Derrick Brown - Auburn University- Defensive Line

Updated: Dec 16, 2019

Derrick Brown, is one of 9 Wuerffel Trophy Semifinalists in 2019. Derrick is a @sec Academic Honor Roll student and Auburn Academic Top Tiger. He was a 2018 second team all-SEC member and a Jason Witten Man of the Year finalist. Derrick is active in mission work in the Dominican Republic. He also helps build homes in his local community as well as representing the Auburn Student-Advisory Committee. He’ll be president of SAAC in 2019-2020.


  • 2.80 overall GPA

  • 3.24 GPA in Harbart School of Business

  • SEC Academic Honor Roll

  • Auburn Academic Top Tigers


  • 2019 preseason All-America

  • 2018 second team all-SEC

  • 26 career starts, 104 career tackles, 19.5 TFL, 8.0 sacks, 3 FF, 1 FR, 1 BK


  • Christian-based mission work in Dominican Republic (Fellowship of ChristianAthletes; May 2018, 2019); building homes (Montgomery and Auburn, AL, with Church of the Highlands; 2017, 2018)

  • Spearheaded student-athlete/athletics teams involvement in construction and supply assistance to victims of March tornadoes in local Beauregard, AL (ongoing effort)

  • Auburn Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) representative; vice-president of that group in 2018-19 and president for upcoming school year. His SAAC projects: Angel Trees, Toys for Tots and campus Student-Athlete Day; also did prep work for Beat Bama food drive, Halloween Trunk or Treat and SAAC clothing drive; AUSPY awards

  • Participates in read-alouds to local elementary schools and youth organizations

  • Three-year member, SEC Student-Athlete Leadership Council for football Delegate to NCAA Elite Student-Athlete Symposium (February, 2019)

  • 2018 SEC Community Service Team member


Why was the Wuerffel Trophy created?  We felt that there was a void in major college football awards. Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel put it best when he wrote, “The Wuerffel. It’s about time. There’s an award for the best quarterback, best running back, wide receiver, best linebacker, best center and even best kicker and punter. Why not one for the best human being?”


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