Darrelle Revis Biography, Age, Early life, education, Career, Family, Personal Life, Facts, Trivia, Awards, Nominations, Wife, Children, Social Media, Net Worth & more

Darrelle Revis Biography

A retired American football cornerback who spent 11 seasons in the National Football League (NFL), Darrelle Shavar Revis was born on July 14, 1985. Revis, who spent the majority of his career with the New York Jets, is regarded as one of the best cornerbacks of all time. His position on the field was known as “Revis Island” because of his skill and propensity for shutting off the best receiver of the opposing team.

The Jets chose Revis in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft after he had played college football at the University of Pittsburgh. He played with the Jets for eight non-consecutive seasons. Additionally, he spent one season each with the Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He won the Super Bowl XLIX with the Patriots during his career and was selected to seven Pro Bowls and four first-team All-Pro teams. In 2023, he was admitted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


High school career

In Pennsylvania’s Aliquippa, Revis attended Aliquippa High School. His high school achievements includes being named 2003 Player of the Year by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 2003 WPIAL Class AA Player of the Year by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and 2003 “Fabulous 22” by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

He scored five touchdowns, including three rushing touchdowns, a punt return, and the return of a blocked Northern Lehigh field goal attempt, to lead Aliquippa to a come-from-behind 32-27 victory over Northern Lehigh in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class AA State Championship football game. He also had a reception, a 39-yard completion, and an interception throughout the contest.

Revis led Aliquippa to WPIAL basketball championships in both his junior and senior years of high school. He also led the team in scoring each of both seasons, averaging 25.2 points per game in his senior year. In high school, he also recorded the most interceptions of any cornerback. Revis competed in the WPIAL Class AA-winning 4 x 100-meter relay team for the Quips, which finished third at the state championships.


College career

Revis played football for the Pittsburgh Panthers while he was a student at the University of Pittsburgh. During his debut season, in 2004, he was named to the first team of Freshman All-America. Revis participated in all 12 contests, starting 11 of them. Revis was fifth on the team with 49 tackles, tied for first with 12 passes broken up, and finished second with 14 passes defended. Revis had two interceptions as well.

The most significant of the two interceptions came against the West Virginia Mountaineers when he picked off a pass that was thrown late and set up the Panthers’ game-winning drive. In addition, against the Boston College Eagles, Revis recorded a career-high seven tackles. The Boston College Eagles decided to go for it on fourth-and-goal with Pitt ahead 17-10 late in the fourth. When the pass reached the one-yard line, Revis hit the receiver and prevented him from scoring.

2005 saw Revis’ second season, and it was another strong year. Cornerback Revis was named to the first team of the Big East. Revis was second on the team with 13 passes defended and led the Panthers with four interceptions. With two recoveries, Revis placed second in the Big East. In addition to blocking a field goal that was later returned for a score against the Connecticut Huskies, Revis also had a 79-yard punt return for a score against the Cincinnati Bearcats. Against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, Revis also had an interception and gained 119 yards on punt returns.

The 2006 junior season at Pitt was where Revis first gained recognition on a national level. At the conclusion of the season, he was a contender for both the Jim Thorpe Award and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy. Revis collected interceptions against Cincinnati and the Virginia Cavaliers, both of which were returned for scores.

Revis produced a spectacular 73-yard punt return in the 2006 Backyard Brawl game against rival West Virginia, breaking multiple tackles as route to a late-second quarter touchdown. Two Mountaineers were killed by Pitt wide receiver Derek Kinder’s crucial block that allowed him to escape. The play was chosen as the top college football play of the year and was nominated for “Best Play” at the 2007 ESPY Awards.

Awards and honors

  • Sporting News First-team Freshman All-American (2004)
  • Second-team Freshman All-American (2004)
  • First-team All-Big East (2005, 2006)
  • Third-team All-American (2006)
  • Jim Thorpe Award semifinalist (2006)
  • ESPN College Football Play of the Year (2006)

Professional career

2007 NFL Draft

Revis made the decision to bypass his senior year at Pittsburgh on January 10, 2007, and instead declare for the 2007 NFL Draft. He was one of 30 players selected and was regarded as one of the top three cornerbacks available, along with Aaron Ross of Texas and Leon Hall of Michigan. He was given a pass to the NFL Scouting Combine, but he was unable to participate in the activities because of a hurt hamstring. Instead, he spoke with NFL organizations in meetings.

At Pittsburgh’s Pro Day, Revis won over scouts by impressing them with his 40-yard dash, which was their biggest concern before he finished the test. At the time, Teryl Austin, the defensive backs coach for the Arizona Cardinals, said, “Nobody went away disappointed.” ESPN commentator Len Pasquarelli praised Revis for having “terrific coverage techniques”.

New York Jets

Terry Bradway, a scout with the New York Jets, was thrilled by Revis’ workout but worried about Pittsburgh’s quality of competition because Mario Urrutia of Louisville was the toughest receiver Revis faced all season. Despite this worry, the team decided to move up for him in the draft because they were so pleased by his man and zone coverage methods and his ability to play the run. When the original trade with the Houston Texans, who had the 10th overall pick, fell through, New York moved their first, second, and fifth round picks to the Carolina Panthers, moving up to the 14th overall pick and selecting Revis.

The first 21 days of training camp were missed by Revis as his agents worked on a deal. To speed up the negotiations, Revis’ mother was once flown in from Pittsburgh. The Jets and Revis agreed to an agreement on August 15, 2007. According to ESPN writer John Clayton, the 47-page contract was worth around $36 million over five years.

Rookie season

Because of his skills on defense and special teams, head coach Eric Mangini anticipated that Revis would start contributing right away. He compared Ty Law, who was previously referred to as a “shutdown” cornerback, to Revis’ abilities. On August 25, 2007, against the New York Giants, Revis made his preseason debut after just one week of practice. In his first game, he had five tackles, intercepted a pass intended for receiver Sinorice Moss, returned a punt 13 yards, and had one punt return. At the conclusion of the preseason, Revis was selected as the Jets’ starting cornerback, making him the team’s first rookie cornerback to start since Ray Mickens in 1996.

Revis made seven tackles and limited Wes Welker to six receptions for 61 yards in his first game against the New England Patriots, which the team lost 38–14. In their Week 8 clash against the division foe Buffalo Bills, he made his first career interception. The Jets’ dependable starter and one of their top defensive players, Revis would continue to improve throughout the season. Revis finished his rookie season with 87 total tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble, and 3 interceptions after starting all 16 games. During his first season, Revis was named to the PFWA All-first Team for 2007.

2008 season

The Miami Dolphins were the opponent for the Jets’ season opener. With five seconds left in the game, the established starter Revis intercepted a ball intended for former Jet Chad Pennington in the end zone, preserving the Jets’ 20-14 victory. Randy Moss of the Patriots was limited to two catches for 22 yards a week later by Revis. Mangini commended Revis for paying close attention to detail and improving his game’s faults. The Jets played the Arizona Cardinals the following week with wide outs Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin. Two Kurt Warner passes were intercepted by him, and he returned one 32 yards for his first NFL career touchdown.

The Jets’ pass defense was ranked 28th despite Ty Law’s play alongside All-Pro safety Kerry Rhodes, which led coach Eric Mangini to sign the free agent All-Pro cornerback and former New York Jet Ty Law in November. Even though Law was brought in to help the Jets’ pass defense, the pass defense still struggled and would finish the season with a 29th-place overall ranking. opponents typically decided to attack rookie cornerback Dwight Lowery, thus opponents were aware that Revis’ side of the field wouldn’t be tried.

Revis was selected for the 2009 Pro Bowl as a result of his efforts. Revis made a one-handed interception of a throw intended for Anquan Boldin during the Pro Bowl.

2009 season

With similarities to Deion Sanders and Rod Woodson, Revis has emerged as the top lockdown cornerback in the NFL, catapulting the Jets’ defense to the top of the rankings.

The top wide receivers in football were up against Revis to start the 2009 season. He contributed to keeping Houston Texans Pro-Bowl receiver Andre Johnson to just four receptions for 35 yards in Week 1. The following week, Randy Moss caught 14 passes for 141 yards, but Revis was able to contain him to just four receptions and 24 yards when he faced Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. The Jets defense became the first team since 2006 to prevent the Patriots from scoring a touchdown thanks to Revis’ interception of Brady.

Even though he conceded a touchdown to Moss, Revis did manage to limit Moss to a few yards in Week 11. The only other blemish on Revis’ season came in Week 5 against the Miami Dolphins, when he was outmuscled for a 53-yard touchdown reception on Monday Night Football during the Jets’ 31-27 loss to the Dolphins.

Rex Ryan, the former head coach of the Jets, has said on numerous times that he believes Revis to be the “best” cornerback in the NFL and the best cornerback he has ever worked with in his years of teaching defenses. Before the 2009 season began, NFL Total Access placed him as the league’s No. 3 cornerback on a list of the Best In The Business. Also according to Deion Sanders, “Revis is going to be the best corner in the game for years.”

Revis won a spot in the Pro Bowl at the year’s end and gained a lot of respect both inside and outside the league. He stopped Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco from making a single reception in Week 17 (the final week of the NFL regular season), in part because a win would not have given Cincinnati a higher playoff spot and in part because Ochocinco departed the game with an injured knee. The Jets defeated the opponent 37-0, recording their third ‘defensive’ shutout and second shutout overall.

The Jets’ victory put them in the playoffs, and six days later, they played each other again in the first round. Revis once more shut down Ochocinco during the Jets’ 24-14 victory over the Bengals, limiting him to only two receptions for 28 yards and one interception.

Revis and the Jets upset the San Diego Chargers, the AFC’s #2 seed, 17-14 in the second round of the playoffs. Revis had to cover the majority of the Chargers’ talented receivers because of their wide diversity, but throughout the course of the entire game, San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers only attempted three passes to Revis-covered receivers. Revis deflected two of the three passes, resulting in incomplete passes, while the third resulted in an interception.

His interception came when he dove to the ground to catch a pass that Vincent Jackson of the Chargers’ wide receivers deflected off his shoe. The game’s change of tempo brought about by Revis’ interception helped the Jets win 17-14. The victory earned the Jets their first trip to the AFC Championship since 1998, where they will face the Indianapolis Colts. The Jets lost 30-17 as a result of their inability to score in the second half (0 points), as well as their secondary players’ subpar performance—with the exception of Revis, who only allowed 2 receptions.

Charles Woodson defeated Revis 28–14 in the Defensive Player of the Year vote.

2010 season

While he was negotiating a new contract, Revis sat out the duration of training camp and all four of the team’s preseason games. In the fourth year of a six-year contract, he was due to receive about $1 million. A four-year $32 million guaranteed contract was agreed upon on September 5, and the following day, September 6, Revis reported to camp, one week before the team’s season opener.

Randy Moss outran Darrelle Revis for a long score during the team’s Week 2 game against the New England Patriots, and Revis departed the game with what was later diagnosed as a strained hamstring. Revis would be out for two weeks of the season After the team’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, Revis re-aggravated his hamstring. On October 17, 2010, Revis was activated two hours before the Denver Broncos game began, and he played the entire game. Following their victory over Denver, the Jets entered a bye week, allowing Revis to work on his hamstring. Since then, Revis has stated that he is fully recovered.

In a victory over the Colts in the 2011 AFC Wild Card Round, Revis limited wide receiver Reggie Wayne of the Indianapolis Colts to just one grab for a yard. After beating the New England Patriots in the divisional round, the Jets fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship game. Revis finished the year with 32 tackles, but in 13 games, he failed to record an interception.

2011 season

On September 11, 2011, the Jets played the Dallas Cowboys in their season opener. On Sunday Night Football, the game took place at MetLife Stadium to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the September 11 tragedy. When Revis intercepted a Tony Romo ball intended for Dez Bryant in the waning minutes of the game, the Jets were tied 24-24 with the Cowboys and in position for a field goal. The Jets won 27-24 thanks to Nick Folk’s game-winning field goal conversion. With a 2-3 record, the Jets faced the Dolphins in Week 6 in what some viewed as a must-win game.

On October 17, 2011, Revis tied Aaron Glenn’s 1996 record for the longest interception return after intercepting a pass meant for Brandon Marshall and returning it 100 yards for a touchdown. He later intercepted another Matt Moore throw in the fourth quarter of that same game against the Miami Dolphins to secure the Jets’ victory with a final score of 24-6. The Jets and San Diego Chargers were facing each other on Sunday, October 23, 2011. When the Chargers gained possession of the ball in Jets territory in the fourth quarter and the Jets were behind 21-17, Darrelle Revis intercepted a throw meant for Vincent Jackson that was directly deflected into Revis’s hands.

Later on in the drive, Mark Sanchez would complete his third touchdown pass of the contest to Plaxico Burress. The Jets would triumph 27–21. The Jets were 8-5 after 13 games, on a 3-game winning streak, and aiming for a third consecutive postseason appearance. However, the Jets would drop their following 3 contests and finish with an 8-8 record, missing the playoffs by 1 game. The Jets’ locker room had issues, it was revealed after the season. Revis finished the season with 52 tackles and 4 interceptions, earning selection to his third All-Pro team and fourth Pro Bowl.

2012 season

In an effort to renegotiate his contract, Revis hinted that he would skip training camp going into the 2012 season. Revis went to training camp even though his contract situation was up in the air. On September 9, 2012, the Jets faced the Buffalo Bills in their first game of the year. A Ryan Fitzpatrick pass that Revis intercepted led to a Mark Sanchez touchdown on the following possession. The Jets eventually defeated the Bills 48–28.

In addition to the interception, Revis made five stops. However, in the fourth quarter, while still on the ground, teammate Bart Scott unintentionally smacked Revis in the head with his knee. Following a diagnosis of a slight concussion, Revis was declared ineligible to play in Week 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He made his comeback the Miami Dolphins the next week, recovering a fumble, however he eventually departed the game due to an unspecified knee ailment. Revis would miss the rest of the season due to a damaged anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), according to an MRI performed the following day. The 12th of October 2012 saw his placement on injured reserve.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Revis was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on April 21, 2013.

To get a formal physical, Revis took a private plane to Tampa, Florida. Revis was deemed healthy by the team doctors after being checked, including head team orthopedist John Zvijac and director of sports medicine Todd Toriscelli.

Revis was given permission by the Jets to meet the Buccaneers on Sunday morning following a deal with Tampa Bay. In line with other outstanding players like defensive end Mario Williams (six years, $96 million), wide receivers Calvin Johnson (eight years, $132 million), and Larry Fitzgerald (eight years, $113 million), Revis was successful in securing one of the largest contracts in the NFL. The six-year, $96 million contract Revis signed made him the highest-paid defensive back in NFL history, but it contained no guarantees.

The Jets acquired the Buccaneers’ first-round pick from 2013 (13rd overall, used on Sheldon Richardson) as well as a conditional 2014 fourth-round pick that might move up to the third round.

On September 8, 2013, Revis made his Buccaneers debut against his previous team, the New York Jets. On September 29, during the Buccaneers’ game against the Arizona Cardinals, he had his first interception. Revis was chosen for his fifth Pro Bowl, his first with Tampa Bay, on December 27. He received the SN Comeback Player of the Year award following the season. Revis started all 16 of Tampa Bay’s games in his first and only season there, contributing a sack, two interceptions, 11 passes defensed, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, and 50 tackles.

Revis had a great season, but the Tampa Bay defense did not think highly of him. When Lovie Smith was hired to take over for Greg Schiano, he brought his zone system known as the Tampa 2, which is centered on a top middle linebacker rather than a shutdown corner. Due to his high $16 million 2014 season contract, Revis, an exceptional man-to-man cornerback, was speculated to be up for trade.

After multiple failed trade attempts, the Buccaneers released Revis on March 12, 2014, becoming him an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career.

New England Patriots

Revis signed a one-year deal worth $12 million with the New England Patriots on March 12, 2014, only hours after being released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The salary cap hit was split over two years. Revis had 47 tackles, 2 interceptions, 14 passes defended, and 1 forced fumble in his first and only season with New England. He received his sixth overall selection to the Pro Bowl, his first first-team All-Pro nod since 2011, and his fourth overall selection to the Pro Bowl. The Patriots finished 12-4 during the year.

Revis called two instances of pass interference against wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. during the divisional round playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens. After winning the game 35–31, the Patriots went on to the AFC Championship contest. Revis intercepted Andrew Luck in the AFC Championship game, and the Patriots went on to defeat the Indianapolis Colts 45-7.

Revis attended the Super Bowl for the first time this year. On February 1, 2015, the Patriots played the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX, which they won 28-24. In the contest, Revis recorded a tackle and a sack.

In order to keep Revis for a second year, the Patriots had a $20 million option in his contract that they could have exercised after the season.

New York Jets (second stint)

2015 season

On March 10, 2015, the New York Jets agreed to a five-year, $70 million deal with $39 million in guarantees with Revis. However, following the Patriots’ accusations, the Jets were the focus of a tampering inquiry. Owner of the Jets Woody Johnson made remarks regarding Revis, who was still bound to New England at the time. Johnson was fined $100,000, but the league rejected the Jets’ counter-investigation into Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s remarks against Revis after he re-signed with New York.

On November 22, 2015, Revis suffered a concussion while playing the Houston Texans. He was ranked number 24 on the NFL’s Top 100 Players of 2016 and was selected for his eighth Pro Bowl. Revis finished the 2015 season with 39 tackles, five interceptions, and nine passes defended in 14 games.

2016 season

One of Revis’ worst performances came during the 2016 campaign, when opponent quarterback ratings were 91.7 as opposed to 59.3 in his prior seasons. He had 53 tackles, five passes defended, and one interception by the time he had played 15 games in 2016.

The Jets announced on February 28th that Revis would be released on March 9th, the first day of free agency.

Kansas City Chiefs

Revis and the Kansas City Chiefs agreed to a two-year, $11 million contract on November 22, 2017. After only appearing in six games for the Chiefs, including the playoffs, Revis was released by the organization on February 8th, 2018.


After 11 seasons, Revis announced his retirement from the NFL on July 18, 2018. The New York Jets celebrated Revis’ retirement with a small event on July 24. For his retirement, the Jets created a tiny artificial “Revis” island.

New York Jets franchise records

The 100-yard record-setting interception return for a score came against the Miami Dolphins on October 17, 2011, tied.
most passes defended in a career

Personal life

Sean Gilbert, a former NFL defensive tackle, has a nephew named Revis. Revis has a son and a daughter. Darrelle’s own sneaker, the Nike Zoom Revis, which comes in a variety of colors, was released in December 2012. Rapper Mac Miller from Pittsburgh was friends with Revis. Jordan Whitehead, a safety with the New York Jets, is the cousin of Revis.

Around 2:40 a.m. on February 16, 2017, Revis got into a street fight in Pittsburgh. Revis was suspected of assaulting two men and knocking them out. Revis snatched the phone from a follower who was trying to record him on it and threw it out into the street. Revis was charged that evening for the crime, including aggravated assault, robbery, terroristic threats, and conspiracy. The following day, Revis handed himself in to police and was let go on a personal guarantee. After a friend of Revis testified that he was responsible for knocking the two guys out, all charges were dropped on March 15.

Who is Darrelle Revis?

Diana Askew and Darryl Revis welcomed Darrelle Shavar Revis into the world on July 14, 1985 in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, in the United States. He currently has 38 years of age and is an American citizen.

While attending Aliquippa High School in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, Revis played basketball and won multiple awards, including 2003 Player of the Year from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 2003 WPIAL Class AA Player of the Year and 2003 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “Fabulous 22.”

After graduating from high school, Revis enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh, where he played college football before the New York Jets selected him in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft. After eight seasons apart with the Jets, he moved on to play for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots, and Kansas City Chiefs for a season apiece.

Darrelle Revis won the Super Bowl XLIX with the Patriots during his 11 seasons in the National Football League, and he was selected to seven Pro Bowls during that time. He was also named to the first team four times. In 2023, he was admitted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Never having been married, Darrelle Revis. He has, however, been romantically involved with a number of women, including Amber Rose and Olivia Longott. Jayden Revis and Deyani Shavae Revis are his two children.

How many houses and cars does Darrelle Revis have?

Florida’s Plantation is home to a stunning estate owned by Darrelle Revis. He spent US$875,000 on the mansion, which has four bedrooms and five bathrooms. The house also has a three-car garage and a pool. In addition, he has several vehicles, including a Land Rover Range Rover.

How much does Darrelle Revis make per year?

The former NFL player makes US$12 million annually, claims Celebrity Net Worth.

What investments does Darrelle Revis have?

Darrelle Revis has invested in a number of things, including real estate and several business endeavors.

How many Endorsement deals does Darrelle Revis have?

Darrelle over the years supplemented his sports revenue while playing in the National sports League with a number of commercial endorsements.

How many Philanthropy works has Darrelle Revis supported?

The Darrelle Revis Foundation was started by Darelle Revis. The non-profit is prepared and determined to end childhood hunger by giving families the resources they need to lead healthy lives.

How many businesses does Darrelle Revis own?

Revis has made significant business ventures after leaving the NFL. He has founded seven various businesses. The “Nike Zoom Revis” sneaker was founded and is owned by Darrelle Revis.

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