| Derrick Dockery
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Garland, Texas (Lakeview Centennial)
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Tremendously powerful, agile and athletic three-year starter on the offensive line ... versatile lineman who had the ability to play both guard and tackle ... played in 52 career games including four bowl games (2000 & 2003 Cotton Bowls; 2000-01 Holiday Bowls) ... started 31 career contests (25 at guard/ six at tackle) ... earned first-team All-America honors (FWAA/WCFF) and was a first-team All-Big 12 choice in 2002 ... also was an Outland Trophy semifinalist ... a member of the prestigious Playboy Preseason All-America team prior to the start of the 2002 season ... 2002 UT co-Outstanding Offensive Lineman ... 2001 first-team All-Big 12 (Austin American-Statesman) ... Mack Brown said he was "the best true freshman offensive lineman I've ever coached." ... selected in the third round (81st overall) by the Washington Redskins in the 2003 NFL Draft.
Started all 13 games, seven at right guard and six at right tackle ... consensus first-team All-American (AP/FWAA/WCFF) ... an Outland Trophy semifinalist ... a consensus first-team All-Big 12 selection ... named to the Lombardi Award's preseason watch list ... shared UT's Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award ... was a key member of a UT defense that led the Big 12 and ranked eighth in the NCAA in pass defense (165.2 ypg.), third in the league and eighth in the country in scoring defense (16.3 ppg.), second in the Big 12 and 16th nationally in total defense (307.7 ypg.) and second in the conference and seventh in the nation in pass efficiency defense (96.1 rtg.) ... helped open holes for UT's eighth consecutive 1,000-yard rusher sophomore Cedric Benson (1,292 yards) ... a two-time recipient of UT's Darrell K Royal Offensive Player of the Week award (vs. No. 17 Iowa State, at North Carolina) ... helped the offense post 498 total yards at Nebraska, 450 against Baylor, 437 at Texas Tech and 412 against Oklahoma State ... helped open holes for Benson's ninth career 100-yard rushing game (199 yards on 30 carries), as the offense tallied 386 total yards against No. 17 Iowa State ... helped the offense net a season-high 569 yards at North Carolina ... helped the offense post 477 total yards and 39:43 in time of possession against Houston ... opened holes for Benson's back-to-back 100-yard rushing efforts at North Carolina (31-208) and against Houston (37-160) ... helped the offense post 382 total yards in a 35-20 Cotton Bowl victory over LSU.
Played in all 13 games, including the Holiday Bowl, and started nine contests at both guard spots ... also saw action at tackle ... helped UT score a Big 12-best 39.2 points per game (sixth NCAA) and tally 162.3 rushing, 250.3 passing and 412.6 total yards per contest ... a key member of an offensive line that opened holes for UT's seventh consecutive 1,000-yard rusher (Cedric Benson, 1,053 yards) ... also helped clear the way for Benson's five straight 100-yard rushing games from Oct. 13-Nov. 10 ... recorded 51 knockdown blocks and 36 pancakes ... had a season-high 10 knockdowns in the Big 12 Championship game against No. 9 Colorado ... replaced an injured Mike Williams at right tackle for the second half of that contest ... posted five pancakes and four knockdowns at Texas A&M ... helped UT tally 606 yards of offense (was ranked No. 11 on UT's all-time list) against Kansas ... registered six knockdowns and four pancakes at Baylor ... opened holes for the Longhorns to post 241 rushing yards at Oklahoma State ... had five knockdowns and four pancakes at Missouri and Houston ... added five knockdowns and three pancakes against North Carolina ... helped clear paths for an offense that produced three 50-yard rushers (first time since 1994), 40:18 of possession time (most since 1982) and 15-of-21 third down conversions (best percentage since 1986) against New Mexico State.
Played in all 12 games, including the Holiday Bowl, and started the final nine after being slowed by a preseason illness ... helped pave the way for a UT offense that averaged 38.6 points per game (eighth NCAA), 439.0 yards per contest (14th NCAA/was No. 6 on UT's all-time list) and 293.5 passing yards per game (14th NCAA) ... a key member of a young line that opened holes for UT's sixth consecutive 1,000-yard rusher (Hodges Mitchell/1,118 yards) ... helped pave the way for Mitchell's back-to-back 200-yard rushing games (229 at Texas Tech/264 at Kansas) ... helped set the tone for UT to rush for 1,206 yards (201 ypg) during the final six games of the regular season ... helped clear the way for Mitchell to rush for more than 100 yards in four of the final six regular season games (150.8 ypg) ... helped lead the way for UT's 637 yards of total offense and 396 rushing yards at Kansas ... shared UT's Offensive Player of the Week honors with two other lineman for his efforts against Baylor ... helped lead UT to a 205-yard rushing day against Oklahoma State, which led the nation in rushing defense at that time.
Served as a backup guard ... saw action in all 14 games, including the Cotton Bowl, at both guard spots and on special teams ... played more than 300 offensive snaps, including a season-high 56 at Baylor ... also saw significant action vs. Oklahoma, at Iowa State, vs. Texas Tech and in the Big 12 Championship game ... aided in Major Applewhite becoming the first 3,000-yard passer in UT history and Hodges Mitchell becoming the eighth UT back to eclipse the 1,000-yard rushing barrier ... a member of the FG/PAT units.
Coached by Alton Hill at Lakeview Centennial High ... tabbed a 1998 second-team All-USA offensive lineman by USA Today ... named second-team 5A all-state by the Texas Sports Writers Association at the offensive tackle position in 1998 ... a two-year starter who was a two-time first-team all-district performer at offensive tackle ... averaged better than nine pancake blocks per game as a senior ... turned in a career-high 14 pancake blocks against Mesquite High in 1998.
Born 9/7/80 ... full name is Derrick Dwayne Dockery ... majored in corporate communications ... was active in the Longhorns' community service program ... volunteered at Decker Elementary School's Family Literacy Night ... a prep honor roll student.