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D.J. Donley
D.J. Donley

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Folkston, Ga.

High School:
Charlton County

Last College:
Georgia Tech

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 203

Position:
Wide Receiver



Purdue: Eligible to practice but not play in 2008 after transferring from Georgia Tech ... will have three years of eligibility.

Georgia Tech: Appeared in 13 games, including two starts, in 2007 ... had eight receptions for 101 yards (12.6 average) with one touchdown ... on special teams recorded nine tackles, blocked two punts, recovered one fumble and returned two kickoffs for 20 yards ... blocked a punt that led to a touchdown and recovered a fumble on a punt return that led to another score vs. Clemson on Sept. 29 ... caught season-high three passes for 33 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown, vs. Fresno State in the Humanitarian Bowl on Dec. 31 ... also blocked a punt in that game.

High School: Attended Charlton County High School in Folkston, Ga. ... rated No. 7 prospect in Georgia by Scout.com and No. 31 wide receiver nationally by Rivals.com ... rated No. 14 safety nationally by Scout.com ... career totals included 88 receptions for 1,490 yards (16.9 average) with 15 touchdowns, along with four interceptions and three fumble recoveries ... played on three straight Class AA state championship teams ... as senior earned first team all-state honors and named to Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100, Mobile Press-Register Super Southeast 120 and Orlando Sentinel All-Southern team ... coach was Rich McWhorter ... also participated in basketball and track and field and was member of state championship track and field teams as sophomore and junior ... comes from same high school as fellow Boilermakers Ralph Bolden, DeVarro Greaves and David Pender.

Personal: Given name is Darnell Jamal Donley ... born Oct. 30, 1988 ... plans on majoring in organizational leadership and supervision ... enjoys fishing.