10 Derek Cassidy
|Hometown:||Winter Haven, Fla.|
|High School:||Lake Region|
2008: Started the season strong completing 18 passes for 257 yards and two touchdowns leading his team to a win over Monmouth (8/30)... Completed 25 passes for a total of 200 yards against Fordham (9/7)... Had a record setting game against New Hampshire (9/13) as he threw a career long 83 yard touchdown pass and completed 34 passes for a career high 436 passing yards including three passing touchdowns and one rushing...Had another great passing day as he threw for 248 yards and a touchdown against Hofstra (9/20)... Completed 26 passes for 189 yards against Boston College (9/27)... Completed 25 of 37 passes for 298 yards and five touchdowns against Brown (10/4)... Put up 265 yards and two touchdowns against Towson (10/11)... Threw for 171 yards in URI's homecoming against Villanova (10/18)... Completed 27 passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 59 yards and a touchdown against William and Mary (10/25)... Connected with 13 passes for 185 yards against UMass (11/1)... Completed 18 passes for 128 yards against Maine in his final home game as a Ram (11/15)... In his final game as a Ram he went 13-22 for 157 passing yards and rushed for 35 yards in a win over Northeastern (11/22). 2007: Started nine of the 10 games he appeared in ... completed 76-of-153 pass attempts for 1,025 yards and five touchdowns ... rushed for 252 yards on 142 carries and five touchdowns ... recorded 71 rushing yards and two touchdowns and 123 passing yards and two touchdowns in season-finale against Northeastern (11/17) ... rushed for 119 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries and threw for 116 yards and a third touchdown in Governor's Cup win over Brown (9/29) ... threw for a career-high 184 yards and one touchdown against James Madison (10/13) ... rushed for 72 yards and one touchdown on eight rushes and completed 3-of-4 passes for 52 yards before leaving with an injury at New Hampshire (10/27) ... compiled 172 yards and one touchdown against Hofstra (9/22) ... completed 11-of-13 passes for 145 yards at Army (9/8) ... posted 94 rushing yards and threw for 68 more in season-opener against Fordham (9/1) ... earned a varsity letter. 2006: Started 10 games at quarterback ... rushed for 317 yards and 11 touchdowns ... completed 60-of-122 yards for 1,060 yards and six touchdowns ... rushed for three touchdowns and threw for 153 yards and one score against James Madison (10/7) ... scored two rushing touchdowns against Delaware (9/23) ... threw for 91 yards and one touchdowns and also rushed for 96 yards - including an 80-yard touchdown run - against Merrimack (9/9) ... rushed for 89 yards and two touchdowns against New Hampshire (11/11) ... racked up 141 yards passing and a score and 64 rushing yards and one touchdown in Governor's Cup win against Brown (9/30) ... threw for a season-high 172 yards and two touchdowns against Northeastern in season-finale (11/17); also rushed for 26 yards ... tallied 170 passing yards and two touchdowns (one rush) against Hofstra (11/4) ... threw for 133 yards and rushed for one touchdown against UMass (10/21) ... racked up 84 yards passing and 35 yards rushing in season-opener at UConn (8/31) ... earned a varsity letter. 2005: Appeared in two games behind center ... completed 12-of-26 passes for 161 yards ... was 5-of-12 for 56 yards off the bench against No. 1 New Hampshire (10/15) ... completed 7-of-14 passes for 105 yards and rushed for 19 yards against Northeastern (11/19) ... earned a varsity letter. High School: Earned four varsity letters in both football and basketball ... three-year captain of head coach Randy Howze's football team and two-year captain of basketball squad ... three-time Team MVP (football) ... captured Slam Dunk Championship in Florida Park County All-Star Game ... Team MVP (basketball) as a senior ... No. 3 all-time leading scorer in Lake Region history ... helped football team earn its first-ever appearance in the state playoffs as a sophomore in 2003 and the basketball team advance to the state semifinals as a junior and senior. Personal: Derek Winfield Cassidy ... born on December 2, 1986 ... son of Terry and Rita Cassidy ... enjoys basketball, fishing, golf, and playing cards ... lists Brett Favre as his favorite athlete and the Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers as his favorite teams ... communications major and sociology minor at URI.