Co-starter at right end ... has played in 34 games in his career with 27 starts ... started at tackle as a freshman on Utah's 2008 Sugar Bowl team before moving to his natural position at end in 2009 ... three-time Academic all-MWC ... member of Utah's Student Athlete Mentors (SAMS).
All-Pac-12 Conference First Team...Shelby's 45 total tackles include 5.0 sacks and 9.0 tackles for loss and his seven pass breakups ranks first among the league's defensive linemen. He also scored two touchdowns on an interception return and a fumble recovery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Son of Alisa and Derrick Shelby Sr. ... one sister ... full name is Derrick Shelby II ... born Mar. 4, 1989.
- WEEK 7 PAC-12 DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Utah defensive end Derrick Shelby, a senior from Houston, Texas, had perhaps the best overall game of his career, leading Utah in tackles (7), sacks (1.5), tackles for loss (2.5) and pass breakups (2) in the 26-14 win at Pittsburgh. He made a critical interception with 1:36 remaining and Utah clinging to a 19-14 lead, returning it 21 yards for a touchdown. Shelby was named the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week for his performance. Also Nominated (Defense): Mychal Kendricks, LB, CAL: Michael Thomas FS, STAN; Alameda Ta'amu, DT, WASH. - Pac-12 football
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