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Position
Linebacker
Height
6'2
Weight
202 lbs.
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Jackson, Miss.
High School
Callaway HS

Young linebacker who will contribute in time … Spent last year as a redshirt … Worked with the scout squad in 2006 … In line to see action in a backup role at linebacker and on special teams this year.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2006)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2006.

HIGH SCHOOL
One of the top linebacker prospects in the nation … Tallied 100 tackles, 12 sacks, 12 forced fumbles and two defensive touchdowns as a junior en route to the Class 4A playoffs … Named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100, the Jackson Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen, and the Mobile Register Super Southeast 120 … First-team all-district and all-metro as a senior in 2005 … Coached by Gerry Anderson.

PERSONAL
Full name is Derrick Lamont Odom III … Born March 6, 1988, in Jackson, Miss … Parents are Derrick and Francine Odom … Has four siblings – Monique, Miyah, Jhasmine, and Aaron … Spends free time volunteering at the Habitat for Humanity … Majoring in kinesiology.

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