Derrick Mason

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Derrick Mason
Mason at the Ravens training camp in 2010
No. 82, 85
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1974-01-17)January 17, 1974
Place of birth: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Career information
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 history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2011
Receptions 943
Receiving yards 12,061
Receiving TDs 66
Stats at

Derrick James Mason (born January 17, 1974 in Detroit, Michigan[1] 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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Derrick Mason Stats". ESPN. Retrieved 4 February 2013.

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