49 Derek Larsen
Derek  Larsen

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Logan, Utah

High School:
Logan

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 240

Position:
LB

Experience:
2L


04/12/2014

USU Football Spring Game

USU Football Spring Game, Apr 12,2014

HONORS: Academic All-Mountain West (2015).

UTAH STATE: A young, physical linebacker who runs well. 

2016 (SO): Played in all 12 games, making seven starts… Finished the season tied for seventh on the team with 43 tackles (17-solo, 26-assist), which included 1.5 sacks and 4.0 tackles for loss, while adding one quarterback hurry… Recorded a career-high eight tackles, including 1.0 tackles for loss, against Fresno State (10/22)… Had seven stops, including a career-high 1.0 sacks and a career-best 2.0 tackles for loss, at USC (9/10)… Also had seven tackles, including 0.5 tackles for loss, at Nevada (11/19)… Added five stops against Air Force (9/24)… Recorded at least two tackles in 10 of the 12 games he played in.

2015 (RS-FR): Played in nine games during the season, mostly on special teams... Recorded one tackle during the year at Fresno State (10/10) and returned one kickoff for nine yards against No. 21 Boise State (10/16)... Earned academic all-Mountain West honors.

2014 (RS): Redshirted during his first season at Utah State and was named the Scout Team Defensive MVP.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned Utah Class 4A second-team all-state honors at linebacker as a prep senior at Logan (Utah) High School... Was also named the Region 5 Most Valuable Player at linebacker and a first-team all-valley selection as a prep senior in 2010 as he helped lead the Grizzlies to a Region 5 championship... During his senior year, he recorded 77 tackles, including 5.5 sacks, two pass breakups, one interception and one forced fumble... Was also a two-year letterwinner in basketball... A member of the National Honor Society.

PERSONAL: One of five children of Bryan and Jackie Larsen... Brother, B.J., was a first-team all-Mountain West defensive end at USU... Served an LDS Church Service Mission in Osorno, Chile... Married current Aggie volleyball player Maddie Day in May, 2016... Majoring in business administration.

DEFENSE G/GS UA-AT-TT TFL Sack INT PBU FF FR
2015 (R-Fr.) 9/0 1-0-1 0.0-0 0.0-0 0-0 0 0 0
2016 (So.) 12/7 17-26-43 4.0-7 1.5-3 0-0 0 0 0
TOTAL 21/7 18-26-44 4.0-7 1.5-3 0-0 0 0 0
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