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- Darrell Hackney
Darrell Hackney

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Atlanta, Ga.

High School:
Douglass High School

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 240

Position:
Quarterback

Birthdate:
08/07/1983

Experience:
3L



One of the top quarterbacks in the country ... on his way to re-writing Blazers' passing record books ... played a full season for the first time at UAB during 2004 campaign ... has already been tabbed to Watch List for 2005 Maxwell Award ... listed as C-USA's preseason all-league quarterback by many publications ... enters senior season just 714 yards shy of school record (7,420) career passing yards, set by John Whitcomb from 1992-94 ... missed the final five games of the 2003 season after suffering a dislocated right thumb in Blazers' October contest at TCU ... has made 27 total starts at quarterback for UAB in first three seasons ... ranks No. 11 all-time in Conference USA in passing yards and is also 11th in TD passes.

2004: Threw for highest passing yardage total in Conference USA last season (3,070) ... tied for first in Conference USA in touchdown passes (26) ... ranked No. 14 nationally and No. 3 among C-USA quarterbacks in passing efficiency (146.6) ... led C-USA in passing yards per game (255.8) was tabbed to preseason "Watch List" for Davey O'Brien Award for second straight season ... tabbed to third-team All-Conference USA team ... his 448 yards passing vs. Tulane were the most recorded in a single game during the 2004 season ... passed for 417 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Blazers' Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl game ... connected on 31 completions (54 attempts) in bowl game ... set a UAB single-season record for touchdown passes with 26 ... also threw for 398 yards and three touchdowns in Blazers' win over Memphis ... threw 14 TD passes to favorite target, Roddy White, during season ... threw for multiple touchdowns in 9-of-12 games ... named Conference USA Offensive Player-of-the-Week following 35-28 victory over Memphis.

2003: Was tabbed to preseason "Watch List" for the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award, given annually to nation`s top college quarterback ... was one of only two sophomores named to preseason list for O'Brien Award ... was on his way to outstanding sophomore season when his plans were derailed with season-ending thumb injury at TCU on Oct. 18 ... finished season with 1,659 passing yards and nine touchdowns in seven games ... averaged 237.0 yards passing per game ... threw for more than 200 yards in six of first seven games and for more than 250 in three of those contests ... had a season-high 277 yards passing against Cincinnati ... at the time of his injury in the contest at TCU, Hackney had rallied the Blazers to a 24-19 lead late in the third quarter ... led UAB on a game-winning 80-yard drive in justtwo plays in season-opening victory at Baylor ... connected with freshman Nick Coon for 50-yard TD with :40 remaining on clock for game-winning score against the Bears ... also helped seal UAB's victory at Memphis in early October as he connected with Coon for a 57-yard TD with 8:13 left on the clock ... his 95-yard touchdown pass to Roddy White in the win over Cincinnati is the second-longest pass play in C-USA history.

2002: Took over the starting quarterback duties in the fifth game of the season and responded with 1,719 yards passing and 13 touchdowns in his eight starts ... first start came against Memphis as he threw for 167 yards and a touchdown in win over the Tigers ... played in 11 of 12 games (sat out Pittsburgh contest due to injury) but only played about one-half of early contests vs. Florida, Troy State and Louisiana-Lafayette ... finished the season with 1,977 yards passing and 14 TDs (only seven INTs) despite sharing duty in three games and missing the contest vs. Pittsburgh in Week 3 ... was the No. 3-rated freshman QB in the country ... tabbed 2002 Conference USA Freshman-of-the-Year by The Sporting News and earned spot on C-USA All-Freshman Team as voted by league's coaches ... was twice named Conference USA Offensive Player-of-the-Week during the 2002 season ... shattered UAB Division I-A record Nov. 16 when he threw for 424 yards against East Carolina ... his 424-yard passing performance was highest in Conference USA last season while his 94-yard TD pass to teammate Willie Quinnie vs. ECU was longest play from scrimmage in C-USA ranks in 2002 ... threw for 329 yards and 3 TDs against Houston and had a 245-yard performance vs. Army, giving him three 200-plus yards passing performances during the season ... connected on four touchdown passes in victory at Army, including three to wideout Willie Quinnie ... also had season-high 25 completions (42 attempts) vs. Army.

2001: Redshirted as a true freshman.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Douglass High School in metro Atlanta where he was the catalyst of one of the top offenses in Georgia his last two seasons ... passed for over 4,000 yards and 50 touchdowns in three seasons (1,500 yards as a senior, 1,240 yards and 24 touchdowns as a junior) ... was named honorable mention all-state by Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a junior and senior ... led team to 8-3 finish his senior season ... tabbed Atlanta City QB of the Year as senior ... was named his team's MVP as a senior ... coached at Douglass by Michael Simms and Butch Climmons.

PERSONAL: Born Aug. 7, 1983 at Atlanta ... son of Teresa Wynn ... a communication studies major.