Young linebacker who will contribute in time ... Spent last year as a redshirt ... Worked with the scout squad in 2006 ... In line to see action in a backup role at linebacker and on special teams this year.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2006)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2006.
One of the top linebacker prospects in the nation ... Tallied 100 tackles, 12 sacks, 12 forced fumbles and two defensive touchdowns as a junior en route to the Class 4A playoffs ... Named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100, the Jackson Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen, and the Mobile Register Super Southeast 120 ... First-team all-district and all-metro as a senior in 2005 ... Coached by Gerry Anderson.
Full name is Derrick Lamont Odom III ... Born March 6, 1988, in Jackson, Miss ... Parents are Derrick and Francine Odom ... Has four siblings - Monique, Miyah, Jhasmine, and Aaron ... Spends free time volunteering at the Habitat for Humanity ... Majoring in kinesiology.