In The Outsiders, there are several differences between Darry and the other Greasers. As the older brother, Darry is in the position of being responsible for his younger brothers and works hard to provide for them. While the other Greasers often have time to have fun, Darry only has time to work his two jobs. Another difference is that unlike the other Greasers who are often seen as the rougher, poorer kids in the school, Darry was popular. He was a football team captain and was voted "Boy of the Year." Darry received an athletic scholarship but still could not afford to attend college. Ponyboy also shares that everyone except for Darry smokes. Darry does not want to risk his "athletic health" by smoking. For these reasons, Two-Bit feels that "the only thing that keeps Darry from bein' a Soc is us." While he possesses many qualities that set him apart, Darry is loyal to his Greaser family.