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  Derek Roback

Derek  Roback

Player Profile

RS Junior

Waverly, Ohio

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 256



Huynh and Bales Named to Academic All-MAC Team

Bobcat seniors earn their first Academic All-MAC honor; seven Bobcats receive All-MAC honorable mention


Ohio 34, Akron 28 - Postgame Notes


Solich Meets With the Media on Akron Gameweek

Ohio will take on Akron beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday


Ohio Football Fall Camp: Day 11

Ohio tight ends Jordan Thompson, Troy Hill and Derek Roback speak with media following Thursday's practice


Weller Named to the 2011 Football Academic All-MAC Team

Junior kicker earns first Academic All-MAC honor; seven Bobcats receive Academic All-MAC honorable mention


Ohio vs. ULM

Independence Bowl


Ohio vs Norfolk State

Ohio vs Norfolk State


Ohio vs. Utah State - 2011 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Ohio vs. Utah State - 2011 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl - AP Photo Gallery

2012: Saw action in nine games and made four starts... Finished the year with seven receptions for 123 yards... Played in Ohio's 24-14 win at Penn State on Sept. 1... Hauled in a career-long 46-yard reception versus Norfolk State... Made his first start of the season against Akron and caught a pair of passes for nine yards (Oct. 13)... Notched a pair of receptions at Miami (Oct. 27), including a 22-yard reception... Caught one pass for 32 yards against Eastern Michigan (Nov. 1)... Played in the Bobcats' 45-14 win over Louisiana-Monroe in the Independence Bowl (Dec. 28).

2011: Played in 11 games and made four starts in what was his first game action since his senior year of high school in 2009... Caught his first pass of the season at Buffalo... Also made his first start of the year at Buffalo... Hauled in one pass for 24 yards at Central Michigan... Caught a season-high two passes at Miami in the regular-season finale... Collected first career touchdown reception versus Utah State in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl as he pulled in a 26-yard pass.

Prior to Ohio: Spent the 2010 season at Notre Dame, but did not see any action... Passed for 1,300 yards and 15 touchdowns as senior quarterback in 2009 at Waverly High School in Waverly, Ohio... Could not play quarterback in three games as senior due to injury so he lined up at wide receiver instead and caught two TD passes... Named first-team all-district by Associated Press following his senior year in 2009... Played quarterback, tight end, wide receiver, outside linebacker, free safety and returned kicks at different times during his high school career... Passed for 1,585 yards with 21 TDs as junior in 2008 and also rushed for 480 yards and four TDs... Started junior season with monster game against Piketon as he accounted for 605 total yards and eight touchdowns in 54-53 victory... Completed 28 of 48 passes for 422 yards and six TDs in that game... Rushed for 98 yards with one TD, returned punt 85 yards for TD with under a minute to play in that same game and then completed pass for two-point conversion and victory... Also added 17 tackles on defense against Piketon... Played wide receiver and safety as sophomore in 2007 ... caught 47 passes for 833 yards and 12 TDs during sophomore season... Recorded 36 tackles and four interceptions in 2007, helping Waverly to 10-2 record... Named first-team all-district as sophomore by Associated Press... Received special mention all-state honors as sophomore, junior and senior... Became starter on Waverly basketball and baseball teams as sophomore in 2007-08... Finished fourth in his class with a 3.97 grade point average... Also played baseball and track.

Personal: Son of Mike and Susan... Born Nov. 11, 1991... Has one younger sister - Alex... Father Mike played quarterback at Ohio University and served as quarterbacks coach at Waverly... Played for coach Rusty Wright at Waverly... Lists Peyton Manning as his favorite professional athlete... Sports Administration major.