On Fenner: Fifth-year receiver who enters his second season as a starter ... will again work at the "X" receiver spot ... showed the ability to get downfield in his sophomore campaign - averaging 27.8 yards per reception -- but was slowed somewhat by injury last season ... a good blocking receiver ... very athletic player who blazed to a 4.37 in the 40-yard dash in the spring, the second-fastest time on the team ... earned Iron Terp status, posting a 40-inch vertical jump, 330-pound bench, 530-pound squat and 693 strength index, best among receivers ... earned his bachelor's degree in criminology in May, 2005.
2004 (Junior): Played in 10 games, starting nine and missing one due to injury (left fibula) ... led the team with a career-high 35 receptions with two going for touchdowns ... second on the team with 430 receiving yards ... finished ninth in the ACC with 3.18 receptions per game ... (vs. WFU) ... led the team with five receptions and 67 yards ... four of his five catches were for first downs, including an 11-yard fourth-down conversion to set up a 47-yard Nick Novak field goal at the end of the first half ... (at VT) ... had a career-high seven receptions for 61 yards ... (at WVU) ... caught two passes for 42 yards and had a TD reception for the second consecutive game ... touchdown came in the third quarter on a 27-yard fly pattern, as he out-leapt a WVU defender in the front right corner of the end zone ... (vs. TU) ... had four receptions for 70 yards ... caught a 15-yard TD pass in the second quarter, adjusting to a ball thrown to his outside shoulder in the front corner of the end zone.
2003 (Sophomore): Saw action in 10 games with one start ... despite being eighth in receptions (12), was third on the team in receiving yards with 334 and had a pair of TDs ... averaged 27.8 yards per catch ... missed the regular season's final three games after having an appendectomy ... (Gator Bowl vs. WVU) ... had two receptions for 36 yards ... had what would have been a 50-yard touchdown catch called back due to a face-mask penalty ... (vs. UNC) ... tied a career-high with two receptions for 64 yards ... showed his big-play ability as he beat his defender downfield in the first quarter to take a pass from Scott McBrien for 55 yards ... (vs. CU) ... lone reception was a 69-yard touchdown where he came back on the field and made the catch after initially being forced out of bounds by the Clemson defender ... reception was the longest of his career ... (at EMU) ... lone reception of the game came on a 58-yard gain in the third quarter ... got behind defender and would have scored, had ball not been slightly underthrown ... (vs. WVU) ... earned the first start of his collegiate career ... only reception of the game was a 15-yard pass up the right side, setting up a 32-yard field goal by Novak to end the second quarter ... (vs. The Citadel) ... showed great speed as he took a pass from Orlando Evans 62 yards up the middle for a touchdown on his only reception of the night ... (at FSU) ... one of only two Terps with multiple receptions in the game.
2002 (Redshirt Freshman): Saw action in eight games ... finished the season with one reception for eight yards ... lone catch was a touchdown ... also returned one punt for two yards ... missed three games due to a broken ankle suffered the week of practice before the Eastern Michigan game ... (vs. Akron) ... made first career catch for a touchdown on an 8-yard pass in the first quarter.
2001 (Freshman): Redshirt season.
High School: A three-year prep letterwinner who split time between Hampton and Kecoughton high schools in Hampton, Va. ... graduated from Hampton in 2001 ... played his first year at Kecoughton before transferring for his final two years at Hampton ... played defensive back all three years and wide receiver his final two ... second team all-district at defensive back as a senior ... team captain in 2000 ... HHS went 20-4 in his final two years ... was also recruited by Virginia and Connecticut ... high school coach at Hampton was Mike Smith.
Personal: Derrick Fenner was born on Christmas Day, 1982, in Hampton, Va. ... son of Darryl and Reglin Fenner ... one of six children ... degree is in criminology and criminal justice ... now working on a second degree in family studies ... lists his parents as the people he most admires.
Receiving G-GS Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Long 2002 8-0 1 8 8.0 1 8 2003 10-1 12 334 27.8 2 69 2004 10-9 35 430 12.3 2 35 Career 29-10 48 772 16.1 5 69