Earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors after starting 12 of 13 games at inside linebacker ... Named team's most improved player in vote of teammates ... Finished the season the team's lead tackler with 105 stops (45 solo), 2.0 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and an interception ... Finished with five double-digit tackle games including a career-high 12 tackles at Arizona and Virginia (0.5 TFL) ... Finished with 11 tackles in first career start against Nicholls ... Had back-to-back double-digit tackle games with 10 tackles (seven solo) against UCLA and 11 tackles at Stanford ... Finished with 10 tackles and a sack at Washington ... Had eight tackles and 0.5 sacks in win over Cal ... Made seven tackles (six solo) and picked off a pass in win over Washington State ... Finished with seven tackles at Colorado ... Made five tacklse against both Oregon State and Utah, while recovering a fumble against the Beavers.
Started one of 12 appearances during a season when he ranked eighth on team in tackles and third among linebackers (41) ... Logged 45 snaps or more in seven of first eight games, recording a personal-best nine tackles in win over Colorado in addition to returning an interception 14 yards ... Also credited with six tackles in each of previous two weeks against Washington and Arizona State (combining for seven unassisted) ... Recorded a quintet of stops in opener vs. Arkansas State ... Made three stops in wins vs. Tennessee Tech and California ... Awarded Pac-12 Academic All-Conference honorable mention acclaim for second year in a row.
Pac-12 all-academic honorable mention ... Appeared in all 14 games, totaling 15 tackles ... Had one stop in win over Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl ... Made one solo tackle in win vs. UCLA in the Pac-12 Championship Game ... Had two tackles in the Civil War victory over Oregon State ... First career TFL for a 6-yard loss in victory at Washington ... Two stops in win at Colorado ... Had a pair of solo stops in win at Arizona and two tackles vs. Missouri State ... Season-high three tackles in win over Nevada.
Worked with the scout team during redshirt season.
Helped lead the Yellowjackets to a 10-2 overall record in his senior season as both a defensive back and running back before falling to Rancho Cucamonga in the playoffs... Had 44 tackles, two interceptions, 17 pass deflections and three fumble recoveries on defense in addition to rushing for 1,501 yards on 137 carries (10.96) and 19 touchdowns... One of two rushers to surpass 1,400 yards in 2009... As a junior in 2008-09, rushed for 1,063 yards on 136 carries and 11 scores on offense while racking up 41 tackles, two interceptions, 11 pass deflections and four fumble recoveries on defense... As a sophomore, had 44 tackles, one interception, four pass deflections and one fumble recovery while playing mostly on defense only ... The three-star recruit (Scout.com, Rivals.com and ESPN.com) was rated as the No. 41 safety in the country by Scout.com.
Parents: Derrick Malone, Sr. and Candice Allen. Family: One brother. High School (Coach): Colton (Harold Strauss), 2010. Major: Journalism/Advertising
08/02/2014 - 2014 PRESEASON ROTARY LOMBARDI AWARD WATCH LIST: Derrick Malone, LB, Sr. - Oregon...Emerged to take advantage of his opportunity when called upon, earning Pac-12 honorable mention all-conference honors as a first-year starter...Opened the first 12 games of the season at inside linebacker while making appearances in all 13 contests...The three-time academic all-conference honorable mention recipient also was named team's most improved player in vote of teammates...Led the Ducks in tackles with 105 stops (45 unassisted) to rank seventh in the conference in addition to posting two-and-a-half tackles for loss and a pair of quarterback sacks. - Oregon football