2009: Took a redshirt year.
High School: Named first team all-region, first team Coastal Empire, and the team's top receiver in 2008 ... Also elected team captain ... Turned in 44 tackles as a defensive end his senior year at McIntosh to go with four sacks and four tackles for loss as team went 9-2 (crowned 2AA champions) ... Also played tight end on offense and reeled in 10 receptions for 150 yards and two touchdowns ... Also lettered in basketball and track (state qualifier in the discus throw) ... Played for Coach Robbie Robinson.
Full Name: Derrek A. Upshaw ... Parent: Alethea Upshaw ... Born: 4/24/91.