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  Darryl Poston
Darryl Poston

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Huntington Beach, Calif.

Last College:
Southern California

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 200

Position:
RB

Experience:
2VL

UTAH: Utah's leading returning running back was granted a seventh year of eligibility by the NCAA last January ... missed part or all of his first four seasons due to injuries, but was healthy last year ... transfer from Southern Cal came to Utah in May of 2004.

2006-Appeared in all 13 games, starting 11 ... team's leading rusher had 553 yards on 145 carries ... averaged 3.8 yards per carry and 42.5 yards per game ... also caught 14 passes for 99 yards and a touchdown ... tied for the team lead with 5 rushing touchdowns ... career-high 72 yards twice (vs. Northern Arizona and UNLV) ... rushed for two TDs at New Mexico.

2005-Played in seven games, recording 6 rushes for 19 yards (3.2 average) ... 4 touches for 14 yards against Wyoming ... also played on special teams ... lettered.

2004-Played in one game before suffering a season-ending knee injury that required surgery ... saw action in season-opener vs. Texas A&M (1 carry for 3 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, though he was not cleared medically to play in 2003 ... 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 ... gender studies 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
2005	7/0	6	19	3.2	0	9
2006	13/11	145	553	3.8	5	18
Totals	28/11	164	589	3.6	7	18
*at USC
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