14  DeRon Furr
DeRon Furr

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Columbus, GA

High School:
Carver HS

Last College:
Auburn

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 230

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
09/27/1989

Experience:
2L


2010


Started 10 of the 11 games he played in 2010 at linebacker...Registered three or more stops in all 11 games...Credited with five or more tackles in five games...Started at linebacker in the season opener versus Mississippi State and posted three solo tackles against the Bulldogs...Tallied a season-best seven tackles against Middle Tennessee before upping his career high two games later with 10 stops versus Tulsa...Also set a career mark in solo tackles in that game with seven...Logged his first career forced fumble against Louisville...Had another solid game against Southern Miss with eight tackles, including a TFL...Registered five tackles, a pass breakup and a fumble recovery against Tennessee...The fumble recovery was off a forced fumble by Lester Lawson, which Furr recovered at the UT41...Memphis was intercepted on its next drive...Credited with four tackles and his first career interception against Marshall...Picked off Brian Anderson at the Memphis 36 and made a 14-yard return on the play...Memphis scored on a 25-yard field goal for three points off the turnover...Missed the UAB game with an injury...Returned to the field a week later against UCF and posted four tackles in a reserve role...Closed out the season as the fourth-leading tackler for the Tigers with 58 stops...Was third on the team in TFL with seven for a loss of 17 yards...Led the team in fumble recoveries with two.

2009


Played in all 12 games on special teams and with the Tiger defense...Was inserted into the starting lineup at linebacker in the final two games of the season...Closed out the year with 15 tackles, including seven solo stops and a pass breakup...10 of his 15 tackles came in the final two games...Made his collegiate debut in the season opener against Ole Miss on special teams...Assisted on one tackle against the Rebels on the kick off coverage team...Did not play against Southern Miss...Tallied two tackles against Tennessee...Posted two tackles against UAB...Made his first collegiate start at linebacker against Houston and had a career-high seven tackles with a pass breakup...Started against Tulsa and made three tackles, including two solo stops...All three tackles held Tulsa to three yards or less...Received one of the Chris Faros Most Improved Player Awards and the Spring Iron Tiger Award at the 2010 Blue-Gray Game.

Prior to Memphis


Signed with Auburn and enrolled there in January 2008 after graduating a semester early from Carver High...Went through spring drills as a QB, but switched to defensive back before the start of fall camp...Early in fall camp, decided to leave Auburn and transfer to Memphis...Had to sit out the 2008 season due to NCAA transfer guidelines...Had a productive spring and was named the Defensive MVP of the 2009 Blue-Gray Game after logging seven tackles and an interception, which he returned for a touchdown.

Academic Highlights


Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club for the spring 2009 semester.

Prep


Earned Ledger-Enquirer All-Bi-City Offensive Player of the Year honors as a senior as Carver HS, passing for 1,567 yards and 13 touchdowns, while rushing for 742 yards and 15 touchdowns...Named Class AAA Offensive Player of the Year by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and first-team All-State selection by the AJC and Georgia Sports Writers Association as a senior...Led team to its first state championship as a senior and semifinals as a junior...As a junior, threw for 1,300 yards and 14 scores, while adding 730 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground...Ranked as the No. 31 athlete nationally by Rivals.com...Also ranked as the No. 22 prospect in Georgia by Rivals.com...Ranked No. 32 nationally among quarterbacks by Scout.com...The No. 40-ranked prospect from Georgia by SuperPrep...Named to PrepStar's All-Southeast Region team.

Personal


DeRon Furr is the son of Brenda and DeRon Furr, Sr.... Born Sept. 27, 1989.

Furr's Career Defensive Statistics
YR G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SK INT
2009 12/2 7 8 15 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0
2010 11/10 33 25 58 2 2 1 7-17 0-0 1-14
Total 23/12 40 33 73 3 2 1 7-17 0-0 1-14

Furr's Career Highs
Tackles 10 (vs Tulsa 2010)
Solo Tackles 7 (vs Tulsa 2010)
Assisted Tackles 4 (3x, last vs USM 2010)
Pass Breakups 1 (2x, last vs Tennessee 2010)
Fumble Recovery 1 (2x, last vs UCF, 2010)
Forced Fumbles 1 (at Louisville, 2010)
Interception 1 (at Marshall, 2010)

Furr's Game-By Game
Defense Opponent UT AT TT TFL SK FF PBU INT
9/6/09 Ole Miss 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/12/09 MTSU 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/19/09 UT Martin 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/26/09 Marshall 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/3/09 UCF 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/10/09 UTEP 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/17/09 Southern Miss 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/27/09 East Carolina 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/7/09 Tennessee 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/14/09 UAB 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/21/09* Houston 3 4 7 0-0 0-0 0 1 0-0
11/27/09* Tulsa 2 1 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0

9/4/10* Miss. State 3 0 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/11/10* East Carolina 2 2 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/18/10* MTSU 3 4 7 1.5-4 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/25/10* UTEP 3 1 4 1.0-4 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/2/10* Tulsa 7 3 10 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/9/10* Louisville 2 2 4 2.0-3 0-0 1 0 0-0
10/16/10* Southern Miss 4 4 8 1.0-2 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/30/10* Houston 2 3 5 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/6/10* Tennessee 3 2 5 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/13/10* Marshall 2 2 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 1-14
11/20/10 UAB -DNP-
11/27/10 UCF 2 2 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
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