The University of Kentucky football team snapped a 26-game losing streaking to Tennessee by beating the Volunteers 10-7
Two-year starter at fullback ... In addition to his blocking role, is a good ballcarrier and pass catcher when called upon for those duties ... His receiving skills will be a plus in the new offense ... Named the second-best blocking back in the SEC in the Birmingham News 2013 SEC preview ... Has played in 24 games with six starts.
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), Read Across America (2012, `13) and Cassidy Elementary School (2013).
D.J. Says ... If I could trade places with any athlete, it would be: Vonta Leach ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: sports analyst ... My favorite part of game day is: everything ... The coolest thing about UK is: the tradition ... Something people might not know about me is: I love