39  Darrell D.J. Warren
Darrell D.J. Warren


Alcoa, Tenn.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 251




Kentucky Ranks Second on SEC Academic Honor Roll

Sixty-three Wildcats Recognized by the League


59 Wildcats on 2013 Fall Sports SEC Academic Honor Roll

UK's 59 honorees is second most among the 14 SEC programs


Football vs. Vanderbilt, 092718

Kentucky football beat Vanderbilt 17-7 on Saturday, September 27, 2014, at Lexington's Commonwealth Stadium.


Kentucky vs. UT Martin (USATSI)

Kentucky took on UT Martin to open the 2014 season.


FB vs. Florida, 092813

The University of Kentucky football team fell to Florida 24-7 at Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday, September 28, 2013.


FB vs. Tennessee, 112611

The University of Kentucky football team snapped a 26-game losing streaking to Tennessee by beating the Volunteers 10-7

* SEC Academic Honor Roll (2013)

In addition to his blocking, is a good ballcarrier and pass catcher when called upon for those duties ... Also contributes on special teams ... Named the second-best blocking back in the SEC in the Birmingham News 2013 SEC preview ... Has played in 36 games with seven starts.

2013 (Junior): Saw action in all 12 games with one start.
2012 (Sophomore): Played in all 12 games and started both games when UK opened with a two-back formation ... Had one carry for two yards ... Caught a one-yard touchdown pass at Tennessee.
2011 (Freshman): Played in all 12 games ... Started all four games in which UK used a fullback formation ... Rushed twice for three yards ... Caught four passes for 24 yards, including a long of 15 at Georgia.
High School: "Mr. Football" lineman as a senior in Tennessee Class AA ... Named to the Nashville Tennessean All-State "Dream Team" that covered all classifications ... First-team all-state as a junior and senior in Class AA ... MaxPreps/U.S. Air Force second-team All-America among medium-sized schools ... Three-year starter on the Alcoa High School juggernaut that has posted seven-consecutive state championships ... Three-year starter at defensive end and two-year regular at running back ... Also saw spot duty as a linebacker ... Alcoa went 44-1 during his three seasons as a starter ... Rushed 136 times for approximately 1,300 yards and 36 touchdowns as a senior ... On the defensive side, he totaled 84 tackles, including 26 tackles for loss and 16 quarterback sacks ... Team's Most Valuable Player as a senior and also was the Offensive MVP of the state championship game ... Played for the winning East team in the Tennessee East-West All-Star Game ... Coached by Gary Rankin ... "D.J. falls in the same line as (UK players) Randall Cobb and Tyler Robinson - great kid, tremendous worker, big motor and a winner. He's a physical player, very quick off the ball. He also was a great player offensively. I think he could play either side of the ball (at Kentucky)." ... An all-district honoree in basketball.
Personal: Born in Naples, Fla. ... Son of Darrell Sr. and Gladys Warren ... A cousin of former Kentucky All-American Randall Cobb, who is now with the Green Bay Packers ... Another cousin, Brandon Warren, played football at Florida State ... Major is community leadership and development.
Community Cats: Participated in the Big Blue U Move-In (2011, `12), along with the God's Pantry project (2012, `13) and Read Across America (2012, `13).
D.J. Says ... The chore I hate doing is: none, I'm a neat freak ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: sports broadcaster ... I couldn't live without my: mother ... If I could witness any event, past, present or future, it would be: when we beat LSU in 2007 ... My go-to song to get ready for a game is: Show the World by Lil Boosie ... The one thing I like most about football is: it teaches you life lessons ... Something people might not know about me is: I'll be the first to graduate from college in my family ... What's the best advice you've ever received? Never be satisfied.

2015 National Signing Day Commonwealth Stadium