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Derrek Tuszka | 48

DE | North Dakota State | Denver Broncos
Ht: 6044 / 6' 04" | Wt: 251 | Upd: 04/25/2021


Birth Date: 08/17/1997
Age: 23
Original Team: DEN
NFL Entry: 20 07 254
NFL Exp: 2
Depth Chart Key: 20/7
Team History: DEN

Player History

07/20 DEN D/C signed
09/20 DEN waived
09/20 DEN P/SQ 1
09/20 DEN activated 2
09/20 DEN P/SQ 2
09/20 DEN activated 2
09/20 DEN P/SQ 3
09/20 DEN activated 4
10/20 DEN IR 8
12/20 DEN IR/DFR 14
12/20 DEN activated 14

Ourlads' Profile:

2020 Guide: What Ourlads' Scouting Services said about DERREK TUSZKA: North Dakota State, 6044 251 4.78. Three-year starter, Warner, SD. Missouri Valley Football Conference Defensive Player of the Year and was a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award as a senior. Finished fifth in Bison history with 29.5 career sacks. Was part of five conference championships and four national championship teams. In the 14 NCAA playoff games, Tuszka totaled 35 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, and 10.5 sacks. Explosive first step quickness to get up the field. Played in a 4-3 scheme at NDSU but has the ability to be a 4-3 or 3-4 edge player. Exhibits speed, athleticism, hands, and knowledge of the game. Plays with a relentless passion for the game. Stacks and sheds quickly in the run game. Can bend and play with leverage over a tackle. Has Gumby-type bend around the edge of the offense to pressure the quarterback. The rangy defensive pressure player arrived in St. Petersburg to play in the Shrine Bowl focused and ready to play the day after helping the Bison to another national title. He also owns and operates his own airplane. 2019 stats: 48 T, 19 TFL, 13.5 sacks, 5 PBU, 7 QBH, 1 FF. Edge speed:left 1.93, right 2.07. OSR:6/25. Fourth/fifth round. (A-31 3/8, H-9 7/8, BP-24, 10-1.65).