Next Big Thing: The Re-Education of Bills Cornerback Ronald Darby

September 14, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Ronald Darby has nothing to worry about when he steps onto a football field. But that doesn't keep the pregame butterflies away.
"I'm a little nervous before each game," he admitted. 
Make no mistake: Darby is never intimidated, even when facing Odell Beckham Jr. or Brandon Marshall. But he has always dealt with locker room jitters. Even in college, when his Florida State Seminoles rarely had much to worry about. "It's like I can't even help it," he said. "Even when we were playing a D-1AA school, I was still nervous."
"It's probably because of the fact that there are thousands of people watching," Darby explained. "I always get that nervous feeling."
Darby had every reason to be nervous as a rookie starting cornerback last year in Buffalo. Teams challenged him from the moment he stepped on the field in the preseason. He responded to those challenges with 21 pass breakups, two interceptions, All-Rookie notice and a spot on the league's All-Under-25 team.

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