Cincinnati vs NC State, Sept. 22, 2011 (AP Photos)
POST CINCINNATI: Played in the 2012 Senior Bowl and participated in the NFL Scouting Combine.
2011: The BIG EAST Co-Defensive Player of the Year and a First-Team All-BIG EAST selection at defensive tackle ... named to five All-America teams ... a Second-Team All-America selection at DT by the Associated Press and Scout.com ... earned a Third Team All-America nod from Phil Steele Magazines ... also a second-team honoree by SI.com and Yahoo! Sports ... led the BIG EAST and ranked fifth in the NCAA FBS, averaging 1.65 tackles for a loss per game ... was third in the league averaging nearly a sack per contest. He finished with 21.5 tackles for a loss and 9.5 sacks ... sits in fourth place on the UC career sacks list with 19.5 and 10th place on the UC career tackles for loss list with 37.0 ... tallied 70 tackles, including 31 solo stops along with six QB hurries, a pair of forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries ... had three double-digit tackle games, including a career-high 11 stops against Louisville ... had a career best five tackles for a loss and 2.5 sacks against Connecticut ... was named the College Football Performance Awards National Performer of the Week following that game ... had three solo stops, a sack and a forced fumble in the opener against Austin Peay ... had four tackles and a fumble recovery at Tennessee ... totaled three tackles and a sack against Akron ... finished with three stops and a sack against NC State ... had six stops on the road at Miami (OH) ... tallied 11 tackles, three for a loss, a sack and a pair of QB hurries against Louisville ... tallied two stops and a fumble recovery at USF ... had five stops and two sacks at Pittsburgh ... finished with five tackles, 2.5 tackles for a loss, a QB hurry and a pass break up against West Virginia ... rung up 10 stops at Rutgers ... had a pair of tackles and two QB hurries at Syracuse ... tallied 10 stops, five tackles for a loss and 2.5 sacks against Connecticut ... finished with six tackles, including five solos and 2.0 tackles for a loss in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl against Vanderbilt ... the Bearcats were one of the most improved defenses in the nation in 2010, leading the NCAA FBS in tackles for a loss (8.62), ranking second in sacks (3.46), sixth in rushing defense (96.23) and 20th in scoring defense (20.31) ... co-winner of the John Pease Most Outstanding Defensive Lineman Award.
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.