2012 (Freshman): Redshirted.
Prior to Western Carolina: Lived overseas for almost seven years ... Played football for head coach Mike Laue at Bitburg HS in Europe ... Named to the All-Europe team in 2011 along the defensive line ... Selected to the Military.com All-Department of Defense Team ... Also participated in track & field as a prep.
Personal: Full name is Darian Lamar Billups ... Is the son of David and Wanda Billups ... Has two younger siblings; Devn and Mikayla ... Was born in Oklahoma City, Okla.