The UK football team defeats Alabama State 48-14, on Saturday, November 2, 2013, in Lexington's Commonwealth Stadium.
Reserve safety behind seniors Ashely Lowery and Eric Dixon ... Also contributes on special teams ... Showed the ability and maturity to earn playing time as a true freshman ... Twin brother of fellow Wildcat Zack Blaylock ... Has played in 23 games, including one start.
2013 (Sophomore): Posted 17 tackles playing in all 12 games ... Recorded a tackle in 10 of his 12 games ... Posted four tackles vs. Alabama State for a season high ... Spent a majority of snaps on special teams.
2012 (Freshman): Played in last 11 games of the season, including one start ... Made 14 tackles, with a season high of five at Arkansas ... Had four tackles and a pass breakup in his first collegiate game, UK's win over Kent State ... Also broke up a pass at Tennessee.
High School: Played both safety and linebacker in high school ... Second-team all-state in Class AAAAA by the Georgia Sports Writers Association ... Played at Walton HS in Marietta, Ga. ... Helped Walton to a 14-1 record and state runner-up finish in Class AAAAA ... Ranked as the No. 31 inside linebacker in the nation by 24/7 Sports ... One of the nation's top-100 linebackers by Scout.com ... Posted 75 tackles and an interception during his junior season ... Has been timed in the 4.5-second range in the 40-yard dash, an excellent time for a linebacker ... Coached by Rocky Hidalgo ... Also ran track in high school, competing in the 100- and 4-400-meter dashes, along with the 4x100-meter relay.
Personal: Born in Atlanta, Ga. ... Name pronounced same as "Darren" ... Son of Janelle Woods and John Woods ... Also son of Mookie Blaylock, who played 13 years in the NBA with New Jersey, Atlanta and Golden State ... Daron plans a major in management.
Community Cats: Worked at the Big Blue U Move-In (2012) ... Participated in an event with the Special Olympics (2013).
Daron Says ... My favorite college class so far is: computer integrated studies ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: pro snowboarder ... I couldn't live without: my friends and family ... The coolest thing about UK is: good people ... The one thing I like most about football is: playing the sport and making new friends.