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44 - Darnell Sankey
Darnell Sankey
Height: 6-3
Weight: 250
Year: Jr.
Hometown: San Jose, Calif.
High School: Branham HS
Position: LB
Experience: 2V

2013 Season: Named honorable mention all-Big Sky as a defensive end…tallied 65 total tackles, including 9.5 for loss and 6.0 sacks…was named the FCS Defensive Player of the Week by The Sports Network and the Big Sky ROOT Sports Defensive Player of the Week after recording 10 tackles, 4.5 TFLs, 3.0 sacks, a forced fumble and fumble recovery in the win at Weber State…had at least two tackles in all 12 games…credited with eight tackles against Southern Utah and at Cal Poly…recorded a sack at San Jose State and North Dakota and shared a sack at Arizona State and Portland State…had seven quarterback hurries during the season.

2012 Season:
Appeared in all 11 games as a true freshman...finished the season with 13 tackles...was credited with four tackles (all assists) against Northern Colorado...had a pair of tackles against Weber State, Cal Poly and Montana State...recorded his first career sack with an 11-yard takedown against MSU.

High School:
A 2012 graduate of Branham HS in San Jose, Calif…did not begin playing football until his junior year of high school…led the team and league in tackles with 95 that season…as a senior, he recorded a Central Coast Section-leading 155 tackles…had at least 12 tackles in every game, including 22 against Sobrato…also played on offense where he rushed 10 times for 22 yards and a touchdown.

Has yet to declare a major…parents are Roberta and Erskine Sankey.

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