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Darrius Heyward-Bey
WR #88
Height:
6-2
Weight:
210
Age:
29
College:
Maryland
Hometown:
Silver Spring, MD
Experience:
8

Quick Stats (2016):

REC
5
YDS
68
AVG
13.6
TDS
2
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 198 2,795 14.1 69 16 12 169 14.1 60 1 3 3
2016 PIT 8 0 5 68 13.6 31T 2 1 60 60 60T 1 -- --
2015 PIT 16 4 21 314 15 66 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 PIT 16 1 3 33 11 17 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2013 IND 16 11 29 309 10.7 27 1 3 26 8.7 30 0 -- --
2012 OAK 15 14 41 606 14.8 59 5 2 16 8 20 0 -- --
2011 OAK 15 14 64 975 15.2 58 4 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2010 OAK 15 14 26 366 14.1 69T 1 4 48 12 30 0 1 1
2009 OAK 11 11 9 124 13.8 24 1 2 19 9.5 20 0 -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 @WAS W 38-16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 CIN W 24-16 1 7 7 7 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @PHI L 3-34 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 KC W 43-14 1 31 31 31 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 NYJ W 31-13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 @MIA L 15-30 0 0 -- -- 0 1 60 60 60 1 -- --
7 NE L 16-27 3 30 10 14 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 @BAL L 14-21 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 DAL L 30-35 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 @CLE W 24-9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 @IND W 28-7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 NYG W 24-14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

PRO (112-69/4-1): Signed a three-year contract with the Steelers on March 7, 2016…re-signed a one-year contract with the Steelers on March 26, 2015…signed a one-year contract with the Steelers as an unrestricted free agent (from Indianapolis) on April 2, 2014…signed a one-year contract with the Colts on April 1, 2013…released by the Oakland Raiders on March 12, 2013…originally drafted by the Raiders in first round (seventh overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.

2016 (8-0): Inactive due to a foot injury 11/13 vs. Dallas, 11/20 at Cleveland, 11/24 at Indianapolis and 12/4 vs. N.Y. Giants.

  • 10/2 vs. Kansas City: Caught a 31-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter…left the game in the third quarter due to a left shoulder injury and did not return.
  • 10/16 at Miami: Scored his first career rushing touchdown, a 60-yarder…marked the longest run by a wide receiver in team history…marked the longest touchdown run by a Steeler since Willie Parker in 2005 (12/24 at Cleveland).
  • 10/23 vs. New England: Hauled-in a 14-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter…marked the first time he recorded a touchdown in back-to-back games in his career.

PRO (112-69/4-1): Signed a three-year contract with the Steelers on March 7, 2016…re-signed a one-year contract with the Steelers on March 26, 2015…signed a one-year contract with the Steelers as an unrestricted free agent (from Indianapolis) on April 2, 2014…signed a one-year contract with the Colts on April 1, 2013…released by the Oakland Raiders on March 12, 2013…originally drafted by the Raiders in first round (seventh overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.

2016 (8-0): Inactive due to a foot injury 11/13 vs. Dallas, 11/20 at Cleveland, 11/24 at Indianapolis and 12/4 vs. N.Y. Giants.

  • 10/2 vs. Kansas City: Caught a 31-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter…left the game in the third quarter due to a left shoulder injury and did not return.
  • 10/16 at Miami: Scored his first career rushing touchdown, a 60-yarder…marked the longest run by a wide receiver in team history…marked the longest touchdown run by a Steeler since Willie Parker in 2005 (12/24 at Cleveland).
  • 10/23 vs. New England: Hauled-in a 14-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter…marked the first time he recorded a touchdown in back-to-back games in his career.

2015 (16-4/2-1) (PIT): Played in 16 regular-season games with four starts…recorded four special teams tackles during the regular season (one, 10/25 at Kansas City, 11/8 vs. Oakland, 12/6 vs. Indianapolis and 12/20 vs. Denver)…also saw action in both postseason matchups, and he made the first postseason start of his career at 1/9 at Cincinnati.

  • 9/10 at New England: Totaled four receptions for 58 yards, hauled in a 43-yard reception in the second quarter.
  • 9/20 vs. San Francisco: Recorded 77 receiving yards (career-high as a Steeler) on four receptions…recorded a 35-yard touchdown reception, the 13th of his career and first since 10/20/13…added a 41-yard reception.
  • 10/1 vs. Baltimore: Scored on a nine-yard touchdown in the third quarter.
  • 12/6 vs. Indianapolis: Played in his 100th career game.
  • 1/3 at Cleveland: Hauled-in a season-long 66-yard reception.
  • AFC Divisional Playoff 1/17 at Denver: Recorded single-game postseason highs in receptions (2), receiving yards (64) and receiving long (58).

2014 (16-1/1-0) (PIT): Saw action in all 16 games during the regular season…totaled five special teams tackles during the regular season (two, 12/21 vs. Kansas City, and one, 10/26 vs. Indianapolis, 11/9 at N.Y. Jets and 12/7 at Cincinnati)…also saw action in the lone postseason contest, recording one special teams stop (1/3 vs. Baltimore).

  • 9/7 vs. Cleveland: Made his Steelers debut.
  • 9/21 at Carolina: Saw action in his 75th career game.
  • 10/5 at Jacksonville: Caught his first career pass as a Steeler.
  • 10/20 vs. Houston: Recorded a season-long 17-yard reception.
  • 11/9 at N.Y. Jets: Started his first game as a Steeler.
  • 12/7 at Cincinnati: Forced a fumble on a Cincinnati fake punt in the first quarter, his first forced fumble of his career on special teams.
  • AFC Wild Card Game 1/3 vs. Baltimore: Recorded his first career postseason reception.

2013 (16-11/1-0) (IND): Appeared in all 16 games for the first time in his career with 11 starts…contributed two special teams tackles (one, 12/22 at Kansas City and 12/29 vs. Jacksonville)…made his postseason debut 1/4 vs. Kansas City, recording one special teams tackle…inactive for the team’s postseason game 1/11 at New England.

  • 9/22 at San Francisco: Caught a season-high five passes for 59 yards.
  • 10/20 vs. Denver: Finished with four receptions for 44 yards with one touchdown…tied a career-long with a 30-yard rush.
  • 11/24 at Arizona: Scored on a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter.

2012 (15-14) (OAK): Appeared in 15 games, matching a single-season career-high with 14 starts…recorded a single-season career-best five receiving touchdowns.

  • 9/23 vs. Pittsburgh: Hauled-in a three-yard touchdown pass.
  • 10/21 vs. Jacksonville: Caught four passes for a season-high 85 yards, including a 59-yard reception.
  • 10/28 at Kansas City: Recorded a 32-yard touchdown reception.
  • 11/11 at Baltimore: Tied a season-high with five receptions for 82 yards, including a 55-yard touchdown in the first half.
  • 12/6 vs. Denver: Matched a season-high with five receptions for 82 yards, including a 56-yard touchdown reception.
  • 12/30 at San Diego: Caught his career-best fifth touchdown pass of the season on a nine-yard reception.

2011 (15-14) (OAK): Appeared in 15 games, tying his career high with 14 starts…established single-season career-highs in receptions (64) and receiving yards (975)…also hauled-in four touchdowns…finished the season with three 100-yard receiving games.

  • 10/2 vs. New England: Registered 115 yards on four receptions, including a season-long 58-yard reception.
  • 10/9 at Houston: Caught seven passes for 99 yards and added a 34-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter.
  • 10/23 vs. Kansas City: Caught five passes for 89 yards…registered at least five receptions for the third straight game…marked his fourth consecutive contest with at least 80 receiving yards.
  • 12/4 at Miami: Recorded a three-yard touchdown reception.
  • 12/18 vs. Detroit: Registered a career-high 155 receiving yards on eight catches, including a 43-yard touchdown reception.
  • 12/24 at Kansas City: Finished the game with four catches for 70 yards…his 53-yard reception in overtime helped set-up the game-winning field goal.
  • 1/1 vs. San Diego: Set a single-game career-high with nine receptions for 130 yards with one touchdown…marked his fourth career 100-yard receiving game.

2010 (15-14) (OAK): Played in 15 games, setting a career-high with 14 starts.

  • 9/19 vs. St. Louis: Caught a season-high six passes for 80 yards.
  • 10/31 vs. Seattle: Finished with a season-high 105 yards on five catches, including a 69-yard touchdown reception…marked his first career 100-yard receiving game…also registered a career-long 30-yard rush.

2009 (11-11) (OAK): Started all 11 games in which he played as a rookie…inactive for the last five games of the season due to a foot injury.

  • 9/14 vs. San Diego: Started at WR in his NFL debut…along with WR Louis Murphy, became the first rookie receiver duo to start in an NFL game since 2000 and the third duo since 1997.
  • 9/20 at Kansas City: Registered his first career catch for 18 yards.
  • 10/25 vs. N.Y. Jets: Recorded a season-long 24-yard reception.
  • 11/26 at Dallas: On Thanksgiving Day, matched a season-high with two catches for 21 yards, and he registered his first career touchdown reception, a four-yarder.

COLLEGE: Appeared in 38 games at Maryland (2005-08), starting 35…finished his career ranked second in school history with 2,089 receiving yards and third in school history with 138 receptions…his 13 career touchdown receptions ranked third on the school’s all-time list and his four 100-yard receiving performances tied for sixth in school annals…finished his career ranked 17th in school history with 2,403 all-purpose yards despite never returning a punt or a kickoff…caught at least one pass in 34 of his 38 collegiate contests…earned honorable mention all-ACC honors from the AP/ACSMA in 2008…was an honorable mention All-America choice at wide receiver by Pro Football Weekly in 2007…earned second-team all-ACC honors, and he also earned first-team Freshman All-America honors from The Sporting News and Rivals.com, in addition to being named to the all-Freshman ACC team by The Sporting News…majored in American studies.

PERSONAL: Graduate of McDonogh High School (Owings Mills, Md.)…was a three-year letter winner and two-year starter at wide receiver and outside linebacker…finished with 47 receptions for 821 yards with 10 touchdowns as a senior, earning consensus first-team all-state honors…caught 40 passes for 802 yards with 12 touchdowns as a junior, earning all-area and all-conference honors…named All-American by PrepStar and SuperPrep…also ran track, placing fifth at nationals as a junior and was MIAA champ in the 100 and 200 meters…son of Vivian Heyward-Bey…Full name: Darrius Ramar Heyward-Bey.