- Derek Slaughter
Derek  Slaughter


Jonesboro, Ga.

High School:
Mt. Zion HS

Last College:
Coffeyville, Kan. CC

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 245

Defensive End



Another early enrollee for the Blazers, Slaughter signed in December and entered UAB in January, 2009 ... one of seven UAB signees to enroll in January ... participated in spring practice and was one of team's top defensive performers during workouts ... listed as No. 2 defensive end entering fall practice.

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Spent one season at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College ... was leading tackler for Coffeyville in 2008 as he totaled 78 tackles with 40 solos and 38 assists ... also had 5.5 sacks (-42 yards) and three tackles for loss (-34) ... recovered a pair of fumbles and caused two fumbles ... originally signed with Samford University in February, 2006 ... was redshirted in 2006.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Mt. Zion High School, just south of Atlanta ... in 2005, Slaughter was named first-team Southern Crescent, All-Kudzu and first-team Clayton Daily ... was also named to the all-area team as a senior and he was named to the Clayton/Henry County Super 11 team ... in 2004, Slaughter was named one of the top 150 players in the Southeast ... was also named his team's Defensive Player of the Year ... was an honorable mention all-state selection as a junior as well ... coached by Jarrett Lewis,

PERSONAL: Born January 16, 1988 at Marietta, Ga. ... son of Connie and Derek Slaughter ... major is business management.