UTAH: Outstanding spring showing had him knocking on the door for the starting tailback spot ... should be fully recovered from the knee surgery that cost him last season by fall ... if he can shake the injuries that have plagued his college career, he will get lots of carries ... transfer from Southern Cal arrived on campus in May of 2004 and received a waiver from the NCAA that would have allowed him to play immediately had he not gotten hurt.
2004-Played in one game before suffering a season-ending knee injury that required surgery ... saw action in season-opener versus Texas A&M ... had one carry for three yards.
PRIOR TO UTAH: Played in four games at USC as a true freshman in 2001, rushing 8 times for 16 yards and 1 TD ... also caught a 10-yard pass ... sprained his knee and missed four games before returning for 2001 Las Vegas Bowl against Utah, when he rushed 3 times for 12 yards ... played in the first three games of 2002, rushing 4 times for minus 2 yards and a touchdown before a season-ending back injury ... because his injury happened so early in the season, he was able to redshirt ... as a senior at Edison High (Calif.) in 2000, he was named a Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Super Prep all-Far West and Prep Star all-Western Region player ... also named to Long Beach Press Telegram Best of the West first team and all-CIF Division I ... rushed 263 times for 1,619 yards (6.2 average) with 20 TDs and had 280 receiving yards with 2 TDs in 2000, when Edison went 10-3 ... in 1999, he rushed for 1,800 yards and 29 TDs, with 12 receptions for 339 yards ... his career rushing totals set a new school record: 3,419 yards and 29 touchdowns ... also sprinted for Edison's track team, finishing fifth in the 100 meters at the 2000 CIF Division I meet.
PERSONAL: Son of Darryl Poston Sr. and Jonnica Whitney ... economics major ... full name is Darryl Michael Poston ... born Aug. 8, 1983.
YEAR G/GS RUSH YDS AVG TD LONG 2001* 4/0 8 16 2.0 1 9 2002* 3/0 4 -2 -0.5 1 2004 1/0 1 3 3.0 0 3 Totals 8/0 13 17 1.3 2 9 *at USC