Championships, thrilling wins among year's highlights
Photos from UC's week in Memphis, Tenn. for the 2011 AutoZone Liberty Bowl.
AP photos from today's game.
Cincinnati vs. Louisville :: Oct. 15, 2011 (AP Photos)
Cincinnati vs NC State, Sept. 22, 2011 (AP Photos)
POST CINCINNATI: Played in the 2012 Senior Bowl and participated in the NFL Scouting Combine.
2010: Tied for the team high with eight tackles in the opener at Fresno State ... also had a sack and tackle for a loss.
2009: Made 13 starts at defensive tackle ... finished with 41 tackles, including eight tackles for a loss ... also added five sacks, a forced fumble and recovery, and a quarterback hurry ... recorded a pair of tackles against Southeast Missouri State ... added three stops, a tackle for a loss, and a half sack at Oregon State ... set a career high with eight tackles against Fresno State ... tallied five tackles along with two sacks at Miami (OH) ... added two tackles and a half sack at USF ... recorded five tackles and a sack against Louisville ... forced a fumble and recovered it and had two tackles at Syracuse ... tallied two stops and a quarterback hurry against Connecticut ... finished with four tackles, including one for a loss against West Virginia ... tallied three solo stops against Illinois ... finished with five tackles, including 1.5 for a loss, and a sack at Pittsburgh.
2008: Earned time in seven games at backup defensive tackle as a true freshman ... totaled three tackles, one each against Eastern Kentucky, at Marshall, and vs. Syracuse ... recorded first career sack on final play of the game against Syracuse in the home finale, setting off UC's BIG EAST Championship celebration.
Beaver Local High School: Three-year letterwinner on the defensive line ... finished the 2007 season with Associated Press Division III All-Ohio first-team defense plaudits ... registered 78 tackles and seven sacks to earn All-0hio Valley Athletic Conference first team ... also recognized with all-Eastern District honors following his senior season ... notched 205 career stops for the Beavers ... coached by Rich Wright.
Derek J. Wolfe: Born Feb. 24, 1990 ... son of Dennis Wolfe ... resides with grandmother, Kim Wolfe.
Academic Major: Criminal Justice.