2015 Football Roster

Derek Crittenden

47 Derek Crittenden

  • Class
    Redshirt Senior
  • Position
  • Ht./Wt.
    6-3 / 245
  • Hometown
    Whitefish, Mont.
  • Highschool
    Whitefish HS


2015: Crittenden is a solid D-end and special teams player. He will be one of Coach Stitt’s go-to starters. Crittenden won the 2015 President's Award for highest GPA, is finishing a Philosophy major, is holding a 4.0 GPA, and is a potential Rhodes scholar.

2014: Montana’s third leading returning tackler, Crittenden played in 14 games. He had a total of 32 tackles, eight unassisted. He had four sacks for 10 yards, two fumble recoveries (vs. South Dakota and at Eastern Washington), one forced fumble vs. Northern Colorado, wa breakup and three quarterback hurries. He was named to the CoSIDA’s all-district academic team for the second year in a row. He was named to the Big Sky Conference’s academic squad three times.

2013: He played in all 13 games and was the Grizzlies' eighth leading (tied) tackler with 41 stops. He was named to the Co-SIDA's all-district academic team. Twice named to the Big Sky Conference's academic squad.

2012: He played in all 11 games and was 17th on the team with 20 tackles.

2011: He was a redshirt at Montana. He enrolled at UM in the winter semester of 2011.

HIGH SCHOOL: He lettered in football (three), wrestling (three), and track (four) at Whitefish High School. He was an all-state pick on defense as a senior. His senior year he was voted defensive MVP and served as a team captain.. He was tabbed an all-conference first team selection at linebacker and at fullback as a junior. His prep football coach was Pat Dryden. He served as team captain in wrestling as a junior, and was tabbed "Hardest Worker" that season. He had a 4.0 GPA and was a member of the national honor society and was class valedictorian.

CAREER HIGHS: He had seven tackles against Eastern Washington last season. He blocked a punt against Appalachian State in the season opener last year. He had a sack at Northern Colorado in 2012.

PERSONAL: His major is Philosophy, and he hopes to attend medical school and become a physician. His parents are Bill and Cyndee Carter of Whitefish. Birth date: April 15, 1992.


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