28 Darius Willis  
    Darius Willis

    Indianapolis, Ind.

    High School:
    Franklin Central

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 220



    2010 (Sophomore): Played in first four games before missing remainder of the season with a knee injury ... started three times and rushed for 278 yards on 64 carries (4.3 average) with four touchdowns ... caught 11 passes for 102 yards with one score ... averaged 95.0 all-purpose yards ... opened year in win over Towson with fourth career 100-yard game ... posted 102 yards on just 14 carries (7.3) with two TDs, including a 49-yarder ... scored twice on the ground and once in the air against No. 19 Michigan ... made a career-high seven receptions for a career-best 53 yards ... rushed 19 times for 87 yards in victory over Akron ... voted Western Kentucky game captain.

    2009 Honors: Named to the and All-Big Ten freshman team and selected third team All-Big Ten by Phil Steele's magazine.

    2009 (Freshman): Started six times and played in nine games ... paced team with 607 yards, 67.4 yards per game, a 4.9 average, 123 attempts and six scores ... per game average ranked eighth among freshmen nationally and second among freshmen in the Big Ten ... ranked fifth in the Big Ten with 67.4 rushing yards per game and shared eighth with 4.0 points per game ... most yardage for an IU freshman since BenJarvus Green-Ellis had 938 in 2003 ... became first freshman since Green-Ellis to lead the team in rushing ... compiled three 100-yard games, three 60-plus yard runs (85-TD, 70-TD and 64), all in Big Ten play ... also caught 10 passes for 88 yards ... ran for 152 yards on just 16 carries (9.5 average) and scored twice at No. 23 Michigan ... second touchdown went for 85 yards, the third-longest rush in IU history, the longest allowed by the Wolverines since 1987 and the second longest in the Big Ten in 2009 ... became the first freshman since De'Wayne Hogan (at Wisconsin, 1997) to break 100 yards in Big Ten debut ... capped year with 142 yards on 19 carries (7.5) with a long of 64 yards vs. Purdue ... garnered 103 yards on 14 attempts (7.4) with two TDs at Northwestern ... raced 70 yards to paydirt on IU's first play.

    2008: Redshirted the 2008 season ... named co-offensive scout team player of the year with center Will Matte ... three-time scout team player of the week (Michigan State, Iowa and Illinois).

    Prep/Personal: Running back for head coach Lance Scheib at Franklin Central High School ... played in the Under Armour All-American High School Game and placed second in the Marine Corps Skills Challenge ... rushed for 1,728 yards and 28 scores en route to a runner-up finish for Indiana Mr. Football ... an all-state, All-Marion County and all-conference selection ... named Indianapolis Star County Player of the Year ... team MVP was a member of the Indiana Football Digest Prime Time 25 and the Bloomington Herald-Times Top 33 ... rated the No. 41 running back nationally by and and ranked the No. 48 running back nationally by ... the No. 4 prospect in the state of Indiana by and the No. 5 prospect in the state by ... Prep Star All-Midwest Region selection ... All-Marion County, a Tremendous 26 selection, a Best of the Best honoree and the team most valuable player in 2006 ... four-year football letterwinner also collected letters in basketball, baseball, track and wrestling ... finished fourth in the 4x100 relay, setting school record at the 2007 state meet ... second at the 2007 Conference Indiana and sectional meets and set school record at regionals in the 200m ... an honor roll student ... parents are Edward and Tracy Wynn ... born on Oct. 12, 1988, Darius O. Willis is a public and non-profit management major.

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