| Scott Derry
6-3 · 230
Pearland, Texas (Pearland)
· 2007 season highlights video
A physical and aggressive fifth-year linebacker who has appeared in 37 games, starting 23, during his career ... versatile defender who can play all three linebacker positions ... a two-time honorable mention All-Big 12 performer ... posted 159 tackles, 15 TFL, two sacks, an INT, two PBU and two forced fumbles during his career ... started all 13 games at weakside linebacker in 2007 ... earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors ... notched 68 tackles, four TFL, two pressures, a PBU, an INT and a forced fumble ... played all three linebacker positions during 2006 ... earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors from The Associated Press ... ranked fifth on the team with 70 tackles, nine TFL, a sack, a PBU and a forced fumble ... missed all 13 games in 2005 due to an ankle injury suffered in fall camp ... played in all 12 games in 2004 as the top backup at middle linebacker and on special teams ... recorded 21 tackles, two TFL, one sack and one pressure ... gained valuable experience working at that position as a redshirt in 2003 ... a three-time first-team Academic All-Big 12 honoree ... an eight-time member of UT's Athletics Director's Honor Roll ... is currently enrolled in nation's top-ranked professional program for accounting, which is a prestigious five-year program where students earn both a B.A. and Master's degree in the McCombs School of Business.
Started all 13 games at weakside linebacker ... earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors ... named one of UT's Outstanding Linebackers ... a first-team Academic All-Big 12 selection ... helped UT give up just 93.4 rushing yards per game (Sixth NCAA) ... notched 68 tackles, four TFL, two pressures, a PBU, an INT and a forced fumble ... recorded five tackles and a PBU in the season opening victory against Arkansas State ... notched eight tackles and recorded his first career interception versus No. 19 TCU ... tallied five tackles, including a TFL, at UCF ... posted three tackles, including a TFL, versus Rice ... recorded three tackles against Kansas State ... posted six tackles versus No. 10 Oklahoma ... tallied five tackles and a pressure at Iowa State ... recorded five tackles, including a TFL, at Baylor ... posted six tackles, including a TFL, against Nebraska ... matched his career high with nine tackles at Oklahoma State ... notched four tackles in a victory over Texas Tech ... posted eight tackles at Texas A&M ... added a tackle against Arizona State in the Holiday Bowl.
Appeared in all 13 games, starting 10, and played all three linebacker positions ... earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors from The Associated Press ... earned the Longhorn Club Sportsmanship Award ... also named one of UT's Lowe's Most Improved Defensive Players ... a first-team Academic All-Big 12 selection ... helped UT give up only 61.2 yards rushing per game (third NCAA), 297.4 yards per game (22nd NCAA) and 18.3 points per game (26th NCAA) ... the 61.2 yards rushing per game ranks second on UT's all-time list ... finished fifth on the team with 70 tackles, nine TFL, a sack, a PBU and a forced fumble ... opened the season with two tackles and a sack against North Texas, helping to limit the Mean Green to just eight yards rushing ... added a tackle against No. 1 Ohio State ... made eight tackles, including three TFL, at Rice ... added a tackle versus Iowa State ... recorded seven tackles, including a TFL, against Sam Houston State ... tallied a career-high nine tackles versus No. 14 Oklahoma ... added three tackles against Baylor ... posted nine tackles at Nebraska ... made six tackles, including a TFL, and forced a fumble at Texas Tech ... had three tackles and a PBU against Oklahoma State ... recorded five tackles at Kansas State ... tallied nine tackles against Texas A&M ... posted seven tackles, including three TFL, in the Alamo Bowl versus Iowa.
Missed all 13 games due to an ankle injury suffered in fall camp.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2004)
Played in 11 games in 2004 as the top backup at middle linebacker and on special teams ... earned first-team Academic All-Big 12 honors ... recorded 21 tackles, two TFL, one sack and one pressure ... part of a defense that allowed just 320.1 yards per game (23rd NCAA) and 17.9 points per game (18th NCAA) ... opened the season with three tackles against North Texas ... registered five tackles and a TFL versus Rice ... recorded five tackles and his first career sack against Baylor ... had five tackles versus Missouri ... made three tackles at Texas Tech ... redshirted in 2003.
Coached by Tony Heath at Pearland H.S. ... a three-year starter at middle linebacker who posted more than 500 tackles in three varsity seasons ... two-year team captain as a junior and senior ... tabbed 5A first-team all-state by The Associated Press and the Texas Sports Writers Association ... All-Greater Houston, first-team all-district and the District 23-5A Defensive MVP as a senior ... unanimous first-team all-district as a junior ... also a Greater Houston Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Year finalist ... racked up 182 tackles (125 solo), 37 TFL, five sacks, eight forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and four pass breakups that year ... team posted a 10-3 record in 2002 ... helped lead team to a school-best 13-1 record and a spot in the Texas 5A Division I semifinals as a junior ... top game of career was a 24-tackle performance against Clear Creek in 2001 ... also threw the discus for the track team ... helped lead his team to the district track title as a senior.
Born 6/29/85 in Houston, Texas ... full name is Scott Odis Derry ... is currently enrolled in nation's top-ranked professional program for accounting, which is a prestigious five-year program where students earn both a B.A. and Master's degree in the McCombs School of Business ... a three-time first-team Academic All-Big 12 honoree ... an eight-time member of UT's Athletics Director's Honor Roll ... named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in fall 2003 ... active in UT's community service program ... regularly visits patients with his Longhorn teammates at the Austin Children's Hospital ... a member of National Honor Society and a honors student who was a second-team academic all-state selection ... participated in 2002 Texas Boys' State, which honors academic and athletics excellence ... graduated in the top seven percent of his prep senior class ... an active volunteer in community service projects in his hometown ... enjoys playing the guitar and racquetball.
Year G/GS TT (Solo) Sacks TFL QBP INT (Yds-TD) PBU FC FR High
2007 13/13 68 (38) 0 (0) 4 (-11) 2 1 (0-0) 1 1 0 9/OSU
2006 13/10 70 (46) 1.0 (-7) 9 (-23) 0 0 (0-0) 1 1 0 9/3x
2004 11/0 21 (10) 1.0 (-5) 2 (-6) 1 0 (0-0) 0 0 0 5/3x
Career 37/23 159 (94) 2.0 (-12) 15 (-40) 3 1 (0-0) 2 2 0 9/4x
Tackles: 9 at Oklahoma State (Sr.); vs. Oklahoma (Jr.); at Nebraska (Jr.); vs. Texas A&M (Jr.)
TFL: 3 at Rice (Jr.); vs. Iowa (Jr.)
Sacks: 1 vs. North Texas (Jr.); vs. Baylor (Fr.)