Orleans Darkwa
RB #26
Height:
6-0
Weight:
215
Age:
25
College:
Tulane
Hometown:
Nashville, TN
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2016):

CAR
30
YDS
111
AVG
3.7
TDS
2

Biography

TRANSACTIONS:
-    Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Miami Dolphins on May 12, 2014…Waived by the Dolphins on Oct. 6, 2014…Signed to the Dolphins’ practice squad on Oct. 8, 2014…Signed to the Giants’ active roster on Nov. 12. 2014.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    In 2014, played in 11 games as a rookie – 4 with the Dolphins and 7 with the Giants…Finished 4 rushing attempts for 2 yards and 3 receptions for 31 yards for Miami and 5 carries for 21 yards and a touchdown, 2 catches for 17 yards, 4 special teams tackles (3 solo) and a forced fumble for the Giants…Made his NFL debut for Miami vs. New England (9/7)…Had 3 receptions for 31 yards at Buffalo (9/14) and 4 rushing attempts for 2 yards at Oakland (9/28)
TRANSACTIONS:
-    Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Miami Dolphins on May 12, 2014…Waived by the Dolphins on Oct. 6, 2014…Signed to the Dolphins’ practice squad on Oct. 8, 2014…Signed to the Giants’ active roster on Nov. 12. 2014.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    In 2014, played in 11 games as a rookie – 4 with the Dolphins and 7 with the Giants…Finished 4 rushing attempts for 2 yards and 3 receptions for 31 yards for Miami and 5 carries for 21 yards and a touchdown, 2 catches for 17 yards, 4 special teams tackles (3 solo) and a forced fumble for the Giants…Made his NFL debut for Miami vs. New England (9/7)…Had 3 receptions for 31 yards at Buffalo (9/14) and 4 rushing attempts for 2 yards at Oakland (9/28)…Debuted with the Giants on special teams vs. San Francisco (11/16)…Recorded 1st special teams tackle vs. Dallas (11/23)…Had his 1st rushing attempt (for 0 yards) at Tennessee (12/7)…Contributed to the Giants’ victory in St. Louis (12/21) with 4 carries for 21 yards, including a season-long 12-yarder for  his 1st NFL touchdown, 2 receptions for 17 yards, 2 special teams tackles and a forced fumble on a kickoff (that was recovered by Nat Berhe, leading to a Giants touchdown).
 
COLLEGE:
-    Four-year letterman at Tulane (2010-13)...Played in 46 career games…Career totals included 663 carries for 2,953 yards and 39 touchdowns…Added 77 receptions for 595 yards…As a senior in 2013, played in 13 games and had 188 rushing attempts for 863 yards, In 2012, played in 9 games with 5 starts and led the team with 3 rushing touchdowns while finishing tied for the 1st with 81 rushing attempts and 2nd with 241 rushing yards…In 2012, played in 13 games with 11 starts and led the team with 210 carries, 924 yards and 13 touchdowns…Named 1st-team All-Louisiana and 2nd-team All-Conference USA…Posted a season-best 196 all-purpose yards on 7 catches for 112 yards and 84 rushing yards on 18 carries vs Memphis…As a freshman in 2010, played in 11 games with 6 starts and led the team with 1,230 all-purpose yards…Rushed for a Tulane freshman-record 925 yards and 11 touchdowns on 184 attempts.

PERSONAL:
-     Sociology major… Four-year letterman at The Ensworth High School in Nashville, where he helped lead the school to a 20-2 record, including a perfect 13-0 mark in conference play, over his final 2 seasons…Team reached state semifinals as a junior and the quarterfinals as a senior…As a senior, rushed for 2,243 yards and 24 touchdowns and returned 6 kickoffs for 200 yards as a senior…Had three 300-plus yard games, including a 364-yard, 4-touchdown effort ... Full name is Orleans Opoku-Darkwa…Born in Nashville.
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesRushingReceivingFumbles
GGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLongTDFUMLost
TOTAL 75 287 3.8 17 4 10 91 9.1 17 0 0 0
2016 NYG 10 2 30 111 3.7 17 2 2 12 6 9 0 -- --
2015 NYG 16 0 36 153 4.3 17 1 3 31 10.3 15 0 -- --
2014 NYG 7 0 5 21 4.2 12T 1 2 17 8.5 9 0 -- --
2014 MIA 4 0 4 2 0.5 7 0 3 31 10.3 17 0 -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultRushingReceivingFumbles
AttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 @DAL W 20-19 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 NO W 16-13 1 -1 -1 -1 0 1 3 3 3 0 -- --
3 WAS L 27-29 10 53 5.3 15 1 1 9 9 9 0 -- --
4 @MIN L 10-24 12 48 4 17 1 0 0 -- -- 0 -- --
5 @GB L 16-23 7 11 1.6 6 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 BAL W 27-23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 @LA W 17-10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 PHI W 28-23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 CIN W 21-20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 CHI W 22-16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 @CLE W 27-13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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