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Derek Durkin
Derek  Durkin


Canton, Mass.

High School:
Xaverian Brothers

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 185



VILLANOVA: Former walk-on who earned a scholarship; Slated as the starter at cornerback entering the 2007 campaign; Has good cover skills.

2006: Played in all 11 games and tallied 41 total tackles, four pass break-ups and a fumble recovery; Had two tackles versus Lehigh; Posted six tackles against Massachusetts; Recorded four tackles at Hofstra; Made two stops at Maine; Credited with an assisted tackle against Towson; Had a career-best eight tackles and a pass break-up at William & Mary; Registered six tackles, three pass break-ups and a fumble recovery versus James Madison; Had five tackles in season finale at Delaware.

2005: Saw limited playing time.

2004: Saw limited playing time.

2003: Saw limited playing time.

Xaverian Brothers High School: Boston Globe All-Scholastic in football and track; State Champion in the 55 meter dash during indoor track season; Earned varsity letters in indoor and outdoor track, football and lacrosse.

Personal: Civil Engineering major; Younger of two children of Robert and Susan Durkin; Born 7/26/85 in Canton, Mass.