Football star gives back to KU

Posted on Mar 30, 2015 in Alumni News, News, and Sports

Darrell Stuckey
Darrell Stuckey, a native of Kansas City, Kansas, arrived at the University of Kansas as a freshman in 2005. He redshirted his freshman year and was part of the celebrated 2007 team that finished 12-1 and won the Orange Bowl over Virginia Tech, 24-21; he was named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention that season.

But success on the football field wasn’t his only goal.

“I was the first in my immediate family to graduate from college, which was a blessing. Coming here, my goal was to graduate no matter what,” he said.

Stuckey, c’09,  was drafted in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers, and early this year made his debut in the 2015 NFL Pro Bowl.

“I got drafted; it was nowhere near the feeling I had when I graduated,” said Stuckey. “I believe in what I stand for because of the University of Kansas, and because of that reason, I want to stay connected; I want to give back, I want to give that opportunity to somebody else.”

Watch our video below to learn more about Darrell, who will serve as emcee of this year’s Rock Chalk Ball, and why he’s a proud Life Member of the KU Alumni Association.


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