Speedy receiver that will be sure to see the playing field in 2018 ... Good route runner that is coming off a productive spring ... Can also contribute on special teams.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2017)
Played in all 13 games and earned three starts at wide receiver ... Finished with 125 yards receiving on 14 receptions as well as 86 yards on the ground on 15 carries ... Totaled a career-high 21 yards in the air in the season opener against BYU and on the road at Mississippi State ... Also had receptions against Syracuse, Troy, Auburn, Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee and Texas A&M ... Ended the night with 27 yards on the ground against Troy.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2016)
Played in eight games all in a backup role or on special teams ... Did not record any offensive statistics ... Had one tackle against Southern Miss on an interception return.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2015)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2015.
Versatile player in high school that excelled at multiple positions ... Rated as a four-star prospect by 247Sports, Scout and ESPN while Rivals listed him as a three-star recruit ... Ranked as high as the No. 9 wide receiver nationally and the No. 5 overall prospect coming out of Louisiana by 247Sports ... Racked up 2,781 yards of total offense and 33 touchdowns as a junior ... Accounted for 2,157 yards of total offense and 23 touchdowns as a senior ... Member of the 247Sports Top 247, ESPN 300 and Scout 300 ... Earned an invitation to play in the US Army All-American Game ... Member of The Advocate's 2015 Super Dozen ... Participated in Nike's The Opening, a camp for the nation's top prospects.
Parents are Ella Dillon and Earl Cotton ... Born Oct. 28, 1995 ... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.
DERRICK DILLON'S CAREER RUSHING HIGHS
Rush attempts: 2, Four times (Last: at Alabama, Nov 04, 2017; First: at Mississippi State, Sep 16, 2017)
Rush yards: 30 at Florida, Oct 7, 2017
Long rush: 30 at Florida, Oct 7, 2017
DERRICK DILLON'S CAREER RECEIVING HIGHS
Receptions: 3 vs. Troy, Sep 30, 2017
Receiving yards: 21, Two times (Last: at Mississippi State, Sep 16, 2017; First: vs. BYU, Sep 2, 2017)
Long reception: 16 at Alabama, Nov 4, 2017