NEW MEXICO: Athletic, speedy, dual threat quarterback with experience and the drive to get better...started four games as a true freshman and will compete for the starting role in 2011...great runner with the ability to make plays...working on his passing game and ability to read defenses...has shown leadership skills and has a winning mind-set.
2010 (FRESHMAN): Played in seven games and started the final four games at quarterback...finished third on the team in rushing with 287 yards on 107 carries...was 57-of 97 passing with five touchdowns and three interceptions...had four rushing touchdowns in his first season...was third in scoring with 24 points...had two games with over 100-yards passing...set career marks against Wyoming on Nov. 6, with 211 passing yards and two TDs...he also ran for 69 yards against the Cowboys...UNM pulled his redshirt midway through the season at New Mexico State...was one of four quarterback to play at UNM in 2010.
HIGH SCHOOL: Speedy, dual threat quarterback who finished his career as one of the most prolific signal callers in Texas high school history...named the 2009 Mr. Texas Football by Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine as the QB of the All-Texas High School Team...class 3A Offensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press after leading Gilmer to a 15-0 record, capped by the 3A Division I title last fall...the Buckeyes were one of 50 teams across the country to be honored on the MaxPreps Tour of Champions, but first 3A squad ever recognized...also named MVP by Rivals.com (The Old Coach Team) and HuddleUpTexas.com...three-star recruit by ESPN.com (No. 45 ATH)...chose UNM over scholarship offers from Kansas State and Tulsa...3,581 yards passing with 42 touchdowns and just 6 interceptions as a senior...also had 848 yards and 22 TDs on the ground...posted a 41-3 record as a three-year starter, piling up 11,694 yards of total offense (9,344 passing, 2,350 rushing) and was responsible for 165 TDs (116 passing, 49 rushing)...finished his career tied with Colt McCoy for 4th on the Texas all-time TD pass list and 10th in career passing yardage...2,883 yards passing with 34 TDs and 9 INTs, along with 885 and 19 TDs on the ground as a junior (12-2 record)...led Gilmer to a 14-1 record and state runner-up finish as a sophomore when he passed for 2,727 yards and 38 TDs (4 INTs), and had 617 yards and 8 TDs rushing...plays basketball as well.
PERSONAL: Born Aug. 23, 1991 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas...full name is Darian Quante Godfrey...has four siblings, Katlin, Jasmine, Mesha and Jeanesha...would like to major in Business Administration at UNM.