|High School:||Apopka HS|
Winner of Campbell Trophy and Wuerffel Trophy ... finalist for Senior CLASS Award ... named honorable mention All-American by Sports Illustrated ... selected to All-Big 12 First Team by league's coaches and Phil Steele ... chosen for All-Big 12 Second Team by AP ... CoSIDA Academic All-American ... Big 12 Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... winner of OU's Bob Kalsu Award... played in and started 12 games at center ... did not play against Tulsa (9/19) due to injury ... named to Academic All-Big 12 First Team
Named to Capital One Academic All-America First Team and Capital One Academic All-District team ... Academic All-Big 12 First Team honoree ... started at center in all 13 games
Played in three of 13 games ... saw playing time against Texas Tech (10/26), Notre Dame (9/28) and ULM (8/31)
Played in nine games and made first career start at center for an injured Gabe Ikard vs. Baylor (11/10).
Selected to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... Four-star recruit by ESPN.com, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247sports.com ... No. 2 player in Orlando Sentinel Super 60 for Central Florida ... No. 5 player in Orlando Sentinel's Florida Top 100 ... Two-time first team All-State ... Two-time Orlando Sentinel Class 8A All-Central Florida ... No. 43 in Super Southeast 120 ... Class Valedictorian for Apopka HS ... carried a 5.1 weighted GPA at Apopka High School ... scored a 33 on his ACT and recorded a 2060 SAT.
No. 148 overall player in the country (ESPN)
No. 163 overall player in the country (Rivals)
No. 264 overall player in the country (Scout)
No. 2 center (247sports, ESPN, Rivals, Scout)
No. 27 player in Florida (ESPN)
No. 29 player in Florida (Rivals)
No. 48 player in Florida (247sports)
No. 67 player in Southeast Region (ESPN)
Son of Rick and Shelly Darlington ... also wrestled in high school ... graduated in arts and sciences planned program ... now pursuing a masters degree ... father is head coach at Apoka HS in Apoka, Fla. ... mother was an OU cheerleader as an undergraduate ... brother, Zack, is a quarterback at Nebraska.