3 Derrick Wells  
Derrick Wells


Lehigh Acres, Fla.

High School:
Lehigh HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 201


4 Letters

Business and Marketing Education


Gophers Release Depth Chart, Injury Report

Minnesota hosts UNLV at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29


Minnesota Stumbles Late, Falls to Texas Tech 34-31

Philip Nelson tossed two touchdowns and Michael Carter made two interceptions for Minnesota


Game Notes: Michigan State 26, Gopher Football 10 (11/24/12)

Postgame Notes from Minnesota's 26-10 loss to Michigan State at TCF Bank Stadium.


Gophers Fall Short To Spartans, 26-10

Keanon Cooper finished with eight tackles and one forced fumble.


Kill on Denard Robinson:

Coach Kill met with the media today in advance of Minnesota's game with Michigan on Saturday


Gophers Rout Aggies 44-21

The Golden Gophers moved to 2-0 with a 44-21 win over New Mexico State.


Derrick Wells Interview

Derrick Wells talks about his role in the secondary during spring practice.


Minnesota-UNLV Highlights

Highlights from Minnesota's three-overtime victory against UNLV in Las Vegas.


Football vs Iowa 11.08.14

Football vs Iowa 11.08.14


Gophers vs. Western Illinois: Sept. 14, 2013

Photos from the Gophers vs. Western Illinois football game at TCF Bank Stadium, Sept. 14, 2013


Football: Gophers vs. Michigan State

Gopher football game vs. Michigan State, Nov. 24, 2012 at TCF Bank Stadium


Gopher Football vs. Michigan, Nov. 3

Photos from Gopher Football vs. the Michigan Wolverines on Nov. 3, 2012 at TCF Bank Stadium.


Gophers vs. Purdue, Oct. 27, 2012

Photos from the Gopher Football game vs. Purdue at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis (10/27/12)

Photo Gallery

2014 • SENIOR SEASON: Started eight of 13 games played • made 40 tackles and broke up three passes • recorded one interception. Game-by-Game: Started at cornerback and made five tackles against Eastern Illinois • made one tackle and broke up one pass against Middle Tennessee • tied for team lead with 11 tackles at TCU • tallied one tackle and broke up one pass against San Jose State • started at Michigan • made three tackles against Northwestern • assisted on one tackle against Purdue • made seven tackles at Illinois • broke up a pass against Iowa • tallied five tackles against Ohio State • made two tackles at Nebraska • assisted on one tackle at Wisconsin • made three tackles and had one interception against Missouri.

2013 • JUNIOR SEASON: Played in 10 games and started five • missed three games and was hampered all season with an injury • made 17 tackles, including one tackle-for-loss • broke up three passes, had one interception and recovered one fumble. Game-by-Game: Missed the UNLV game with an injury • made his season debut at New Mexico State and recorded two tackles • started at cornerback and made one tackle against Western Illinois • registered three tackles and recovered one fumble against San Jose State • made four solo tackles, including one tackle-for-loss, and broke up one pass against Iowa • notched four tackles at Michigan • saw limited action at Northwestern and against Nebraska, but did not record any statistics • missed the Indiana game with an injury • broke up one pass against Northwestern • competed against Wisconsin • made one interception, broke up one pass and had three tackles at Michigan State • missed the Syracuse game with an injury.

2012 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in all 13 games despite battling a recurring injury during the season • started 11 at safety • tied for third on the team in tackles (74), second on the team in solo tackles (46), second on the team in pass breakups (10) and also made two interceptions • named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week and Bronko Nagurski National Player of the Week after his performance at UNLV. Game-by-Game: Made his first career start at UNLV and recorded two interceptions (first and second of his career) and had team-high eight tackles • made a team-high eight tackles against New Hampshire and a team-high 10 tackles vs. Western Michigan • had six tackles against Syracuse • broke up two passes and made four tackles at Iowa • made one solo stop vs. Northwestern • had eight total tackles and one bass breakup in start at Wisconsin • assisted on one tackle vs. Purdue • made four tackles as reserve vs. Michigan • had two tackles and a game-sealing fumble recovery at Illinois • made five solo tackles at Nebraska • had a career-high 12 tackles vs. Michigan State • made five tackles vs. Texas Tech.

2011 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Appeared in 11 games • recorded eight tackles. Game-by-Game: Appeared in season opener at USC and home opener versus New Mexico State • notched first career tackle in 29-23 home victory against Miami (Ohio) • appeared against North Dakota State • tallied an assist at Michigan • recorded first career solo tackle at Purdue • appeared vs. Nebraska • did not see action vs. Iowa • assisted on two tackles at Michigan State • notched two solo tackles vs. Wisconsin • appeared at Northwestern • garnered one assisted tackle in 27-7 victory against Illinois.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduate of Lehigh High School • team was 5-6 in 2010 and 7-6 in 2009 after starting the season 0-4 • team advanced to 2009 Class 3A Regional finals • two-time second-team all-area selection by the News-Press • took part in the John Carrigan Rotary Classic all-star game • had 80 tackles as a senior • made 75 tackles and six interceptions as a junior • track and field standout, taking part in the 200 and 400-meter dashes • coached by Pete Fominaya.

PERSONAL: Born July 8, 1993 • son of Edward Wells and Margaret Babb.