Player Profiles

Darwin                             Cook
Class: r-Sr.
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Height: 5-11
Weight: 203
Sport: Football
Position: S


-Played in 38 career games and started 23

2012 (r-Jr.)
-Second-year starter at boundary safety
-Tied for No. 43 nationally in forced fumbles and No. 82 in solo tackles
-Ranked No. 4 in the Big 12 in fumbles forced and tied for No. 23 in total tackles
-Tied for the team lead with three forced fumbles; also was third in solo tackles (56), third in pass breakups (5) and fourth in total tackles (75)
-Against Syracuse in the Pinstripe Bowl, tied a career high with 11 total tackles and set a career high with nine assisted tackles; also had one pass breakup
-Seven solo stops against Kansas
-Forced a fumble near the goal line with under less than four minutes remaining to seal the victory at Iowa State
-Also at Iowa State, had seven solo stops, two pass breakups, a tackle for loss and recorded nine total tackles with a forced fumble
-Seven solo tackles and three assisted tackles against Oklahoma
-Seven solo tackles and one tackle for loss versus Kansas State; also had eight total tackles
-At Texas, made seven total tackles
-Had first interception of season, two tackles and a pass breakup against Baylor
-Had a sack, tackle for loss and forced fumbles (2) against Maryland, one of which was returned 51 yards for a touchdown by Doug Rigg

2011 (r-So.)
-First-year starter at bandit safety, starting all 13 games
-Ranked No. 14 in the Big East in total tackles
-Second on the team in tackles (85), solo tackles (51), assisted tackles (34) and interceptions (2)
-Had a pivotal 99-yard fumble return for touchdown in Orange Bowl; also collected four total tackles
-Had one interception and eight tackles versus Pitt
-Tied for game-high honors with 10 tackles and assisted on a tackle for loss against Louisville
-Recorded a game-high 11 tackles at Rutgers; also tied for a game high with five solo tackles and two passes defended
-Tied for a game high with eight tackles and assisted on a tackle for loss, which was the first of his career, against UConn
-Had seven tackles and his first career interception at Maryland
-Had a team- and career-high 11 tackles against Norfolk State

2010 (r-Fr.)
-Played in 13 games
-Finished with nine tackles, including eight solo stops and a fumble recovery
-Three solo tackles and recovered a fumble against Coastal Carolina

2009 (Fr.)
-Defensive Scout Team Champion: Connecticut

High School
-Coached by Rodney Brown at Shaw High
-Associated Press first team Division II
-All-Ohio First Team
-Had 99 tackles, 20 sacks and caused six fumbles on defense

-Birthday is July 17
-Son of Chris and Corie Cook
-One of four children
-Majoring in multidisciplinary studies
-Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

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