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#11 AJ Derby
Position: Tight End
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 246
Year: Senior
Hometown: Iowa City, Iowa
High School: City HS
Other College: Coffeyville CC
Experience: 1 Letter
AJ Derby Bio
Courtesy: Athletic Communications
Release: 05/09/2013

2013: Derby saw action in seven games and made his first career start at Rutgers ... he finished the year 19-of-36 passing for 178 yards and one touchdown with a pass efficiency rating of 97.92 ... he made his season debut vs. Southern Miss and was 4-of-6 with 36 yards passing and 10 rushing yards while leading the Razorbacks to a 24-3 victory ... he was 14-of-26 passing for 137 yards in his first career start at Rutgers, including a career-long 18-yard pass ... he was 1-of-2 for five yards vs. No. 8 Auburn ... he also saw action at No. 18 Florida, vs. No. 14 South Carolina, at No. 1 Alabama and at Ole Miss.

BEFORE ARKANSAS: Derby helped lead Coffeyville to the Region IV semifinals in his one season there, completing 149-of-321 passes for 1,936 yards and 22 touchdowns ... he played in nine games as a redshirt freshman at Iowa in 2011 and completed three passes for a total of 30 yards ... he earned first-team all-state honors following his junior and senior seasons and led City to the state championship as a senior ... after his senior year, he participated in the Army All-American Bowl and Hawai'i vs. Mainland All-Star Game ... during his senior season at City, he completed 98-of-187 passes for 1,820 yards and 23 touchdowns while adding 752 yards on 142 rushes ... as a junior, he was 77-of-136 passing for 1,197 yards and 11 touchdowns and rushed 168 times for 1,064 yards and 13 touchdowns ... he also played basketball and baseball, helping the basketball team win the state title as a sophomore ... Derby was coached at City by Dan Sabers and at Coffeyville by Aaron Flores. 

PERSONAL: Born Sept. 20, 1991, he is the son of Kelly and John Derby ... his father lettered at Iowa from 1988-91 and played in the NFL for the Detroit Lions and Cleveland Browns and his brother Zach lettered at Iowa from 2010-11 ... his uncle Glenn Derby played at Wisconsin and was an offensive lineman for the New Orleans Saints in 1989-90 ... AJ joined the Razorbacks in January of 2013 and participated in spring practice.

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