91 - Derek Douglas
Derek Douglas
Height: 6-1
Weight: 275
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Garland, Texas
High School: Sachse
Position: DL

ON DOUGLAS: Will miss the opening portion of the 2012 season after suffering a torn ACL during spring practice ... emerged last season as one of the top defensive linemen in the Southern Conference ... selected as a team captain for the 2012 season ... named to the preseason All-SoCon second team and chosen to the College Football Performance Awards watch list ... called the "heart and soul" of The Citadel defense ... brings tremendous passion and effort every week ... has played in all 22 games with 19 starts in his first two seasons on the active roster with totals of 84 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, seven sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and two pass breakups.

SOPHOMORE (2011): Played in all 11 games and started 10 times ... ranked fifth in the SoCon with 14.5 tackles for loss among his 43 total tackles ... average of 1.32 tackles for loss per game placed him in a tie for 47th in the nation ... added 3.5 sacks, a forced and recovered fumble and broke up a pass ... named first team all-conference by coaches and media and The Citadel's team MVP ... recorded two sacks in the season opener vs. Jacksonville and had three tackles for loss vs. Wofford and Western Carolina ... matched his career high with seven tackles vs. Wofford and Samford.

FRESHMAN (2010): Played in all 11 games and started nine times as a redshirt freshman ... made 41 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one pass breakup ... had a season-high six tackles vs. Georgia Southern and Samford ... recorded a pair of sacks in his first college game vs. Chowan and had 1.5 vs. Presbyterian.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2009 graduate of Sachse High School ... lettered twice in football ... led team in tackles for loss, sacks and quarterback hurries in both of his seasons on the varsity roster ... selected Class 5A all-district defensive end and team's defensive lineman of the year in 2007 and 2008 and team's defensive player of the year his senior year ... earned defensive lineman of the week honors eight times and defensive player of the week award on four occasions ... an outstanding actor and singer who won multiple awards in those fields ... nominated for Best Actor in a Musical for District 10 Class 5A in 2007-08 and received the Best Actor Award for Sachse High School from the International Thespian Society ... selected Outstanding Freshman Choir Student in 2005-06 and Outstanding Choir Student the following two years ... member of Accapella Choir all four years, the Madrigal Singers three years and was part of the International Thespian Society for two years and UIL Theater for one.

PERSONAL: Born Sept. 21, 1990 in Dallas, Texas ... son of Paul and Jill Douglas ... father played baseball for LSU from 1975-77 ... majoring in physical education - health and wellness.

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