5 Derrick Cumbee
Derrick  Cumbee


Andrews, S.C.

High School:
Andrews HS

Last College:
Georgia Military JC

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 214

Running Back



Quickly: Switched from linebacker to tailback during sping drills... Changed jersey number from 12 to 5... Provides depth and speed to offensive backfield. 2007 (Jr.): Saw limited action with arm injury... Played in four games... Logged 13 tackles (seven solo, six assists) on season, with 1.5 tackles for loss of four yards... Posted season-high and led team with eight tackles (five solo, three assists) at Oklahoma, including 1.5 tackles for loss. 2006 (So.): Started five games at middle linebacker after Jake Hutton was injured... First collegiate start was at BYU and he responded with a season-high 11 tackles... Had 10 tackles at San Jose State and nine the next week at Louisiana Tech... In his five starts, he averaged 7.8 tackles... Was injured and saw limited playing time in the final four games, recording just six tackles in that span... His 48 tackles, including four tackles for loss, on the season were both sixth-best on the team. Junior College: Played one season of junior college at Georgia Military... Ranked third on the team in tackles and second in sacks. High School: Was an all-state selection at Andrews HS... Led the state in sacks with 21 as a senior in 2004... Also had 100 tackles in his final prep year... As a junior he had 112 tackles and 16 sacks... Was his team's Defensive Player of the Year three times and the team MVP twice... Also competed in track and basketball. Personal: Born Feb. 23, 1986 in Andrews, S.C... Son of Eliza and Felton Cumbee... Majoring in sociology... Hobbies include sports, movies, farming and cars.
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