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#4 Alden Darby
Position: Safety
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Long Beach, Calif.
High School: Millikan
Experience: 4 Letters


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ASU: "The Juice Man"...Two-time All-Pac-12 honoree, including 2013 First Team…Appeared in 50 career games, starting 28...Tallied 10 career interceptions for 253 return yards and a pair of interception returns for touchdowns…Both interception returns for touchdowns came against USC (2012, 13)…Recorded 26 pass deflections, including a team-high 13 in 2013…217 career tackles, including 155 solo and 8.5 for loss...four career fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles...Pac-12 Player of the Week, Lott IMPACT Player of the Week and CBSSports.com Defensive Player of the Week Sept. 28, 2013…Started in three consecutive bowl games…Named to Second Team All-Pac-12 by Phil Steele and Athlon Sports in 2013…Earned Frank Kush Captains Award and Tim Landers Iron Man Award at the team’s 2013 banquet…Heavily involved in community service and was named a 2013 Senior CLASS Award Finalist, 2013 Lott IMPACT Trophy Quarterfinalist and the Keynote Speaker at the 13th annual East Valley Pursuing Victory with Honor Leadership Summit. 

2013: Led team with 13 pass deflections and ranked fourth in the Pac-12 in the category...Started all 14 games…His 72 tackles, including 54 solo, were the second most on the team…Added four interceptions for 59 yards, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries…Earned All-Pac-12 honors for the second straight season...Logged his 10th career interception against Arizona (11/30)...Had his ninth career interception against Oregon State (11/16)...Had a career-high three pass breakups against Washington State (10/31), along with a forced fumble and a team leading eight tackles...Intercepted the seventh and eight passes of his career against USC (9/28), returning one for a touchdown while also forcing and recovering a fumble - earning Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week accolades for the performance...also earned Lott IMPACT National Player of the Week and CBSSports.com Defensive Player of the Week honors for his USC game…Had a career high two pass breakups against Wisconsin (9/14)...Tied for team lead with four tackles against Sacramento State (9/5), including one for loss, and also had a pass breakup in the contest…team captain…recorded two interceptions in the East-West Shrine Game…named to Thorpe Award Preseason Watch List…Was the first Sun Devil to earn the privilege of wearing the Pat Tillman Practice Jersey, which head coach Todd Graham awards to those who embody the positive characteristics of the football program and university. 

2012: Started all 13 games...Earned All-Pac-12 Second-Team honors...Ranked fifth on the team in tackles with 80, including eight in the team's bowl victory against Navy (12/29)...Had his third interception of the season against USC (11/10) and returned it 70 yards for his first career touchdown...Ranks sixth all-time on ASU's single-season interception return yards list with 154... Matched his career best with 12 tackles against Oregon (10/18), and recording 10 solo tackles in the process... Recorded his first career sack against Colorado (10/11) for five yards...Had a career-best 12 tackles against Mizzou (9/15) with six solo and six assisted tackles...Had his fifth career interception against Illinois and his second of the season.

2011: Continued to carry over momentum from strong showing his Freshman year...leading returning tackler from last year 51 tackles...started of the season with a team high seven tackles (six solo) and a fumble recovery in win over UC Davis...had two fourth-quarter interceptions Oct. 1 to help put away Oregon State 35-20..followed that up the following week with an interception and six tackle (five solo) at University of Utah... saw earned first start of the year at nickel vs rival Arizona...had a personal high as well as team high in second start of the year in Las Vegas Bowl vs #6 Boise State with 10 total tackles.

2010: True Freshman who earned his first letter this year by seeing in action in 11 games...career high three tackles (two solo) in first game vs. Portland State...had another three tackle game in 55-34 win over Pac-10 foe UCLA...string of six straight games with at least one tackle starting Sept. 18 vs #11 Wisconsin...earned Hard Hat player recognition for his work in ASU's offseason strength and conditioning program.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate of Millikan Senior High School in Long Beach, Calif...during his three-year career, he totaled 86 tackles, 143 rushing attempts for 862 yards and 12 touchdowns and 94 receptions for 1,074 yards and nine scores...totaled 38 tackles (30 solo), 15 pass deflections and four interceptions, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery as a senior...completed 54-of-119 passes for 593 yards seven touchdowns...carried 124 times for 702 yards (5.7 avg.) with 11 touchdowns and caught 14 passes for 149 yards (10.6 avg.)...led Millikan in passing and rushing and ranked third on the team in receiving...had a season-high six tackles on two occasions and posted five tackles twice as well...carried 17 times for 135 yards with three touchdowns, caught five passes for 42 yards and added four pass deflections against Redondo High School on Sept. 18, 2009...had a season-high 135 yards through the air on nine-of-11 passing with two touchdowns in addition to 106 rushing yards on nine carries with two touchdowns and two tackles and two pass deflections against Long Beach Cabrillo High School on Oct. 2, 2009...had a season-best three touchdown passes with 125 passing yards, 47 rushing yards and one score, four tackles and one interception against prominent program Long Beach Poly on Oct. 23, 2009...rushed for a season-high 166 yards on 20 carries with one touchdown against Long Beach Jordan High School and posted season-bests of five catches for 72 yards against Cerritos Gahr High School on Sept. 4, 2009...caught 73 passes for 865 yards and scored nine touchdowns, ran for 160 yards on 19 carries and a score, had 40 tackles, six pass deflections and blocked two field goals as a junior in 2008...ranked fourth in the state of California in receptions...earned First Team All-Moore League honors and holds the record at Millikan for most yards and receptions in a single season...had five games with 95 or more receiving yards...caught 10 or more passes on three occasions and had four more games with at least six receptions...had his best outing of the year against Long Beach Jordan High School, catching 11 passes for 183 yards with one touchdown and five tackles...totaled 159 receiving yards on nine catches with a touchdown against Long Beach Cabrillo High School on Nov. 14, 2008...posted 10 receptions for 127 yards against Bellflower High School on Sept. 12, 2008 while also tallying a season-high eight tackles and recorded 10 receptions for 101 yards against Downey High School on Sept. 26, 2008...caught seven passes for 60 yards as a sophomore in 2007...added eight tackles and one forced fumble...committed to ASU on Jan. 30, 2010...coached by Kirk Diego at Millikan High School.

INTERCEPTIONS G NO. YARDS TD LONG AVG/R AVG/G
2010 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
2011 12 3 40 0 32 13.3 3.3
2012 13 3 154 1 70 51.3 11.8
2013 14 4 59 1 46 14.8 4.2
TOTAL 50 10 253 2 70 25.3 5.1

TACKLES G SOLO ASSIST TACKLES TFL PD FF FR BLK

2010

11 8 6 14 0.0 0 0 0 0
2011 12 40 11 51 1.0 6 0 1 0
2012 13 53 27 80 5.5 7 1 1 0
2013 14 54 18 72 2.0 13 2 2 0
TOTAL 50 155 62 217 8.5 26 3 4 0

 

 

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