2012:Named to All-Southland Third Team ... One of two Cardinals to appear in all 52 games and start each one, primarily at third base ... Batted a team-best .344 with 34 scores, 25 runs batted in, 13 doubles and four homers ... Slugged .481 and carried a .380 on-base percentage ... Went 3-for-5 with two scores in February 19 win over Arkansas State ... Came up a triple short of the cycle in win over UT Arlington on March 18 ... Finished 3-for-4 with two RBI and a score ... Registered three hits with steal vs. Sam Houston State ... Homered and went 2-for-4 with three RBI at top-ranked LSU on April 18 ... Led LU with a 3-for-5 showing in a win at Nicholls on April 21 ... Recorded three hits and three scores in April 24 win over Prairie View A&M ... Put up a season-best 4-for-5 showing with two triples, two RBI and three scores at UTSA ... Ended season by going 3-for-5 with two scores at UTSA ... Recorded a hit in 39 games with 23 multi-hit outings ... Scored in 25 games and knocked in a run in 18.
Junior College: Posted a two-season batting average of .412 while playing for coach Tony Cirelli's Mesa Community College team in 2010 and 2011. ... Hit three home runs and had 23 triples and 43 stolen bases. ... Was second-team All-America selection both seasons.
High School: Played for coach Mike Johnson at Chandler HS. ... Earned all-state and all-district recognition as utility player after posting .455 batting average during senior season. ... Hit eight home runs and also posted 3.10 earned run average in 80 innings of work as a pitcher.
Personal: Darian Michael Johnson was born on July 17, 1991 in Mesa, Ariz. ... Son of Michael Johnson and Rhonda Auen of Chandler, Ariz.