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Player Bio: Derrick Roche :: Football  

  Derrick Roche
Derrick Roche
Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Kent, Wash.

High School:
Kentridge High '98

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 295

Position:
OG

Birthdate:
10/14/1979

Experience:
3V

ROCHE’S HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Coached by Marty Osborn, earning two varsity letters in football and one in basketball...as a JUNIOR earned All-South Puget Sound League honorable mention honors in first varsity season...football team reached the first round of the State playoffs...during SENIOR season named by the Tacoma News Tribune and Seattle Times to their All-State first teams and all-area squad...All-State second team by the Newberry Prep Report...All-West selection by Prep Star...on defense, made 50 total tackles, including 7.5 sacks and 20 tackles-for-losses (-85 yards)...all-league pick both ways and South Puget Sound League’s defensive lineman of the year...team finished 10-2 and lost in the quarterfinals of the State playoffs...played in the Washington All-Star game.

ROCHE’S WSU CAREER

FRESHMAN (1998-99): Redshirt season...earned the following game awards: Offensive Scout Team – California.

RS-FRESHMAN (1999-00): V-letter...Games - 9…Starts - 3…saw backup action in four of the first six games, then stepped into a starting role for ASU, OSU and Oregon games at left guard...earned the following team award: California/Big Hit.

RS-SOPHOMORE (2000-01): V-letter…Games - 11…Starts - 11…a starter all season at right guard, earning the role in fall camp…with WSU’s line thinned by injuries, rarely came off the field over the final half of the season…All-Pac-10 honorable mention…earned the following three weekly team awards: Utah/Cougar Claw, BSU/Offensive Lineman, USC/Offensive Lineman.

RS-JUNIOR (2001-02): V-letter…Games - 12…Starts - 12….the starter at right guard all season…All-Pac-10 first team pick…WSU’s first all-league pick on the line since Scott Sanderson in 1996…selected to Street & Smith’s honorable mention AA team prior to start of season…earned the following weekly team awards: BSU/Offensive Lineman; OSU/Most Disciplined Offense; MSU/Cougar Claw; UCLA/Most Disciplined Offense.

RS-SENIOR (2002-03): One of 49 preliminary candidates placed on the Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List…selected by The Sporting News to their pre-season All-America second team.

PERSONAL

Derrick S. Roche (Roach)...born 10-14-79 at Denver, Colo....parents Rick and Gail Roche...one sister Abigail, a standout soccer and basketball star...father played football at Panhandle State in Oklahoma...enjoys listening to and singing along to country music...avid weight lifter, winning numerous weight class awards during high school career...majoring in communications.

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