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Utes Place 11 on All-Pac-12 Conference Teams
UTAH: First-team all-Pac-12 defender played in 47 games in his career with 40 starts ... started at tackle as a freshman on Utah's 2008 Sugar Bowl team before moving to his natural position at end in 2009 ... four-year academic all-conference selection ... member of Utah's Student Athlete Mentors (SAMS).
2011-First-team all-Pac-12 ... started all 13 games at right end ... led the line and was fifth overall on the team with 55 tackles ... team-best 10.0 TFL and 5.0 sacks ... tied for 13th in the Pac-12 in both TFL per game (0.77) and sacks per game (0.38) ... seven pass breakups ranked first among the Pac-12's defensive linemen ... scored two touchdowns, on an interception return vs. Pitt and a fumble recovery vs. BYU ... Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week and the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week for his game against Pitt when he had seven tackles with 2.5 TFL, 1.5 sacks, two pass breakups and an interception for a touchdown ... career-high 10 tackles (1 TFL) against Georgia Tech in the Sun Bowl ... six tackles with a 15-yard sack against Washington State ... two pass breakups against BYU and Colorado ... five tackles against Washington included a sack ... Pac-12 All-Academic first team.
2010-Played in 12 games, starting the final seven contests at left end ... missed the New Mexico game with an ankle injury ... three forced fumbles was tied for the fourth-most in the MWC and forced fumble average (0.25) ranked fifth in the MWC and tied for 34th nationally ... 39 tackles included 6.5 TFL and two sacks ... season-high six tackles against Boise State in the Las Vegas Bowl ... five tackles against Wyoming included a 12-yard sack ... also forced a fumble against the Cowboys... five tackles against Air Force and TCU ... three pass breakups ... Academic all-MWC.
2009-Started and played in 10 games at left end before suffering a season-ending knee injury against TCU ... finished with 44 total tackles ... was leading Utah with 8.0 tackles for loss before the injury ... also had 3.0 sacks and a forced fumble ... season-high nine tackles with 1.5 TFL against Air Force ... six tackles with a TFL at Oregon ... forced a fumble and had three tackles and an 11-yard sack vs. Wyoming ... Academic all-MWC.
2008-Appeared in the final 12 games, starting 10 ... did a great job as an undersized tackle, totaling 31 tackles with 3.5 for loss ... six tackles against Oregon State included a sack and a forced fumble ... six tackles at Wyoming ... broke up passes against TCU and BYU ... recovered a fumble at Utah State ... Academic all-MWC ... made Utah's Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
2007-Redshirt ... made Utah's Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL: All-district first team as a senior in 2006 ... recorded 15 sacks ... Hightower High School (Texas) won the 2006 district championship ... also lettered two years in track ... won an academic excellence award.
PERSONAL: Son of Alisa and Derrick Shelby, Sr. ... one sister ... received his bachelor's degree in sociology in fall 2011 ... full name is Derrick Rodell Shelby II ... born Feb. 7, 1989.
YEAR G/GS UT AT TOT TFL SACK 2008 12/10 8 23 31 3.5-9 1.0-6 2009 10/10 16 28 44 8.0-37 3.0-25 2010 12/7 19 20 39 6.5-34 2.0-20 2011 13/13 26 29 55 10.0-59 5.0-46 Totals 47/40 69 100 169 28.0-139 11.0-97/pre>