Darius Blow
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Darius Blow

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Grandview, Mo.

High School:
Grandview High

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 208

Position:
Outside Linebacker

Birthdate:
10/25/1987

Experience:
High School

12/15/2011

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Veteran defensive back who is transitioning to outside linebacker for his senior campaign ... Listed at No. 2 on the summer depth chart at Sam Linebacker ... Notched 7 tackles, including 3 for loss in Maroon and White Spring Game (4/16/11), along with a fumble recovery.

2010: Accumulated 3 tackles in 10 games ... Recorded 2 solo stops at Murray State (10/9/10) ... Also factored in an assisted tackle at South Dakota State (11/6/10).

2009: Played in 5 games, totaling 2 solo tackles ... Recorded a tackle for a 3-yard loss 10/17/09 at Western Illinois ... Named MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week for the 9/19/09 win over Murray State.

2008: Did not earn playing time during the 2008 season due to injuries.

2007: Redshirted his first season at Missouri State ... Earned MSU Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week for Indiana State game (10/27/07).

High School: Two-year starter and four-year squad member as a cornerback, safety and quarterback for Coach Jason Godfrey at Grandview (Mo.) High ... Earned KC Suburban Mid-6 All-Conference honors as a senior while earning Bulldog MVP and captain honors ... Was also a three-year track letterman, specializing in the 100-meter dash and long jump.

Personal: Darius Walter Griffen Blow was born 10/25/87 in Springfield, Mo. ... Son of Cornelius and Sherryl Blow of Grandview, Mo. ... Has two sisters, Desiree' and D'Andria ... Father (Cornelius) was a four-year letterman for the Bears (1981-84) ... Majoring in Construction Management.

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