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Derek Franks
Derek Franks

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Austin, Texas

High School:
Reagan

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 190

Position:
DB

Experience:
2


Should start at free safety this season ... A three-year starter who spent the last two years as a cornerback ... Had a solid spring session ... Very fast player and one of the Hoyas special teams stars ... Coaching staff is counting on him to be an impact player this year.

2005: Appeared in all 11 games last season ... Finished seventh on the team in tackles with 51 overall ... Had 37 solo stops and 14 assisted ... Recorded one tackle-for-loss, two fumble recoveries and had one interception for 21 yards ... Had at least three tackles in all but one game last season ... Credited with a season-high seven tackles (three solo) in the regular season finale against Colgate ... Twice recorded six tackles, against Brown and Duquesne ... Recorded five stops against Bucknell, Lafayette and Fordham ... Had four tackles apiece at Holy Cross, at Lehigh and Davidson.

2004: A starter at defensive backs and one of GU's top specials teams players...played in all 11 games making the start in eight...credited with 43 total tackles on the year which ranked sixth on the team and had four TFLs, two sacks, five pass breakups and two blocked kicks...recorded two or more tackles in nine games...blocked a punt and returned a punt in opener with St. Francis...made a career high nine tackles, including one for a loss, and defended two passes vs. Lehigh...had eight tackles and one sack vs. Holy Cross and made seven stops at Monmouth...registered six tackles against Duquesne...three tackle games came against Lafayette and Davidson.

2003: Totaled 18 tackles in 11 games played...saw action on special teams and in defensive backfield...had a fumble recovery vs. Monmouth...recorded a season high five tackles at VMI...had three tackles in win over Stony Brook and in season finale at Bucknell.

High School: A three sport star at Reagan, suiting up for the football, basketball and track teams...a cornerback and wide receiver...a First Team All-District selection in football...a member of the school's record setting 4x400 and 4x200 relay teams...a First Honor Roll student and a member of "Who's Who Among High School Students".


Frank's Career Defenisve Statistics

YearUTATTTTFL/-YdSksIntPDBkFFFR
2003612180/0000001
20043112434/-21205200
20053714511/-3014102
Totals74381125/-24219303
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