Drafted by the Cardinals with their second selection in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft, Blackstock saw action in 14 games with one start in his rookie season of 2005. He appeared in all 16 games with one start in 2006.
2006: Saw action on defense and special teams in his second season in Arizona, appearing in all 16 games with one start had three special teams tackles in the opener vs. SF (9/10) started his second career game at outside linebacker @ Sea (9/17) and recorded one special teams tackle appeared on special teams and defense @ Oak (10/22) collecting his first career fumble recovery, caused by a Bertrand Berry sack in the second quarter; also added one tackle established a career high with four tackles as a reserve linebacker and recorded three special teams tackles @ GB (10/29) recovered Neil Rackersí onside kick with 39 seconds left in the game to give the Cardinals a chance to win the game in the final seconds @ Min (11/26).
2005: Appeared in 14 games during his rookie season, including one start saw action on special teams and on defense in the Cardinals season opener @ NYG (9/11) but did not record any statistics inactive vs. StL (9/18) and @ Sea (9/25) recorded one special teams stop @ Dal (10/30) made one tackle on defense and saw action on special teams vs. Sea (11/6) recorded two tackles on defense @ Det (11/13) recorded his first career start and added a sack of Jamie Martin and forced fumble @ StL (11/20) recorded two tackles on defense and one on special teams vs. Jax (11/27) recorded one tackle vs. Was (12/11) saw action on defense and special teams but did not record any statistics in the final three games of the season.
Started 38 of the 39 games he appeared in for Virginia recording 237 tackles (143 solo) with 27 sacks for a loss of 146 yards ... entered NFL Draft after junior year named all-ACC second-team as a junior started all 12 games and led the ACC and ranked 11th nationally in sacks with 11 only Chris Slade (14 in 1991 and 15 in 1992) and Patrick Kerney (15 in 1998) had more sacks in a season for the Cavaliers started every game as a sophomore and registered 85 tackles (50 solo), six sacks, 23 pressures and two fumble recoveries named National Defensive Freshman of the Year and earned first-team Freshman All-American honors by College Football News in 2001 attended Fork Union (VA) Military Academy, playing football for John Shuman who called him the best player to ever compete at the school registered 22 sacks.
Full name Darryl Tyger Blackstock attended Heritage (Newport News, VA) High School led Heritage to the state championship in his senior year recorded 29 sacks his senior year as his team compiled a 14-0 record as a tight end gained nearly 1,000 receiving yards General Studies major at Virginia.