- Darrin Reaves
Darrin  Reaves


Birmingham, Ala.

High School:
Clay-Chalkville HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 210

Running Back


Played three seasons at UAB (2011-13) and earned first-team All-Conference USA honors as a sophomore in 2012 ... finished career with 2,337 career rushing yards and 27 rushing touchdowns ... ranks No. 3 all-time at UAB in rushing yards and is second in rushing TDs ... averaged 4.7 yards per rush during career ... played in 33 career games and had 13 starts ... was an outstanding receiver out of the backfield, catching 77 passes for 652 yards with three receiving touchdowns ... his 77 receptions rank No. 3 all-time for the Blazers among running backs and his receiving yardage is No. 2 ... ranks No. 2 in the UAB record book for overall touchdowns scored with 29.

2013: Played in all 12 games and started six ... led team in rushing for second year in a row with 928 yards on 201 attempts (4.6 avg.) ... also tallied 12 rushing touchdowns ... registered 29 catches to rank third for the Blazers ... also averaged 10.1 yards per reception ... recorded three 100+ yard rushing games during the season (178 vs. Northwestern State, 111 vs. Middle Tennessee and 104 vs. Troy) ... also ran for a pair of touchdowns against Northwestern State ... had a 98-yard rushing performance on the road at Marshall ... posted five receptions for 82 yards in contest vs. Florida Atlantic.

2012: 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.

2011: 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.

High School: 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.

Personal: Born April 17, 1993 at Birmingham, Ala. ... son of Crystal and Darrin Reaves ... major is liberal arts.