Duke Football BIO
28 Adrian Aye-Darko
Career: Graduated from Duke in December, 2008 with a degree in sociology... four-year letterwinner and three-year starter at safety ... tallied 180 career tackles with three seasons of 50 or more ... recorded four career interceptions with three as a senior ... had six tackles for loss, two sacks and two caused fumbles in his career ... played over 750 snaps as both a sophomore and senior.
2008: Two-year starter at strong safety ... listed second on the depth chart following spring practice and is expected to compete for the starting spot ... most experienced player in the secondary with 20 career starts ... in 35 career games, has 122 tackles, eight PBUs and one interception.
2007: Played in all 12 games with nine starts at strong safety ... ranked sixth on the team with 58 total tackles ... tied for second with five pass breakups ... registered a career-high eight tackles at Virginia ... logged seven stops against Northwestern, Wake Forest and Florida State ... posted five or more tackles in eight of the 12 games ... played a total of 696 snaps on the season with 571 on defense and 125 on special teams ... had six games with 70 or more plays, including a season-high 96 at Northwestern ... named a game captain for the Virginia game.
2006: Started the final 11 games of the year at strong safety ... played a total of 791 snaps — the fifth-highest total on the team ... ranked sixth on the squad with 55 tackles ... logged a season-best seven stops versus Virginia, Miami and Navy ... registered the first interception of his career at Georgia Tech ... tied for the team lead with two caused fumbles.
2005: Played in all 11 games, finishing with nine total tackles ... lone tackle for loss came against Virginia Tech ... logged a season-high two stops against both VMI and Clemson.
2004: Did not see game action.
Prior to Duke: Three-year letterman under coach Ben McEnroe ... finished career with 157 receptions for 2,492 yards and 20 touchdowns ... also logged 200 career tackles with eight interceptions ... all-league choice at both wide receiver and cornerback during senior season when he had 67 catches for 1,248 yards and nine touchdowns along with 87 tackles and four interceptions ... helped Chaminade Prep to an 8-4 record and state playoff appearance in 2003 ... as a junior, recorded 60 tackles and two interceptions ... also played basketball and track and field.
Personal: Son of John and Elizabeth Aye-Darko ... born September 7, 1985 in Los Angeles, Calif.