2002: Redshirted the 2002 season.
High School: Led his team to a 13-1 record and a berth in the state title game ... Named a preseason All-American ... All-Suburban North selection .. Also named an all-metro and all-area pick as a senior ... Named Suburban North Conference MVP ... Was a second team all-conference pick as a junior ... Second on the team in tackles with 55 stops including two sacks ... Picked off one pass and broke up five more during his final season ... Intercepted three passes and broke up 20 more during his junior campaign ... Also forced three fumbles ... An outstanding kick returner, he returned a pair of punts for 87 and 57 yards for scores vs. Pattonville ... Won letters in football, baseball and track ... High school coach was Cory Johnson.
Personal: Full given name is Darnell Ray ... Born May 17, 1984 in St. Louis, Mo. ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences … The son of Michael and Tammy Washington ... Has two sisters.