Darrell Stuckey inducted into KU Ring of Honor

Kansas safety Darrell Stuckey runs the ball during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Kansas State Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009 in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) - Former KU safety Darrell Stuckey will be added to the Kansas Ring of Honor. The official ceremony will be during the Homecoming game vs. Texas Tech on Saturday, Oct. 26.

Stuckey played for the Jayhawks from 2006-09. He started 42 career games and played in 45. His 295 career tackles ranked second all-time among KU defensive backs. Stuckey also snagged eight career interceptions, which is 10th most in KU history. Stuckey was a All-Big 12 First Team honoree in 2008 and a semifinalist for the 2009 Jim Thorpe trophy, an award that honors the nations top collegiate defensive back.

Stuckey is the fifth member of the 2008 KU Orange Bowl team to be added to the Ring of Honor.

“I am humbled to be honored alongside those who came before me and those who are yet to be honored,” said Stuckey. “To me, this is not about stats and accolades. This is about the people who walked beside me before I got to the finish line. I was a kid who just wanted to be made into something greater than what I could see or believed I could become. The men and women of KU Football and Kansas Athletics helped me do that. For that, I am forever grateful.”

Stuckey was drafted in the fourth round (110 overall) to the San Diego Chargers. He played seven seasons with the Chargers and made one Pro Bowl selection.