Derek went to Edison High School in Stockton, California. He’s in the Stockton Athletic Hall of Fame & African American Hall of Fame. He was an All-American at The University of Nevada and is a member of the All Century team. He played 2 years in the USFL for the LA Express. He was a 2nd round draft pick in 1984 and played for the St Louis Cardinals, New Orleans Saints, and Dallas Cowboys. Derek has spent the past 10 years in Education as a Counselor. He has 3 adult children and 2 grandchildren.