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Darrell Stuckey - Football - Kansas Jayhawks

Darrell Stuckey

Position Safety
Height 6'1''
Weight 205 lbs.
Class Redshirt Senior
Hometown Kansas City, Kan.
High School Washington HS

2008 All-Big 12 First Team

Career Honors: 2009: Lott Trophy Watch List, All-State Good Works Team Nominee. 2008: All-Big 12 First Team, Big 12 Community of Champions member, Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week vs. Missouri, KU Weight Room Award, KU co-Leadership Award, KU Special Teams Player of the Year. 2007: All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (Coaches), KU Defensive Player of the Week (vs. Toledo and co vs. Oklahoma State).

2008 (Jr.): KU[apos]s lone All-Big 12 First Team selection… Was also named All-Big 12 First Team by the Associated Press, Phil Steele Magazine, Kansas City Star, Houston Chronicle, and Fort Worth Star… Was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week vs. Missouri, which included a team-high-tying six tackles, one interception and forcing and recovering a fumble… Was named a Big 12 Community of Champions member and is one of KU[apos]s most active community service players… Earned three KU team awards, including Bruce Kallmeyer Special Teams Player of the Year, Iron Hawk Weight Room Award, and co-Nolan Cromwell Leadership Award with Todd Reesing… Tied for 28th in the NCAA in interceptions (0.38 per game) and tied for 56th in passes defended (0.92 per game)… Ranked second on the team in tackles with 98, the most by a Jayhawk defensive back since 2003… Led the team with five interceptions, which included two in the regular season finale against Missouri (also forced and recovered a fumble against the Tigers)… Also had interceptions against Sam Houston State, Colorado and Kansas State… His seven pass break-ups were second on the team… Recorded at least 10 tackles in four different games… Best total was 15 at Nebraska… Had 12 vs. Oklahoma and 10 vs. both Kansas State and Louisiana Tech.

2007 (So.): Started all 13 games at safety… Was fourth on the team in tackles with 72… Had two tackles for loss… Was involved in four turnovers, recording two interceptions and recovering two fumbles… Picks came against Toledo and Nebraska, while fumble recoveries came against Florida International and Nebraska… Broke up six passes to rank fourth on the team… Recorded 12 tackles against Missouri… Had nine stops at Oklahoma State as well as eight at Colorado and seven vs. Central Michigan… Recorded at least five tackles in seven of the last nine games of the year.

2006 (Fr.): Appeared in seven games and made four starts… Missed the first five games of the season due to injury, but earned a starting nod for the final four contests of the year… Collected 32 total tackles including 27 solo stops… Had a season-high nine tackles against Kansas State… Recorded one tackle-for-loss (vs. Kansas State) during the season and also recovered one fumble (vs. Iowa State)… Ended the season with three pass break-ups.

2005 (RS): Redshirted.

High School: Was named offensive player of the year and team MVP for the Wildcats after both his junior and senior seasons… An all-state defensive back as a senior… Earned all-metro honors in 2004… Selected to participate in the 2005 Kansas Shrine Bowl… Collected 176 tackles and had nine interceptions on defense… Scored 32 career touchdowns… Earned varsity letters in football, basketball, baseball and track… Earned all-state honors in baseball… Helped the football team to three-straight KCK League championships from 2002-04… Coached in football by Darwin Franklin.

Personal: Born in Kansas City, Kan… Major is communication studies with a minor in business… Hobbies include sports, playing video games, watching movies and relaxing with friends… Likes to paint, draw and do motivational speaking… Son of Michelle Foulks and Darrell Stuckey… Has three brothers and three sisters… One sister is on the Iowa State women[apos]s basketball team.

Up Close: Favorite Website – Godtube, Favorite Athlete – Kobe Bryant, Favorite Activities Other Than Football – Painting and drawing, Post-College Dream (other than NFL) – Family, Football is… An opportunity of a lifetime. The stage it can give an individual is unexplainable. It is amazing how gratifying it is.

2006 7 27 5 32 1-1 0 3 0 1-0
2007 13 36 36 72 2-5 2-38 6 0 2-9
2008 13 60 38 98 4.5-8 5-33 7 2 1-0
Totals 33 123 79 202 7.5-14 7-71 16 2 4-9
KO Returns No Yds Avg TD LG
2008 3 53 17.7 0 19