| Darius Terrell
|Height / Weight:|
6-3 / 238
Second-year tight end who played in nine games in 2011 ... redshirted and gained valuable experience on the scout team in 2010 ... a Parade All-American who was rated as the state's second-best tight end by Dave Campbell's Texas Football as a prepster.
Played in nine games on offense ... had one reception for three yards ... helped the Texas offense rank 21st in the nation in rushing offense (202.62 ypg) and average 392.54 yards in total offense.
Redshirted in 2010.
Coached by Claude Mathis at DeSoto H.S. ... a prep All-American, all-state, all-area and two-time first-team all-district selection at wide receiver ... named to PARADE's All-America High School Football Team ... an EA SPORTS All-American third-team selection ... ranked as the 17th-best tight end by Rivals ... rated as the state's second-best tight end by Dave Campbell's Texas Football ... three-year starter who posted 129 catches for 2,001 yards and 21 TDs, helping DeSoto post a 24-12 record over his final three seasons ... earned first-team all-state honors from the Texas Sports Writers Association and second-team honors from the Associated Press as a senior ... tabbed first-team all-district 11-5A ... caught 78 passes for 1,143 yards (14.8 ypc) and 12 TDs ... helped DeSoto post a 9-3 record and reach the second round of the 5A Div. I state playoffs ... caught 10 passes for 164 yards and three TDs in a 45-14 win over Plano ... tabbed first-team all-district as a junior ... posted 34 catches for 577 yards (17.0 ypc) and seven TDs ... helped DeSoto reach the second round of the state playoffs ... named second-team all-district as a sophomore ... caught 17 passes for 281 yards (16.3 ypc) and two TDs ... also a four-year letterman in basketball ... averaged 14 points and 12 rebounds per game ... named first-team all-district as a senior ... helped DeSoto win the 5A state title as a junior.
Born in Dallas, Texas ... lived in Lancaster from ages 6-11 before moving to DeSoto ... a three-time member of the A/B honor roll ... was involved in the Supportive Peer program, helping mentor special education students ... father, Darryl, played running back at SMU (1987) and Kansas (1988-89).
THE TERRELL FILE
During pregame, I like to: Visualize myself making plays and relax
Favorite channel: NFL Network
Favorite show: The Game
I can't believe I watch: For the Love of Ray J
Favorite movie(s): The Wood, Friday
Favorite actor/actress: Will Smith, Denzel Washington, Halle Berry
Sports hero: Michael Irvin
Favorite superhero: Iron Man
Favorite music artist(s): Drake, Lil Boosie
Favorite video game: NCAA Football
Favorite cartoon character: Bugs Bunny
Nobody knows I can: Sing
I came to Texas because: Being from Texas, I wanted to represent my state