The Apoka, Fla., native has played in 12 games (one start) on the offensive line for the Sooners. Darlington is the top candidate to replace All-America Gabe Ikard at the center position for Oklahoma in 2014. Darlington started one game for an injured Ikard against Baylor in 2013.
A consensus four-star recruit, Darlington prepped for his father, Rick, at Apoka High School. His younger brother, Zack, is a freshman quarterback at Nebraska.
Since its inception, the Rimington Trophy has raised over $2.5 million for the cystic fibrosis community. The award is overseen by the Boomer Esiason Foundation, which is committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis and has raised over $100 million for CF Research.
Dave Rimington, the award's namesake, was a consensus first-team All-America center at the University of Nebraska in 1981 and 1982, during which time he became the John Outland Trophy's only double winner as the nation's finest college interior lineman.
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