Name: Kevon Darton
Position: Defensive tackle
Year: Redshirt freshman
Hometown: Fitchburg, Mass.
High School: Worcester Academy
2018 stats: Big ole’ redshirt year for the freshman.
2019 projections: Darton was listed on the depth chart as the backup defensive tackle for the spring season. We’ll see where he ends up slotting in, with Chris Elmore and the rest in the mix, but he seems to have worked himself into the discussion behind McKinley Williams as a tackle.
How’d he get here?: Darton took a preferred walk-on offer from the Orange last season. He also had a PWO offer from UMass.
What’d recruiting sites say?: No stars, unfortunately.
Money Quote: Apparently Darton felt very comfortable at Syracuse and literally said as much to Steven Bailey last year when he committed.
“I felt like that I would be very comfortable at Syracuse,” Darton said.
Twitter feed: @KDarton_53
Tweets of wonder: Gotta go with the last non-retweet in the feed. And it’s a good one.
#NewProfilePic pic.twitter.com/F8WjeecJ2g— Kevon Darton (@KDarton_43) April 10, 2019
What movie would Dino recommend for him?: We’re heading to future-town here, as Dino recommends you check out Free Guy, which is coming out in December with Ryan Reynolds and Taika Waititi. The film was filmed at least partially in Darton’s native-adjacent Worcester. For those in central Mass, I know Fitchburg isn’t Worcester...
Interesting nugget o’interest: Darton’s old coach Tony Johnson at Worcester Academy stated that he had some of the best hands on the team, in the Bailey article above. Think he’s in the running for another Rhino type two-way job, playing fullback?
Let’s get a look at ya: Senior year highlight reel —