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Name: Derrek Tuszka 
College: North Dakota State     Number: 91
Height: 6-4   Weight: 251
Position: DE  Pos2: OLB
Class/Draft Year: rSr/2020

40 Low: 4.75
   40 Time: 4.79
  40 High: 4.85
Projected Round: 6  Stock:   High: 4-5th/DE or OLB  Low: HPFA

Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 6044
Weight: 251

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40 Yard Dash (ET):
 4.79
40 Yard Dash (HH): 4.78
20 Yard (ET): 2.78
20 Yard (HH): 2.71
10 Yard (ET): 1.70
10 Yard (HH): 1.63
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 24
Vertical Jump: 33 1/2
Broad Jump: 10'00"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.34
3-Cone Drill: 6.87
Projected 4.88/-.11

Dates: 03/26/20
Hand: 09 7/8  Arm: 31 3/8
Wingspan: 76 7/8

Height: 6044
Weight: 251
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 Data Scout Notes: **2019: DPOYC/AFCA-2nd/1stC...BuckBuchananAwardWatchlistAdd...P4thDS/P1stC...HM All-MVFC w/48 TT, 12 TFL, 7.5 SCK, 7 QBH, FF in 7 sts, 15 gms in '18. 33 TT, 9.5 TFL, 7.5 SCK, PBU, 9 QBH, FF in 12 sts, 15 gms in '17. Backup w/4 TT in 8 gms in '16. Redshirted in '15.

 Derrek Tuszka, North Dakota State, Player News


  2020 NFL COMBINE INVITE: Derrek Tuszka, DE, North Dakota State,...Tuszka, a senior from Warner, S.D., was the Missouri Valley Football Conference Defensive Player of the Year. He had 19.0 tackles for loss, 13.5 sacks, seven quarterback hurries and five pass breakups. He finished sixth in NDSU history with 42.0 career TFLs and fifth all-time with 29.5 sacks. - North Dakota State Football

(DS#18 DE) rSr/2020 DE Derrek TuszkaNorth Dakota State
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  2019 AFCA FCS COACHES' SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICAN: DL Derrek Tuszka, Sr., North Dakota St.,...North Dakota State had four selections to the American Football Coaches Association FCS All-America Team announced Friday, Dec. 20, including junior left tackle Dillon Radunz on the first team. The Bison had three second team selections: senior defensive end Derrek Tuszka, senior tight end Ben Ellefson, and redshirt freshman quarterback Trey Lance. - North Dakota State Football

(DS#18 DE) rSr/2020 DE Derrek TuszkaNorth Dakota State
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  2019 ALL-MISSOURI VALLEY FIRST TEAM (COACHES): DL Derrek Tuszka, North Dakota State,...North Dakota State led all schools with 11 players named to the All-Missouri Valley Football Conference team Monday, Dec. 2, by a vote of the league's media, head coaches and sports information directors. NDSU had eight first-team selections including Offensive Player of the Year Trey Lance at quarterback, Defensive Player of the Year Derrek Tuszka on the defensive line, tight end Ben Ellefson, offensive linemen Zack Johnson, Dillon Radunz and Cordell Volson, linebacker Jabril Cox, and defensive back James Hendricks. - North Dakota State Football

(DS#18 DE) rSr/2020 DE Derrek TuszkaNorth Dakota State
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  2019 MISSOURI VALLEY DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR (COACHES): DE Derrek Tuszka, North Dakota State,...2019 Buck Buchanan Award nominee...Shrine Bowl invitee...MVFC active career leader with 26.5 sacks, which ranks sixth at NDSU and 10th in FCS...Currently third in the MVFC with 10.5 sacks...Ranks 10th in the FCS with 0.95 sacks/game...Ninth in NDSU history with 38.5 career TFLs in 49 games...Splits time on a deep defensive line that has played the third-fewest snaps in the MVFC...Has 37 total tackles including 15.5 tackles for loss while starting in 11 of 12 games this year...Also has three pass breakups, one forced fumble and six quarterback hurries...NDSU leads the MVFC in passing defense (144.7), total defense (274.2) and scoring defense (12.2). - Missouri Valley Conference Football

(DS#18 DE) rSr/2020 DE Derrek TuszkaNorth Dakota State
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  NOV 11 MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE: DE Derrek Tuszka, North Dakota State,...Tuszka made a team-high six tackles in North Dakota State's 57-21 win over Western Illinois. Five of his six stops went for zero or negative yards and he finished with 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.0 sacks. Tuszka is second in the conference with 9.5 sacks this season and seventh in NDSU history with 25.5 career sacks. - Missouri Valley Conference Football

(DS#18 DE) rSr/2020 DE Derrek TuszkaNorth Dakota State
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  2019 BUCK BUCHANAN AWARD WATCHLIST ADDITION: DL Derrek Tuszka, North Dakota State,...Tuszka, a senior from Warner, S.D., currently ranks fourth in the FCS averaging 1.06 sacks per game and has recorded sacks in six of eight games played this year. His career total of 24.5 sacks ranks seventh all-time at NDSU. Tuszka has 23 total tackles this season with 11.5 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, two pass breakups, one forced fumble and six quarterback hurries. The Bison rank second in the FCS in scoring defense and total defense allowing just 11.7 points and 271.4 yards per game. - North Dakota State/STATS FCS Football

(DS#18 DE) rSr/2020 DE Derrek TuszkaNorth Dakota State
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  Down 14-3 at halftime, South Dakota State scored 35 points in the second half to beat Youngstown State, 38-28. The Jackrabbits hold onto their No. 3 ranking in the AFCA FCS Coaches’ Top 25 Poll while the Penguins dropped only one spot despite their second straight loss, from 17 to 18. North Dakota State continued their winning ways, dominating then-No. 10 Northern Iowa, 46-14, and moving its record to 6-0. The Bison still sit No. 1 with all 26 first-place votes. No. 2 James Madison survived their Top 10 battle, beating No. 7 Villanova, 38-24. Kennesaw State and Weber State also won, keeping the Top 5 the same for another week.

Five new teams entered the AFCA Top 25 for the first time this season. Sacramento State used an upset of then-No. 6 Montana State to vault to No. 17 while Austin Peay took down then-No. 22 Southeast Missouri State to come in at No. 19. Dartmouth joins fellow IVY League member Princeton in the Top 25, sitting at No. 21 with a 4-0 mark. New Hampshire beat Stony Brook, 20-14, and took their ranking at No. 23. The final newcomer is No. 25 UIW, who defeated then-No. 25 Southeastern Louisiana, 27-21. - American Football Coaches Association


(DS#18 DE) rSr/2020 DE Derrek TuszkaNorth Dakota State
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  OCT 7 MISSOURI VALLEY PLAYER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE: DE Derrek Tuszka, North Dakota State,...Tuszka made five tackles, all solo stops, including two sacks and one forced fumble in North Dakota State's 37-3 win over sixth-ranked Illinois State. Tuszka was part of a defensive effort that totaled four sacks, five quarterback hurries and three fumbles in holding the Redbirds without a touchdown for the first time since October 2016. NDSU limited Illinois State to 2.5 yards per carry and just 79 net rushing yards. The Bison have not allowed a touchdown in seven consecutive quarters. Tuszka is eighth in the FCS and second in the league averaging 1.00 sacks per game. - Missouri Valley Conference Football

(DS#18 DE) rSr/2020 DE Derrek TuszkaNorth Dakota State
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  2019 PRESEASON PHIL STEELE/DRAFT SCOUT ALL-FCS FOURTH TEAM: Derrek Tuszka, North Dakota St, Sr.,...Tuszka, a senior from Warner, S.D., was an honorable mention to the All-MVFC team in 2018. He had 48 tackles and was second among Bison players with 12.0 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks, which ranked seventh in the league. - North Dakota State Football

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  2019 PRESEASON ALL-MISSOURI VALLEY FOOTBALL FIRST TEAM: DL Derrek Tuszka, North Dakota State,...Tuszka, a senior from Warner, S.D., was an honorable mention to the All-MVFC team in 2018. He had 48 tackles and was second among Bison players with 12.0 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks, which ranked seventh in the league. - North Dakota State Football

(DS#18 DE) rSr/2020 DE Derrek TuszkaNorth Dakota State
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