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Jarrod Darden
Player Profile:
Jarrod Darden 462729
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 210
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Keller, Texas
High School: Central
Experience: Redshirt

AT COLORADO: This Season (Jr.)-He entered the fall listed second at the 'X' receiver position.  He caught three passes for 60 yards in the main scrimmage action, including a 42-yard touchdown pass from Connor Wood in the spring game.

2011 (Soph.)-He did not see any game action, but did dress for six games.  He did not have any receptions in the three main spring scrimmages.

2010 (Fr.-RS)-He saw spot action in two games, versus Colorado State in Denver and at home against Texas Tech, but did not have any receptions.  He caught four passes for 20 yards in the three main spring scrimmages.  

2009 (Fr.)-Redshirted; practiced the entire fall at wide receiver.

HIGH SCHOOL-He earned placement on the PrepStar All-Midlands Region and the SuperPrep All-Southwest Region squads despite missing his entire senior season with an ankle injury he sustained on the day before the year's first scrimmage. On the strength of his junior year, he was still the No. 37 player overall on the Dallas Morning News Top 100 list, the fifth receiver, and was ranked the No. 71 wide receiver in the nation by Scout.com and the No. 74 by Rivals.com.  SuperPrep tabbed him as the No. 77 player from Texas and he was the No. 11 wide receiver on that list while Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 99 player from Texas and he was the No. 12 wide receiver on that list.  He earned honorable-mention All-State and first-team All-District (55A) as a junior when he had 46 receptions for 739 yards and 14 TDs under coach Bart Helsley at Central.  He lists his top game his junior season against Haltom when he had three receptions for 109 yards and three touchdowns.  He had six receptions for 150 yards and a score against Northwest and eight receptions with three touchdowns against Grape Vine that year, as well.  He recorded 17 receptions for 237 yards and four touchdowns as a sophomore to give him career totals of 63 receptions for 976 yards and 18 touchdowns.  He also played basketball and participated in track & field at Central.  His career-best high jump of 6-4 came at the regional championships his junior year. 

ACADEMICS-He is majoring in Broadcast Journalism at Colorado.  A member of the National Honor Society, he earned second-team Academic All-State as a senior. 

PERSONAL-He was born November 18, 1990 in Houston.  Hobbies include hanging out with friends, watching cartoons (favorite is Chowder) and listening to music; he lists Lil' Wayne as his favorite musical artist.  In the wake of his injury, he became proficient at video games and his favorite game to play is Madden on-line against his friends.  His father, Jack, played football (defensive end) at Texas A&M.  Dream job would be either as a football analyst on SportsCenter or as a sideline reporter during football broadcasts; he interned the summer of 2012 at Denver's KDVR-TV (Fox 31).  The first player in CU's 2009 recruiting class to commit, doing so in the first week of June prior to his senior year.  (First name is pronounced Jared.)

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