WSU CAREER RS-JUNIOR (2012):Missed season due to leg injury.
RS-SOPHOMORE (2011): Appeared in five games, mainly on special teams...made three tackles, all solo against Idaho State...recovered a fumble against UNLV...earned WSU Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week honors against Colorado.
RS-FRESHMAN (2010): Earned his first varsity letter after appearing in 10 games...recorded six tackles...had season-best five tackles, four solo, at Oklahoma State...also had a tackle at Arizona State.
FRESHMAN (2009): Redshirt season.
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER Three-year letterwinner for head coach Judd Benedick...SOPHOMORE year was the only sophomore named first-team All-Southern Idaho Conference...led SIC with 8.5 sacks as a defensive end...was the only sophomore starter for the Mavericks...team made playoffs...recorded 61 tackles (48 solo), four tackles-for-loss, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries...JUNIOR year selected to Nike Football US Underclassmen All-America Team (honorable mention)...named first-team All-SIC at linebacker for league's top-rated defensive squad...named team's defensive most valuable player...recorded 107 tackles, six sacks and forced a fumble...also rushed four times for 61 yards and a touchdown...won the Treasure Valley Linemen Challenge...SENIOR year led squad to a third place finish at state...named first-team 5-A All-State at linebacker by the Idaho Statesman and the Idaho Press-Tribune...named all-region by the Press-Tribune...repeat selection to the All-SIC squad...named team's defensive player of the year...registered 101 tackles in nine games...also recorded 13 TFLs, two sacks four forces fumbles, two blocked PATs and an interception...completed his career as school's all-time leading tackler...named Tacoma News Tribune Northwest Nugget honorable mention...rated No. 51 at his position nationally by Rivals.com...rated No. 2 amongst Idaho prospects by Rivals.com...rated No. 57 on Scout.com's West Hot 150...member of TNT's Western 100...rated No. 32 on Scout.com's Northwest Hot 100...also wrestled one year at 198 pounds as a freshman, finishing sixth at districts...ran track as a sprinter, and was a member of the 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams that won the district championship.
PERSONAL Darren Joseph Markle...father Parry won the NCAA powerlifting championship at BYU...mother Kareen was a member of BYU's golf team...sister Devin is currently a member of Utah State's gymnastics team...has another sister Casey...grandfather Frank Gibson played basketball at San Jose State and Stanford...honor roll student every semester...four-year member of the All-SIC Academic Team...selected to the 2007 US Junior National Powerlifting Team...won the national championship in the 242-pound weight class at the US High School Powerlifting Championships (2007), breaking the national total record...won the state championship in the 220-pound weight class at the Idaho State Powerlifting Championships (2007), claiming the Best Lifter of the Meet award and setting two Idaho records...national champion in the bench press for his age group at the 2006 US High School National Powerlifting Championships (finished fourth overall).