Amara Darboh 82
Amara  Darboh

RS Senior

West Des Moines, Iowa

High School:
Dowling Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 215



5th Sr.


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Amara Darboh Profile

Physical play, teammates and growth on and off the field are all topics of conversation in this profile of six-foot-two, 211-pound wide receiver Amara Darboh.




• Receptions: 9 - Indiana, 2014
• Yards: 165 - Michigan State, 2016
• Long: 46 - (2x) last at Rutgers, 2016
• TDs: 2 - UCF, 2016

At Michigan
• Graduated from the College of Literature, Science and the Arts with a major in general studies
• Four-year letterman
• Has appeared in 49 games, making 28 starts at receiver
• Team's top receiver with 151 catches for 2,062 yards and 14 touchdowns in his career
• Had at least one reception in 33 consecutive games, which is the fourth longest consecutive streak in school history
• 2016 All-Big Ten second team (coaches and media)
• 2015 All-Big Ten honorable mention (coaches and media)

Fifth-Year Senior (2016)
• All-Big Ten Second Team (coaches and media)
• Biletnikoff Award (candidate)
• Started at receiver in 11 contests and played in all 13 games
• Led team with 57 receptions for 862 yards and seven touchdowns
• Tallied three catches for 42 yards and one touchdown against Hawaii (Sept. 3)
• Registered five receptions for 111 yards and two TDs against UCF (Sept. 10), earning Offensive Player of the Game honors
• Caught 45- and 30-yard touchdowns against the Knights, the first multi-TD game of his career
• Made two catches for 51 yards against Colorado (Sept. 17), including a 45-yard touchdown strike
• Received seven passes for 44 yards against Penn State (Sept. 24)
• Made the game-winning touchdown reception against Wisconsin (Oct. 1), a 46-yard career-long catch in the fourth quarter that garnered him Offensive Player of the Game honors
• Finished the contest with six receptions for 87 yards against the Badgers (Oct. 1)
• Recorded two catches for 65 yards at Rutgers (Oct. 8), including a 45-yard reception
• Led the team with five catches for 99 yards against Illinois (Oct. 22)
• Led the team with eight receptions for 165 yards against Michigan State (Oct. 29), with a long of 43 yards to earning Offensive Player of the Game honors
• Brought in four passes for 77 yards and a score against Maryland (Nov. 5)
• Led the Wolverines with eight catches for 68 yards and one TD at Ohio State (Nov. 26), catching the game-tying five-yard touchdown on fourth down in the first overtime session against the Buckeyes
• Had a team-high five catches for 36 yards vs. Florida State in the Orange Bowl (Dec. 30)

Senior (2015)
• Earned third varsity letter
• Appeared in 13 games, making nine starts
• at Utah(Sept. 3): Hauled in eight catches for 101 yards and one touchdown with a long of 28 yards
• Oregon State (Sept. 12): Made four catches for 50 yards
• UNLV (Sept. 19): Recorded four catches for 34 yards
• BYU (Sept. 26): Hauled in four catches for 54 yards and a touchdown
• at Maryland (Oct. 3): Made three catches for 27 yards
• Northwestern (Oct. 10): Tallied two catches for 11 yards
• Michigan State (Oct. 17): Had three catches for 52 yards
• at Minnesota (Oct. 31): Recorded a team-high in catches with six and yards with 73
• Rutgers (Nov. 7): Made three catches for 53 yards and a touchdown
• at Indiana (Nov. 14): Hauled in eight catches for a career-high 109 yards and a touchdown
• at Penn State (Nov. 21): Caught seven passes for a team-high 68 yards and a touchdown
• Ohio State (Nov. 28): Caught four passes for 68 yards
• at Florida (Jan.1): Recorded two catches for 24 yards

Junior (2014)
• Earned second varsity letter
• Appeared in 12 games, making eight starts
• Recorded 36 receptions for 473 yards and two touchdowns
• Ohio State (Nov. 29): Caught four passes for 41 yards
• Maryland (Nov. 22): Recorded 29 yards on two receptions
• at Northwestern (Nov. 8): Caught four passes for 41 yards
• Indiana (Nov. 1): Tallied a career-high nine receptions for 107 yards and a touchdown
• Penn State (Oct. 11): Hauled in four receptions for 66 yards
• at Rutgers (Oct. 4): Caught one pass for six yards
• UTAH (Sept. 20): Recorded one catch for five yards
• Miami (OH) (Sept. 13): Made first collegiate start, hauling in six receptions for a career-high 88 yards and a touchdown
• Notre Dame (Sept. 6): Caught career-best two passes for 23 yards
• Appalachian State (Aug. 30): Posted first career reception for 26 yards

Sophomore (2013)
• Did not see game action
• Suffered season-ending foot injury prior to the season

Freshman (2012)
• Appeared in four games at wide receiver and 11 games on special teams
• Purdue (Oct. 6): Made first career tackle on special teams
• Alabama (Sept. 1): Made career debut as a reserve wide receiver

• Attended Dowling Catholic High School (2012) coached by Tom Wilson

Key Statistics
• Garnered 765 yards and 11 scores on 48 catches as a senior
• Tallied six touchdowns to go along with his 646 yards on 49 catches as a junior
• Caught 25 passes for 371 yards and a score in his sophomore season

Honors and Rankings
• Des Moines Sunday Register Elite all-state team as a senior (2011)
• Rated as a four-star recruit and the 215th-ranked prospect nationally by
• A four-star prospect and the No. 32 wide receiver in the nation according to
• Rated as a three-star recruit and the No. 1 prospect in Iowa according to

Other Sports
• Also lettered in basketball and track and field
• Was all-conference choice in basketball

• Amara Darboh was born on February 1, 1994


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