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#85 Derek Fine


    Class: RS Junior
    Hometown: Sallisaw, Okla.
    Highschool: Sallisaw HS
    Height / Weight: 6-3 / 245
    Position: Tight End


As a sophomore (2005): Played in all 12 games and made eight starts ... Ranked fifth on the team with 22 receptions ... Averaged 11.1 yards per catch and scored one touchdown ... Posted a season-best 25-yard reception against Iowa State in KU's regular-season finale.

As a sophomore (2004): Played in all 11 games including a start in the season-opener against Tulsa ... Hauled in his first two career catches for 16 yards against Colorado ... A special teams standout ... Tallied 12 total tackles including eight solo stops ... Selected by the coaching staff as the special teams player of the game against Iowa State.

As a freshman (2003): Redshirted ... Gained valuable experience on the scout team ... Won the team's Otto Schnellbacher Award for Scout Team Offensive Player of the Year.

High School: Named all-state by the Oklahoma Coaches Association, the Daily Oklahoman and the Tulsa World ... Was the Muskogee Phoenix All-Area Co-Offensive Player of the Year ... Southwest Times Record All-Area team ... Named all-district and the best offensive player in District 4A ... Named the team's most valuable player after his senior season ... Helped Sallisaw to a combined 26-2 record as a junior and senior with a pair of state runner-up finishes ... Broke the school record for yards receiving in a season (798) and in a career (1,792) ... Had 34 receptions for 798 yards as a senior with eight touchdowns ... National Honor Roll selection and American Character and Citizenship Award winner ... A three-sport athlete ... Coached in football by Ron Lancaster.

Personal: Born on Aug. 24, 1983, in Sallisaw, Okla. ... Parents are Mike and Gail Fine ... Major: Undecided..