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Darius Safford


Douglasville, Ga.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 185


Africana Studies

Darius  Safford


Lafayette Hosts Raiders on Senior Day

Game notes vs. Colgate


Smith Pulls In Patriot League Rookie of the Year Laurels

Leopards place seven players on All-Patriot League Teams; three named Academic All-Patriot League


Pards Look to Remain Unbeaten in League Play

Football game notes vs. Georgetown


Leopards' Defense Pounds Holy Cross

Lafayette improves to 2-0 in Patriot League


Patriot Play Resumes With Holy Cross

Football game notes


Tri-captain DB Darius Safford chats with LSN during the spring game

Tri-captain DB Darius Safford chats with LSN during the spring game


Lafayette vs. Holy Cross

Photos by Rick Smith


Lafayette at Yale

Photos by Lafayette Athletic Communications


Lafayette vs. Princeton

Photos by Rick Smith


Lafayette at William & Mary

Photo Gallery


2012 Patriot League Football Media Day

Photos from Green Pond Country Club

2012: Will serve as a team tri-captain, joining Rick Lyster and Andrew Shoop in leadership roles...named to the College Football Performance Awards Watch List.

2011: Started all 11 games for the Leopards, earning his second varsity letter...earned team Defensive Back MVP honors...led the team in punt returns (14-99 yards) and interceptions (4-135 yards and a touchdown)...tallied 49 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, one fumble recovery, four interceptions and eight pass break-ups on the year...ripped off a 100-yard interception return for a touchdown against Colgate (11/5), tying the longest in school history...snagged two interceptions against Yale (10/15)...registered six tackles against Holy Cross (11/12) and Penn (9/17).

2010: Did not see any game action.

2009: Played in nine games to earn his first varsity letter...made eight tackles and added a pass breakup.

AT ALEXANDER: Honor Roll student and recipient of President's Scholarship...three-sport athlete...four-year varsity starter as a defensive back, running back, wide receiver and punt returner...averaged 8.0 yards per carry for his career and 15.2 yards per reception...had 11 career touchdowns (eight rushing, three receiving) and 47 career tackles and six pass break-ups as a defensive back...nominated as 2008 Douglas County Football Player of the Year...collected second-team all-region and second-team all-county honors as a running back...earned 2008 Captains Award...also played four years as a point guard on the basketball team and spent two years on track and field team...was an all-county and all-region selection in basketball and the regional and county champion on the 4x100 relay team.

PERSONAL: Son of Brenda Safford...born 11/19/90.