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Ducks Football BIO
Derrick Malone Jr.
Player Profile:
Derrick Malone Jr. 718849
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 220
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Colton, Calif.
High School: Colton HS
Experience: 3 Letters

Season Stats Career Stats

2014 — Oregon’s second-leading tackler (85) despite sharing the position proved to be one of team’s most complete inside linebackers against both the pass and run in all 15 games . . .Reaffirmed his knack to roam from sideline to sideline by leading the team in assisted stops (46) for the second year in a row . . . Shared the team lead in tackles against Arizona (11), Washington (8), and Oregon State (7) while pacing the Ducks’ defenders at Utah (8) . . . Included was a season-high 11 tackles in the first of two meetings against the Wildcats . . . Also recovered one of his two fumbles in the regular-season loss to Arizona before contributing to the second-half momentum in the Rose Bowl win over Florida State . . . Forced a fumble and recovered the loose ball five plays into the third quarter that led to Oregon extending its advantage to 25-13 . . . Was credited with taking part in a season-best 82 snaps against UA.

2013 — 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 . . . Also nabbed an interception against Washington State before delivering the knockout blow in the Alamo Bowl win with a 38-yard interception return for a touchdown against Texas . . . Added a forced fumble in the regular-season finale against Oregon State . . . Accumulated double-digit tackles in six games and led Oregon in takedowns on five occasions, including a career-high 12 tackles at Virginia (3 solo) and Arizona . . . Tallied 11 tackles in first career start against Nicholls before duplicating output at Stanford, and credited with seven unassisted stops among his 10 hits vs. UCLA . . . Took part in more than 70 plays on three occasions, including 78 snaps at Arizona.

2012 — 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.

2011 — 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.

2010 — Worked with the scout team during redshirt season.

BEFORE OREGON — 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 (, and was rated as the No. 41 safety in the  country by

PERSONAL — Parents: Derrick Malone, Sr. and Candice Allen. Family: One brother. High School (Coach): Colton (Harold Strauss), 2010. Major: Journalism/Advertising and General Social Science.

Pac-12 Academic All-Conference Honorable Mention
Team’s Gordon E. Wilson Award (Oregon’s Top Special Team’s Performer)

Pac-12 Academic All-Conference Honorable Mention

All-purpose yards: 4, Washington St., 10/19/13
Interceptions: 1 [t-13th], Washington St., 10/19/13
Long interception return: 4, Washington St., 10/19/13
Tackles: 12 [t-24th], at Virginia, 09/07/13 (3-9); at Arizona, 11/23/13 (2-10)
Sacks: 1.0 [t-57th], at Washington, 10/12/13 (1-0)
Tackles for loss: 1.0, 6 times
Fumbles forced: 1 [t-6th], vs Florida State, 01/01/2015; Oregon State, 11/29/2013
Fumbles recovered: 1 [t-5th], vs Florida State, 01/01/2015; Arizona, 10/02/14; Colorado, 10/27/12
Pass breakups: 1, 4 times


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