Determined to be a medical non-counter, remaining on scholarship but not competing due to injury.
Played in five of 12 games at linebacker and on special teams...Totaled two tackles...Made his collegiate debut on special teams in the season opener against Ole Miss...Did not travel to Middle Tennessee because of an injury and did not play against UT Martin and Marshall...Returned against UCF and had one solo tackle on special teams...Saw limited action against UAB and Houston...Made one solo tackle at linebacker against Tulsa.
Transferred to Memphis from Louisiana State University in January 2008, and worked out with the Tigers during the spring session...Was forced to sit out the 2008 season because of NCAA transfer guidelines...Received one of the Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year awards at the 2008 team banquet.
Redshirted as a true freshman for the LSU Tigers in 2006.
Was one of the top linebacker prospects in the nation at Callaway High in Jackson, Miss., under coach Gerry Anderson...Tallied 100 tackles, 12 sacks, 12 forced fumbles and two defensive TDs as a junior en route to the Class 4A playoffs...Named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100, the Jackson Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen, and the Mobile Register Super Southeast 120...Tabbed first-team all-district and all-metro as a senior in 2005.
Derrick Lamont Odom III is the son of Derrick and Francine Odom...Born March 6, 1988, in Jackson, Miss.