David Irving is an American football player who plays in the National Football League (NFL) as a defensive player. In his career, he has lined up with the Dallas Cowboys, and with the Kansas City Chiefs, which he joined in 2015 as an uncalled up free agent, Irving played both high school and college football. He played high school football for San Jacinto High School as Defensive Tackle and Tight End and college football at Iowa State University. Here you will find everything you need to know about one of the best men in cowboy football.
David Irving – Brief Bio
Irving was born on August 18, 1993, in Compton, California, the son of Rickey Harris and Kimberly Irving as David JaRodd Irving. He spent his childhood days in his hometown before his family moved to San Jacinto, where he attended San Jacinto High School and began playing American football.
During his time in high school, he played both the defensive tackle position and the tight end position and recorded 19 receptions over 298 yards, 76 tackles, five forced fumbles, four fumble recovery, seven sacks, and four touchdowns.
After high school, he accepted a scholarship to Iowa State University where he played college football, starting as a defensive finish before moving into the defensive tackle position in his junior year. In 2014, he has kicked off the team after being photographed with a stop sign and caught by the camera collapsing a light pole during a riot that broke out at the school during the VEISHEA festival.
After the photo and video clip turned up, he was charged with fifth-degree theft, disorderly conduct and second-degree criminal mischief, and a Class D felony. The next day after the riot, then coach Paul Rhoads announced that Irving had been kicked off the team for violating the ISU Code of Conduct for Students and Athletes, causing him to miss an entire season.
David Irving ended his college career with only thirty-two games with eight starts, forty-four tackles, three sacks, a forced fumble, an interception, eight passes, and three blocked shots.
He began his professional career in 2015 when he signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undeveloped free agent after the NFL Draft 2015 ended. In September, he was released and joined the training squad. A few weeks later, the Dallas Cowboys took him off the Chiefs’ training squad to replace Davon Coleman, who was dismissed from the team. He was used as a reserve defensive tackle and before the end of the season, he had 14 quarterback prints (sixth in the team).
The following season, Irving recorded three forced fumbles, restoring one, a sack, and knocked down a pass in a game against the Green Bay Packers, the game ended in a 30-16 win, and David Irving was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week.
He retired from the Cowboys in 2017. That season he was suspended for the first four games for violation of the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy. Irving later revealed in a press interview that he was shocked to receive a letter from the NFL informing him that he had failed a drug test because he was taking only one substance that was supposed to be perfectly natural according to all the ingredients listed on the bottle, but which apparently contained a hidden ingredient.
At the end of the suspension, he was transferred from the defensive end position to the defensive attack position using three techniques. In the same season, he suffered a concussion during the game against the Washington Redskins. The head injury became complicated because he kept playing with it. The symptoms that followed forced the team to declare him inactive for the rest of the season, so he missed the last four games of the season.
The 2018 season also began like the previous one. After a further violation of the performance-enhancing drug policy, he was banned from playing the first four games of the season. The team also put him on the list of reserve/non-registered players to start the training camp, as he is dealing with his problems off the field.
Who Is David Irving Dating? – His Girlfriend
The talented Dallas Cowboys defensive player was in a relationship with Angela Sanchez. Angela and Irving were in a mutual relationship for seven years before they finally stopped.
Sanchez said their relationship was very dysfunctional and would not work out, so they had to end it. She also accused him of being a master manipulator. However, they have a daughter together.
His Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
David is really tall, he stands at a height of 2.01 m and weighs 132 kg (291 pounds). His other body measurements are not known.