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Darren Fells
TE #85
Height:
6-7
Weight:
281
Age:
30
College:
California-Irvine
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2016):

REC
11
YDS
92
AVG
8.4
TDS
0
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 37 474 12.8 48 3 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2016 ARI 10 7 11 92 8.4 22 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 ARI 14 12 21 311 14.8 48 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 ARI 10 5 5 71 14.2 24 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 NE L 21-23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 TB W 40-7 4 31 7.8 11 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @BUF L 18-33 2 15 7.5 8 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 LA L 13-17 2 7 3.5 5 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 @SF W 33-21 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 NYJ W 28-3 1 8 8 8 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 SEA L 6-6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 @CAR L 20-30 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 SF W 23-20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 @MIN L 24-30 1 22 22 22 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 @ATL L 19-38 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 WAS W 31-23 1 9 9 9 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Pro Career: Originally signed with the Seattle Seahawks as a rookie free agent on 3/6/13. Waived on 5/8/13 and re-signed with the Seahawks on 5/20/13. Released on 8/31/13 and signed to the Cardinals practice squad on 10/9/13. Signed a future contract with the Cardinals on 1/1/14. Re-signed to a one-year contact as an exclusive rights free agent on 2/1/16.

2015: Played in 14 games with 12 starts and led the TEs with 21 catches for 311 yards and three TDs … added four catches for 50 yards and a TD in two playoff games … set career highs with four catches for 82 yards and scored his first career regular season TD on a 17-yard reception in the fourth quarter vs. NO (9/13); also had a career-long 48-yard catch in the second quarter; 82 receiving yards is tied for the most by a Cardinals TE since Rob Awalt had 105 yards on 11/12/89 vs. Dallas … recorded a 17-yard catch in the second quarter vs. StL (10/4) … had two catches for 25 yards, including a 14-yard TD in the second quarter @ Det (10/11) … had a nine-yard reception @ Pit (10/18); left game with a shoulder injury … inactive (shoulder) the next two games … had three receptions for 21 yards @ Sea (11/15) … scored Cardinals first TD of the game on an 18-yard reception in the second quarter vs. Cin (11/22) ... had a 22-yard reception @ StL (12/6) … caught three passes for 43 yards vs. Min (12/10) … recorded three catches for 54 yards @ Phi (12/20), including a 36-yard reception on game-opening drive to help set up a TD … caught two passes for 14 yards in Divisional Playoff vs. GB (1/16/16) … had two catches for 36 yards and a TD in NFC Championship Game @ Car (1/24/16).

Pro Career: Originally signed with the Seattle Seahawks as a rookie free agent on 3/6/13. Waived on 5/8/13 and re-signed with the Seahawks on 5/20/13. Released on 8/31/13 and signed to the Cardinals practice squad on 10/9/13. Signed a future contract with the Cardinals on 1/1/14. Re-signed to a one-year contact as an exclusive rights free agent on 2/1/16.

2015: Played in 14 games with 12 starts and led the TEs with 21 catches for 311 yards and three TDs … added four catches for 50 yards and a TD in two playoff games … set career highs with four catches for 82 yards and scored his first career regular season TD on a 17-yard reception in the fourth quarter vs. NO (9/13); also had a career-long 48-yard catch in the second quarter; 82 receiving yards is tied for the most by a Cardinals TE since Rob Awalt had 105 yards on 11/12/89 vs. Dallas … recorded a 17-yard catch in the second quarter vs. StL (10/4) … had two catches for 25 yards, including a 14-yard TD in the second quarter @ Det (10/11) … had a nine-yard reception @ Pit (10/18); left game with a shoulder injury … inactive (shoulder) the next two games … had three receptions for 21 yards @ Sea (11/15) … scored Cardinals first TD of the game on an 18-yard reception in the second quarter vs. Cin (11/22) ... had a 22-yard reception @ StL (12/6) … caught three passes for 43 yards vs. Min (12/10) … recorded three catches for 54 yards @ Phi (12/20), including a 36-yard reception on game-opening drive to help set up a TD … caught two passes for 14 yards in Divisional Playoff vs. GB (1/16/16) … had two catches for 36 yards and a TD in NFC Championship Game @ Car (1/24/16).

2014: Played in 10 games with five starts and finished with five receptions for 71 yards … saw increased action at the end of the season, starting the last four games and recording all five receptions in the last three contests … also started and had his first career TD in playoff game against Carolina … inactive vs. SD (9/8) and @ NYG (9/14) … started at TE in his NFL debut and also saw action on special teams vs. SF (9/21) … inactive @ Den (10/5) … played in each of the next three games before being inactive for three games … appeared on offense and special teams @ Sea (11/23) and @ Atl (11/30) … started at TE vs. KC (12/7) … had his first career reception for six yards in the first quarter @ StL (12/11) … recorded first career multi-catch game with two receptions for 26 yards vs. Sea (12/21) … caught two passes for a career-high 39 yards @ SF (12/28) … scored first career TD with a one-yard TD reception in second quarter of Wild Card game @ Car (1/3/15).

College: Did not play college football … played college basketball as a power forward at UC Irvine, appearing in 123 games and averaging 10.2 points and 6.3 rebounds per game … earned second-team All-Big West honors as a senior after earning All-Big West honorable mention during his sophomore and junior season … spent time playing basketball overseas in Belgium, Finland and Argentina.

Personal: Attended Fullerton (CA) High School where he was named first team All-CIF Southern Section II-A, MVP of the Freeway League and was a first team all-league selection … helped lead his team to a 22-7 overall record as a senior … was an All-State tight end in football … majored in Sociology.

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