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  Derek Guggenberger

Derek Guggenberger

Player Profile


Haymarket, Va.

High School:
Terre Haute North

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 220


2008: Received Honorable Mention All-Pioneer Football League...Named to the Pioneer Football League Academic Honor Roll...Started all 11 games for the Bulldogs...Finished tied for sixth in the PFL with 85 tackles...Had at least five tackles in all 11 games...Made a tackle for loss in six of the 11 games...Recorded a career-high 12 tackles against Drake and Dayton...Had seven solo tackles and one assist against San Diego...Had six solo tackles and 2 assists against Davidson.

2007: Played in all 11 games...led the Bulldogs and ranked 18th in the PFL in tackles (68)...recorded a career-high 11 tackles at Hanover and at Dayton...had 10 tackles against San Diego...posted five or more tackles in eight of Butler's 11 games...finished fourth on the team in tackles for loss (6)...recorded a pair of quarterback sacks at Hanover...picked up his first career pass interception and returned it 22 yards at Hanover...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll.

2006: Played in nine games in initial season with the Bulldogs...had a season-high five tackles in Butler's Homecoming victory over Valparaiso...named a 2006 Josten's Scholar-Athlete.

Personal: Exploratory LAS major...born 12/1/87...son of Bruce and Geri Guggenberger...High School: Two-time All-Wabash Valley defensive lineman at Terre Haute North High School...honorable mention defensive end in 2005...selected to play in the 2006 Wabash Valley All-Star Classic football game...member of high school's "1,000-Pound Club"...earned two varsity football letters...High School Coach: Chris Barrett.