Draft Scout Snapshot: 2010: Named to the preliminary 2010 Lombardi Award Watch List ... played in 22 career games, making three starts ... has 37 career tackles, making nine tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks...All-SEC Football First Team in 2010, Dareus required double teams on almost every play from opposing offenses and finished the season with 34 tackles, 11 for a loss, and 4 1/2 sacks...2009: Produced the two biggest plays of his Alabama career to date in the 2010 Citi BCS National Championship Game to earn Defensive MVP honors and vault the Crimson Tide to their 13th national championship ... played in 14 games and made four starts while serving as the Tide's top pass rusher ... finished eighth in the Southeastern Conference and ranked tied for 90th nationally with 6.5 sacks (-44) or .46 per game ... had 33 total tackles, 9.0 tackles for loss (-49), seven quarterback hurries, an interception and two pass breakups...2008: Dareus was one of 16 true freshmen to see the field in 2008 for Alabama, making his debut in the Crimson Tide's season opener against Clemson ... saw playing time at nose guard in third down situations during his campaign ... made four tackles on the season while recording three quarterback hurries ... played in eight games.
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12/31/12 - DT Marcel Dareus blocked a field goal against the Jets, giving the Bills five blocked kicks for the season, most since six in 1996.
11/30/12 - DT Marcel Dareus is coming off his best game of the year, recording a sack, QB hit and five tackles against Indianapolis. His career sack total stands at 9.0.
11/18/12 - DT Marcell Dareus played well with four tackles and a batted down pass against Miami.
09/20/12 - DT Marcell Dareus was back at practice Thursday after returning to Alabama to attend funeral services for his younger brother, who was killed in a triple homicide on Sept. 9.
09/19/12 - DT Marcell Darius was excused from practice. He returned home after Sunday's win over Kansas City to be with family members following the tragic death of his younger brother in a triple homicide in Alabama. He's expected back to rejoin the club in plenty of time to be ready for Sunday's game at Cleveland.