Darius Slayton is an American football player who is signed to the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL) as a wide receiver. He played college football at Auburn and was drafted by the Giants in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Norcross, Georgia native, Darius Slayton was born on 12th January 1997, under the star sign Capricorn. The twenty-four years holds an American nationality and is of Afro-Amerian ethnic background. He stands 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) tall and weighs 194 lb (88 kg).
Darius Slayton is currently under a 4 year, $2,753,988 contract with the New York Giants, which features a $233,988 signing bonus, $233,988 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $688,497.
In the 2021 season, Slayton's base salary of $850,000, while carrying a cap hit of $908,497 and a dead cap value of $116,994. Leonard Williams and James Bradberry are the highest-paid rosters of the New York Giants.
|2019||New York Giants||$728,988|
|2020||New York Giants||$675,000|
|2021||New York Giants||$850,000|
Besides, he has few sponsorships, which earns him a decent sum. Scrolling through his IG, he has flaunted his Chevrolet Corvette C8 Stingray Convertible.
As of 2021, Darius Slayton's net worth is approximately $2 million.
Surprisingly, Darius Slayton is a low-key person who does not like flaunting his love life publically. To date, he has not been caught dead with a girl who is assumed be to his girlfriend. Since there is no information about his relationship, the wide receiver is believed to be single.
Darius is the son of Pamela Slayton and Eddie Slayton. He has a sister, Maileka. His other family members are grandmother, Maxine Crawford Stallworth, and grandfather, Maze Stallworth, aunt, Lillie Taylor, and Diana Gibby.
a video interview for the New York Giants, he said, “I started doing ball drills with my dad and my sister at the house with tennis balls and stuff like that.”
Slayton enrolled at Greater Atlanta Christian School, where he played football for the high school football team. Upon graduation, he joined Auburn University and played the college football team. He redshirted in 2015 and contributed on the field from 2016–18.
In the NFL Draft, Slayton was drafted by the New York Giants in the fifth round, 171st overall, becoming the 18th wide receiver taken that year.
In Week 3 of that season, Slayton made his NFL debut in a 32–31 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers where he had three receptions for 82 yards from fellow 2019 NFL draft pick Daniel Jones. He scored a 35-yard touchdown in his third game in a 28–10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
In Week 8 against the Detroit Lions, he had two passes for 50 yards, in the 31–26 loss. Overall, Slayton finished his rookie season with 48 receptions for 740 receiving yards and eight receiving touchdowns, leading the Giants in receiving yards for the 2019 season.
The following season, Slayton had six receptions for 102 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns in the Giants' 2020 regular-season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football, which ended in the 26–16 loss. In Week 5 against the Dallas Cowboys, he had 8 catches for 129 yards during the 37–34 loss.
In Week 2 of the 2021 season, he had three receptions for 54 yards and a touchdown against the Washington Football Team.
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