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Will Derting
Will Derting

RS Senior

Okanogan, Wash.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 233





Coached by Denny Neely at Okanogan High, where he also played basketball and baseball...FRESHMAN first team all-league was league champion and third in State with an 11-1 record...SOPHOMORE first team all-league linebacker...All-NCW went 12-1 as league champions and second in a JUNIOR an All-State pick at linebacker and running back in Class won State title with 13-0 record...rushed for over 1,400 yards and had 70 solo tackles on defense...second team all-league in baseball at left field...State champions in Class A baseball...SENIOR year named to the Associated Press 1A All-State first team as a defensive back...named by Washington Prep Football Report to its 1A All-State team as a linebacker and the player of the year for that classification...a Prep Star honoree for the west region...first team all-league selection at went 11-1 to win league championship... named a Red Chip Tier I recruit by the Seattle Times.


FRESHMAN (2001-02): Medical redshirt season...played in WSU's opener against Idaho and suffered a knee injury that required surgery.

RS-FRESHMAN (2002-03): V-letter...Games - 8...Starts - 6...earned the following weekly team awards: Pac-10 Defense - Nevada, Oregon; Cougar Tackler - ASU; Cougar Tackler - Oregon; Defensive Pursuit - Washington...All-Pac-10 Freshman team selection by The Sporting News...started against Idaho after three-interception performance against Nevada when he earned Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week honor...against Wolf Pack returned third interception 98 yards for a score...98-yard return longest in school history (old record 93 yards) and 98 total return yards a WSU record (old mark 96 yards)...missed five straight games after suffering a high left ankle sprain against Idaho...returned for the Arizona game and started against ASU, making nine tackles, including two sacks...against Oregon had a career-high 13 tackles, including eight solo...made seven tackles and shared a sack against Washington and then had four tackles at UCLA, including a sack and a pass deflection...had one fumble recovery against the Vandals before being sidelined in the first quarter.

RS-SOPHOMORE (2003-04): V-letter...Games - 13...Starts - 12...earned the following weekly team awards: Pac-10 Defense - Notre Dame/OSU; Cougar Tackler - Notre Dame/USC/ASU; Most Disciplined Defense - Notre Dame, Cougar Claw - Arizona, Big Hit - Stanford/OSU/USC, Defensive Pursuit - OSU...First team All-Pac-10...had a monster performance at Notre Dame with 12 tackles, three sacks and a forced fumble...named Pac-10 Defensive POW for his performance against the Irish...won the same Pac-10 honor after the Oregon State game when he had eight tackles, three sacks and forced one fumble...shared in two TFLs at Colorado, recovered a fumble and had six tackles...made 10 tackles, nine of them solo, against ASU...nine stops at Washington...against Texas in WSU's Holiday Bowl win, made four tackles, recoverd two fumbles and notched one sack.

RS-JUNIOR (2004-05): V-letter...Games - 11...Starts - 11...earned the following weekly team awards: Pac-10 Defense - Idaho/Arizona/USC...shared team's most valuable defensive player award with Scott Davis...All-Pacific-10 Conference second team honoree...ranked 5th in the Pac-10 in tackles with 8.5/game...during spring practice moved to middle linebacker to shorten some of his pursuit tackles in each of the first two games, at New Mexico and against Colorado in Seattle...had eight tackles against Idaho and caused one fumble, then eight tackles at Arizona...followed with nine tackles against Oregon and caused one fumble...made eight tackles against Stanford and equaled season-high with nine stops at Oregon State...playing against #1 ranked USC, had a career-high 14 tackles, 2.5 TFLs and 1.5 sacks...followed that up with seven tackles, including one TFL, at UCLA...had at least seven tackles in every game...made nine tackles, had two sacks and recovered a fumble in the endzone for a touchdown in win over Washington.

PERSONAL: William M. Derting...born December 21, 1982 in Omak, Wash....parents Brad and Margaret owns and operates a cattle ranch...two sisters Bess and Maggie...Bess is a WSU student...three uncles, three aunts and four cousins have also attended WSU...prep GPA 2.8...Grand Champion Beef Fitting and Showing at the Okanogan County Fair for two years...enjoys roping, welding and hunting...will pursue a degree in agriculture.

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