ASU Football: Darby Named Second-team All-American


Sep 5, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; Arizona State Sun Devils safety Alden Darby (4) celebrates after a sack in the first half against the Sacramento State Hornets at Sun Devil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
Alden Darby, a senior safety for the Arizona State Sun Devils, has been named as a 2013 Senior CLASS Award® Second-team All-American for the NCAA® Division I Football Bowl Subdivision.

Darby is the lone Pac-12 representative the 2013 Senior CLASS Award team, which is selected by a nationwide vote of Division I FBS football coaches, national football media and fans. The annual award is given to the most outstanding senior student-athlete in Division I football. Eligibility requires that an NCAA Division I senior have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: classroom, community, character and competition.

Darby was an All-Pac-12 First Team selection in 2013, recording four interceptions on the season. He also had 66 tackles, including 12 pass deflections, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. Darby’s four-year career record at ASU included: 211 career tackles, 10 career interceptions for 253 return yards and two touchdowns, and 25 pass deflections.

A team captain for the Sun Devils, Darby was the first player granted the honor of wearing the Pat Tillman Practice Jersey, awarded by head coach Todd Graham. He has been heavily involved in the community and routinely leads fellow ASU student-athletes in community service activities.

Darby’s accolades from the 2013 Arizona State season include:

  • Lott IMPACT Trophy quarterfinalist
  • Lott IMPACT National Player of the Week
  • Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week
  • Defensive Player of the Week
  • Senior CLASS Award Nominee & Second-Team Honoree
  • Lott IMPACT Trophy Preseason Watch List
  • Thorpe Award Preseason Watch List
  • First-Team All-Pac-12 Conference