Not only did Darryl Monroe start all 13 games from his linebacker spot in 2013, he was voted team captain 10 times that season by his teammates with the Washington State Cougars. He was third on the team in tackles with 94 and provided a stubborn, run-stopping presence with his 6-1, 235-pound frame. He’s started the team’s last 25 games at linebacker and will be counted on to deliver similar production and guiding experience in 2014.
Attended Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Fla., where he led the team in tackles his last two seasons. He was named one of the top five linebackers in Florida after recording 136 tackles and three sacks his senior season, and was named to the Central Florida All-Defensive Team.
An early enrollee January 2011, he would eventually receive a medical redshirt after a season-ending Achilles injury cut short his first season. In 2012, Monroe started all 12 games at MIK linebacker and received All-Pac-12 honorable mention honors after being second on the team in tackles with 80. He recorded 8.5 tackles for loss and had three sacks during the season. As a redshirt sophomore in 2013, he started 13 games and was third on the team in tackles with 94. He would record eight tackles for loss, two sacks and two forced fumbles for the Cougars.
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