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Derrick Mathews
LB #49
Height:
6-0
Weight:
232
Age:
24
College:
Houston
Hometown:
Houston, TX
Experience:
1

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Re-signed by Green Bay on Jan. 24, 2017…Originally signed by Washington to the practice squad as a rookie free agent on Nov. 23, 2015…Was released by the Redskins on Jan. 5, 2016…Re-signed by Washington after the season on Jan. 12, 2016, before being released on May 2, 2016…Signed by Green Bay on Aug. 2, 2016, and spent training camp with the team…Was released by the Packers on Aug. 29, 2016…Signed by Green Bay to the practice squad on Nov. 22, 2016…Played four seasons at linebacker at Houston…Ranks No. 5 in school history with 400 tackles and 43 tackles for a loss in his career…His six forced fumbles are tied for seventh in school annals…Started all six games played as a senior in 2014 before suffering a season-ending knee injury at Memphis (Oct. 11)…Was named a captain before the start of the season…Was named to the watch list for the Rotary Lombardi Award, Butkus Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy and CFPA Linebacker Trophy…Totaled 52 tackles with four tackles for a loss and two sacks…Also had two pass breakups and a quarterback hit…Along with CB Trevon Stewart, was named Houston’s Wilson Whitley Defensive MVP…Tied a career high with 16 tackles vs. Texas San Antonio (Aug. 29) and added 1½ tackles for a loss and one sack…Posted a game-high 14 tackles with a tackle for a loss and a sack vs. Brigham Young (Sept. 11)…Started all 13 games as a junior in 2013, totaling 116 tackles, 12 tackles for a loss, seven sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception returned for a TD...Also had four pass breakups, three QB hits and two fumble recoveries…Finished second on the team in tackles and led the team in sacks…Had a career game vs. Brigham Young (Oct. 19) when he finished with 12 tackles, four tackles for a loss, a career-high three sacks and a 29-yard interception return for a TD…Was named the American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts…His three sacks are tied for No. 4 in a single game in school annals…Finished the regular season with an 11-tackle performance vs. Southern Methodist (Nov. 29) that included a tackle for a loss and a sack…As a sophomore in 2012, started all 12 games and was named honorable mention All-Conference USA…Finished with 126 tackles, 17 tackles for a loss, six sacks and two forced fumbles…Also added five pass breakups and nine QB hits…Posted 14 tackles along with two sacks and a career-high 4½ tackles for a loss vs. Texas State (Sept. 1)…Forced a fumble and had 13 tackles with a tackle for a loss and a sack vs. Texas-El Paso (Oct. 27)…Tied a career high with 16 tackles vs. East Carolina (Nov. 3) along with 2½ tackles for a loss and a forced fumble…Started all 14 games as a true freshman in 2011...Was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team as well as Freshman All-America by College Football News…Totaled 106 tackles, 10 tackles for a loss, a sack and three interceptions…Also added two forced fumbles, three pass breakups and two QB hits…Set a career high with 16 tackles at Louisiana Tech (Sept. 17)…Recorded his first career sack and led the team with nine tackles, two tackles for a loss and a forced fumble vs. Georgia Tech (Sept. 24)…Scored the first TD of his career on a 20-yard INT return vs. Marshall (Oct. 22), adding eight tackles, 1½ tackles for a loss and a QB hit…Earned his degree in sports administration…Attended North Shore High School in Houston, Texas...Was named second-team all-state and the Houston Chronicle Defensive Player of the Year as a senior in 2010…Earned three letters in football and two in basketball…Given name Derrick Jamail Mathews Jr.; born in Houston, Texas.

Re-signed by Green Bay on Jan. 24, 2017…Originally signed by Washington to the practice squad as a rookie free agent on Nov. 23, 2015…Was released by the Redskins on Jan. 5, 2016…Re-signed by Washington after the season on Jan. 12, 2016, before being released on May 2, 2016…Signed by Green Bay on Aug. 2, 2016, and spent training camp with the team…Was released by the Packers on Aug. 29, 2016…Signed by Green Bay to the practice squad on Nov. 22, 2016…Played four seasons at linebacker at Houston…Ranks No. 5 in school history with 400 tackles and 43 tackles for a loss in his career…His six forced fumbles are tied for seventh in school annals…Started all six games played as a senior in 2014 before suffering a season-ending knee injury at Memphis (Oct. 11)…Was named a captain before the start of the season…Was named to the watch list for the Rotary Lombardi Award, Butkus Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy and CFPA Linebacker Trophy…Totaled 52 tackles with four tackles for a loss and two sacks…Also had two pass breakups and a quarterback hit…Along with CB Trevon Stewart, was named Houston’s Wilson Whitley Defensive MVP…Tied a career high with 16 tackles vs. Texas San Antonio (Aug. 29) and added 1½ tackles for a loss and one sack…Posted a game-high 14 tackles with a tackle for a loss and a sack vs. Brigham Young (Sept. 11)…Started all 13 games as a junior in 2013, totaling 116 tackles, 12 tackles for a loss, seven sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception returned for a TD...Also had four pass breakups, three QB hits and two fumble recoveries…Finished second on the team in tackles and led the team in sacks…Had a career game vs. Brigham Young (Oct. 19) when he finished with 12 tackles, four tackles for a loss, a career-high three sacks and a 29-yard interception return for a TD…Was named the American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts…His three sacks are tied for No. 4 in a single game in school annals…Finished the regular season with an 11-tackle performance vs. Southern Methodist (Nov. 29) that included a tackle for a loss and a sack…As a sophomore in 2012, started all 12 games and was named honorable mention All-Conference USA…Finished with 126 tackles, 17 tackles for a loss, six sacks and two forced fumbles…Also added five pass breakups and nine QB hits…Posted 14 tackles along with two sacks and a career-high 4½ tackles for a loss vs. Texas State (Sept. 1)…Forced a fumble and had 13 tackles with a tackle for a loss and a sack vs. Texas-El Paso (Oct. 27)…Tied a career high with 16 tackles vs. East Carolina (Nov. 3) along with 2½ tackles for a loss and a forced fumble…Started all 14 games as a true freshman in 2011...Was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team as well as Freshman All-America by College Football News…Totaled 106 tackles, 10 tackles for a loss, a sack and three interceptions…Also added two forced fumbles, three pass breakups and two QB hits…Set a career high with 16 tackles at Louisiana Tech (Sept. 17)…Recorded his first career sack and led the team with nine tackles, two tackles for a loss and a forced fumble vs. Georgia Tech (Sept. 24)…Scored the first TD of his career on a 20-yard INT return vs. Marshall (Oct. 22), adding eight tackles, 1½ tackles for a loss and a QB hit…Earned his degree in sports administration…Attended North Shore High School in Houston, Texas...Was named second-team all-state and the Houston Chronicle Defensive Player of the Year as a senior in 2010…Earned three letters in football and two in basketball…Given name Derrick Jamail Mathews Jr.; born in Houston, Texas.