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Darryl Baris Grant (born November 22, 1959) is a former National Football League (NFL) player who played defensive tackle for eleven seasons for the Washington Redskins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Darryl played college football at Rice University.
Darryl was drafted by the Redskins in the ninth round of the 1981 NFL Draft. The Redskins decided to turn Darryl into a defensive lineman, even though he played offensive guard in college. After using his 1981 rookie year to adjust to the rigors of playing defensive tackle in the NFL, Darryl joined the defensive line rotation starting in 1982.
Darryl went on to become a fixture on Joe Gibbs' Redskins teams in the 1980s. At times paired alongside other Redskins defensive line standouts such as Dave Butz, Dexter Manley and Charles Mann, Darryl was one of the main contributors during a period that saw the Redskins make the playoffs six times, including three trips to the Super Bowl (two wins) and four conference championship appearances (three wins).
One of Darryl's all-time highlights was his intercepting a pass and returning it for a ten-yard touchdown in the 1982 NFC Championship game against the Dallas Cowboys, which the Redskins eventually won 31-17.
Darryl went on to play in 141 games for the Redskins from 1981–90, finishing with 27 sacks and two interceptions. His best season was 1984 when he recorded a career-high eight sacks.