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Apopka High Grad Ty Darlington signs free agent contract with Titans


Ty Darlington

Apopka High School football standout Ty Darlington signed a free agent contract today with The Tennessee Titans.

Darlington played Center at AHS for his father and coach Rick Darlington from 2008-2011.

At AHS, Darlington received many honors both on the field and academically. He was 
selected to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, was the No. 2 player in The Super 60 rankings for Central Florida, No. 5 player in The Florida Top 100, Two-time first team All-State, Two-time Class 8A All-Central Florida. He was also the Class Valedictorian for for AHS, carried a 5.1 weighted GPA, scored a 33 on his ACT and a 2060 on his SAT.

He signed a scholarship with The University of Oklahoma in 2012.

During his senior season with the Sooners, Darlington was the winner of Campbell Trophy and Wuerffel Trophy, a finalist for Senior CLASS Award, named honorable mention All-American by Sports Illustrated, selected to the All-Big 12 First Team by league's coaches and Phil Steele, chosen for All-Big 12 Second Team by AP, was the CoSIDA Academic All-American, Big 12 Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year and winner of OU's Bob Kalsu Award. Darlington played in and started 12 games at center this season for Oklahoma, and was named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team. The Sooners made it to The Final Four of the College Football Championships last season.

The Titans struggles to a 3-13 2015 season under rookie Quarterback Marcus Mariota.

"Excited to be heading to rookie minicamp with the Titans," said Darlington on Twitter. "All I needed was a chance! Glory to God!"


Related story: Apopka High Grad KJ Dillon drafted by Houston Texans


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