Rice Owls football game vs. Old Dominion on Sept. 20, 2014
Combines with Jowan Davis to give the Owls a productive 1-2 punch at running back.
Needs 12 yards rushing to reach 1,000 in his career... Leads the Owls with nine TDs (eight rushing, one receiving) and 5.1 yards per carry... 10th in C-USA with 59.2 rushing yards per game... Topped 100 yards for the first time in his career, rushing for 141 yards on 23 carries vs. Hawai'i... Scored a career-best three touchdowns on the ground vs. ODU... Tied for the team lead with a career-best three receptions vs. Notre Dame (30 yards)... Brother of former Owls All-America WR Jarett Dillard, who holds the NCAA career record with 60 touchdown receptions... Pair now have 73 total touchdowns, including 62 TD receptions.
2013 Member of 2013 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll...Fourth on team with 396 yards on the ground, and tied for third with three rushing touchdowns... Ran for 52 yards and a score in the C-USA title game... San Antonio native scored Rice's first touchdown in that city in Rice's 27-21 win... Delivered his second-straight winning touchdown with a 25-yard TD reception in overtime at Tulsa (first career catch)... Scored his first career touchdown to win the game vs. FAU... Ran for 41 yards on nine carries in his college debut at Texas A&M.
McArthur High School
Offensive MVP for coach Ben Cook at McArthur HS... Younger brother of former Owls All-America wide receiver Jarett Dillard...Earned second team All-State honors and first team All-San Antonio honors as a junior and second team All-San Antonio as a senior... Led McArthur to the 5-A DII state quarterfinals as a junior... Rushed for 4,100 yards and added another 900 yards receiving in his career... Played basketball and led McArthur to the regional finals as a junior... Academic All State as a senior... Wendy's High School Heisman regional finalist... Ranked third in a class of 557... Served as treasurer for both the National Honor Society and his senior class... Participated in Peer Assistant Leadership Program (PALS) and set a world record for high fives by slapping 2,215 hands in 20 minutes as part of an anti-bullying campaign sponsored by the McArthur PALS chapter... Tutored English to elementary students and to others through the English Second Language program... First place winner in the Teachers' Choice Night Gallery Art Show... First place in TSA State Architecture competition... Junior Financial Chairman of the National Society of Black Engineers.
Full Name: Darik David Dillard... Born: Nov. 11, 1993 at San Antonio... Parents: Porter and Robin Dillard (one brother, one sister)... Brother, Jarett, is a member of the Arizona Cardinals and was a two-time, All-America wide receiver for the Owls who holds the NCAA career record for touchdown receptions (60) and most consecutive games with a touchdown reception in a season (13)... Sister, Tai, played basketball at Texas from 1999-2003 and for three seasons in the WNBA... She is now an assistant basketball coach at Houston... Rice College: Jones... Rice major: Mechanical Engineering.