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- Year: Senior
As a Recruit: Malone was recruited from Colton (Colton, CA) class of 2010. He committed to Oregon on 2/3/2010.
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2011 — Pac-12 all-academic honorable mention … Appeared in all 14 games, totaling 15 tackles … Had one stop in win over Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl … Made one solo tackle in win vs. UCLA in the Pac-12 Championship Game … Had two tackles in the Civil War victory over Oregon State … First career TFL for a 6-yard loss in victory at Washington … Two stops in win at Colorado … Recorded one solo tackle vs. Cal … Had a pair of solo stops in win at Arizona and two tackles vs. Missouri State … Career-high three tackles in win over Nevada.
2010 — Arrived on campus in June and started classes summer term.
BEFORE OREGON — Played both defensive back and running back for head coach Harold Strauss at Colton High School of the San Andreas League (Southern Section, South 1 Division)… Helped lead the Jackrabbits to a 10-2 overall record in his senior season before falling to Rancho Cucamonga in the playoffs… Had 44 tackles, two interceptions, 17 pass deflections and three fumble recoveries on defense in addition to rushing for 1501 yards on 137 carries (10.96 avg.) and 19 touchdowns… One of two 1,400+ yard rushers on his team in 2009-10… As a junior in 2008-09, rushed for 1,063 yards on 136 carries and 11 scores on offense while racking up 41 tackles, two interceptions, 11 pass deflections and four fumble recoveries on defense… As a sophomore, had 44 tackles, one interception, four pass deflections and one fumble recovery while playing mostly on defense only… A prep teammate on the Yellowjackets with fellow 2010 recruit Alejandro Maldonado… Also ran track in high school, posting times of 10.9 in the 100m, 22.0 in the 200m and 49.0 in the 400m… Rated a three-star recruit and No. 41 safety in the country by Scout.com… A three-star and No. 40 safety by Rivals.com… A three-star prospect according to ESPN.com.
PERSONAL — Born Derrick Ennis Malone, Jr. in San Bernardino, Calif. Parents: Derrick Malone, Sr. and Candice Allen. Family: One brother. High School (Coach): Colton (Harold Strauss), 2010. Intended Major: Business.
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