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- Derek Slaughter
Derek Slaughter

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Pelham, Ala.

Last College:
Nebraska

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 210

Position:
Linebacker

Experience:
2L



10/01/2012

Football Readies For Southeastern Louisiana

Blazers, Lions square off Saturday at 2 p.m. CT at Legion Field for UAB's Homecoming

Will be entering his second season at UAB after transferring from the University of Nebraska ... made significant impact on Blazer special teams and on defense in 2012 in his initial campaign at UAB ... awarded scholarship following the 2012 season ... listed as starter at jack linebacker entering fall camp.

2012: Saw action in all 12 games and started two contests (Tulsa and Marshall) ... was a key contributor on all of UAB's special teams last season as well on defense ... finished the year with 28 tackles to rank No. 12 on the team ... had 19 solo hits for the Blazers ... recorded season-high five tackles in games vs. Tulsa and Marshall, his two starts during the season ... also posted three tackles against Troy, Houston and East Carolina ... had a tackle for loss in the home victory over the Thundering Herd ... had a sack against Marshall ... registered his first career interception in road win at Southern Miss.

2011: Attended University of Nebraska as a walk-on and redshirted.

High School: Attended Pelham High School ... was a standout at Pelham where he was named to All-Shelby County team by both Birmingham News and the Shelby County Reporter ... racked up more than 130 tackles during his senior season ... had two interceptions and forced several fumbles ... Slaughter had 128 tackles, five sacks and three interceptions as a junior ... played cornerback as a sophomore.