UNC veteran DBs in and out of spring mix
|Born:||December 12, 1991 (28)|
Several Tar Heel defensive backs have taken advantage of extra repetitions in the first and second rotations, while others have been shelved with various injuries...Friday April 12, 2013
Hometown Lowdown: Salisbury
It’s almost exactly 100 miles west on I-85 from Chapel Hill to the city of Salisbury, NC. The county seat of Rowan County is the...Friday September 28, 2012
Free Safety Free-for-All
While much of the defense is currently working on repetitions leading up to the season opener on Sept. 1, Sam Smiley and Darien Rankin are...
Saturday August 18, 2012
Sam Smiley fighting for starting job
UNC redshirt freshman Sam Smiley is in the midst of a heated position battle with fellow redshirt freshman Darien Rankin this summer for UNC's open...
Thursday August 16, 2012
Darien Rankin ready to start?
Coming off an excellent spring season and a good summer of quality work in the weight room, where he's added significant muscle mass, redshirt freshman...
Monday August 6, 2012
Romar Morris opens some eyes in UNC spring game
Salisbury lineage or not, no one was interrupting tailback Romar Morris, a state track champion, from taking the lead role in a day that reverberated...
Sunday April 15, 2012
Darien Rankin named Rowan County Athlete of the Year
The 6-foot-1 Darien Rankin helped Salisbury to a 2AA state title as a safety in football. He was a tenacious defender and a ferocious hitter...Tuesday June 7, 2011
UNC football signee Darien Rankin also a basketball star
According to the players and coaches assembled for the 2011 All-County basketball photo shoot Wednesday at Catawba, Salisbury’s Darien Rankin could have easily scored over...
Tuesday March 22, 2011
Penn State tells Romar Morris, Darien Rankin not to visit
Penn State was rolling. Darian Cooper was coming for a visit, and the Nittany Lions were his probable leader. They were getting visits from Brandon...
Saturday January 15, 2011
Darien Rankin always amazes
Darien Rankin showed what a remarkable athlete he is one more time on Wednesday. Just four days removed from the football field where he was...
Saturday December 18, 2010