Darian Thompson
Darian Thompson

RS Senior

Lancaster, Calif.

High School:
Paraclete HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 208



  • All-Mountain West First Team (2014)

    RS JUNIOR (2014): Named to All-Mountain West First Team...appeared in and started 13 games...his seven interceptions tied for third in the nation and tied atop the Mountain West...second on the team and led the Bronco secondary with 71 tackles (50 solo)...returned one of his interceptions 36 yards for a touchdown (at Wyoming, Nov. 22) and has made 5.0 tackles-for-loss...intercepted a pass and made two solo tackles (one for loss) in season opener against Ole Miss (Aug. 28)...made his second interception in as many games against Colorado State (Sept. 6), also made five tackles (four solo) including one for loss...had six tackles (two solo) in win at Connecticut (Sept. 13)...made five solo tackles in win over Louisiana (Sept. 20)...picked off two passes, returning one for 15 yards, and shared a tackle for loss among his six tackles (five solo) at Nevada (Oct. 4)...broke up a pass and made a tackle for loss against Fresno State (Oct. 17)...made his team-leading fifth interception of the season as well as seven tackles (four solo), including sharing one for a loss, in win over BYU (Oct. 24)...led the team with nine tackles (six solo) at New Mexico (Nov. 8)...matched career high with 10 tackles (seven solo) in win over San Diego State (Nov. 15)...made his team-leading sixth interception of the year and returned it 36 yards for a touchdown at Wyoming (Nov. 22)...picked off his seventh pass of the season, and the 14th of his career, in win over Utah State (Nov. 29)...made 10 tackles (six solo) in Fiesta Bowl win over No. 10 Arizona (Dec. 31).

    RS SOPHOMORE (2013): Started each of the Broncos' 13 games...ranked fourth on the team with 63 tackles (34 solo), including 1.5 for-loss...hauled on four interceptions, ranking tied for second on the team and tied for 39th-nationally...season-high 10 tackles (four solo) against BYU (Oct. 25)...multiple tackles in 12 games, and had five-or-more in seven games...forced a fumble against Wyoming (Nov. 16)...broke up a pass against New Mexico (Nov. 30)...served as a Game Captain against UT Martin (Sept. 7) and BYU (Oct. 25).

    RS FRESHMAN (2012): Appeared in each of the Broncos' 13 games during his debut season, including starts in each of the final six...registered 43 tackles (28 solo), ranking eighth on the team...recorded three interceptions, tied for the second-most on the team...career-high nine tackles (three solo) against Washington in the MAACO Bowl Las Vegas (Dec. 22)...recovered a fumble against Michigan State (Aug. 31)...three pass break-ups on the season.

    FRESHMAN (2011): Redshirt season.

    Named All-CIF and All-Valley Defensive Most Valuable Player in 2010...also voted All-CIF, all-valley and all-league at defensive back as a senior...finished 2010 with 74 tackles (35 solo), seven interceptions, eight knockdowns and two interception returns for touchdown...also caught 52 passes for 953 yards and 13 touchdowns at wide receiver, all school single-season records...returned seven punts for 179 yards and five kickoffs for 94 yards...finished junior season with 40 tackles, four interceptions and four pass deflections, garnering second-team all-league accolades...also caught 12 passes for 205 yards as a junior...recorded 38 tackles, four pass break-ups and one interception as a sophomore...earned two varsity letters in baseball...high school coach was Norm Dahlia.

    MAJOR - Health Science