Derrick  Brodus

Derrick Brodus

Maryville, Tenn.

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2014 - R-SENIOR
2013 - R-JUNIOR
  • Games/Starts: 4/3
  • Walk-on kicker, who is competing with Michael Palardy for starting kicking duties in 2012
  • Tied Tennessee record for most kicking points in a game with 17 vs. Akron (9/22) on 4-4 FGs and 5-5 PATs (Tied Alex Walls 2002, Fuad Reveiz 1982 and Alan Duncan 1978)
  • Overall in 2012, made first six field goal attempts and is 6-of-7 overall along with 12-of-14 on PATs for 30 points
  • Made 4-of-5 PATs, made a 34-yard field goal, but missed from 28 yards at #5 Georgia (9/29)
  • Served as starting kicker vs. #18 Florida (9/15) and made 2-of-3 PATs.
  • With 4-4 field goal game vs. Akron (9/22), made most field goals by a Vol since Daniel Lincoln in 2007; Four field goals made is tied for the second-most in a game this season in NCAA
  • 17 points vs. Akron is tied for most points by a kicker in NCAA in 2012
  • Served as starting kicker vs. #18 Florida (9/15) and made 2-of-3 PATs.
  • Made 2012 debut vs. Georgia State (9/8), making a 25-yard field goal and adding a PAT in win
  • Switched from No. 26 to No. 42 prior to Florida game

  • Games/Starts: 1/1
  • Amazing story of walk-on kicker played out on Nov. 5 as he was sitting at home on his couch less than an hour before MTSU game, was taken by police escort to Neyland Stadium and kicked a 21-yard field goal and three PATs in first collegiate game.
  • Story was featured on, ESPN and in Sports Illustrated

  • Started two years at placekicker
  • Helped team to two state championships
  • Also participated in soccer all four years, earning All-State honors in the final two
  • Coach at Alcoa: Gary Rankin
  • Full Name: Derrick Lee Gogue Brodus
  • Born May 13, 1992
  • Son of Harry and Doris Brodus
  • Graduated in Spring 2014 with a Communications Studies degree and is pursuing a Masters degree in Communication Studies

  • Field Goals Made - 4 vs. Akron, 9/22/12
  • Field Goals Attempted - 17 vs. Akron, 9/22/12 (T-UT Record for Pts by Kicker)
  • Longest Conversion Made - 37 vs. Akron, 9/22/12
  • Point After Conversions - 5 vs. Akron, 9/22/12
  • Point After Attempts - 5 vs. Akron, 9/22/12


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