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Darnell Sankey
LB #48
Height:
6-2
Weight:
250
College:
Sacramento State
Hometown:
San Jose, CA
Experience:
1

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CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

  • Waived by the Colts on September 18, 2017.
  • Signed by the Colts to the active roster from the practice squad on September 16, 2017.
  • Signed by the Colts to the practice squad on September 3, 2017.
  • Waived by the Colts on September 2, 2017.
  • Signed by the Colts as a free agent on August 22, 2017.
  • Released by the Minnesota Vikings on August 20, 2017.
  • Signed by Minnesota as a free agent on July 29, 2017.
  • Released from the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad on January 3, 2017.
  • Signed to the Chiefs practice squad on December 5, 2016.
  • Released from the Oakland Raiders practice squad on October 12, 2016.
  • Signed to the Raiders practice squad on October 5, 2016.
  • Released from the Oakland practice squad on October 4, 2016.
  • Signed to the Raiders practice squad on September 28, 2016.
  • Released by the Denver Broncos on August 29, 2016.
  • Signed by the Broncos as a free agent on July 26, 2016.

COLLEGE

  • Played in 43 games in four seasons at Sacramento State and compiled 330 tackles, 27.5 tackles for loss, 12.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
  • His 330 total tackles rank as the fourth-most in school history.
  • As a senior in 2015, recorded 153 tackles, 9.0 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and one forced fumble in 11 games, despite playing the season with a broken hand.
  • Set a school record with 27 tackles against Weber State (9/19).
  • Served as team captain during his senior year at Sacramento State.
  • Earned First Team All-America honors by the American Football Coaches Association following his senior season. The selection made Sankey the first consensus All-America choice in school history.
  • Saw action in nine games during his junior campaign in 2014 and tallied 99 tackles, 8.0 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, 2.0 sacks and one interception, which he returned 59 yards for a touchdown.
  • In addition to playing linebacker, saw action as a fullback in 2014 and scored two touchdowns on five rushing attempts.
  • Participated in 12 games as a sophomore in 2013 and recorded 65 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, 6.0 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
  • Named an All-Big Sky honorable mention selection as a defensive end following his sophomore campaign.
  • Named the FCS Defensive Player of the Week by The Sports Network after collecting 10 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in a win at Weber State (9/28).
  • As a true freshman in 2012, appeared in all 11 games and produced 13 tackles.

PERSONAL

  • Attended Branham High School in San Jose, Calif.
  • Recorded 155 tackles as a senior. Played on the offensive side of the ball as well and registered 10 rushing attempts for 22 yards and one touchdown.
  • Did not play football until his junior year of high school. In his first year playing football, led the team and league with 95 tackles on the season.
  • Majored in communication studies.
  • A native of San Jose, Calif.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

  • Waived by the Colts on September 18, 2017.
  • Signed by the Colts to the active roster from the practice squad on September 16, 2017.
  • Signed by the Colts to the practice squad on September 3, 2017.
  • Waived by the Colts on September 2, 2017.
  • Signed by the Colts as a free agent on August 22, 2017.
  • Released by the Minnesota Vikings on August 20, 2017.
  • Signed by Minnesota as a free agent on July 29, 2017.
  • Released from the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad on January 3, 2017.
  • Signed to the Chiefs practice squad on December 5, 2016.
  • Released from the Oakland Raiders practice squad on October 12, 2016.
  • Signed to the Raiders practice squad on October 5, 2016.
  • Released from the Oakland practice squad on October 4, 2016.
  • Signed to the Raiders practice squad on September 28, 2016.
  • Released by the Denver Broncos on August 29, 2016.
  • Signed by the Broncos as a free agent on July 26, 2016.

COLLEGE

  • Played in 43 games in four seasons at Sacramento State and compiled 330 tackles, 27.5 tackles for loss, 12.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
  • His 330 total tackles rank as the fourth-most in school history.
  • As a senior in 2015, recorded 153 tackles, 9.0 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and one forced fumble in 11 games, despite playing the season with a broken hand.
  • Set a school record with 27 tackles against Weber State (9/19).
  • Served as team captain during his senior year at Sacramento State.
  • Earned First Team All-America honors by the American Football Coaches Association following his senior season. The selection made Sankey the first consensus All-America choice in school history.
  • Saw action in nine games during his junior campaign in 2014 and tallied 99 tackles, 8.0 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, 2.0 sacks and one interception, which he returned 59 yards for a touchdown.
  • In addition to playing linebacker, saw action as a fullback in 2014 and scored two touchdowns on five rushing attempts.
  • Participated in 12 games as a sophomore in 2013 and recorded 65 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, 6.0 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
  • Named an All-Big Sky honorable mention selection as a defensive end following his sophomore campaign.
  • Named the FCS Defensive Player of the Week by The Sports Network after collecting 10 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in a win at Weber State (9/28).
  • As a true freshman in 2012, appeared in all 11 games and produced 13 tackles.

PERSONAL

  • Attended Branham High School in San Jose, Calif.
  • Recorded 155 tackles as a senior. Played on the offensive side of the ball as well and registered 10 rushing attempts for 22 yards and one touchdown.
  • Did not play football until his junior year of high school. In his first year playing football, led the team and league with 95 tackles on the season.
  • Majored in communication studies.
  • A native of San Jose, Calif.
 

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