Chargers Sign Asu Safety Alden Darby as Free Agent
MAY 14, 2014, PHOENIX, AZ - Former Arizona State University safety Alden Darby won't be far from his alma mater, because the San Diego Chargers have signed him to an NFL contract as a free agent.
Darby was picked up by the Chargers during the free agency portion of the 2014 NFL draft on Saturday, May 10.
The NFL signing comes on the heels of a noteworthy Sun Devils career, including being ranked as a top ten strong safety by CBS Sports; a Hard Hat player award for his off season training; and wearing the honorary Pat Tillman practice jersey, given only to players whom embody the positive characteristics of the ASU football program.
Darby ended his time at the university with 155 solo tackles, 62 assisted tackles and ten interceptions.
'My motto from here on out is 'Show up unknown, leave legendary',' said Darby of staring his NFL career with the Chargers. 'I'm so happy that I'll be going to one of my favorite teams, and I just want everyone out there to know that I'm ready to take hold of this opportunity.'
Darby follows fellow ASU-turned NFL safety, Adam Archuleta (20th pick - 2001).
Agent Derek Spearman also joined in the praise of his newly NFL-signed client.
'Alden had excellent results from his private workouts and his amazing pro day experience,' said Spearman. 'There was no doubt in my mind that a team would pick him up, and I'm very excited for him.'
The Chargers will kick off the 2014 season on Monday, September 8 at Alden's alma mater, Arizona, against the Cardinals.
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