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2005 (Junior): Finished as the number two rusher in the SEC with 1,242 yards on 239 carries. Darby earned 3 rushing touchdowns for the Tide and contributed 29 receptions for 132 yards.
2004 (Sophomore): Patiently waiting his turn, Darby burst into the spotlight when he ran for 197 yards and one TD in his first career start against Southern Miss. Started for the injured Ray Hudson and went on to rush for 100 or more yards in three of his final five starts. Darby became the Tide's 11th, 1,000-yard rusher when he finished the season with 1,021 yards on 219 carries (4.8 per carry average). In his five games as a starter, Darby averaged 27.8 carries and 124.8 yards per game rushing.
2003 (Freshman): The Tide's third-leading rusher, Darby rushed for 185 yards while playing sparingly in 10 games. He had 34 carries and averaged 5.4 yards per carry, but did not get a TD. Won the "Ozzie Newsome Most Improved Freshman" award following spring practice.
Personal: The son of Alfredia Darby and Winston Woods, Kenneth has an older brother and sister. Born 12-26-82. He is a Communications major.
Kenneth Darby Audibles
"When it comes to crunch time, he gets the yards he's got to get. He's the best back in the SEC, bar none. I truly believe that." — Former Tide QB Brodie Croyle
The good: One of the more productive SEC runners over his career. Has shown the ability to be an every-down back with the power to run inside and the quickness to get the edge. Has good hands as a receiver, but needs some development as a route-runner and blocker. One of the more unheralded backs in the nation, he runs in a north-south style that allows him to get the most of each attempt. May challenge for a starting job in the NFL fairly early. In 2006 he rushed for 835 yards on 210 carries with 23 receptions for 130 yards.
The bad: Lacks the elusiveness and speed to be a playmaker after the catch or when he gets to the second level. At the Combine he ran a poor 4.75.
Outlook: Has the overall talent to be a good NFL feature back. His well-developed receiving skills should warrant early playing time and possibly a third-down role as a rookie. Clubs like the Texans, Jets and Steelers have him rated in the early second-day rounds. Marginal top-200 prospect.
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