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Darius Hillary
Darius  Hillary

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Cincinnati, Ohio

High School:
Sycamore

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 185

Position:
CB

Experience:
3L

Honors and Awards
2014:
Second-team All-Big Ten (coaches), honorable mention All-Big Ten (media)

Career:
Has made 27 consecutive starts at cornerback ... has played in all 41 games over first three seasons ... owns 94 tackles, 3.0 TFLs, one interception and 13 passes defended for career

2014 Season:
Earned third letter, starting all 14 games at cornerback ... tallied 41 total tackles, including 3.0 tackles for loss, and broke up five passes ... contributed to pass defense that ranked No. 4 nationally, allowing 168.0 passing yards per game (159.8 in Big Ten play) ... opponents completed just 49.0 percent of pass attempts vs. UW, which also ranked No. 4 nationally ... tallied season-high six tackles, including 1.0 TFL, at Iowa on Nov. 22 ... notched five tackles and defended a pass at Purdue on Nov. 8 ... recorded five tackles vs. Ohio State in Big Ten Football Championship Game on Dec. 6 ... made four stops vs. Auburn in Outback Bowl on Jan. 1 ... tallied four tackles at Northwestern on Oct. 4 ... logged three tackles, including 1.0 TFL at Rutgers on Nov. 1 ... recorded three tackles to help UW secure Big Ten West Division title vs. Minnesota on Nov. 29 ... made three tackles and broke up two passes vs. LSU on Aug. 30 ... recorded three tackles vs. Western Illinois on Sept. 6 ... made two tackles vs. Nebraska on Nov. 15 ... l recorded 0.5 TFL and defended a pass vs. Maryland on Oct. 25 ... tallied one tackle vs. Illinois on Oct. 11 ... logged one tackle vs. South Florida on Sept. 27 ... broke up one pass vs. Bowling Green on Sept. 20

2013 Season: Earned second letter, starting all 13 games at cornerback ... recorded 30 tackles, six passes defended and an interception on the season ... helped UW rank No. 17 nationally in pass defense, allowing 202.5 yards per game ... made one tackle and snagged first career interception at Iowa on Nov. 2 ... had four tackles at Illinois on Oct. 19 ... registered four tackles at Arizona State on Sept. 14 ... made four tackles, forced a fumble and broke up a pass vs. Tennessee Tech on Sept. 7 ... tallied three tackles and one pass breakup at Ohio State on Sept. 28 ... had three tackles at Minnesota on Nov. 23 ... recorded two tackles and a fumble recovery in the Capital One Bowl against South Carolina on Jan. 1... made two tackles vs. Penn State on Nov. 30 ... made two tackles vs. Indiana on Nov. 16 ... registered one tackle and two pass breakups vs. BYU on Nov. 9 ... made one tackle and broke up a pass vs. Northwestern on Oct. 12 ... recorded two tackles against UMass on Aug. 31

2012 Season: Earned first letter, playing in all 14 games ... totaled 23 tackles and two passes defended ... collected career-high eight tackles against UTEP on Sept. 22 ... recorded five tackles and broke up one pass against Utah State on Sept. 15 ... made a solo tackle and defended a pass at Oregon State on Sept. 8 ... recorded one tackle at Penn State on Nov. 24 ... tallied a tackle against Ohio State on Nov. 17 ... collected a tackle against Michigan State on Oct. 27 ... tallied a tackle against Minnesota on Oct. 20 ... recorded a tackle against Illinois on Oct. 6 ... made two tackles at Nebraska on Sept. 29 ... recorded two tackles in Badgers debut against Northern Iowa on Sept. 1

2011 Season: Redshirt season

High School: Three-star recruit by ESPN/Scouts Inc., Rivals and Scout ... No. 60 cornerback in the country by ESPN/Scouts Inc. and No. 82 by Scout ... No. 56 player in Ohio according to Rivals ... named to 2010 Cincinnati Enquirer all-star team and named first-team all-conference and all-district on defense as a senior ... second-team defense on All-Ohio football team ... caught four passes for 116 yards and two touchdowns as a senior with 40 rushes for 237 yards and six scores and recorded one interception on defense ... all-conference first team on defense as a junior ... in junior year, caught 15 passes for 131 yards ... as a sophomore, recorded two interceptions and two fumble recoveries ... two-time team captain ... lettered in football, basketball and track and field ... head coach was Scott Datillo

Personal: Parents are Ira and Cassandra Hillary ... father, Ira, played football at South Carolina (1981-85) and then in the NFL for Minnesota and Cincinnati ... brother, Brandon Hillary, plays football at Campbellsville University ... relative, Coco Hillary, played football at Appalachian State (2005-10) ... relative, Aramis Hillary, plays football at Coastal Carolina after spending two seasons at South Carolina ... served as youth usher at local church, volunteered at Marvin Lewis Youth Football Camp and was member of Sycamore Student Leadership Initiative and Northeast Community Challenge Youth Coalition ... double business major in marketing and management and human resources

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Game-by-Game Tackles (Solo-Assist=Total)
2012 SEASON: Northern Iowa (1-1=2); at Oregon State (1-0=1); Utah State (4-1=5); UTEP (5-3=8); at #22 Nebraska (2-0=2); Illinois (0-1=1); Minnesota (0-1=1); Michigan State (1-0=1); #6 Ohio State (1-0=1); at Penn State (1-0=1)

2013 SEASON: UMass (0-2=2); Tennessee Tech (4-0=4); at Arizona State (4-0=4); Purdue (1-0=1); at #4 Ohio State (1-2=3); #19 Northwestern (1-0=1); at Illinois (3-1=4); at Iowa (1-0=1); BYU (1-0=1); Indiana (1-1=2); at Minnesota (1-2=3); Penn State (2-0=2); vs. #8 South Carolina (2-0=2)

2014 SEASON: vs. #13 LSU (2-1=3); Western Illinois (2-1=3); South Florida (0-1=1); at Northwestern (1-3=4); Illinois (1-0=1); Maryland (0-1=1); at Rutgers (1-2=3); at Purdue (3-2=5); #11 Nebraska (0-2=2); at Iowa (4-2=6); #22 Minnesota (1-2=3); vs. #6 Ohio State (3-2=5); vs. #19 Auburn (3-1=4)

Career Game Highs
Tackles 8 vs. UTEP, Sept. 22, 2012
Tackles for Loss 1.0 at Iowa, Nov. 22, 2014
Sacks --
Interceptions 1 at Iowa, Nov. 2, 2013
Passes Defended 2 (2x) MR vs. LSU, Aug. 30, 2014

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