11 Derek Rivers
11 Derek Rivers
Height: 6-5
Weight: 255
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Kinston, N.C.
High School: Kinston
Previous College: Fork Union Military Academy
Position: DE
Major: Communication Studies
gp 11
tk 52
sac 8
int -
ffum 1

2014 (Sophomore) | Game-By-Game Stats

Was a first-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference in what was a breakout season...had more sacks as a sophomore then he did tackles as a freshman...lone Penguin to be named first-team All-MVFC...played in all 12 games and made 11 starts at defensive end...finished with 50 total tackles, including 31 solo stops...had 17 TFLs and 14 sacks to go along with 11 quarterback hurries...in eight league games had 41 total tackles, including 23 solo stops…had 10 sacks, 11 TFLs and seven QB hurries…had sacks in five league games…the 14 sacks for the campaign were the third most in a season in school history...trailed only Harry Deligianis (17 in 1997) and Jermaine Hopkins (15 in 1994) in school history...of note, both players had postseason sacks added into their totals...ranked fifth in the FCS averaging 1.08 sacks per game...had four sacks against South Dakota, which tied the school mark that was set on three previous occasions...the last time it had occurred was in 1991 by Pat Danko...the game before in the win at South Dakota State, he had three sacks...in that game he had eight total tackles, six of which were solo stops...against South Dakota had six total stops, including five solos...had seven tackles against Western Illinois (three solos and four assists)...had six tackles against Southern Illinois (five solos and one assist)...registered five stops in road games at Missouri State and Illinois State...had four solo stops, including two sacks, in win over Saint Francis (Pa.)...had three stops against Duquesne and Indiana State...named the HBK Defensive Player of the Game vs. Duquesne, South Dakota State and South Dakota...tabbed the Hopkins Defensive Lineman of the Game against Illinois, Saint Francis (Pa.), Missouri State and Illinois State...earned his second letter.

2013 (Freshman) | Game-By-Game Stats

Played in 10 games as a defensive end reserve...credited with 13 tackles, including seven solo stops...posted three sacks on the season...had three solo stops in win over Duquesne...against the Dukes had two tackles for losses, including a sack for a two-yard loss...in YSU debut had two solos and an assist stop against Dayton...had two tackles at Indiana State including a sack for an eight-yard loss...credited with two tackles at Michigan State...had tackles against Illinois State and UNI...also had three quarterback hurries...earned his first letter.

Fork Union: Was a standout on the defensive line in the fall of 2012...played defensive end...coach was John Shuman.

High School: Played linebacker and tight end at Kinston...was an all-conference selection on defense...Kinston advanced to NCHSAA 2A State Championship Game during senior season...lost to West Stokes in the finals, 21-14...coach was Nick Anderson...also played basketball...as a senior, Vikings were 26-4 winning the NCHSAA 2A Championship by defeating Waxhaw Cuthbertson 58-55 in the finals.

Personal: Parents are John Rivers and Mary Leinonen...major is business...is the 2015-16 recipient of the Alumni Football Players Scholarship.

Recent Games
Oct 17 South Dakota State L, 38-8
Oct 24 at Southern Illinois L, 38-31
Oct 31 at Western Illinois W, 23-21
Nov 7 Missouri State W, 47-7
Nov 14 North Dakota State L, 27-24
Nov 21 at Indiana State L, 27-24
Statistics category Overall Conf
Solo tackles 38 26
Assists 14 10
Tackles 52 36
Tackles per game 4.7 4.5
Sacks 8 6
Sack yards 62 44
Interceptions - -
Returned for touchdown - -
Fumble recoveries - -
Fumble return TDs - -
Date Opponent Score comp att pct yds y/a td int sac yds
Sep 5 at Pittsburgh L, 45-37 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 12 Robert Morris W, 21-14 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 19 Saint Francis (Pa.) W, 48-3 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 3 at South Dakota W, 31-3 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 10 Illinois State L, 31-29 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 17 South Dakota State L, 38-8 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 24 at Southern Illinois L, 38-31 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 31 at Western Illinois W, 23-21 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 7 Missouri State W, 47-7 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 14 North Dakota State L, 27-24 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 21 at Indiana State L, 27-24 - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rush yds y/a lng td fum lost
Sep 5 at Pittsburgh L, 45-37 - - - - - - -
Sep 12 Robert Morris W, 21-14 - - - - - - -
Sep 19 Saint Francis (Pa.) W, 48-3 - - - - - - -
Oct 3 at South Dakota W, 31-3 - - - - - - -
Oct 10 Illinois State L, 31-29 - - - - - - -
Oct 17 South Dakota State L, 38-8 - - - - - - -
Oct 24 at Southern Illinois L, 38-31 - - - - - - -
Oct 31 at Western Illinois W, 23-21 - - - - - - -
Nov 7 Missouri State W, 47-7 - - - - - - -
Nov 14 North Dakota State L, 27-24 - - - - - - -
Nov 21 at Indiana State L, 27-24 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rec yds y/r lng td fum lost
Sep 5 at Pittsburgh L, 45-37 - - - - - - -
Sep 12 Robert Morris W, 21-14 - - - - - - -
Sep 19 Saint Francis (Pa.) W, 48-3 - - - - - - -
Oct 3 at South Dakota W, 31-3 - - - - - - -
Oct 10 Illinois State L, 31-29 - - - - - - -
Oct 17 South Dakota State L, 38-8 - - - - - - -
Oct 24 at Southern Illinois L, 38-31 - - - - - - -
Oct 31 at Western Illinois W, 23-21 - - - - - - -
Nov 7 Missouri State W, 47-7 - - - - - - -
Nov 14 North Dakota State L, 27-24 - - - - - - -
Nov 21 at Indiana State L, 27-24 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score fgm fga lng xpm xpa pts
Sep 5 at Pittsburgh L, 45-37 - - - - - 0
Sep 12 Robert Morris W, 21-14 - - - - - 0
Sep 19 Saint Francis (Pa.) W, 48-3 - - - - - 0
Oct 3 at South Dakota W, 31-3 - - - - - 0
Oct 10 Illinois State L, 31-29 - - - - - 0
Oct 17 South Dakota State L, 38-8 - - - - - 0
Oct 24 at Southern Illinois L, 38-31 - - - - - 0
Oct 31 at Western Illinois W, 23-21 - - - - - 0
Nov 7 Missouri State W, 47-7 - - - - - 0
Nov 14 North Dakota State L, 27-24 - - - - - 0
Nov 21 at Indiana State L, 27-24 - - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score punt yds avg long in20 fc tb blk
Sep 5 at Pittsburgh L, 45-37 - - - - - - - -
Sep 12 Robert Morris W, 21-14 - - - - - - - -
Sep 19 Saint Francis (Pa.) W, 48-3 - - - - - - - -
Oct 3 at South Dakota W, 31-3 - - - - - - - -
Oct 10 Illinois State L, 31-29 - - - - - - - -
Oct 17 South Dakota State L, 38-8 - - - - - - - -
Oct 24 at Southern Illinois L, 38-31 - - - - - - - -
Oct 31 at Western Illinois W, 23-21 - - - - - - - -
Nov 7 Missouri State W, 47-7 - - - - - - - -
Nov 14 North Dakota State L, 27-24 - - - - - - - -
Nov 21 at Indiana State L, 27-24 - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score kr yds avg lng td pr yds avg lng td
Sep 5 at Pittsburgh L, 45-37 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 12 Robert Morris W, 21-14 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 19 Saint Francis (Pa.) W, 48-3 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 3 at South Dakota W, 31-3 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 10 Illinois State L, 31-29 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 17 South Dakota State L, 38-8 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 24 at Southern Illinois L, 38-31 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 31 at Western Illinois W, 23-21 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 7 Missouri State W, 47-7 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 14 North Dakota State L, 27-24 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 21 at Indiana State L, 27-24 - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gp rush rcv pr kr yds
Sep 5 at Pittsburgh L, 45-37 1 - - - - 0
Sep 12 Robert Morris W, 21-14 1 - - - - 0
Sep 19 Saint Francis (Pa.) W, 48-3 1 - - - - 0
Oct 3 at South Dakota W, 31-3 1 - - - - 0
Oct 10 Illinois State L, 31-29 1 - - - - 0
Oct 17 South Dakota State L, 38-8 1 - - - - 0
Oct 24 at Southern Illinois L, 38-31 1 - - - - 0
Oct 31 at Western Illinois W, 23-21 1 - - - - 0
Nov 7 Missouri State W, 47-7 1 - - - - 0
Nov 14 North Dakota State L, 27-24 1 - - - - 0
Nov 21 at Indiana State L, 27-24 1 - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score pts rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm saf misc 2pt
Sep 5 at Pittsburgh L, 45-37 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 12 Robert Morris W, 21-14 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 19 Saint Francis (Pa.) W, 48-3 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 3 at South Dakota W, 31-3 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 10 Illinois State L, 31-29 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 17 South Dakota State L, 38-8 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 24 at Southern Illinois L, 38-31 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 31 at Western Illinois W, 23-21 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 7 Missouri State W, 47-7 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 14 North Dakota State L, 27-24 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 21 at Indiana State L, 27-24 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Date Opponent Score tack ast tot sack lost tfl yds ff fr td int yds td brup blk saf
Sep 5 at Pittsburgh L, 45-37 3 0 3 1 10 2 19 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 12 Robert Morris W, 21-14 7 2 9 1 8 4.5 13 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 19 Saint Francis (Pa.) W, 48-3 2 2 4 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 3 at South Dakota W, 31-3 3 0 3 1 5 1 5 1 - - - - - - - -
Oct 10 Illinois State L, 31-29 7 0 7 - - 1 6 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 17 South Dakota State L, 38-8 5 0 5 2 13 3 16 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 24 at Southern Illinois L, 38-31 0 5 5 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 31 at Western Illinois W, 23-21 2 2 4 1 7 1 7 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 7 Missouri State W, 47-7 1 0 1 - - 1 2 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 14 North Dakota State L, 27-24 3 1 4 1 8 1 8 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 21 at Indiana State L, 27-24 5 2 7 1 11 1 11 - - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
2013-14 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2014-15 12 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2015-16 11 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2016-17 16 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Total 49 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
2013-14 10 - - - - - - - -
2014-15 12 - - - - - - - -
2015-16 11 - - - - - - - -
2016-17 16 1 8 0.5 8.0 0 8 - -
Total 49 1 8 0.2 8.0 0 8 - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
2013-14 10 - - - - - - -
2014-15 12 - - - - - - -
2015-16 11 - - - - - - -
2016-17 16 - - - - - - -
Total 49 - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
2013-14 10 - - - - - - - 0
2014-15 12 - - - - - - - 0
2015-16 11 - - - - - - - 0
2016-17 16 - - - - - - - 0
Total 49 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
2013-14 10 - - - - - - - -
2014-15 12 - - - - - - - -
2015-16 11 - - - - - - - -
2016-17 16 - - - - - - - -
Total 49 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
2013-14 - - - - - - - - - -
2014-15 - - - - - - - - - -
2015-16 - - - - - - - - - -
2016-17 - - - - - - - - - -
Total - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
2013-14 10 - - - - 0 .0
2014-15 12 - - - - 0 .0
2015-16 11 - - - - 0 .0
2016-17 16 8 - - - 8 .5
Total 49 8 - - - 8 .2
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
2013-14 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
2014-15 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
2015-16 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
2016-17 0 0.0 0 - - - - 0 - - - 0
Total 0 0.0 0 - - - - 0 - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
2013-14 10 7 6 13 1.3 2.5 12 4.5 16 - - - - - - -
2014-15 12 31 19 50 4.2 13 69 17 82 1 1 0 - - - -
2015-16 11 38 14 52 4.7 8 62 15.5 87 1 - - - - - -
2016-17 16 44 14 58 3.6 14 86 19.5 96 1 3 11 - - 1 -
Total 49 120 53 173 3.5 37.5 229 56.5 281 3 4 11 - - 1 -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
Total 11 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Conference 8 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Home 6 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Away 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Wins 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Losses 6 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
September 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
October 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
November 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
Total 11 - - - - - - - -
Conference 8 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 6 - - - - - - - -
Away 5 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 5 - - - - - - - -
Losses 6 - - - - - - - -
-
September 3 - - - - - - - -
October 5 - - - - - - - -
November 3 - - - - - - - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
Total 11 - - - - - - -
Conference 8 - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - -
-
Home 6 - - - - - - -
Away 5 - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 5 - - - - - - -
Losses 6 - - - - - - -
-
September 3 - - - - - - -
October 5 - - - - - - -
November 3 - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
Total 11 - - - - - - - 0
Conference 8 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 6 - - - - - - - 0
Away 5 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 5 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 6 - - - - - - - 0
-
September 3 - - - - - - - 0
October 5 - - - - - - - 0
November 3 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
Total 11 - - - - - - - -
Conference 8 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 6 - - - - - - - -
Away 5 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 5 - - - - - - - -
Losses 6 - - - - - - - -
-
September 3 - - - - - - - -
October 5 - - - - - - - -
November 3 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
Total - - - - - - - - - -
Conference - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins - - - - - - - - - -
Losses - - - - - - - - - -
-
September - - - - - - - - - -
October - - - - - - - - - -
November - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
Total 11 - - - - 0 .0
Conference 8 - - - - 0 .0
Exhibition - - - - - 0 -
-
Home 6 - - - - 0 .0
Away 5 - - - - 0 .0
Neutral - - - - - 0 -
-
Wins 5 - - - - 0 .0
Losses 6 - - - - 0 .0
-
September 3 - - - - 0 .0
October 5 - - - - 0 .0
November 3 - - - - 0 .0
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
Total 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Conference 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Away 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Neutral 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
Losses 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
-
September 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
October 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
November 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
Total 11 38 14 52 4.7 8 62 15.5 87 1 - - - - - -
Conference 8 26 10 36 4.5 6 44 9 55 1 - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Home 6 25 5 30 5.0 4 29 10.5 45 - - - - - - -
Away 5 13 9 22 4.4 4 33 5 42 1 - - - - - -
Neutral - - - 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 5 15 6 21 4.2 3 20 7.5 27 1 - - - - - -
Losses 6 23 8 31 5.2 5 42 8 60 - - - - - - -
-
September 3 12 4 16 5.3 2 18 6.5 32 - - - - - - -
October 5 17 7 24 4.8 4 25 6 34 1 - - - - - -
November 3 9 3 12 4.0 2 19 3 21 - - - - - - -