Reaves finished with 30 career touchdowns (27 rushing, 3 receiving) and is No. 5 on the UAB career list for points with 180. He averaged more than 1,000 all-purpose yards per season during his career and finished with 3,048 overall in his Blazer career.
Entering his junior season in 2013 as the only running back in the nation to rush for more than 1,000 yards and record more than 40 receptions a year earlier, Reaves finished with 928 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground.
Had a breakout season as he earned first-team All-Conference USA honors ... rushed for 1,037 yards and 13 touchdowns ... became only the fourth UAB player -- and third running back -- in school history to eclipse 1,000 rushing yards in a season ... also registered 41 receptions for 302 yards with one receiving touchdown ... ranked fourth in C-USA last season with 86.4 rushing yards per game ... in the last half of the season, Reaves averaged 125.2 rushing yards in final six games with nine rushing touchdowns and one by way of receiving ... averaged 106.8 yards on the ground in C-USA games ... rushed for 223 yards (second-most in UAB history) in road contest at Southern Miss ... his 223-yard performance vs. the Golden Eagles represented the highest rushing mark of the season in C-USA ... had a three-game stretch vs. Tulane, Southern Miss and Marshall in which he rushed for 573 yards (191 yards avg.) with seven touchdowns ... averaged 4.8 yards per attempt during the season ... his 13 rushing touchdowns set a Blazer school record ... named conference offensive player-of-the-week after his performance in win over Marshall when he ran for 184 yards and scored a pair of rushing touchdowns ... recorded career highs in receptions (7) vs. Ohio State and Tulane.
Played in nine games last season with extensive action in last six contests ... finished as team's No. 2 rusher with 372 yards on 79 attempts ... ran for a pair of touchdowns (Marshall and Southern Miss) ... after rushing only 10 times for just 29 yards in first six games of season, Reaves came back to run for 343 yards on 69 attempts in last six contests ... averaged 11.5 carries and 57.2 yards in final six games of season ... in UAB's three victories during season, Reaves averaged 73 yards with 5.2 average per carry ... ran for a team-high 83 yards on 15 attempts in win over UCF ... ran for 62 yards on season-high 19 rushes vs. Southern Miss ... averaged 9.1 yards in victory at Memphis as he ran for 73 yards on only nine carries ... season-long rush of 29 yards vs. Memphis ... had 55 yards vs. Marshall on 11 attempts ... also caught seven passes for 56 yards ... had pair of receptions vs. Houston and Florida Atlantic ...season-long reception was 18 yards at Tulsa ... also excelled in the classroom as he was named to Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Attended Clay-Chalkville High School ... named to the 2010 Birmingham News All-Metro Team ... rushed for 1,223 yards with a 5.9 yards per rush average and 17 touchdowns in 2010 ... also had 21 receptions for 287 yards, averaging 13.7 yards per catch, and one touchdown as a senior ... compiled 214 kick return yards and 119 punt return yards in 2010 ... also returned a punt 70-yards for a touchdown, giving him a total of 19 touchdowns during his senior campaign ... led Clay-Chalkville to a 9-4 record and the Class 6A quarterfinals as a senior ... earned the Birmingham News' and ABC 33/40 Player of the Week honors on Nov. 21 after raking in 107 receiving yards, 129 rushing yards and two touchdowns ... played under coach Jerry Hood ... his father, Darrin, lettered at UAB in 1991 as a tailback, making the duo the first father/son legacy for UAB football.
Born April 17, 1993 at Birmingham, Ala. ... son of Crystal and Darrin Reaves ... major is liberal arts.
05/07/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft: 126 FBS programs, 126 possible UDFAs: UAB: RB Darrin Reaves (5-7, 209, 4.57)...A surprise junior declaration, Reaves is a smaller scatback who doesn't look like much, but he's tough, determined and adds value as a pass-catcher out of the backfield. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
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