Darnell Maurice Dockett (born May 27, 1981 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American football defensive tackle who currently plays for the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL. Arizona picked him in the 3rd round of the 2004 NFL Draft.
Dockett started football relatively late. In his first youth league game, he ran the wrong way with a fumble for a safety against his team. He attended Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville, Maryland.
A four-year starter at Florida State University, Dockett recorded 10.5 sacks, and 247 tackles (123 solo tackles, 124 assisted tackles), and set a school record with 65 tackles for loss. He was suspended from the team for a short time after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor theft charge.