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     Darrius Little
    Darrius Little

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Thomasville, N.C.

    High School:
    Thomasville HS

    Weight:
    141


    03/17/2012

    Little Finishes Career as an All- American

    Darrius Little finished eighth at the NCAA Tournament to claim All- America honors

    03/16/2012

    Little Advances at NCAA's

    No. 8 Darrius Little is 3-1 at the NCAA Tournament

    03/08/2012

    Wrestling Sends Five to NCAA's

    NC State will have five wrestlers competing in the NCAA Tournament

    03/03/2012

    ACC Wrestling Championships Underway at UNC

    Darrius Little and Quinton Godley get No. 2 seeds and receive a first round bye

    03/03/2012

    Four Wrestlers Claim NCAA Automatic Bids at ACC's

    Darrius Little and Matt Nereim finish second, while Coltin Fought, Colton Palmer, and Quinton Godley finish third

    • Has a career record of 64-45 with three falls

    2010-11
    • Bounced back from an injury-shortened 2010 campaign to have his best season and emerge as one of the ACC's top wrestlers
    • Earned all-conference honors and advanced to the NCAA Champioinships for the second time
    • Finished the year with a 26-12 record, tying for the team lead in victories
    • Had an 8-3 record against ACC opponents to lead the team in ACC wins
    • Began the season by winning his first nine matches, the longest winning streak of his career
    • Won four of six bouts at the Southern Scuffle
    • Won 11 of 12 matches from Dec. 29 through Jan. 27
    • Suffered seven losses to ranked opponents, all by decisions
    • Dropped a 7-6 loss to No. 1 Zach Bailey of Oklahoma in a dual match, and a 2-1 decision to No. 2 Casey Thorne of Army at the NCAA Championships
    • Finished second at 141 pounds at the ACC Championships

    2009-10
    • Went 7-3 one major decision and one technical fall at 133 before being shut down for the season

    2008-09
    • Had a strong sophomore season, capped off with his first appearance at the NCAA Championships
    • Finished with a 17-17 record, including 5-4 vs. ACC opponents
    • Had two pins
    • Enters his junior season with a career mark of 29-30
    • Had a season of hot and cold streaks
    • Won six of eight matches in late November and December, including a 3-4 combined mark at the Las Vegas Invitational and Southern Scuffle
    • Concluded the regular season strong, winning five of his last seven matches in the regular season and two of three at the ACC Championships to take third place at 133 pounds

    2007-08
    • Was one of the top freshmen in the ACC
    • Finished second in the conference at 133 pounds
    • Went 12-13 with one pin
    • Won four of his first five matches
    • Had a pair of three-match winning streaks
    • Went 6-5 vs. ACC oppponents
    • Lost three matches to ranked opponents, all by decision

    High school
    • Posted a career record of 134-19 for coaches Ray Alford and Steven Clodfelter at Thomasville High School
    • Went 48-1 at 135 pounds and won the state 1-A/2-A championship as a senior in 2007
    • Went 44-4 and was state runner-up as a junior in 2006
    • Also lettered two years in football and four years in track and field, specializing in the sprints and intermediate distances

    Personal
    • Majoring in science, technology and society

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