Missed the 2009 season after struggling with a nagging knee injury...Had surgery to repair damage in his knee in the fall...Was back on the field practicing during the spring 2010 session.
Joined the Tigers in fall camp after transferring from Arkansas...Practiced with the team but was ineligible for game action due to NCAA transfer guidelines.
Redshirted and practiced with the scout team in 2007.
Prepped for coach Mark Uhiren at Marion High, and helped his team to an 8-4 record his senior season...Played running back and was limited his senior season by an ankle injury...Logged just over 1,000 yards as a senior and was named all-conference...Rushed for 2,000 yards and 32 TDs as a junior en route to being named all-state...Was the only junior on the SuperTeam for the state of Arkansas...Earned several honors as weekly player of the week througout his prep career...Led his squad to the semifinals of the state championship both as a junior and a senior.
Darcel Johnson is the son of Al Ward and Tracye Johnson...Born Feb. 16, 1988, in Memphis, Tenn.