Class of 2011

Derek Slaughter

HometownPelham, AL
High schoolPelham

Derek Slaughter joined Nebraska as a walk-on linebacker. He was a standout at Pelham High School in Alabama, where he racked up more than 130 tackles during his senior season. The 5-11, 195-pound Slaughter also had two interceptions, and the big hitter forced several fumbles. Slaughter had 128 tackles, five sacks and three interceptions in his junior season. He played cornerback as a sophomore. Slaughter grew up in David City, Neb., until the fifth grade when his family moved to Alabama. Slaughter had interest from The Citadel and UAB.


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