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    Derrick McPhearson
    4 Derrick McPhearson
    Hometown:
    Hyattsville, Md.

    High School:
    Dematha/Fork Union

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 195

    Position:
    WR

    Experience:
    4-3

    updated 11/06


    2006: Caught a career-high four passes for 22 yards vs. Ohio State ... Caught one pass for 52 yards and rushed four times for 11 yards at Wisconsin ... Also returned two kickoffs for 40 yards, giving him a career-high 103 all-purpose yards at Wisconsin ... Caught two passes for 35 yards, rushed twice for 12 yards and returned three kickoffs for 46 yards at Penn State ... Caught a pass for 14 yards against Ohio ... Gained 16 yards rushing on an end-around at Michigan State ... Caught one pass for 19 yards against Iowa ... Caught two passes for 37 yards against Eastern Illinois.

    2005: Played in nine games, starting four ... Missed the first two games of the season with a broken leg, suffered during summer workouts ... Had the fourth-most plays amongst the wide receivers ... Recorded a catch in all but one game ... Caught a career-best three passes at Ohio State and against Northwestern ... Had a career-high 25 yards receiving against the Wildcats, while scoring his first career touchdown on a 27-yard strike from Tim Brasic ... Also had five carries during the season, including two at Purdue for eight yards ... Returned one kick for 10 yards against Northwestern.

    High School/Prep School: A four-star prospect by Scout.com and Rivals.com ... Ranked 11th among Prep School prospects by Rivals.com ... Rated the nation's eighth-best wide receiver by Scout.com ... Attended Fork Union Academy Prep School in 2004 ... Recorded 38 receptions for 778 yards and eight touchdowns in 2003 as a senior at DeMatha High School ... Also returned two kickoffs for touchdowns, registered 23 tackles and three interceptions in limited defensive play ... Benches 320 pounds and squats 550 with a 38-inch vertical jump, while running a 4.38 40 time ... Named to the Washington Post's All-Metro first-team ... Helped lead DeMatha to a perfect 12-0 record and the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship ... A standout baseball player out of high school was sought by many major league teams ... Hit .400 as a senior with five home runs ... Would like to pursue a career in criminal justice ... Chose Illinois over Florida, Clemson, Maryland, Nebraska and Virginia Tech and had offers from LSU and South Carolina.

    Personal: Father, Gerrick, played defensive back at Boston College from 1984-87 and went on to play in the NFL with the New England Patriots ... His mother, Kim, was a standout high school track star ... Is one of eight children ... Brother, Gerrick, was a cornerback on the University of Maryland squad.

    Career Highs
    Receptions: 4 vs. Ohio State, 11/4/06
    Receiving Yards: 52 at Wisconsin, 10/28/06
    Long Reception: 52 at Wisconsin, 10/28/06
    Touchdowns: 1 vs. Northwestern, 11/19/05
    Carries: 2 at Purdue, 11/12/05
    Rushing Yards: 16 at Michigan State, 9/30/06
    Kick Returns: 3 at Penn State, 10/21/06
    Kick Return Yards: 46 at Penn State, 10/21/06
    All-Purpose Yards: 103 at Wisconsin, 10/28/06

    McPhearson's Game-By-Game Offensive Statistics

    R U S H I N G R E C E I V I N G
    GAME/YEAR G CAR YDS TD LG REC YDS TD LG
    at California 000012 0 2
    MICHIGAN STATE 150518 0 8
    at Iowa 1202116 0 16
    at Indiana 0000218 0 18
    PENN STATE 1-10-117 0 7
    WISCONSIN 000000 0 0
    at Ohio State 000032 0 3
    at Purdue 2804111 0 11
    NORTHWESTERN 0000325 1 27
    2005 Totals9514 051389
    (6.8 ypc,
    9.9 ypg)
    1 27
    EASTERN ILLINOIS 0000237 0 25
    at Rutgers 000000 0 0
    SYRACUSE 000000 0 0
    IOWA 0000119 0 19
    at Michigan State 11601600 0 0
    INDIANA 000000 0 0
    OHIO 0000114 0 0
    at Penn State 21209235 0 23
    at Wisconsin 41107152 0 52
    OHIO STATE 1303422 0 9
    PURDUE 13003000 0 0
    at Northwestern 000000 0 0
    2006 Totals12972 01611179
    (16.3 ypc,
    17.9 ypg)
    0 52
    CAREER TOTALS211486 01624268
    (11.2 ypc,
    14.1 ypg)
    1 52

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