Position: Defensive Line
Height /Weight: 6-3 / 245
Hometown: St. Mary's, Ga.
High School: Camden County HS
At Delaware: Third-year member of the squad as a defensive end • looking to make a bigger impact on defensive front despite a injury-plagued career • missed spring drills after undergoing foot surgery in off-season • expected to be back at full strength this fall and could battle for starting spot at defensive end • dynamic player who can be a dominant pass rusher • great athleticism and quickness • has appeared in seven career games • earned one of three UD Strength & Conditioning Hair on Fire Awards for 2011-12 for showing the most intensity in drills.
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 head coach K.C. 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.
Personal: Derrick James Saulsberry Jr. • born May 24, 1992 • son of Shelly Ortiz and Derrick Saulsberry, Sr • communications major at Delaware.
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