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#80 Darius Darks
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 167
Year: Freshman
City/State: Austin, Texas
High School: Connally
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Darius Darks
Release: 06/26/2008
Awards and Honors
2011 Co-captain.

Co-captain … made 12 starts on the season, finishing with 34 in his career … finished the season with 21 catches for 211 yards and three touchdowns in 12 games … completed Iowa State career with 127 catches, which ranks him tied for seventh in school history … had 1,346 career receiving yards … caught four-yard touchdown pass from Steele Jantz with 1:17 left in regulation to tie game against Iowa and send it to overtime … caught Jared Barnett’s first-career touchdown pass at Texas Tech … opened up the scoring at Kansas State, bringing in a 30-yard TD pass from Barnett … posted season-bests of five catches and 49 yards against Oklahoma State … caught passes in 10 games.

Returned to hometown of Austin, Texas and made a big catch against the Longhorns in Iowa State’s 28-21 win over No. 22 Texas ... matched season high with 60 receiving yards against KU ... caught four passes for 36 yards, including an 8-yard TD pass from Austen Arnaud at Iowa ... caught a game-high six passes for 52 yards in season-opener vs. Northern Illinois.

Injured early in the season, came on strong down the stretch with 21 catches for 255 yards and a score in the final five games of the season ... had a career-high nine receptions for 107 yards and a TD in season finale at Missouri ... three catches against Colorado ... three receptions for 28 yards against Oklahoma State ... four catches for a season-high 65 yards, including a 45-yard catch against Texas A&M ... five receptions at Kansas, including a five-yard touchdown catch late in the fourth quarter ... made first catch of the season at Kent State.

Set an ISU freshman record with 47 receptions ... had seven catches for a career-high 113 yards at Oklahoma State ... the third freshman in ISU history to gain 100 yards in a game (Todd Blythe, 2004 and Jim Knuth, 1979) ... caught a touchdown in his first Cyclone game against South Dakota State ... career-high eight receptions against Colorado and Missouri.

High School
Recorded time at the quarterback, wide receiver, running back, and strong safety positions ... threw for 885 yards and seven touchdowns ... rushed for 484 yards with nine touchdowns ... lettered three times in basketball and once in track ... academic all-district ... chose Iowa State over Michigan State.

Born Feb. 1, 1990 in Austin, Texas ... son of Lisa Davis and Donnell Darks ... liberal studies major.
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