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2006 Football Roster

Derek Mason

Class: r-Jr.
Position: DL
Height: 6-4
Weight: 271 pounds
Previous School: Starkville
Hometown: Starkville, MS

2006: Played in 10 total games along the defensive front ... Had four total tackles on the season, one tackle for loss, and one pass breakup ... Made the move from offensive line to defensive line during the spring ... Had one stop in the Blue-White Spring Game ... Was listed behind Trevor Jenkins at defensive tackle coming out of spring drills ... Did not play against FIU ... Saw one snap at Maryland and was in on five plays against Tennessee Tech ... Earned a "winning performance" by the coaches following the Tech victory ... Played a career-best 21 plays at Oklahoma ... Was in on seven plays at North Texas and did not play against Louisville ... Had nine snaps in win at Louisiana-Monroe and 16 at Louisiana-Lafayette but did not register a tackle in either contest ... Tallied one stop in 18 plays against FAU ... Had 16 snaps at ASU and 18 at South Carolina ... Collected two tackles and a pass breakup against Troy ... Had a tackle for loss in Motor City Bowl against Central Michigan.

2005: Took a redshirt year but was a member of the travel squad.

East Mississippi JC: Was all-state and all-North Division and earned a spot in the MJCAA All-Star game in December 2004 ... Started all nine games at offensive tackle in 2004 and graded 75 percent or better in every game for Coach Alan Rudolph ... Also tallied 21 pancakes while allowing only two sacks the entire season ... Was a tight end his freshman year at EMJC ... Recruited by Memphis and Louisiana-Lafayette.

High School: Played tight end at Starkville High School where he was a member of a state championship team.

Personal: Parent: Patricia Mason ... Born: 11/27/84 ... Major: Physical Education.

2006 Game-by-Game Stats
2007 Game-by-Game Stats