Derik Stevenson Athlete Profile

#54 Derik Stevenson

Derik Stevenson
Position: Linebacker Height: 6-4 Weight: 240 Roster Years: 1992 | 1995-1998 Hometown: Diamond Bar, CA Last School: Diamond Bar High School

Personal

Born 3/31/74 in South Laguna, Calif.,...parents are Daniel and Linda...served an LDS Church mission to England...married Jami Christensen in May, 1997...recruited by Miami, San Jose St., San Diego St., and UCLA...a business major.

Before BYU

Lettered in football, basketball, track and soccer at Diamond Bar High...first team all-league selection...league defensive MVP...a basketball teammate of Utah All-American Keith Van Horn now with the New Jersey Nets...coached by Lance Gross (Utah St.).



1995 | Freshman Year

Was a squadman.

1996 | Sophomore Year

Partially blocked a punt at Tulsa...caused a fumble at TCU...was coaches' player of the game vs. Texas A&M and Tulsa.

1997 | Junior Year

Selected by the coaches as the outstanding special teams player of the year...Made a shoestring tackle for an eight-yard loss on a punt return vs. Utah St.,...blocked a kick at UTEP...played extensively on special teams...named coaches' special teams player of the game vs. New Mexico.

1998 | Senior Year

Was a starter in all 14 games for BYU at linebacker...blocked two kicks on the season to lead the team in that category...was picked by the coaches as outstanding linebacker vs. Murray State and at UTEP...blocked an extra point in the closing moments of the WAC Championship game vs. Air Force...led the Cougar defense in the Liberty Bowl with a season-high 11 tackles.