the first time in his career.
- Named to the Pro Bowl for the second straight season.
- Started all 16 regular-season games as part of the NFL’s top-ranked defense and notched 72 tackles, a career-high six interceptions, returning one for a touchdown and a single-season NFL record 31 passes defensed.
- Started all three postseason contests and posted nine tackles, two interceptions and three passes defensed.
- Earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors after posting two interceptions vs. Carolina (11/29) and returned one for a touchdown. It was the second multiple-interception game of his career.
- Made his NFL playoff debut in the Wild Card Game at Cincinnati (1/9) and made four tackles, registered one interception that led to a Jets touchdown and defensed one pass. Held WR Chad Ochocinco to two receptions for 28 yards.
- Intercepted a pass in his second straight playoff game at Indianapolis (1/17) and defensed two passes.
- Held WR Reggie Wayne to three receptions for 33 yards in the AFC Championship Game at Indianapolis (1/24).
2007 (16/16 – N.Y. Jets)
- Earned his first career Pro Bowl invitation.
- Started all 16 games and totaled 59 tackles, one sack, five interceptions, 15 passes defensed, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble.
- Intercepted his first pass of the season in the season opener at Miami (9/7) with :10 remaining in the fourth quarter, sealing a 20-14 win.
- Recorded the first multi-interception game of his career vs. Arizona (9/28), returning one for his first career touchdown.
- Tallied his first career strip sack and fumble recovery vs. Buffalo (11/2). Also had one interception.
- Tallied an interception late in the fourth quarter to clinch a 31-27 win at Buffalo (12/14).
- Started every game as a rookie, logging a career-high 91 tackles, three interceptions, one forced fumble and a team-high 13 passes defensed.
- Became the first Jets rookie to start at cornerback for the Jets on opening day in 11 seasons vs. New England (9/9) and recorded six tackles.
- Recorded the first interception of his career vs. Buffalo (10/28).
- Helped break Terrell Owens’ streak of four consecutive 100-yard receiving performances by limiting him to six catches for 65 yards at Dallas (11/22).
- Finished three-year career at Pittsburgh with 129 tackles, eight interceptions and four touchdowns - two via punt returns and two on interceptions.
- Semifinalist for the 2006 Jim Thorpe Award for the nation’s top defensive back.
- First Pitt cornerback to be selected first-team all-conference twice since Hank Poteat in 1998 and 1999.
- His 73-yard punt return against West Virginia was selected the 2006 “College Play of the Year” by ESPN.
- As a junior, became the first player in Pitt history to return an interception for a touchdown in consecutive games.
- Named first-team Freshman All America by The Sporting News.
- Played quarterback, defensive back, wide receiver and kick returner at Aliquippa High School, where he was named Pennsylvania Class AA Player of the Year and a first-team selection of the Pennsylvania Class AA All-State team as a senior.
- Also ran track and played basketball in high school. Ran on the WPIAL Class AA champion 400-meter relay team that placed third in state championships. Earned Pennsylvania Class AA All-State first team honors and a selection for the Pittsburgh Post Gazette’s “Fabulous Five” in basketball.
- Nephew of former defensive tackle Sean Gilbert, who spent 12 seasons with the Rams, Redskins, Panthers and Raiders and also attended Pitt (1988-91) and Aliquippa High School.
- Majored in social sciences at Pittsburgh.
- Founded the Revis Island Foundation in 2007 to provide underprivileged and at-risk youth with academic tools to become more productive and resourceful students.
- Son of Diana Gilbert and Darryl Davis.
- Born Darrelle Shavar Revis on July 14, 1985, in Aliquippa, Pa.
- Has a daughter, Deyani, and a son, Jayden.
- Revis and former Patriots CB Ty Law are close friends, having both grown up in Aliquippa, Pa., Revis considers Law a close family friend. He sees Law as somewhat of an adviser.
“Ty has been a mentor through my whole life. He’s a very close friend to my family. I talk to Ty all the time – about life and football. I’m just happy he’s on my side and I can bounce questions off of him and ask him certain things because he has a lot of experience. Ty’s always there in my corner to help me whether it’s football or life. I thank Ty for that.”
HONORS AND AWARDS
- Pro Bowl
- The Sporting News Comeback Player of the Year
- AFC Pro Bowl
- Associated Press All-Pro: First Team
- AFC Defensive Player of the Week (Wk. 6)
- AFC Pro Bowl
- Associated Press All-Pro: First Team
- AFC Pro Bowl
- Associated Press All-Pro: First Team
- AFC Defensive Player of the Month (December)
- AFC Pro Bowl
- AFC Defensive Player of the Week (Wk. 4)
- Pro Fooball Weekly All-Rookie Team