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Daimion Stafford
SS #39
Height:
6-1
Weight:
218
Age:
23
College:
Nebraska
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
3
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Biography

 
PRO: The Titans selected hard-hitting, physical safety Daimion Stafford in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft.  Stafford played as a reserve safety in his rookie campaign and contributed immediately on special teams, appearing in all 16 contests.  He developed a reputation as a sure tackler and playmaker during his two seasons at Chaffey (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) College and two seasons at the University of Nebraska.  

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•    In 2013, Stafford was one of two Titans rookies, along with Chance Warmack, to play in all 16 games.  Stafford ranked fourth on the team with 12 special teams tackles.
•    As a senior at Nebraska, Stafford was named first-team All-Big Ten in a media poll after starting 14 games, leading the team with four interceptions and ranking second on the squad with 96 tackles.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•    At Norco (Calif.) High School, his coach was Todd Gerhart, the father of Minnesota Vikings running back Toby Gerhart.
•    Navigating through his youth was not always an easy process for Stafford and his two sisters.  But thanks to the efforts of many, he persevered.  Those that inspired and helped him included his mother, LaTanya Henderson; Norco High School guidance counselor Kristine McCollough; Norco football coach Todd Gerhart; and Daniel Kelley, the head of his “second family.”  Stafford spent time living with the Gerhart and Kelley families during high school.
•    In his first game at Nebraska against Chattanooga, Stafford a made thunderous tackle and forced a fumble on the play. A replay of the hit on YouTube received over 60,000 views.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The Riverside, Calif., native was selected by the Titans in the seventh round (248th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE:
•    Stafford attended Nebraska after being one of the most highly sought-after prospects in the junior-college ranks.  He played in 21 total games at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., during the 2009 and 2010 seasons.  Then, at Nebraska, he started 26 of 27 games and totaled 176 tackles, 1.5 sacks, a quarterback pressure, seven tackles for loss, four interceptions, 17 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.  His 176 tackles in his two seasons at Nebraska made up the fourth-best total in school history among two-year players.
•    As a senior (2012), named first-team All-Big Ten from the media, BTN, ESPN and Phil Steele, while earning second-team honors from the league’s coaches.  Started 14 games and ranked second on the team with 96 tackles. He had a team-high four interceptions and added four tackles for loss, a sack, seven passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Helped Nebraska lead the nation in opponent pass completion percentage, while ranking in the top 10 in pass efficiency defense and passing yards allowed.
•    As a junior (2011), named honorable mention All-Big Ten by the media in his first season with the Cornhuskers.  Totaled 80 tackles to rank third on the team and rank first among defensive backs. Added a team-high 10 pass breakups, along with three tackles for loss and a half sack.
•    As a sophomore (2010), played in 11 games for Chaffey College and tied for the team lead with five interceptions.  Ranked fourth on the squad with 62 tackles and added three tackles for loss, six total passes defensed.  Led the team with 17 kickoff returns for 475 yards (27.9 avg.), including a 100-yard touchdown return (11/13 vs. Antelope Valley), and also returned nine punts for 136 yards (15.1 avg.).
•    As a freshman (2009), played in 10 games and finished second on the team with 85 tackles during his first season with the Chaffey College Panthers.  Led the defense with four interceptions and added 1.5 tackles for loss, 10 passes defensed, a forced fumble and a blocked kick.  Also returned 12 punts for 201 yards (16.8 avg.) and a touchdown and returned five kickoffs for 133 yards (26.6 avg.).
•    Majored in sociology.

PERSONAL:  
•    Single, splits time between Nashville and Norco, Calif., with two daughters, Genesis and Sophia.
•    Attended Norco (Calif.) High School after transferring from Arlington (Riverside, Calif.) High School midway through his sophomore year.
•    Nicknamed Daymo.
•    On Twitter: @daymo03
•    On Instagram: @self3made
•    List of favorites: (movie) “Menace II Society”; (TV show) “Criminal Minds”; (actor) Denzel Washington; (music artist) Don Trip; (school subject) sociology; (car) Audi; (video game) Madden NFL Football; (food) hamburgers; (athlete as a child) Brian Dawkins; and (pro sports teams as a child) Los Angeles Clippers and Philadelphia Eagles.
•    Born Daimion Jerome Stafford on Feb. 18, 1991 in Riverside, Calif.
 
PRO: The Titans selected hard-hitting, physical safety Daimion Stafford in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft.  Stafford played as a reserve safety in his rookie campaign and contributed immediately on special teams, appearing in all 16 contests.  He developed a reputation as a sure tackler and playmaker during his two seasons at Chaffey (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) College and two seasons at the University of Nebraska.  

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•    In 2013, Stafford was one of two Titans rookies, along with Chance Warmack, to play in all 16 games.  Stafford ranked fourth on the team with 12 special teams tackles.
•    As a senior at Nebraska, Stafford was named first-team All-Big Ten in a media poll after starting 14 games, leading the team with four interceptions and ranking second on the squad with 96 tackles.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•    At Norco (Calif.) High School, his coach was Todd Gerhart, the father of Minnesota Vikings running back Toby Gerhart.
•    Navigating through his youth was not always an easy process for Stafford and his two sisters.  But thanks to the efforts of many, he persevered.  Those that inspired and helped him included his mother, LaTanya Henderson; Norco High School guidance counselor Kristine McCollough; Norco football coach Todd Gerhart; and Daniel Kelley, the head of his “second family.”  Stafford spent time living with the Gerhart and Kelley families during high school.
•    In his first game at Nebraska against Chattanooga, Stafford a made thunderous tackle and forced a fumble on the play. A replay of the hit on YouTube received over 60,000 views.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The Riverside, Calif., native was selected by the Titans in the seventh round (248th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE:
•    Stafford attended Nebraska after being one of the most highly sought-after prospects in the junior-college ranks.  He played in 21 total games at Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., during the 2009 and 2010 seasons.  Then, at Nebraska, he started 26 of 27 games and totaled 176 tackles, 1.5 sacks, a quarterback pressure, seven tackles for loss, four interceptions, 17 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.  His 176 tackles in his two seasons at Nebraska made up the fourth-best total in school history among two-year players.
•    As a senior (2012), named first-team All-Big Ten from the media, BTN, ESPN and Phil Steele, while earning second-team honors from the league’s coaches.  Started 14 games and ranked second on the team with 96 tackles. He had a team-high four interceptions and added four tackles for loss, a sack, seven passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Helped Nebraska lead the nation in opponent pass completion percentage, while ranking in the top 10 in pass efficiency defense and passing yards allowed.
•    As a junior (2011), named honorable mention All-Big Ten by the media in his first season with the Cornhuskers.  Totaled 80 tackles to rank third on the team and rank first among defensive backs. Added a team-high 10 pass breakups, along with three tackles for loss and a half sack.
•    As a sophomore (2010), played in 11 games for Chaffey College and tied for the team lead with five interceptions.  Ranked fourth on the squad with 62 tackles and added three tackles for loss, six total passes defensed.  Led the team with 17 kickoff returns for 475 yards (27.9 avg.), including a 100-yard touchdown return (11/13 vs. Antelope Valley), and also returned nine punts for 136 yards (15.1 avg.).
•    As a freshman (2009), played in 10 games and finished second on the team with 85 tackles during his first season with the Chaffey College Panthers.  Led the defense with four interceptions and added 1.5 tackles for loss, 10 passes defensed, a forced fumble and a blocked kick.  Also returned 12 punts for 201 yards (16.8 avg.) and a touchdown and returned five kickoffs for 133 yards (26.6 avg.).
•    Majored in sociology.

PERSONAL:  
•    Single, splits time between Nashville and Norco, Calif., with two daughters, Genesis and Sophia.
•    Attended Norco (Calif.) High School after transferring from Arlington (Riverside, Calif.) High School midway through his sophomore year.
•    Nicknamed Daymo.
•    On Twitter: @daymo03
•    On Instagram: @self3made
•    List of favorites: (movie) “Menace II Society”; (TV show) “Criminal Minds”; (actor) Denzel Washington; (music artist) Don Trip; (school subject) sociology; (car) Audi; (video game) Madden NFL Football; (food) hamburgers; (athlete as a child) Brian Dawkins; and (pro sports teams as a child) Los Angeles Clippers and Philadelphia Eagles.
•    Born Daimion Jerome Stafford on Feb. 18, 1991 in Riverside, Calif.
 
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 11 10 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 -- 0 0 1 0
2014 TEN 4 0 3 3 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 TEN 16 0 8 7 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @KC W 26-10 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 DAL L 10-26 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @CIN L 7-33 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 @IND L 17-41 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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