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David Irons Jr. (born October 9, 1982) is a former American football cornerback. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the sixth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Auburn.

David Irons Jr.
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Personal information
Born: (1982-10-09) October 9, 1982 (age 36)
Camden, New Jersey
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:188 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High school:Dacula (Dacula, Georgia)
NFL Draft:2007 / Round: 6 / Pick: 194
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× Second-team All-SEC (2005–2006)
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:17
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:1
Pass deflections:0
Player stats at

Irons also played for the Florida Tuskers and Sacramento Mountain Lions. He is the older brother of former NFL running back and Auburn teammate Kenny Irons.


College careerEdit

Butler Community CollegeEdit

Irons began his college career at Butler Community College in 2001 but was unable to play that season due to a knee injury and resulting surgery. In the 2002 season, he recorded 45 tackles and two interceptions. In 2003, he helped lead the BCC Grizzlies to an NJCAA National Championship with 59 tackles, three interceptions, and nine pass breakups.


After moving on to Auburn in 2004, David again injured his knee in pre-season practice and did not play in the Tigers' undefeated season. He was able to return and start in eleven games in 2005 and was named to the AP All-SEC Second-Team with 48 tackles (36 solo, 12 assists) and 11 pass break-ups. Due to his knee injuries, Irons applied for and was granted an additional year of eligibility by the NCAA. He had already graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, but began coursework towards a master's degree in the fall semester of 2006 to maintain his eligibility. Prior to the 2006 season, David was named to the Coaches All-SEC First Team and the Jim Thorpe Award Preseason Watch List. Irons finished the regular season with 39 tackles (22 solo, 17 assists), 11 pass break-ups and two interceptions and was named to the Coaches All-SEC Second Team.

Professional careerEdit

Atlanta FalconsEdit

In 2008, Irons was placed on season-ending injured reserve with a knee injury. He was waived on July 28, 2009.[1]


His brother Kenny Irons, was a teammate at Auburn and was selected in the 2nd round (49th overall) of the 2007 draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. He is the nephew of Gerald Irons and Leroy Jackson and he is the cousin of Grant Irons, Jarrett Irons and Paul Irons.[2]


  1. ^ Birds Part Ways with Irons
  2. ^ Schlabach, Mark (2006-08-25). "Irons brothers take long road to collegiate success". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 2007-11-26.