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Darnell Mooney



Experience: R

Height: 5-11

Age: 22

Weight: 174 lbs

College: Tulane

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2019 (SENIOR):

  • Started every game for Tulane; one of the five captains
  • Led the team in receiving yards and touchdowns for the second straight year
  • Named to the 2019 Fred Bilentikoff Preseason Watch list
  • Opened the season with four catches for 84 yards and a touchdown at home against FIU (Aug.29)
  • Hauled in three passes for 48 yards on the road against No. 10 Auburn (Sept. 7)
  • Caught five passes for 51 yards at home against MSU (Sept. 14)
  • Made a 48-yard touchdown catch at home against Houston (Sep. 19)
  • Reeled in four catches for 77 yards and a touchdown at home against UConn (Oct. 12)
  • Snagged five passes for 65 yards and a touchdown away at Memphis (Oct. 18)
  • Racked up a season-best 112 yards on 5 catches, including one for a touchdown away at Navy (Oct. 26)
  • Closed out the regular season against SMU with seven catches for 53 yards
  • Finished his collegiate career with three receptions for 43 against Southern Miss in the 2020 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

2018 (JUNIOR):

  • Posted a breakout junior season as he recorded single season highs for receptions (47), receiving yards (993) and touchdowns (8)
  • Earned Second Team All-AAC honors
  • His 20.6 yards per reception ranked sixth nationally
  • Was one of just eight players to start in every regular season game
  • Surpassed 100 yards receiving in four games
  • Recorded one of the best receiving performances in school history against ECU as he finished with six receptions for 217 yards and two touchdowns
  • His two touchdowns against ECU came from 86 and 79 yards out
  • His 217-yard receiving performance was just the sixth 200-yard receiving performance in school history


  • Started all 12 games as a sophomore, finished the year with 599 yards receiving and four touchdowns
  • Averaged 17.6 yards per catch during the year
  • Opened the year with a pair of catches for 29 yards against Grambling State
  • Caught one pass for 11 yards at Oklahoma
  • Totaled three catches for 61 yards, including a then career-long 36-yard catch versus USF
  • Hauled in four receptions for 70 yards, including a 40-yard touchdowns against Memphis
  • Posted his first 100-yard receiving day of the season against Cincinnati, as he caught seven passes for 115 yards
  • Recorded a team-best six receptions for 67 yards at East Carolina
  • Closed out the year on a high note, as he caught six passes for 168 yards

2016 (FRESHMAN):

  • Played in 12 games, including eight starts, finished second on the team in receptions (24), yards (267) and touchdowns (2)
  • Rushed four times for 22 yards, including a long of eight
  • Made at least one reception in the final nine games of the season
  • In his first collegiate start vs. UL Lafayette on Sept. 24, Mooney caught three passes for 51 yards, including a 25-yard touchdown reception in the second overtime
  • Led the team in receptions (7) and receiving yards (63), both career highs, including a 21-yard touchdown catch, at Houston on Nov. 12


  • Prepped at Gadsen City High School for Coach Matt Scott as a wide receiver and defensive back
  • Led the Titans to a pair of state playoff appearances
  • Named an Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 7A First-team All-State selection after his senior season when he caught 37 passes for 697 yards and nine touchdowns
  • Also returned three punts for touchdowns, one kickoff for a score while picking up one interception on defense as well
  • Was also the point guard on the basketball team and led his squad to three state playoff appearances