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Derrick Ming 40
Derrick Ming

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Webster Groves. Mo.

High School:
Webster Groves

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 245

Position:
Linebacker

Birthdate:
07/16/1982

Experience:
3L


2005 Team Captain

•2004 2nd-Team Academic All-Big 12

•2003 2nd-Team Academic All-Big 12

2005 OUTLOOK

Veteran linebacker who has an opportunity to win a starting job at linebacker ... Enters spring camp listed as the No. 1 weakside linebacker ... Has primarily been a leader on Tiger special teams, where he has excelled in the past ... An outstanding student who has earned Academic All-Big 12 honors each of the last two years ... Is very interested in Journalism, and has written features on teammates and other articles on athletics for a campus publication.

2004 SEASON

Played in all 11 games, primarily on the Tiger special teams, and ended the season with 8 tackles and 1 QB pressure ... Played weakside linebacker when in on defense, backing up All-Big 12 veteran James Kinney ... Had his best game against Ball State, when he had a season-best 3 tackles and 1 QB hurry, as MU pitched a shutout in its 48-0 win in game #3 ... Had 2 tackles at Baylor, and single tackle games against Troy, Colorado and Texas, as well.

2003 SEASON

Leader on MU special teams who had 14 tackles on the season playing both special teams and on the defense, and also had 2 tackles for loss on the year (23 yards) including one sack (8 yards) ... Made a huge play in the opener against Illinois when he tackled the Illini punter at his own 3-yardline after he was pressured by teammate Michael Harden ... That play came in the 1st quarter and set MU up for a TD that put the Tigers up 7-3 ... Came out the next week at Ball State and recorded his first career sack, for 8 yards ... Followed that with a career-high 5 tackles in game No. 3 against Eastern Illinois ... Had 2 kickoff returns on the year as an upback, with the longest going for 21 yards against Texas A&M ... Earned team's weekly big hit award for a blow delivered in the Colorado game.

2002 SEASON

Played in all 12 games, seeing significant duty on Tiger special teams forces ... Had two tackles on the year, with one each in the Kansas State and Ball State games ... Caught a squib kick against Kansas and returned it 10 yards ... Earned team's Big Hit Award for a big blow he delivered at Texas Tech.

2001 SEASON

Redshirt season ... Had shoulder surgery during the season, but was back practicing with the team toward the end of the season.

HIGH SCHOOL

One of the top linebackers in the St. Louis area ... An all-state selection and a first team all-metro and all-conference pick ... Racked up 64 tackles and five quarterback sacks during his senior year ... Also intercepted a pass ... A two-time all-conference pick as a running back ... Rushed for 1,305 yards on 150 carries in 2000 ... Also caught 15 passes for 208 yards ... Scored 20 touchdowns on the year ... High school football coach - Cliff Ice ... A member of STAR, a group that helps the homeless at local soup kitchens.

PERSONAL

An accomplished writer who intends to go into journalism at the No. 1 Journalism School in the country ... Son of Patricia Ming ... Born July 16, 1982 ... Chose Missouri over Kansas.

MING CAREER STATISTICS

		Tackles				Fumbles
	G-GS	UN-AS	Total	TFL-Yds.	Sacks
2002	12-0	2-0	2	0-0	0-0
2003	13-0	8-6	14	2-23	1-8
2004	11-0	6-2	8	0-0	0-0
Totals	25-0	10-6	16	2-23	1-8