2009: Played in six games in his first Tusculum campaign... Made six tackles on the year... Recorded five pass break-ups, which were tied for second most on the team... Tallied four tackles and broke up two passes in Tusculum debut at Charleston (Aug. 29)... Accounted for two tackles each against Brevard (Oct. 10) and Newberry (Oct. 24)... Broke up a pair of passes against Catawba.
Los Angeles Harbor College: Earned All-Conference honorable mention recognition at the Harbor City, Calif. school.
High School: Attended Narbonne HS in Harbor City, Calif... All-Conference selection and was named to the Lions All-Star team... Receiver of the Year honoree.
Personal: Full name is Darrion George Ashby... Born March 15, 1989 in Compton, Calif... Nickname: “D-Ron”... Son of George and Pamela Ashby... Siblings - Dejeunee (24), Devaughn (18), Dion (17)... Darrion has a two-year-old son, Ryan Anthony Ashby... Majoring in Business Administration... Plans to become a firefighter following graduation... Enjoys playing video games and long walks on the beach.
More About Darrion: Favorite class at Tusculum: Organziational Writing; Favorite midnight snack: Fruit snacks; Favorite movie: “Friday”; Favorite musical artists: Drake, Lil’ Wayne, Lupe, Juelz, Lloyd Banks; Favorite saying by Coach DeBusk: “Great job Ashby”; Favorite song: “Shine” by Lil’ Wayne; Darrion can’t imagine a week without: Talking to his son; Darrion is as good as anyone at: NBA 2K; Least favorite food: Vegetables; Favorite athlete: Randy Moss; Most thrilling moment in sports: Deflecting a pass on 4th down vs. Catawba; Advice to kids: Listen to your parents and stay in school; Favorite color: Green; Favorite food: Seafood; Favorite sport other than football: Basketball; Person he most admires: His older sister; Shoe size: 11; Best thing about Darrion: His personality; Most important thing Darrion learned since coming to Tusculum: How to live on his own; The thing Darrion admires most about Coach DeBusk: His desire for the game; Two words to describe the way Darrion plays football: Smart, focused; What people don’t know about Darrion: He can sing; When people first meet Darrion, they think: He’s hilarious; Why Darrion chose Tusculum: To further his education.