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Darius Willis

Position Buck
Height 6'2''
Weight 240 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Houston, Texas
High School Eisenhower HS

Career Honors: 2010: KU Compete Team Defensive Player of the Year, KU Compete Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. North Dakota State and Texas A&M, KU Compete Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. New Mexico State.

2012 (Jr.): Played in 10 games… Made first start of the season at Baylor… Did not play against South Dakota State or TCU… Registered 16 stops, including a five-yard TFL, on the season… Recorded first tackle at Northern Illinois… Made three stops against Oklahoma State… Recorded a season-high four tackles against Texas, including an assisted TFL on a goal-line stuff… Tallied four assisted tackles, including a TFL, against Iowa State.

2011: (RSo.): Started at middle linebacker in all 12 games… Ranked 21st in the Big 12 with 81 tackles… Second on team in TFLs (8.0)… Recorded a season-best 10 tackles against Oklahoma … Made eight tackles against Texas Tech… Chipped in seven stops against McNeese State, including first career sack… Also had seven stops at Oklahoma State… Recorded six tackles against Northern Illinois… Made eight tackles in three consecutive games: against Texas, Iowa State and Baylor… Matched season high with 10 tackles at Texas A&M… Also recorded two stops behind the line of scrimmage against the Aggies… Recorded three stops against Missouri.

2010 (So.): Selected KU compete team defensive player of the year… Named KU compete team defensive player of the week vs. North Dakota State and Texas A&M… Named KU special teams Compete team player of the week vs. New Mexico State… Redshirted his first season at Kansas after transferring from Buffalo.

2009 (Fr. at Buffalo): Was the only true freshman to start a game for Buffalo in 2009… Started two games before suffering a season-ending injury in the fourth game… Had 10 tackles with 2.5 for loss, including a sack for 11 yards… Had four tackles against Pittsburgh… Added three tackles and a sack at Central Florida… Made three stops and a 1.5 tackles for loss at Temple.

High School: Was a an all-state second-team selection as a senior by 5A TexasFootball.com… Earned all-district first-team accolades as a senior… Recorded 130 tackles and two interceptions as a senior.

Personal: Major is pre-business.