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Derrick Wells
Derrick  Wells

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lehigh Acres, Fla.

High School:
Lehigh HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 201

Position:
DB

Experience:
4 Letters

Major:
Business and Marketing Education


08/27/2013

Gophers Release Depth Chart, Injury Report

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

12/29/2012

Minnesota Stumbles Late, Falls to Texas Tech 34-31

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

11/24/2012

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.

11/24/2012

Gophers Fall Short To Spartans, 26-10

Keanon Cooper finished with eight tackles and one forced fumble.

10/30/2012

Kill on Denard Robinson:

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

09/09/2013

Gophers Rout Aggies 44-21

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

03/30/2013

Derrick Wells Interview

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

08/31/2012

Minnesota-UNLV Highlights

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

11/08/2014

Football vs Iowa 11.08.14

Football vs Iowa 11.08.14

09/14/2013

Gophers vs. Western Illinois: Sept. 14, 2013

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

11/24/2012

Football: Gophers vs. Michigan State

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

11/03/2012

Gopher Football vs. Michigan, Nov. 3

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

10/27/2012

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.

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11/18/2017 - Football

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11/17/2017 - Football

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