Derek  Barnett

9Derek Barnett

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Nashville, Tenn.

High School:
Brentwood Academy

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 257

Position:
DE

Experience:
1L

Career Highs

  • Tackles:15 vs. Oklahoma, 9/12/15
  • Tackles For Loss: 4 at Ole Miss, 10/18/14 & vs. Kentucky, 11/15/14
  • Sacks: 3 at Ole Miss, 10/18/14 & at South Carolina, 11/1/14
  • Fumble Recovery:1 vs. Chattanooga, 10/11/14 & W. Carolina, 9/19/15
  • Double-Figure Tackle Games: 2, last 15 vs. Oklahoma, 9/12/15

CAREER HONORS

2015 - SOPHOMORE

  • Photo Gallery
  • 2015 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
  • Games/Starts: 13/13
  • Started all 13 games in 2015 at right defensive end, third on Vols in tackles (69) with team-best 10.0 sacks and 12.5 TFLs (second on the team)
  • Tied for eighth in career sacks at Tennessee with 20
  • Third in SEC in sacks with 10.0, which is tied for seventh-most in a season in Tennessee history
  • Had at least one sack in five consecutive games (six sacks) from Oct. 10-Nov. 14
  • Nine sacks in eight-game span from Oct. 10-Jan. 1 to finish season with sacks in seven of eight games
  • 35 tackles over last six games of season
  • Posted eight tackles with a sack, tackle for loss and forced fumble in Outback Bowl win over Northwestern (1/1)
  • Closed regular-season with two sacks as part of five tackles vs. Vanderbilt (11/28); posted first-career safety on a 5-yard sack for Vols first safety since Aug. 31, 2012
  • Five tackles in win at Missouri (11/21)
  • Eight tackles with 2.0 TFLs and a sack vs. South Carolina (11/7)
  • Seven tackles, including two sacks for two TFLs at Kentucky (10/31)
  • Two tackles with a 5-yard sack at #8 Alabama (10/24)
  • Posted 100th career tackle as part of seven tackles, with a 6-yard sack in win over #19 Georgia (10/10)
  • Three tackles vs. Arkansas (10/3)
  • Three stops with one TFL at Florida (9/26)
  • Career high 15 tackles, including 1.5 TFLs and sack vs. #19 Oklahoma (9/12)
  • Opened 2015 with four tackles vs. Bowling Green (9/5)

2014 - FRESHMAN

  • Photo Gallery
  • 2014 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
  • Games/Starts: 13/10
  • Set Tennessee record for most TFLs (20.5) and most sacks (10.0) by a true freshman in history
  • Twice posted Tennessee record for sacks in a game by a true freshman with three: with at # 3 Ole Miss (10/18) and at South Carolina (11/1)
  • With 20.5 TFLs, ranks fifth on all-time single season list in UT history, most since John Henderson had 21 in 2000
  • Led the SEC with 18 TFLs in conference games, the next closest is teammate Curt Maggitt (12)
  • Ranked tied for first in the SEC and tied for sixth in NCAA in TFLs per game (1.6) and second in the SEC in total TFLs (20.5)
  • Tied for 16th in the NCAA and tied for fourth in SEC in sacks (10.0)
  • Became first true freshman to start season opener on defensive line in Tennessee history vs. Utah State
  • Played all 13 games, starting nine, making 72 tackles, fifth on team in tackles
  • Led all true freshman in the SEC in tackles with 72
  • 72 tackles ranked as third highest total tackles by a true freshman in Tennessee history (No. 1 Eric Berry with 86 in 2007; No. 2 A.J. Johnson with 80 in 2011)
  • Second on UT with 10.0 sacks and led team with eight quarterback hurries along with a fumble recovery
  • Made three tackles in 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl win over Iowa (1/2)
  • Five tackles, 2.0 TFLs and a sack at Vanderbilt (11/29)
  • Eight tackles, 0.5 TFL and two quarterback hurries vs. #19 Missouri (11/23)
  • Notched career best tying 4.0 TFLs including 2.0 sacks as part of seven tackles vs. Kentucky (11/15)
  • For second time posted UT true freshman record for sacks in a game with 3.0, at South Carolina (11/1), finished game with five tackles and 3.0 TFLs
  • Three sacks at # 3 Ole Miss (10/18) set UT record for most sacks by a freshman in a game
  • Posted six tackles and 1.5 TFLs vs. #4 Alabama (10/25)
  • First career game with double-figure tackles came at #3 Ole Miss (10/18) with 10 stops including 4.0 TFLs and two sacks
  • Three tackles including 0.5 TFL and a fumble recovery vs. Chattanooga (10/11)
  • First sack (for 10 yards) as part of six tackles and two TFLs for 15 yards vs. Florida (10/4)
  • Racked up eight tackles with a TFL at #12/13 Georgia (9/27)
  • Notched five tackles with a TFL at #4/3 Oklahoma (9/13)
  • Three tackles and first TFL vs. Arkansas State (9/6)
  • In first-career start vs. Utah State (8/31), made three tackles
  • One of first four Vols to have black stripes removed in `14 (Jalen Hurd, Emmanuel Moseley, Ethan Wolf) on Aug. 10

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Lettered at Brentwood Academy, in Brentwood, Tenn. for coach Cody White
  • 247 Sports: 4-star (No. 12 strong side defensive end, No. 5 prospect in Tenn.)
  • ESPN: 4-star (No. 25 defensive end, No. 6 prospect in Tenn.)
  • Rivals: 4-star (No. 10 defensive end, No. 5 prospect in Tenn.)
  • Scout: 4-star (No. 27 defensive end)
  • Back-to-back Division 2, Class AA Tennessee Mr. Football winner (2012, 2013)
  • Received All-Midstate honors as a senior
  • 2013 TSWA All-State selection
  • All-Division II-AA Defensive Line
  • As a senior, recorded 60 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks and one forced fumble
  • Helped Brentwood Academy Eagles to a 9-4 record and state semifinal berth
  • Also had 141 receiving yards, one receiving touchdown and three rushing touchdowns in senior year

PERSONAL

  • Full Name: Derek Anthony Barnett
  • Born: June 25, 1996
  • Son of Christine Barnett
  • Majoring in Communication Studies
  • Recipient of the Charlotte Greene Athletic Scholarship
 

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