2010: Played in 11 games and was in on 132 total snaps ... Had a season-high 21 snaps at Louisiana ... Earned three winning grades from the coaches ... Had nine total tackles on the season to go with 2.5 TFLs, a forced fumble, and two blocked kicks ... Missed the Minnesota game due to a violation of team rules ... Had two tackles and a TFL in his first collegiate game against APSU ... Also had two tackles at Memphis to go with 0.5 TFLs ... Collected two stops at Louisiana ... Had a tackle for loss and a forced fumble at Georgia Tech ... Blocked a field goal in the bowl game against Miami.
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) ... Played for Coach Robbie Robinson.
Full Name: Derrek Allen Upshaw ... Parent: Alethea Upshaw ... Born: 4/24/91 ... Major: Undecided.