12/03/2013 - 2013 ALL-PAC-12 FIRST TEAM (COACHES): DB Alden Darby, Sr., Arizona State...Has been selected All-Pac 12 First Team for the 2013 college football season as voted on by the Pac-12 Head football coaches. - Arizona State football
09/30/2013 - WEEK 5 CBSSPORTS.COM DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Arizona State DB Alden Darby...Darby has no vendetta against USC, but the Long Beach native sure seems to have the Trojans number these last two years. In 2012, Darby returned an interception 70 yards for a touchdown in the Coliseum. He followed that performance with another career night on Saturday; intercepting two passes, returning one for a 46-yard touchdown, forcing and recovering a fumble, and totaling seven tackles as the Sun Devils defense racked up 17 points off turnovers in the 62-41 win that resulted in Lane Kiffin's dismissal. - CBSSports.com
09/30/2013 - WEEK 5 PAC-12 DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Arizona State safety Alden Darby, a senior from Long Beach, Calif., racked up two interceptions, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in the Sun Devil's 62-41 win at home against USC on Saturday night. His fumble recovery led to an ASU field goal that put the Sun Devils ahead 20-14 before the half, while his 46-yard interception return extended the lead to 34-21 and was the second of four straight ASU touchdowns in the quarter.
Darby was also third among tacklers in the game with seven, including five solo tackles. Also nominated for defensive player of the week honors were linebackers Trent Murphy of Stanford and Princeton Fuimaono of Washington; defensive end Scott Crichton of Oregon State; and cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu of Oregon. - Pac-12 Football
09/13/2013 - Scouting the Arizona State pass defense: Arizona State can't be lulled to sleep by Wisconsin's run game because the Badgers thrive on mixing in vertical passes. For what it's worth, ASU allowed Sacramento State to complete just 12 of 23 passes for 116 yards, and the Devils intercepted two passes. With a lot of speed up front, ASU is adept at pressuring the passer; that will be an important area to watch as ASU doesn't want to give Joel Stave a chance to hit those long passes. - The Sports Xchange
09/05/2013 - Scouting the Arizona State pass defense: ASU has two returning standouts in cornerback Osahon Irabor and safety Alden Darby, but the other two spots are a bit of mystery. Senior Robert Nelson, although undersized at 169 pounds, had an impressive camp, whether at free safety or corner. The secondary is usually helped by coach Todd Graham's aggressive style on defense, which leads to a lot of pressure and sacks. ASU was second nationally in that category last season and isn't expecting a drop-off. - The Sports Xchange
08/12/2013 - OTHER ARIZONA STATE PROSPECTS WORTH WATCHING: S Alden Darby (5-11, 195, 4.50)...A former wide receiver whose instincts and ball skills make him effective in coverage, Darby emerged as a solid all-around safety in 2012, earning second team all-conference honors with career-highs in tackles (80) and interceptions (three). Darby will need another big campaign to ease concerns about his ability to hold up at the pro level at this size, however. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
07/15/2013 - 2013 JIM THORPE AWARD WATCH LIST: S Alden Darby, Arizona State...Darby, who moved from cornerback to safety prior to the 2012 season, played an instrumental role in a defensive backfield that ranked third nationally in pass defense and 10th in passing efficiency defense, and led the Pac-12 in both categories. ASU also finished the season with 21 interceptions, a mark that was tied for fourth in the nation.
A 2012 All-Pac-12 Second Team selection, Darby recorded three interceptions on the year, including one against USC that he returned for a 70-yard touchdown, which was the longest interception return for a touchdown for ASU since Troy Nolan's 100-yard return in 2008. Darby also added 80 tackles, including eight in the team's Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl win over Navy. Darby was also named to the preseason watch list for the Lott IMPACT Trophy, given to those who have a positive influence in the classroom, on the field and around the community. - Arizona State football
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