91 - Derek Douglas
Derek Douglas
Height: 6-1
Weight: 270
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Garland, Texas
High School: Sachse
Position: DL

ON DOUGLAS: Made an immediate impact on the defensive line after missing the opening three games of the 2012 season after suffering a torn ACL during spring practice … emerged again as one of the top defensive linemen in the Southern Conference ... chosen to the College Football Performance Awards watch list for the second consecutive season ... called the "heart and soul" of The Citadel defense ... brings tremendous passion and effort every week ... has played in 30 games with 26 starts through his three seasons on the active roster with totals of 101 tackles, 30 tackles for loss, 12 sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two pass breakups.

JUNIOR (2012): Opened his season vs. NC State after missing the first three contests due to an ACL injury suffered in the spring … made an immediate impact on the defensive front, collecting four tackles, three tackles for loss (18 yards) and one sack vs. Chattanooga in his first full game back on the field … in just eight games, he collected 17 tackles, eight tackles for loss, five sacks and one forced fumble … scooped up a fumble forced by a Mark Thomas sack and ran 21 yards for a touchdown vs. VMI … also recorded two sacks and two tackles for loss in the win over the Keydets which resulted in SoCon Defensive Player of the Week and CFPA National Defensive Performer of the Week awards.

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: 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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