Darrell Stuckey II
While in the Crimson and Blue, Stuckey played in 45 games, starting 42. He ranks second all-time among KU defensive backs with 295 career tackles, while also ranking 10th in KU history with eight interceptions. He helped guide Kansas to back-to-back bowl victories in 2007 and 2008 in the Orange Bowl and Insight Bowl. Stuckey earned All-Big 12 First Team honors in 2008 after collecting 98 tackles and five interceptions. He was a semifinalist for the 2009 Jim Thorpe Award honoring college football’s top defensive back and was named the 2010 Big 12 Conference’s Sportsperson of the Year Award. Stuckey was drafted by the then-San Diego Chargers in the fourth round (110th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. A five-time special teams captain for the Chargers, Stuckey was selected to the NFL Pro Bowl in 2014. He was named the Chargers’ Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year recipient in 2015 and was subsequently nominated for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, which is given annually to honor a player’s volunteer and charity work, as well as his excellence on the field.
Oct. 26, 2019