Coral Gables, Fla.
Coral Gables HS
Senior linebacker who has 20 career starts in 39 games and 156 career tackles … Earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance last May.
2008 (JUNIOR): Team’s fourth-leading tackler with 58 tackles (33 solo, 25 assisted) and ranked fifth in tackles for loss (six) playing mostly as the strongside linebacker … Posted a season-high 10 tackles in win at Duke … Picked up seven tackles at Florida … Had five tackles and a half a sack at Texas A&M … Added seven tackles and a sack against UCF … Picked up a fumble recovery at Georgia Tech … Also had seven tackles against Wake Forest … Averaged eight tackles per game in the month of October.
2007 (SOPHOMORE): Started the final five games and played in a total of 11 games at either weakside linebacker, strongside linebacker or middle linebacker … Totaled 57 tackles, which was seventh on the team and posted six tackles for loss … Against Georgia Tech, totaled 11 tackles (six solo), with one tackle for loss … At Florida State, started at weakside linebacker and made six tackles (five solo), including a career-best three tackles for loss … Against Virginia, started at strongside linebacker and played 65 downs, making eight tackles (five solo), with one tackle for loss and one QB pressure … At Virginia Tech, started at weakside linebacker, playing 61 downs and making 12 tackles (five solo) … Started at middle linebacker and led the team with nine tackles (seven solo), adding one tackle for loss and one pass breakup at Boston College.
2006 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Named third-team Freshman All-America by The Sporting News and CollegeFootballNews.com and was selected to The Sporting News ACC All-Freshman team … One of eight UM players who were selected to the 2006 ACC Academic Football Team … Played in 12 games, starting five times as the middle linebacker late in the season … Totaled 41 tackles (10th on the team), with four tackles for loss, four QB pressures, one sack and three pass breakups … Ranked second on the team with seven tackles on special teams … Made his first collegiate start at middle linebacker at Georgia Tech, making one tackle for loss … Started versus Virginia Tech, finishing with three assisted tackles and one tackle for loss … Started at Maryland and played just 16 downs but tallied four tackles and one pass breakup … Started at Virginia and made nine tackles (five solo), with a sack for minus-10 yards and two QB pressures … Started at linebacker in a nickel defense vs. Boston College and tallied eight tackles (five solo), adding two QB pressures and two pass breakups … Tallied six tackles (five solo) in the MPC Computers Bowl vs. Nevada playing at middle linebacker.
2005 (REDSHIRT): True freshman who played in the first three games of the season … Received a medical hardship … Played on special teams vs. Florida State, Clemson and Colorado.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played both offense and defense throughout his high school career … Also returned kickoffs and blocked punts … As a senior in 2004, finished with 96 tackles (three for loss), two interceptions and four blocked punts … Selected to play in the CaliFlorida Bowl, but declined the invitation … As a junior, had 110 tackles and one interception for a touchdown … Ranked as the nation’s No. 28 outside linebacker prospect by Rivals.com … Chosen All-Dade County and ranked as the No. 10 prospect in Dade County by the Miami Herald … Was the No. 90 prospect in Florida by the Orlando Sentinel and the No. 48 overall prospect by the Tampa Tribune … Member of the Florida Times-Union Super 75 … Was in his high school’s International Baccalaureate Program … Coached by Joe Montoya.
DARRYL SHARPTON’S CAREER STATISTICS
DARRYL SHARPTON’S CAREER HIGHS
Total tackles: 12 (at Virginia Tech 2007)
Solo: 7 (at Boston College 2007)
Assists: 7 (at Virginia Tech 2007)