Mason at the Ravens training camp in 2010
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|Date of birth: January 17, 1974|
|Place of birth: Detroit, Michigan, USA|
|College: Michigan State|
|NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 4 / Pick: 98|
|Debuted in 1997 for the Tennessee Oilers|
|Last played in 2011 for the Houston Texans|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2011|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Derrick James Mason (born January 17, 1974 in Detroit, Michigan is a former American football wide receiver and returner. He played college football for Michigan State University. He never won a Super Bowl. Mason was known for his work ethnic (motivation), but sometimes took it too far when he did not receive the ball, like he sometimes did with Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco.
In the National Football League, Mason was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in 1997. He played as a returner and wideout and helped Tennessee to a Super Bowl XXXIV appearance. Before the 2005 season, Mason signed with the Baltimore Ravens. With Baltimore, Mason became a very successful veteran receiver. He is their all-time leading wideout.
In 2011 however, the Ravens released Mason. Mason spent portions of 2011 with the New York Jets and Houston Texans, where there was more controversy (arguments, etc.) He announced that he was going to retire from professional football after he signed a 1-day contract with Baltimore Ravens on June 11, 2012.
- "Derrick Mason Stats". ESPN. http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/stats/_/id/1263/derrick-mason. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
Other websites [change]
- Derrick Mason at NFL.com