NFL Experience: 3 Years
College: University of Kansas
Wife: Lacie Stuckey
Siblings: 3 Brothers & 3 Sisters
Hometown: Kansas City, KS
Hobbies: Painting, Drawing, Ping-Pong
Darrell Stuckey is an NFL player, motivational speaker, budding artist, and more. But more importantly, Darrell is a child of God and believer in his Lord Jesus Christ. As the founder of Living4One, he spends his time off the field motivating and encouraging thousands, as well as serving and giving back to his community.
As a Charger, Stuckey was a Special Teams standout and led the team in Special Teams tackles. He is expected to have a Pro-Bowl caliber year as a specialist, and will compete for a starting position as a safety. Head Coach Norv Turner said, “He’s got great acceleration and he showed this year he’s very competitive as a player. I would love to see him be a guy that evolves into a Pro Bowl special teams player, but I do believe he’s a guy that’s going to be a very good player for us in the secondary and I’m anxious for him to take the next step.”
At KU, Stuckey was not only one of the school’s most-talented athletes, but also one of it’s most popular and academically gifted students. He graduated in four years and was named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. Stuckey was one of the Jayhawks’ most active student-athletes in the community and that benevolence has carried over to San Diego. He enjoys delivering motivational speeches and regularly volunteers to lend a helping hand with community projects.
In college, Stuckey recorded 295 career tackles which was second-most all time among Jayhawks defensive backs. Only former NFL great Leroy Irvin, who had 347 from 1976-79, had more tackles than Darrell. Stuckey was the Jayhawks’ first non-linebacker to lead the team in tackles since 2000.
COLLEGE: First-team All-Big 12 in 2008 and ’09…American Football Coaches Association ’09 Good Works team…Big 12 Community of Champions in ’08…Jayhawks’ ST POY and Weight Room Award in ’08, and co-winner of Nolan Cromwell Leadership Award…career-high 98 TTs in ’08, most by KU DB since 2003…also career-high five INTs…Big 12 Defensive POW after two INTs and FF vs. Missouri in ’08…redshirted in 2005…played at Kansas from 2005-09…degree in communications.
HIGH SCHOOl: Two-time Metro Offensive POY and team MVP at Washington HS in KC…all-state as senior…led team to three-straight KCK league titles…invited to 2005 Kansas Shrine Bowl…all-state in baseball and lettered in basketball and track….sister, Denae, played basketball at Iowa State.