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2006 Football Roster


Derek Shropshire

Class: Jr.
Position: LB
Height: 6-3
Weight: 236 pounds
Previous School: Oak Ridge
Hometown: Oak Ridge, TN

2006: Competed in all 13 games with the bulk of his time coming on special teams ... Had two stops on the year ... Played 10 snaps on special teams in his first game as a Blue Raider against FIU ... Was in on four special teams plays at Maryland and was in on 11 snaps (three on defense) against Tennessee Tech ... Saw action against Oklahoma, North Texas, Louisville, Louisiana-Monroe, Louisiana-Lafayette, and FAU ... Registered his first tackle of the season at Arkansas State and had his second stop against Central Michigan in the Motor City Bowl.

Northland CC: Transferred to Middle Tennessee from Northland Community College in Minnesota where he competed on the football and basketball team ... Was second team all-conference, team captain, and was on the academic all-state team ... Registered 13 receptions for 320 yards.

High School: Attended Oak Ridge High School in Tennessee where he lettered in football, basketball, and track.

Personal: Parents: Larry and Sheila Shropshire ... Born: 3/20/84 ... Major: Sports Science.