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Derek Warehime
63   Derek Warehime

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Midwest City, Okla.

High School:
Choctaw HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 292

Position:
Center

Experience:
3L


Tulsa: A three-year letterwinner and two-year starter . . . has played in 31 career games, and has 21 starts . . . 2003 ?? Started all 13 games . . . was the starting center in 12 contests, and started and played the entire Rice game at guard . . . also saw playing time at guard vs. Hawaii and Louisiana Tech . . . had double-digit knockdowns in eight games . . . had a season-best 18 knockdowns against Texas State . . . added 17 knockdowns against UTEP and 16 each vs. Arkansas and Hawaii . . . started his first collegiate game at center in the opener against Minnesota . . . 2002 ?? Played in all 12 games . . . saw action on 26 offensive snaps in the season opener against Oklahoma . . . started the final eight games at left guard . . . 2001 ?? Was one of 13 true freshmen to earn a letter . . . played in six games at guard . . . graded 86-percent against Rice in considerable playing time . . . Overall ?? Had a good spring . . . moved from guard to center in the spring of 2003 . . . a very strong and physical player . . . a hard-nosed player . . . makes the offensive line calls . . . very coachable . . . a solid leader.

High School: Was a three-year letterwinner at Choctaw High School . . . started all three seasons at offensive guard, and his final two years at defensive tackle as well . . . a dominant blocker who helped Choctaw to its best record (5-5) since 1982 . . . earned first-team all-state honors by the Tulsa World and Daily Oklahoman . . . named to the Oklahoma Coaches Association all-state team . . . listed among Max Emfinger's Oklahoma Super Top 30 (21st) . . . was named a top-100 lineman nationally by Rivals.com and top-70 by Street and Smith magazine . . . was named to the Daily Oklahoman "Red Chip" list . . . earned all-district, all-metro and all-conference accolades as a senior . . . credited with 113 knockdowns as a senior and 232 in his prep career . . . allowed only one sack in 482 pass attempts . . . had 71 tackles and two fumble recoveries in his career . . . was a preseason SuperPrep magazine all-Midlands region selection . . . was selected to play in the Oil Bowl . . . earned honorable mention all-state honors by the Tulsa World and Daily Oklahoman all-state special recognition merits his junior season . . . also lettered three years in track . . . won the state discus title as a junior, and placed fifth his senior season . . . head coach was his father, Nick Warehime.

Personal ?? Favorite NFL team is the Denver Broncos . . . his favorite NFL player is linebacker Bill Romanowski. . . lists the Montreal Expos as his favorite professional sports team . . . his favorite movie is Dazed and Confused . . . the person, dead or alive, he would most like to meet is George Patton . . . his favorite sport to watch besides football is wrestling . . . parents are Nick and Brenda Warehime . . . his father played football at Oklahoma State and now is the head football coach at Oklahoma City?s John Marshall High School . . . majoring in history/secondary education . . . born January 6, 1983 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.