Darren, a character in The Freshman and The Sophomore series, was an upperclassman at Hartfeld and a member of Hartfeld's football team "Knights". He graduated in the end of The Freshman, Book 3. He made his first appearance in The Freshman, Book 1, Chapter 5.
Darren has short, medium brown hair, light skin and blue eyes. Usually, he wears a red football trikot with a white twelve on the forefront and white and black stripes on the sleeves.
In The Sophomore, he just wears a long-sleeved grey top with an unbuttoned v-neck.
Darren is surprisingly down-to-earth when you consider he's a football hero, a distinction which usually gets to people's heads. Not conforming to the typical football jock stereotype, he is indiscriminate in who he befriends and converses with.
Darren is very understanding, often listening to and advising those who need it such as when Kaitlyn confided in him that she is a lesbian. If Your Character chooses not to attend the formal ball with Kaitlyn in Book 1, she will attend the ball with Darren as friends.
Darren prefers rock music over other genres, which played a major factor in how he and Amara get together.
Chris & Logan
I love the team. Those guys are my brothers. - Darren about Chris, Logan and the other football players in Book 1, Chapter 5
Chris and Logan are Darren's football buddies. They're coming along very well. In Book 2, Chapter 14, it's mentioned that Darren and Logan are also roommates as Chris mentions he'd spend the night at their place.
During the events in Book 1, Darren initially had a crush on Kaitlyn. However as she is into girls and interested in Your Character, she doesn't reciprocate. She does however trust Darren enough to confide in him, telling him about her feelings to which he is very understanding. If Your Character rejects Kaitlyn, she and Darren will go to the formal together.
Darren and Madison were dating for a week, but it didn't work out so they stayed friends.
She's... really special. Totally different from all the girls I know. - Darren about Amara in Book 3, Chapter 8
Darren meets Amara at her band's gig. Your Character can help initiate their relationship in Book 3.