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2012 Football Signee Darius Philon

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Darius Philon | DT | 6-1 | 280 | Mobile, Ala. (Vigor HS)

Philon was selected to play in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game following his senior season. He was ranked as the No. 20 strongside defensive end in the nation by Rivals.com, while Scout.com ranked him as the 37th-best defensive end in the country. In 2011, Philon collected 66 tackles, including 20 for loss with 11 sacks, while helping lead Vigor to the Alabama 5A state championship game, where he made 10 tackles, one sack and one fumble recovery while playing through an injury. During the 2011 season, Vigor allowed just 116 points, an average of 7.7 points per game, while putting together a 12-3 overall record. As a junior, he made 89 tackles, including 20 for loss, as the Wolves advanced to the quarterfinal round of the state playoffs and finished 9-4. Philon chose Arkansas over Alabama, Auburn and Mississippi State. He was coached at Vigor by Kerry Stevenson, where he was teammates with fellow signee JaMichael Winston.

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