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#90 Derrick Saulsberry
Position: Defensive Lineman
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 240
Year: Senior
Hometown: St. Mary's, Ga.
High School: Camden County HS
Major: History
Experience: 2 Letters
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At Delaware: Fourth-year junior and a two-year letterwinner • veteran who is one of nine Blue Hen defensive linemen who return with starting experience • enjoyed an outstanding spring and was named the Blue Hen Touchdown Club Most Improved Defensive Player • enters pre-season projected as team's No. 2 left end behind junior Laith Wallschleger • has endured an injury-plagued career but looks to be back at full strength • dynamic player who can be a dominant pass rusher • great athleticism and quickness • has appeared in 17 career games and recorded seven tackles • recorded three tackles in Blue-White spring game • has switched number from 96 to 90.

2012 Season: Earned second career letter as a key member of the Blue Hen defensive front • played as a backup end throughout the season and also saw action on special teams • played in 10 games and registered five tackles, including three solo stops • also had one tackle for loss • matched career-high with two tackles vs. Richmond • also had single tackles vs. West Chester, Maine, and Rhode Island • missed game vs. Old Dominion • had tackle for loss against West Chester • team ranked No. 2 in the Colonial Athletic Association in rushing defense (134.2 yards per game) • earned one of three UD Strength & Conditioning Hair on Fire Awards for 2011-12 for showing the most intensity in drills • team went 5-6 for head coach K.C. Keeler.

2011 Season: Saw first action for Blue Hens as a backup defensive end • appeared in seven games to earn first letter • made two total tackles, including one solo stop against Navy and an unassisted tackle vs. Rhode Island •  team went 7-4 under Keeler.

2010 Season: Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • suffered leg injury in pre-season drills and was hampered by injury for most of the season • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler.

High School: Played defensive end and tight end for head coach Jeff Herron at Camden Country High School • led team to perfect 15-0 mark as a junior when team won state title, captured the regional title, and was ranked No. 3 in the nation • as a senior, led team to 13-2 record, state and regional titles, and a No. 5 national ranking • earned first team all-region honors as a senior • honorable All-State selection as a senior • posted 73 tackles, 31 tackles for loss, five fumble recoveries, seven forced fumbles, two touchdowns, and eight quarterback sacks as a senior • attended same high school as Blue Hen sophomore defensive lineman Josh Plummer and Vince Hollerman.

Personal: Derrick James Saulsberry Jr. • born May 24, 1992 • son of Shelly Ortiz and Derrick Saulsberry, Sr • history major at Delaware.

Year GP/GS Tackles (Solo) TFL-Yards Sacks-Yards PB Int. FR/FF
2012 10/0 5 (3) 1-1 0-0 0 0 0
2011 7/0 2 (1) 0-0 0-0 0 0 0/0
Totals 17/0 7 (4) 1-1 0-0 0 0 0/0

Career-High Tackles: 2 vs. Navy, 2011; vs. Richmond, 2012

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