2011: Played in nine games at cornerback ... recorded seven tackles on the season, including five solo stops ... had a season-high two tackles at Eastern Illinois.
2010: Started all 10 games played in at cornerback ... converted from running back to defensive back during spring drills ... recorded 37 tackles, with 26 solo stops ... credited with two pass breakups, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... opened the season with six tackles in a win over Central Missouri ... tallied six solo stops and seven tackles overall against No. 23 Southern Illinois ... set a career-high with nine tackles and recovered a fumble in a win over Youngstown State.
2009: Received a medical redshirt for the season ... saw action in one game, before suffering a season-ending quad injury ... carried the ball seven times for three yards against Austin Peay.
Riverside University HS: Rated as a two-star recruit by Rivals.com ... a four-year letterwinner in football and track and field ... an Associated Press High School All-American at running back in 2008 ... a two-time first-team all-conference selection ... recorded 1,640 rushing yards as a senior with 26 touchdowns ... also had 300 receiving yards senior year and two kick returns for a touchdown ... Riverside High School went 8-2 in 2008 en route to a conference championship and a playoff appearance ... coached by Patrick Wagner ... also recruited by Southern Illinois, North Dakota State, Buffalo, North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota.
Personal: Born September 1, 1991, in Fort Hood, Texas ... son of Derryl Sr. and Gwendolyn Givens ... one of four children ... major: exercise science.