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2007 Football Roster

Derek Shropshire

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

2007: Played in 11 of 12 games and had a career-best six starts ... Collected 24 tackles to go with two tackles for loss, a sack, and a fumble recovery on the season ... Played a personal-best 322 snaps ... Led the Blue Raiders with six tackles in his first collegiate start at FAU ... Had just one stop at Louisville ... Did not play against LSU or WKU due to a foot injury ... Made the start against FIU and had one tackle ... Added two stops in loss to Virginia ... Had four tackles and his first career sack in win over ASU ... Also had four stops in win over North Texas ... Collected two tackles and his first career fumble recovery at ULM ... Had three tackles against ULL and one at Troy.

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: Physical Education.

Tackles UA A Tot. Sacks TFL FR INT
2006 2 0 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0
2007 14 10 24 1-8 2-9 1-0 0
Total 16 10 26 1-8 2-9 1-0 0