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Darnell Taylor
Player Profile:
Darnell Taylor 464113
Position: Secondary
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Mesquite
High School: Mesquite
Experience: 3 Letters

Three-year letterman who begins his senior year ranked No. 10 in Bearkat career tackles with 236 total stops ... started in 34 games the past three seasons

2011 -- Named to five FCS All-America squads including America Football Coaches Association, Associated Press and Sports Network ... Southland Conference "Defensive Player of the Year" ... first team All-Southland selection ... led Bearkat defense with 128 tackles, highest single season total since 1988 ... posted double digit tackles in eight games including season best of 12 in McNeese victory ... returned interception 23 yards in win over Northwestern State ... Southland "Defensive Player of the Week" after wins over Central Arkansas and Northwestern State

2010 -- Honorable mention All-Southland Conference safety ... started final nine games ... led the team with 64 tackles including four for losses, two sacks, seven pass break ups, two forced fumbles, and one blocked kick ... best game was 11 tackles against SFA at Reliant Stadium

2009 -- Started 10 games at strong safety as a true freshman ... fifth on squad with 44 tackles including six for losses ... returned an interception 41 yards in the Central Arkansas victory ... picked off a pass in Northwestern St. win ... best game 10 tackles at Southeastern La.

MESQUITE HIGH SCHOOL
Honorable mention All-State and first team All-District 11-5A ... 2008 District Defensive "Player of the Year" ... totaled 113 tackles, forced three fumbles and intercepted three passes as a senior ... All-District in 2007 on 7-5 area finalist squad.

 Defense Solo-Assist Tackles Fumble C-R    Int. PBU  TFL   Sacks
2009          29-15        44           0-1         2-21   4   6-29  2-7
2010          48-16        64           2-0         0-0     7   4-26  2-20
2011          88-40       128          1-0         1-23   5  10-25  3-14
Totals       165-71       236          3-1         3-44 16  20-80  7-41

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