The Green Wave lost 33-17 to the Memphis Tigers on October 22nd, 2011 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Career Notes: Three-year letterman has 151 tackles (76 solo, 75 assists), 10.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, nine pass break-ups, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and an interception for his career...has played in 36 games with 27 starts...listed as the No. 1 strong-side linebacker entering preseason practice.
2011: Started all 13 games as a junior...ranked second on the team with 69 tackles (41 solo, 28 assists) while sitting third in tackles for loss (8.0), tied for third in interceptions (1), tied for fourth in forced fumbles (1), sixth in sacks (1.0) and tied for sixth in pass break-ups...finished tied for 47th in Conference USA in tackles per game (5.3)...posted a career-high 12 tackles (7 solo, 5 assists) vs Syracuse (10/8)...posted a pair of seven-tackle outings: three solo, four assists at Duke (9/24) and five solo, two assists - including 2.0 tackles for loss - to go with a forced fumble at Army (10/1)...recorded first career interception in a six-tackle game (3 solo, 3 assists) at East Carolina (10/29)...also had six stops (5 solo, 1 assist) vs Houston (11/10)...recorded a pass break-up and a sack among six stops (5 solo, 1 assist) at Hawai'i (11/26)...off the field, was a member of Tulane's 3.0 Club.
2010: Started all 11 games he played in as a sophomore...finished tied for second on the team in pass break-ups (5), third in sacks (2.5), tied fifth in forced fumbles (1), tied for sixth with 51 tackles (22 solo, 29 assists) and tied for seventh in tackles for loss (2.5)...posted a season-best nine tackles (2 solo, 7 assists), a sack for a seven-yard loss and a forced fumble at Houston (9/25)...added eight stops (4 solo, 4 assists) vs Army (10/9)...also tallied seven assisted tackles to go with a career-high two pass break-ups at UTEP (10/23), six tackles (5 solo, 1 assist) vs Southeastern Louisiana (9/2) and five stops (2 solo, 3 assists) and a sack vs Ole Miss (9/11).
2009: Played in all 12 games as a redshirt-freshman, including starts at middle linebacker at Rice (11/14), at UCF (11/21) and at SMU (11/28)...tied for the team lead in fumble recoveries (1) while finishing tied for sixth in pass break-ups (1) and tied for 10th in tackles with 31 (13 solo, 18 assists)...tallied a season-high seven tackles (5 solo, 2 assists) vs UTEP (11/7)...also added six stops (2 solo, 4 assists) at UCF and had four-tackle outings at Southern Miss (10/24) and at SMU...recovered a first career fumble vs McNeese State (9/26) and broke up first career pass at Rice.
2008: Did not play as a true freshman...redshirted the season.
High School: Four-year letterman at Grady High where he played both running back and linebacker for coach Ronnie Melon...rated the No. 53 middle linebacker in the nation by Scout.com and No. 79 inside linebacker by ESPN.com...named All-Dixie Area by Superprep Magazine...as a senior, earned all-city honors after posting 95 tackles, five sacks and two blocked punts...also finished as the team's second-leading rusher and posted 10 touchdowns on the ground, including four against Towers High...selected to play in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Game in Columbus following the 2007 season...posted 80 tackles and six sacks as a junior...as a sophomore, tallied 87 tackles - including 11 for loss - six sacks and three pass break-ups.
Personal: Born Darryl Farley on Sept. 14, 1989...son of Bridgette Mason...majoring in business management.