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- Derek Slaughter
Derek Slaughter

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Pelham, Ala.

High School:
Pelham HS

Last College:
Nebraska

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 210

Position:
SAM

Birthdate:
03/04/1993

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 third season at UAB after transferring from the University of Nebraska ... has made significant impact on defense and Blazer special teams in each his two seasons at UAB ... awarded scholarship following the 2012 season ... listed as starter at sam linebacker entering fall camp.

2013: Played in 11 games and made eight starts during the season ... missed only the Rice game (due to injury) ... registered 26 tackles during the season ... also contributed 3.0 tackles for loss with one fumble recovery (vs. Troy) ... had two tackles for loss against East Carolina and one vs. Troy ... season-high five tackles against Middle Tennessee ... recorded four stops in season opener against Troy and also Northwestern State ... member of Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2012: Saw action in all 12 games and started two contests (Tulsa and Marshall) ... was a key contributor in all of UAB's special teams ... 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.

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.

Personal: Born March 4, 1993 ... son of Kim and Kirk Slaughter ... sister Allison was a senior on the UAB volleyball team in 2013 ... originally grew up in Nebraska before family moved to Alabama when he was in fifth grade ... major is business.