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A.J. Derby | Tight End

Team: Arkansas Razorbacks
Age / DOB:  (22) / 9/20/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 232

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CBS Sports' Dane Brugler considers Arkansas senior A.J. Derby, a former QB, a sleeper TE prospect.
Derby is "very raw but talented," according to Brugler. The former quarterback is also a former Iowa Hawkeye, where head coach Bret Bielema played with Derby's father. A.J. offers a 6'4/232 lbs frame. Jul 17 - 11:12 AM

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Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema will move forward with junior QB A.J. Derby as the starter.

Brandon Allen has been injured and unable to throw during practice. Derby started last week against Rutgers, completing 14 of 26 passes for 137 yards and a touchdown in a 28-24 loss. The junior is a former Iowa Hawkeye who walked on with the Razorbacks at the end of last season.
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 09:26:00 AM

Former Iowa QB A.J. Derby will likely take on back up duties for Arkansas in 2013.

After leaving the Iowa program, Derby walked on at Arkansas and has worked his way up to a meaningful role in 2013. Brandon Mitchell was listed as the backup to Brandon Allen, but he recently decided to leave the program and seek a transfer.
Thu, May 9, 2013 01:36:00 PM

Former Iowa QB A.J. Derby will walk on for Arkansas in 2013.

Derby attended a junior college in 2011 after being arrested on charges of fourth-degree criminal mischief and public intoxication. He will not be in line to start for the Razorbacks, a spot likely to be held by Brandon Allen.
Mon, Dec 31, 2012 09:26:00 AM