Green Wave become bowl eligible for first time since 2002; improve to 6-2 overall and 4-0 in C-USA
Santos ties record with five field goals, including a 42-yard game winner as the Wave improve to 3-0 in C-USA
Green Wave earn Homecoming victory to improve to 4-2 on the year and 2-0 in Conference USA play
Green Wave score 17-straight second-half points to improve to 2-1 on the young season
Career Notes: Two-year letterman has 186 tackles (117 solo, 69 assists), 11.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, four fumble recoveries - including one returned for a touchdown - one forced fumble, six pass break-ups and an interception on defense while returning nine punts for 101 yards (11.2 avg) and one kickoff for 20 yards to go with a blocked field goal on special teams for his career...started all 25 games to date...enters fall practice atop the depth chart at free safety for the second-consecutive season.
2013: Started all 13 games at free safety as a sophomore...earned second-team All-Conference USA honors from College Sports Madness and honorable-mention All-Conference USA recognition from the league coaches and media members after finishing second on the team with 90 tackles (57 solo, 33 assists) as well as in punt returns (6) and punt return yards (38), tied for fourth in interceptions (1) and fumble recoveries (1), tied for fifth in tackles for loss (9.0), sacks (3.5), forced fumbles (1) and kick returns (1), and sixth in both pass break-ups (6) and kick return yards (20)...ranked tied for 14th in C-USA in tackles per game (6.9)...posted double-digit tackle totals on three occasions, including a career-high tying 13 stops (5 solo, 8 assists) to go with a pass break-up and a half tackle for loss at FAU (11/2)...added 10-tackle performances twice: 9 solo, 1 assist with a sack among 2.0 tackles for loss vs East Carolina (10/12) and 3 solo, 7 assists with 1.5 sacks among 2.0 tackles for loss at Rice (11/30)...pulled down first career interception to go with three solo tackles and a pass break-up vs Tulsa (10/26)...had nine tackles (6 solo, 3 assists) to go with a pass break-up and a fumble recovery vs Jackson State (8/29)...posted eight stops (5 solo, 3 assists) with 2.0 tackles for loss and a forced fumble on defense while returning two punts for eight yards at UTSA (11/9)...logged seven tackles twice (5 solo, 2 assists) twice: with a half tackle for loss at Syracuse (9/21) and with 1.0 tackle for loss vs Louisiana-Lafayette in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (12/21)...finished with six stops (3 solo, 3 assists) with a sack and a pass break-up at ULM (9/28)...recorded five stops on two occasions: 3 solo, 2 assists at Louisiana Tech (9/12) and 4 solo, 1 assist with a pass break-up and a blocked field goal vs North Texas (10/5)...posted four tackles (3 solo, 1 assist) vs UTEP (11/23)...added three solo stops and a pass break-up on defense while returning one punt for six yards and a kickoff for 20 yards on special teams vs South Alabama (9/7)...had single punt returns of eight yards vs Jackson State, for five yards at Syracuse and for 11 yards at FAU.
2012: Started all 12 games - 10 at free safety and two at cornerback - as a true freshman...named honorable-mention Freshman All-American by College Football News and claimed a spot on the Conference USA All-Freshman Team after leading the team with 96 tackles (60 solo, 36 assists) and in fumble recoveries (3) while sitting second in punt returns (3) and punt return yards (63), and tied for eighth on the squad in tackles for loss (2.5)...finished tied for the C-USA lead in fumble recoveries per game (0.25) and tied for 13th in tackles per outing (8.0)...ranked tied for 85th nationally in tackles per game...posted double-digit tackle totals five times, including a career-best 13 (10 solo, 3 assists) vs SMU (10/13)...had 12 tackles twice - all solo vs Ole Miss (9/22) and six solo, 6 assists to go with a career-high 1.5 tackles for loss at Houston (11/24) - and 10 stops (3 solo, 7 assists) in addition to a fumble recovery at UTEP (10/20)...recovered a pair of fumbles, including one returned 54 yards for a touchdown, and nine tackles (5 solo, 4 assists) at Memphis (11/10)...added a tackle for loss at Tulsa (9/8)...returned two punts for 63 yards, including a career-long 57-yarder, vs UAB (10/27)...off the field, was a member of Tulane's 3.0 Club.
High School: Four-year letterman at East St. John High for coaches Phillip Banko and Larry Dauterive...rated a four-star recruit by Rivals.com and ESPN.com while garnering three-star status by Scout.com and 247Sports.com...tabbed No. 5 recruit in Louisiana by ESPN.com, No. 11 by Rivals.com and No. 20 by 247Sports.com...listed as No. 19 athlete in the country by ESPN.com while sitting No. 23 cornerback by Rivals.com, No. 29 corner by Scout.com and No. 38 corner by 247Sports.com...received an 88 Sports Rating from 247Sports.com and an 80 Scout Grade by ESPN.com...helped lead the Wildcats to a combined 28-16-1 record and three playoff appearances as a prepster, including d a District 6-5A co-championship as a senior...for his career, completed 204-of-381 passes (.538) for 3,617 yards and 41 touchdowns while running 248 times for 1,139 yards (4.6 avg.) and 27 scores...as a senior, named first-team all-state, all-district and all-metro while earning District 8-5A and Metro Offensive Player of the Year honors after throwing for 1,882 yards and 14 touchdowns to go with 402 rushing yards and 12 scores on offense while tallying eight interceptions on defense...tabbed a Times-Picayune Blue Chip Prospect and twice received River Parish Athlete of the Week distinction as a senior...passed for 1,655 yards and 23 touchdowns while running for 7-1 yards and 20 scores as a junior en route to earning first-team all-district honors...had 18 tackles (13 solo, 5 assists), three interceptions and seven pass break-ups while playing cornerback as a sophomore.
Personal: Born Darion Anthony Monroe on Dec. 12, 1993, in Reserve, La...son of Antonio and Richonda Monroe...majoring in business management.
Monroe's Career Defensive Statistics
Monroe's Career Return Statistics