Darin Baldwin

Darin Baldwin


Homestead, Fla.

High School:
South Dade

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 206

Defensive Back

-Appeared in eight games with one start and finished the season with 19 tackles (13 solo) and one fumble recovery
-UAB 10/6: Made his first start of the season at strong safety and recorded a team-high nine tackles (eight solo)
-At Memphis 11/27: Recorded four tackles (two solo) and recovered a fumble
-Georgia 12/31: Registered two tackles (two solo)

JUNIOR SEASON (2009): Appeared in 11 games and with five starts...Ranked tenth on team in total tackles (32) and second in pass breakups (7)...On special teams, ranked second in kick return yards (218)...Tied for team-high with seven solo tackles and had three pass breakups in season-opener vs. Samford (Sept. 5)...Recorded season-high eight tackles at East Carolina (Sept.26)...Had seven tackles at UAB (Nov. 28) which ranked third on team

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008): Appeared in all 12 games ... Ranked third on the team in kick return average, just under 20 yards a return ... Registered three tackles and a 22-yard kick return vs. USF (Sept. 6) ... Made three tackles vs. Boston College (Sept. 20) ... Had a very busy day vs. UTEP (Sept. 27) assisting in two tackles, creating two pass break-ups, and made three kick returns totaling 53 yards including a career long 29-yard dash ... Added four tackles and a pass break-up, as well as a 22-yard kick return vs. SMU (Oct. 4) ... Totaled three tackles vs. Miami (Oct. 11) ... Returned three kicks vs. Tulsa (Oct. 26) amassing a season-best 56 all purpose yards.

TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (2007): In first collegiate game, registered two tackles and a pass break-up, while returning one kickoff for 42 yards at NC State (Sept. 1) ... Racked up 67 yards on three kickoff returns, and also had six tackles and one pass break-up vs. Texas (Sept. 15) ... In a win vs. Memphis (Sept. 22), totaled three tackles, including one for a loss of four yards, as well as a pass break-up ... Also returned a kick for 20 yards against the Tigers ... Added a solo tackle in a win against Louisiana (Sept. 29) ... Ran back three kickoffs for 37 yards at East Carolina (Oct. 6) ... Made an appearance at USF (Oct. 13) ... Became the first Knight since 2004 to return an interception for a touchdown when he ran back a pick in the fourth quarter for 37 yards and six points vs. Marshall (Nov. 3) ... Also had one tackle in the win over the Herd ... Collected four tackles with one sack in a victory at SMU (Nov. 17) ... Saw time as a nickel back vs. UTEP (Nov. 24), vs. Tulsa (Dec. 1) and in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl vs. Mississippi State (Dec. 29).

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned three letters playing football under Don Drinkhahn at South Dade High School ... Named first team All-State by the Florida Sports Writers Association after making 40 tackles, picking off five passes and returning three kickoffs for touchdowns as a senior ... Earned second team All-Dade County honors as a junior ... Was the 28th ranked cornerback recruit in the nation by Scout.com in the class of 2005 ... Did not play organized football in 2006 ... Also an all-state and all-county performer in wrestling, finished runner-up at the state championship as a junior and senior ... Also recruited by Florida, Florida State, Miami (Fla.) and Arizona State.

PERSONAL: Baldwin is the son of Darin Baldwin Sr., and Jackie McCall ... Majoring in Communicative Disorders.

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