Darrell Colbert Jr. was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He went on to attend Houston Lamar High School. Darrell quickly began to show signs of success as a freshman by being moved up to Varsity football for the playoffs. Throughout Darrell’s career at Lamar High School he had a 36-5 record as a starter and led his team to their first State Championship appearance in over 50 years.
After High School, Darrell went on to attend Southern Methodist University on a full scholarship. He was able to learn from a few offensive gurus during his time on the hilltop. He played and learned under June Jones (former NFL Head Coach/Current XFL Head Coach) and Dan Morrison (Current XFL QB Coach) in his first season at SMU. The next two years with a coaching change he was able to play and learn under Chad Morris (Former Arkansas Head Coach/ Current Auburn OC). Darrell played in 19 games for the Mustangs. The greatest accomplishment that Darrell achieved while being at SMU was graduating in 3 years.
By Darrell red shirting his freshman year at SMU and graduating early, he was able to transfer and allowed to play immediately. He transferred to Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, the hometown of his entire family. Being that Darrell is a family man this played a major factor in his decision for choosing Lamar University. Darrell played 2 seasons at Lamar and will forever be most remembered for leading the university to their first college playoff appearance ever.
Throughout Darrell’s playing career he was fortunate enough to learn from some of the best Quarterback coaches in the country. Not only did he apply the things he learned from those coaches to his game but also has applied it to his trainings with Select QB Athletics.
Darrell has been trained by:
George Whitfield (trained Cam Newton and Andrew Luck)
Brad Frazier (trained multiple NFL & CFL QBs)
Jerrod Johnson (Texas A&M and NFL QB)