5 - Darian Stone
Darian Stone
Born: October 29, 1991
Height: 6-0
Weight: 185
Year: So.
Hometown: Clinton, Tenn.
High School: Clinton
Position: QB
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies

Has the opportunity to be an incredibly gifted player for the Golden Eagles...listed second on the depth chart at quarterback behind returning starter Tre Lamb...will benefit immensely from playing behind the veteran...exceptional quickness and a strong, accurate throwing arm...has done an excellent job learning the Golden Eagle system...was a sensational player during his high school career and has the potential to continue to shine...highly committed to success both on the field and in the classroom...earned a spot on the 2011 spring semester Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

AT TECH (In 2011): Stone saw action in the first two games of the 2011 season...passed for 28 yards on a 3-for-4 effort, including a 22-yard bomb against Iowa on Sept. 3...threw for two yards against Maryville on Sept. 8...totaled 30 yards on the season passing, 80 yards rushing and one TD on three carries against Maryville...longest run of the season was 74 yards against Maryville...averaged 26.7 yards per rush over the season...logged a pass efficiency of 130.40 and averaged 55 yards of total offense per game.

AT TECH (In 2010): Darian patiently sat out his first season on the roster as a redshirt, working with the scout team and learning the system.

HIGH SCHOOL: A game-breaking quarterback and a two-time All-State selection under coach Andy Shattuck at Clinton (Tenn.) High School...amassed more than 7,500 yards of total offense in his three seasons at the controls of the Dragons....took Clinton to a 10-0 regular season record as a senior, passing for 2,093 yards and 23 touchdowns with only two interceptions...also rushed for 725 yards and 10 scores on his way to first-team All-State laurels...Mr. Football finalist...finished his career with 5,734 yards and 59 touchdowns passing, along with 1,864 yards and 22 touchdowns on the ground.

PERSONAL: The son of Roy Stone...birthdate is October 29, 1991...full name is Darian Deron Stone...majoring in interdisciplinary studies.