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Ronald Darby

  • Cornerback
  • Oxon Hill, MD (Potomac)
  • Ht: 5-11 | Wt: 192
  • 2012 - ...
  • Florida State Seminoles

  • Year: Junior

As a Recruit: Darby was recruited from Potomac (Oxon Hill, MD) class of 2012. He committed to Florida State on 2/1/2012.


  • Jan 7


    1/7/2013: Ronald Darby has been named a 2012 FWAA Freshman All-American.

  • Jan 1


    1/1/2013: Ronald Darby had 4 tackles and a pass break-up in FSU's 31-10 victory over NIU.

  • Nov 27


    11/27/2012: Ronald Darby was named ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year.

  • Nov 17


    11/17/2012: Ronald Darby had a tackle and two pass deflections in Florida State's 41-14 victory at Maryland.

  • Nov 8


    11/8/2012: Ronald Darby had two tackles in a 28-22 victory at Virginia Tech.

  • Oct 29


    10/29/2012: Ronald Darby was named ACC Co-Defensive Back of the Week for his 4 tackle performance against Duke.

  • Oct 27


    10/27/2012: Ronald Darby had 4 tackles in a 48-7 victory for FSU over Duke.

  • Oct 20


    10/20/2012: Ronald Darby had 3 tackles and a pass break-up in a 33-20 win for Florida State at Miami.

  • Oct 13


    10/13/2012: Ronald Darby had two tackles, a forced fumble, a pass break-up, and a quarterback hurry in a 51-7 victory over Boston College.

  • Oct 6


    10/6/2012: Ronald Darby had a tackle in a loss at N.C. State.

  • Sep 29


    9/29/2012: Ronald Darby had a tackle and a pass break-up in a 30-17 victory over USF.

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2013 OUTLOOK:Experienced corner who has great speed and a knack for finding the ball when in coverage. Missed spring practice while recovering from offseason surgery, but still a top candidate to start at one of the corner positions in 2013. Coming off a productive freshman campaign which saw him earn Freshman All-America honors and receive ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year honors.

2012: Appeared in all 14 games for FSU at the cornerback position...tied for the team lead with eight pass break-ups...recorded 22 tackles and was credited with a forced fumble and a QB hurry...saw more action than any other freshman defensive player...only freshman defensive player to appear in double digit his first collegiate game broke up two passes and then equaled that mark with another multiple PBU game against Maryland...had one of his best all-around games versus Boston College with two tackles, a forced fumble and a pass break-up...set a career high for tackles in a game versus Duke with four...posted a great final game of his freshman campaign with four solo tackles and a pass break-up against Northern Illinois in the Orange Bowl...registered two of his most productive games for tackles in huge spots with three versus then-No. 10 Clemson and at Miami.

PERSONAL:One of the fastest players in the nation and a five-star recruit according to 247Sports as the nation's top cornerback and 16th overall national prospect...also a four-star recruit according to both ESPN and Rivals...rated the No. 2 cornerback in the country according to Rivals and the second-best players in the state of Maryland by the same recruiting service...considered the No. 38-ranked prospect in the country according to ESPN...defender that can excel on both defense and special teams...participated in the 2012 Under Armour All-American Game...USA Today 2011 All-USA second team All-American...second team All-Met by the Washington Post as a junior and an honorable mention honoree as a senior...honorable mention all-state as an all-purpose player as a senior ...part of a Wolverines' secondary that registered four shutouts and allowed just 82 points in 2011 High School first team All-American...played six positions as a high school senior, including a junior, rushed for 1,329 yards and 23 touchdowns, while tallying three interceptions and eight pass breakups on defense...runs a 4.37-seconds 40-yard elite track performer who is expected to contribute to FSU's nationally-renowned sprint contingent immediately...his talent running the curves have drawn comparisons to two-time FSU NCAA 200 champion and Olympian Maurice Mitchell...led Potomac to the Maryland 3A state team title as a senior, winning the 100- and 200-meter dashes...was member of gold medal-winning USA medley relay at the 2011 World Youth Championships in France...has run a 6.28-seconds 55-meter dash and a 21.05 200-meter dash...chose Florida State over Notre Dame, Maryland, Clemson and Auburn.


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