Saw action in four games as a first-year slot wide receiver … Earned varsity letter … Battled injuries the majority of the year … Made one tackle on special teams … Earned playing time in games vs. Georgetown, Princeton, Harvard and Brown.
A 2017 graduate of Liberty High School in Henderson, Nevada, where he played four years of varsity football for head coach Richard Muraco … Named to the 2016 Las Vegas Review-Journal All-State First Team Offense as a wide receiver … Two-time First Team All-State honoree as a wide receiver … Selected to the 2016 All-Sunrise Southeast League Team as a wide receiver and kick returner … Two-time All-Sunrise Southeast League selection … Two-time Las Vegas Sun All-City Team selection … Led Liberty to two state runner-up finishes and four region titles … Described as one of the nation’s top high school return men … Four-year varsity totals include 161 receptions for 2,356 yards and 17 touchdowns with a 14.6 yards per catch average, 3,194 all-purpose yards (86.3 per game) and 21 total touchdowns for 126 points … Caught 75 passes for 1,106 yards and 13 touchdowns with a long of 80 yards, rushed for a touchdown and had four returns for scores, averaged 20.5 yards per punt return and 31.8 yards per kickoff return as a senior … Also led team in all-purpose yards with 1,730 (123.6 per game) including 71 rushing, 1,106 receiving, 286 kick return and 267 punt return yards … Team averaged 399.2 offensive yards per game … Named team captain … Led the Patriots to a Class 4A state finals appearance, 12-2 overall record, Sunrise Southeast Regional championship, perfect 5-0 in league play, No. 2 state ranking and No. 21 national ranking in the USA Today Super 25 poll … Liberty lost in the state championship game to Bishop Gorman … Registered six 100-yard receiving games and two multi-touchdown games as a senior … Registered 196 all-purpose yards, caught six passes for 106 yards and a touchdown vs. Silverado … Caught eight passes for 155 yards, a touchdown and a season-long 80 yard reception vs. Foothill … Finished with eight catches for 103 yards and two touchdowns vs. Green Valley … Accumulated 243 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns, caught 11 passes for 188 yards and a touchdown vs. Westlake … Finished with 179 all-purpose yards, caught nine passes for 119 yards and a touchdown vs. Desert Pines … In one three-week period, returned a kick (90 yard TD) and three punts for touchdowns, including two punt return touchdowns in 15 minutes (55 and 60 yards) vs. Valley … Earned the Mr. Everything Award at his team’s high school banquet … Led the area with 57 receptions for 824 yards (14.5 yards per catch) with a long of 55 yards and seven touchdowns, totaled 1,038 all-purpose yards as a junior … Helped lead the Patriots to an 11-2 record, Sunrise Conference title with 4-0 record, No. 2 state ranking and state playoff appearance in 2015 … Returned a kickoff 97 yards for touchdown and scored on a 14-yard touchdown reception vs. Basic … Finished with six receptions for 128 yards and a touchdown vs. Coronado … Caught 10 passes for 130 yards and a touchdown vs. St. Louis … Played in six games and caught 23 passes for 312 yards and a 13.6 yards per catch average while helping the Patriots to a 10-3 overall record as a sophomore … Caught 10 passes for 169 yards with a long of 65 vs. Shadow Ridge … Saw action in three varsity games as a freshman, catching six passes for 114 yards … Ranked a two-star player by Rivals.com, 247sports …Attended Nike Football Combine in Los Angeles, Calif. … Played basketball for one year … Competed in track and field as a sprinter … Personal bests include a 12.24 in the 100-meters, 25.24 in the 200-meters and also competed in the high jump … Involved in community service.
Born Darion Maka’Ikahi Acohido on September 19, 1998 in Las Vegas, Nevada … Son of Mark and Pattie Acohido … Father played college football at the University of Puget Sound … Favorite sports memory was scoring in Aloha Stadium in Hawaii against St. Louis H.S., his father’s alma mater … Favorite sports figure: Ladanian Tomlinson … Chose Columbia for its educational value and cultural experience/diversity and the fact that it had more to offer him more than any other school … Also considered Princeton, Georgetown, Southern Utah, Adams State and drew interest from Montana and Northern Arizona … Enrolled at Columbia College … Intends to major in Biology and is interested in physical therapy.