Darcy Johnson remains one of the most respected Knights of all-time, and he continues to give back to the campus and the Orlando area. The tight end played in the NFL from 2006-11, suiting up for both the New York Giants and the St. Louis Rams.
Johnson caught 36 passes for 435 yards and two touchdowns as a senior for the Knights. That marked the second-most receptions by a tight end in UCF single-season history. In 2004, Johnson played in all 11 games with 10 starts, and had 30 receptions for 244 yards.
Having a strong season in first year as starter at tight end, Johnson led the 2003 team with 17.0 yards per reception average, totaling 14 receptions for 238 yards and three touchdowns. The starter at tight end at Virginia Tech (Aug. 31) caught two passes for 67 yards, including a career-long 56-yard pass which was thrown by wide receiver Brandon Marshall on a reverse pass on a critical third and inches call in the third quarter. The catch set up a touchdown to bring UCF to within seven at 28-21, after trailing 28-0 to start the game.
Johnson first came to UCF in 2001 when he redshirted, but saw action in all 12 games in 2002, including time on special teams where he recorded seven tackles. His first career reception was for a touchdown vs. Kent State, and also returned one kickoff for 22 yards.
A graduate of Palatka High School in 2001, Johnson helped Palatka advance to the quarterfinals of the state championship. He had 30 receptions for 611 yards and nine touchdowns and earned all-state, all-county, and all-district honors in 2000.
Johnson graduated with a degree in criminal justice. He was born Feb. 11, 1983, in St. Augustine, and is the son of Gwen Styles. His brother Willie Offord played for the Minnesota Vikings.