Silas DeMary

Silas DeMary (born December 12, 1971) is an American former offensive lineman/defensive lineman for in the Arena Football League. He played for the Carolina Cobras, Buffalo Destroyers, Los Angeles Avengers and the Cleveland Gladiators. He is most notable for winning the Arena Football League Defensive Player of the Year Award in 2005, while a member of the Avengers.

Silas DeMary
Position:Defensive lineman
Personal information
Born: (1971-12-12) December 12, 1971 (age 49)
Bishopville, South Carolina
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:285 lb (129 kg)
Career information
College:Virginia State
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career Arena statistics
Force Fumbles:10
Fumble Recoveries:4
Player stats at

High school careerEdit

While attending Bishopville High School in Bishopville, South Carolina, DeMary lettered in football, basketball

College careerEdit

Silas DeMary attended Virginia State University, where, as a senior, he led the team with 21 sacks, won NCAA Division II Defensive Lineman of the Year honors, and won NCAA Division II All-America honors.

Professional careerEdit

Carolina CobrasEdit

DeMary signed with the Carolina Cobras in 2001. He was named to the All-Rookie Team following the season.

Buffalo DestroyersEdit

In 2002 and 2003, DeMary played for the Buffalo Destroyers. Playing mostly offensive line, DeMary recorded very few stats with the Destroyers.

Los Angeles AvengersEdit

In 2004 through 2007, DeMary played with the Los Angeles Avengers. While an Avenger, DeMary had the best seasons of his professional career, twice being named to the All Arena Teams, and winning the Arena Football League Defensive Player of the Year Award in 2005. Also in 2005, DeMary set the AFL record for sacks in a season with 13.5. The previous record had been 13, held by Craig Walls.[1]

Cleveland GladiatorsEdit

DeMary finished his AFL career while playing with the Cleveland Gladiators in 2008.


  1. ^ "Avengers Silas Demary and Remy Hamilton break AFL records". OurSports Central. May 24, 2005. Retrieved August 28, 2012.

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