Will begin junior campaign firmly entrenched on the defensive depth chart, battling for a starting position at one of the cornerback slots along with Travis Simmons ... A highly-touted local product who should continue to enjoy a fast development track, but will have to rebound from a leg injury that sidelined him all spring to maintain growth rate ... Brings plenty of intensity, quickness and high level of physicality to the Pirate secondary and special teams squad ... Sat out the 2006 campaign in compliance with freshman eligibility standards after inking with the ECU program during the traditional signing period ... One of four New Bern High School products (Julian Carter, Chris Mattocks, Mike Price) in the Pirate program.
2008: Played in 10 games with two starts as member of the Pirate secondary and special teams unit ... Opened contests against Memphis and UCF at the cornerback position after Jerek Hewett suffered a season-ending shoulder injury ... Missed three games (UAB, UTEP and Tulsa) after sustaining an ankle injury in the second half vs. Southern Miss but returned to action against Kentucky in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl ... Totaled 15 tackles, 12 coming as solo hits ... Logged at least one stop in nine of 10 games (0 vs. West Virginia) ... Booked a season-high four tackles at Virginia ... Other multiple-stop contests include Houston (three) and Memphis (two).
2007: A true freshman who experienced action in nine games as a member of secondary and special teams unit ... Did not play in contests against North Carolina, West Virginia (injury), Houston (injury) and Boise State ... Recorded 15 total tackles (nine solo, six assists) with one TFL ... Picked off first career pass against Tulane (no return) ... Tallied a career-high seven tackles against in-state rival N.C. State at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium ... Also added a stop for lost yardage and two pass breakups vs. Wolfpack ... Tied for fourth on the team with three pass breakups ... Made collegiate debut in the season opener against No. 9 Virginia Tech and contributed one tackle ... Contributed two-stop efforts against UTEP, UAB and Tulane ... Additionally, knocked down a pass vs. Blazers ... Other single-tackle outing came during home win against UCF.
2006: Officially signed with Skip Holtz' program in February, 2006 ... Did not play football during the fall.
High School: A three-year letterman and starter as an offensive, defensive and special teams standout for New Bern ... Helped lead Bears to a 13-3 record and state title contest after capturing the 2005 4-AA Eastern Regional Championship with a 28-7 win over Wakefield ... Netted eight interceptions from his secondary position while picking up 38 receptions for 705 yards as a receiver on the offensive side of the ball ... Returned three punt returns for scores as a senior ... Picked off six passes and accumulated over 700 reception yards as a junior in 2004, leading the Bears to an 11-2 mark ... Provided NBHS with an immediate impact as a sophomore, recording six pass breakups and one interception during the Bears' 14-2 conference and regional championship campaign ... Also amassed over 200 receiving yards in 2003 ... Logged six special teams TDs during high school career, all coming on punt returns ... An all-state and all-area pick as a senior ... Named the New Bern Sun Journal's Area Player-of-the-Year in 2005... Elected team captain during senior campaign ... Earned additional letters as a track athlete ... Turned in a third-place state finish in the 300-meter hurdles and a fifth-place standing in the 110-meter hurdles ... Ranked nationally in the 60-meter hurdles ... Coach was Chip Williams.
Personal: Full name is Darryl Artinus Reynolds ... Nickname is "D-Rey" ... Born August 16, 1987 at New Bern, N.C. ... Major is child development & family relations ... Hobbies include fishing, bowling and video games ... Has a total of 13 siblings.