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Derek Rivers

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Height: 
6-5

Weight:

250

Age

23
Youngstown State
Rookie

Derek Rivers was drafted by the New England Patriots in the third round (83rd overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft. 

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CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Derek Rivers was drafted by the New England Patriots in the third round (83rd overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.

SEASONAL REVIEWS

2017 (0/0)

  • Suffered an injury during training camp and was placed on Injured Reserve prior to the start of the regular season.

COLLEGE

  • Was a two-time All-American and three-time first-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference selection.
  • Finished career with 173 career tackles (119 solo), 56½ tackles for loss, 41 sacks, 47 QB pressures, three forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and one pass defensed in 49 games (37 starts).
  • Set school record 41 sacks and ranks top five in FCS history.

PERSONAL

  • Played linebacker and tight end at Kinston. Was an all-conference selection on defense.
  • Also played basketball. As a senior, Vikings were 26-4 and won the NCHSAA 2A Championship by defeating Waxhaw Cuthbertson, 58-55 in the finals.
  • Parents are John Rivers and Mary Leinonen.
  • Majored in business at Youngstown State.

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