Darrelle made his mark right away as a freshman, earning Freshman All-American honors as a first teamer. He recorded 49 tackles, 12 passes broken up, 14 passes defended and 2 INTs. As a sophomore, Revis doubled his INT total to four, and defended 13 passes, earning him first team All-Big East honors.
Revis played one more year for Pitt in 2006, and made his mark on the national stage. He recorded pick sixes against the University of Virginia and Cincinnati. He also ran a highlight reel 73 yard punt return for a TD against West Virgina, which earned College Football Play of the Year at the ESPYs.
He was drafted with the 14th overall pick of the 2007 draft by the Jets and we know the rest.
Darrelle is a four time Pro Bowler, and a three time All Pro. He has an area of the field nicknamed for him, we all know it, it’s a tourist trap for wide receivers, known as “Revis Island”.
His best season was in 2009, with 6 INTs, and 31 passes defended, earning Darrelle AFC Defensive Player of the Year honors. He is the best shutdown cornerback in the game, period. There is no debate. He didn’t record any INTs in 2010, but that was because nobody through the ball in Revis’ direction.