Ron Darden
Ron Darden


Pasadena, Md.

High School:
Glen Burnie H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 328


WORTH NOTING: Moved from guard to nose tackle during training camp and is expected to contend for playing time there this season ... was an all-county defensive lineman in high school.

AT VIRGINIA: 2004--Top reserve at left guard behind Brian Barthelmes ...saw action in six games, North Carolina through Duke.

2003--Reserve guard who played in all 13 games ... played primarily on the field goal and extra point teams, but did start in place of an injured Elton Brown at right guard in the Wake Forest game ...saw most of his action from scrimmage early in the season.

2002--In uniform for the Colorado State, Florida State, South Carolina, Akron, Wake Forest, Clemson, North Carolina, N.C. State, Maryland and West Virginia games, but did not play ... red-shirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Starred on both the offensive and defensive line at Glen Burnie High School for coach Brad Wilson ...has been playing football for only two years ... MARS Report Blue Chipper ... listed as the #30 player in the Mid-Atlantic region by SuperPrep ... Tom Lemming Preseason All-American ... #11 athlete in the nation by Tom Lemming ... played in the 2002 U.S. Army High School All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas ... second-team all-state ... first-team All-Anne Arundel County as an offensive guard and nose tackle as a senior ... second-team Baltimore Sun All-Met as an offensive lineman ...as a defensive lineman, had seven sacks and 15 tackles for losses as a junior.

PERSONAL: Ronald Clinton Darden ... born 12-17-84 in Baltimore, Md. ... son of Regina and Roy Darden ... has a brother, Raymond ... mathematics major.