Darqueze Dennard: Durability, agility, stats

Darqueze Dennard's extensive durability issues and agility numbers, stats and high school history.

INJURY REPORT
2010 Season…Darqueze Dennard sat out the team's final five games vs. Iowa (10/30), Minnesota (11/06), Purdue (11/20), Penn State (11/27) and Alabama (1/01/11) due to a knee ligament sprain.
2011 Season…Dennard did not play vs. Minnesota (11/05) due to a concussion and later suffered an ankle sprain vs. Iowa (11/12) that would prevent him from taking the field two weeks later vs. Northwestern (11/26) after first trying to play in the Indiana (11/19) clash.
2012 Season…Suffered an injury early in the schedule (September), but played the entire schedule. The injury was later diagnosed as a sports hernia and the coaches decided that they would not let him participate in 2013 spring drills, in order for him to fully recover.
During those drills, Dennard was forced to stand and watch on the sidelines. "It's been very hard to watch,'' the cornerback said during April camp. "Being a competitor, I want to go out there and play.'' The fact that the sports hernia actually occurred last September, by Dennard's estimation, serves as evidence of his competitive nature. "I thought it was just a pulled groin, and that was like September,'' said Dennard, who played through the injury. Sitting out the spring gave Dennard an opportunity to see the game differently. "I think there have been some mental repetitions,'' the team captain stated. "I'm trying to be a student of the game. I've been watching more film and finding the little things I can work on in my game. This opportunity has also given me a chance to talk to all of my team-mates, and get to know them better and become a leader. I don't think it adds pressure — pressure comes when you aren't prepared. I feel like I always have a target on my back. I keep a chip on my shoulder. I'm going to stay humble and work hard.''
2013 Season…Sat out spring camp as a precaution, as the coaching staff wanted to allow Dennard to fully heal from a sports hernia that he played with after first suffering the injury early during the 2012 September schedule…Left the field briefly after a helmet-to-helmet collision with MSU safety Isaiah Lewis vs. Iowa (10/05), but returned to action one play later…Suffered a right shin contusion when a teammate fell on his leg during the fourth quarter of the Indiana clash (10/12), but continued to play.

AGILITY TESTS
4.51 in the 40-yard dash…1.63 10-yard dash…2.65 20-yard dash…4.41 20-yard shuttle…
10.81 60-yard shuttle…7.07 three-cone drill…36-inch vertical jump…11'-2" broad jump… Bench pressed 225 pounds 15 times…30 ¼-inch arm length…9-inch hands…73 ½-inch wingspan.

HIGH SCHOOL
Dennard attended Twiggs County (Jeffersonville, Ga.) High School, lettering in football, basketball and track…The two-way performer as a defensive back and wide receiver for gridiron head coach Dexter Copeland…Lettered all four years in football…First began to receive postseason accolades during his junior season in 2008, as he earned Atlanta Journal-Constitution and GSWA All-State honors as a wide receiver, leading the Middle Georgia Class A region in total receptions (61), receiving yards (923) and touchdown catches (17). That year, he hauled in a career-best 18 tosses for 255 yards vs. Wilkinson County and also featured seven grabs for 118 yards vs. Wilcox County…As a senior in 2009, Dennard led the Cobras to an 11-2 record, capturing the Class 2A Region title, as Twiggs County scored 468 points and gave up just 119. The two-time All-State selection on offense, he was also named to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution All-State team as a defensive back. The Georgia Sports Writers Association awarded him honorable mention All-State accolades at defensive back, along with receiving All-Middle Georgia recognition as a kick returner…During his senior season, Dennard pulled down 40 passes for 502 yards and eleven touchdowns to guide his squad to the state quarter-finals. On defense, he returned two of his nine interceptions for touchdowns, adding 50 tackles. He also scored twice while averaging 27.2 yards as a punt returner, picking up Class A Super 11 Team honors from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Georgia High School Football Daily…At the conclusion of his Cobras' career, Dennard played in the 2009 Georgia Athletic Coaches Association North-South All-Star Game, where he scored on a 48-yard reception in the third quarter…Lettered in basketball for coach Dwayne White…In track, he recorded a top time of 10.88 in the 100-meter dash at the 2010 Georgia High School Association 2010 Outdoor Championships. He would finish second in that event during the final heat, clocking at 10.933.

PERSONAL
Communications major…Son of Lisa Curry…Born 8/10/91…Resides in Dry Branch, Georgia.

DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

STATS

GP

GS

TK

FR

FC

INT

TFL

PBU

2010

06

02

011

 01

 01

00

02.0-04

  00

2011

11

11

042

 00

 00

03

01.0-05

  03

2012

13

13

052

 00

 00

03

03.5-05

  07

2013

14

14

062

 00

 02

04

03.5-08

  10

TOTAL

44

40

167

 01

 03

10

10.0-22

  20

 

INTERCEPTION RETURNS

STATS

NO

YARDS

AVG

TD

LONG

2010

00

     000

00.00

 00

   00

2011

03

     038

12.67

 01

   38

2012

03

     049

16.33

 00

   30

2013

04

     038

09.50

 00

   29

TOTAL

10

     125

12.50

 01

   38

 

 

DEFENSIVE/SPECIAL TEAMS STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN CHART

STATS

UT

Ut20

AT

At20

3D

4D

2010

008

01

003

00

05

00

2011

030

08

012

02

20

00

2012

034

18

018

04

33

02

2013

033

15

026

07

43

05

TOTAL

105

42

059

13

101

07

 

KEY: UT - Unassisted Tackle; UT/20 - Unassisted Tackles Inside-the-20; AT - Assisted Tackle; AT/20 - Assisted Tackle Inside-the-20; 3D - Third Down Stops (tackles, INTs or PBUs); 4DS - Fourth Down Stops (tackles, INTs or PBUs); QP/QC - Quarterback Chasedowns/Pressures; FF - Forced Fumble; FR - Fumble Recovery; PD - Passes Broken Up/Interceptions; KD - Knockdown Block on Kick Return; WB - Wedge Break; DP - Downed Punt (meaningful); BK - Blocked Kick; RC - Recovered Blocked Kick, Punt or On-side kick; FD - First Downfield (on kickoff); PTS - Points.

 


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