Darnell Sankey

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Darnell Sankey
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Darnell Sankey is a well-known American-born professional Canadian football player. He is a linebacker with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). The American-based Canadian international played college football at Sacramento State University. Darnell has first played in the National Football League(NFL).

The Denver Broncos selected Roughrider's linebacker, Darnell Sankey following the 2016 NFL Draft. The Denver Broncos picked him after the 2016 NFL Draft as he was first undrafted. During his career, he played for the multiple NFL teams like Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings, Indianapolis Colts and the CFL team Calgary Stampeders and Saskatchewan Roughriders. Sankey is also one of Canada's most proficient and recognized football players.

Darnell Sankey Personal Details

Darnell Sankey was born in San Jose, California, on October 11, 1994. According to astrology, Darnell's star sign is Libra, and he is 27 years old. He also likes playing basketball and traveling. To represent himself, the footballer wears the number 45 for his side.

DarnellDarnell Sankey SOURCE: instagram@dsankey_

His roster status is active, and his CFL status is  American. He now represents the Canadian Football League (CFL). Sankey started his American football journey through NFL.

Darnell Sankey, a linebacker with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, is 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs over 113kg. In addition, the athlete keeps a fit and healthy body. He has a powerful build and a dark complexion. Sankey is a black man with black eyes and medium black hair.

Family background, parents and siblings

Darnell Sankey, number 27 for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, is the son of American-born parents. His father is Erskine Sankey, and his mother is Roberta Sankey. They both are American and are of American descent. His parents' identities and occupations are unknown at this time. Darnell has also kept his number of siblings a secret.

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Sankey grew up in a primarily white community. They are Christians who follow and believe in the Christian faith. Sankey was born in the United States, just like his parents. He grew up in a well-to-do home where everything seemed to be in its proper place. Sankey is an American native who attended the American School and College.

Darnell Sankey's football career

Sankey, a 27-year-old linebacker, has always put forth a lot of effort. He used to participate in every school and college activity that he could think of. In school, he participated in a range of sports and games. He'd always been interested in sports and had a passion for them as a child.

Early career

After completing his education, he was devoted to pursuing higher-level studies at Branham High School in San Jose, California, United States. Sankey was a three-time first-team all-state linebacker at Branham Campion. He has 250 tackles, 23.5 sacks, 49 TFL, 40 pressures, three PBU, two forced fumbles, one interception, two blocked kicks, and a score in his final two seasons. 

He attended Sacramento State University after graduating from Branham High School and played collegiate football for Sacramento State Golden Hornets Football. From 2013 to 2016, the American international played linebacker for his university team.

Professional career

Sankey was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Denver Broncos on July 26, 2016. On August 29, 2016, he was released. Sankey was signed to the Oakland Raiders practice squad on September 28, 2016. He was waived on October 4 and re-signed the next day, only to be dismissed a week later.

Sankey was signed to the Kansas City Chiefs' practice squad on December 5, 2016. On January 3, 2017, he was freed. The Minnesota Vikings signed Sankey on July 29, 2017. On August 20, 2017, he was released. On August 23, 2017, three days after being released by the Vikings, Sankey was signed by the Indianapolis Colts.

SankeySankey on Viking's outfit SOURCE: https://www.profootballrumors.com/

On September 2, 2017, he was waived and signed to the Colts practice squad the next day. On September 16, 2017, he was elevated to the active roster. On September 18, 2017, he was released. On September 29, he was re-signed to the practice squad. On October 9, 2017, he was reassigned to the active roster. On November 15, 2017, he was waived once more. Sankey was added to the Baltimore Ravens practice squad on November 29, 2017.

Sankey was added to the New Orleans Saints practice squad on September 19, 2018. On January 21, 2019, Sankey signed a reserve/future contract with the Saints. On August 30, 2019, he was released as part of the final roster cuts.

SankeySankey on a Roughrider's outfit SOURCE: instagram@dsankey_

On February 10, 2020, Sankey signed with the Calgary Stampeders. Sankey elected to opt out of his contract with the Stampeders on August 31, 2020, when the CFL postponed the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 outbreak. On January 12, 2021, he opted back into his contract. On February 8, 2022, Sankey signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

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Salary and Net Worth of Darnell Sankey

Darnell Sankey, the top player in the Saskatchewan Roughriders, began his professional football career in 2016. He has played for several teams during his five-year football career. Darnell's football career is mostly responsible for his financial success. Consequently, with his devotion and hard work, he enjoys a great existence.

SankeySankey flexing in the gym SOURCE: https://pbs.twimg.com

He hasn't mentioned how much money the Roughriders pay him. On the other hand, CFL players are guaranteed at least $65,000 each year. According to reports, Darnell's net worth is estimated to be above $5 million.

Sponsorships, endorsement deals, and sports bring him a lot of money. According to sources, the money transaction between the two parties has yet to be exposed. Darnell is also one of the Roughriders' most talented and well-paid players.

Relationship status: Single

Darnell Sankey is a dynamic and high-energy player. He is, however, mute when it comes to his personal Life. For a long time, Darnell has kept his actual identity disguised. Darnell Sankey has never married or been involved in a relationship.

DarnellDarnell swapping his jersey with Heeney SOURCE: https://www.profootballrumors.com/

Sankey has yet to be photographed with a woman in public. Darnell Sankey has shifted his focus to his football career. His Instagram feed is primarily dedicated to football-related activities. However, we never know if he's dating someone or simply waiting for the appropriate moment to declare his love. Darnell may be on his own as a result.

Social Media Presence

The former Sacramento State football player appears to be a frequent social media user. Through social networking sites, he allows others access to his personal life. Darnell looks to be frequent on Instagram.

He uses Instagram extensively and prefers it to other types of social networking. @dsankey_ is his Instagram handle, and he has over 1.2k followers. Darnell keeps his friends and following informed about his everyday activities and athletic news. He is very active on social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.

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