UW Health Sports Medicine 

Derek Straus
Derek  Straus

RS Senior

Waunakee, Wis.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 227



Honors and Awards
Academic All-Big Ten

2014 Season:
Earned third letter, playing in nine games ... sidelined for first five games of season by shoulder injury suffered during training camp ... saw action vs. Auburn in Outback Bowl on Jan. 1, vs. Ohio State in Big Ten Football Championship Game on Dec. 6, vs. Minnesota on Nov. 29, at Iowa on Nov. 22, vs. Nebraska on Nov. 15, at Purdue on Nov. 8, at Rutgers on Nov. 1, vs. Maryland on Oct. 25 and vs. Illinois on Oct. 11

2013 Season:
Earned second letter, playing in seven games ... made first career start vs. Tennessee Tech on Sept. 7 and recorded three catches for 10 yards and his first career touchdown catch ... also saw action vs. Penn State on Nov. 30, vs. Indiana on Nov. 16, at Illinois on Oct. 19, vs. Purdue on Sept. 21, at Arizona State on Sept. 14 and vs. UMass on Aug. 31

2012 Season: Earned first letter, playing in five games, mostly on special teams ... saw action against Stanford in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1, in the Big Ten Football Championship Game vs. Nebraska on Dec. 1 ... recorded a tackle at Penn State on Nov. 24 ... saw action at Indiana on Nov. 10 ... made Badgers debut against Minnesota on Oct. 20

2011 Season: Redshirt season ... named UW's offensive scout team player of the week for the Oregon State game

High School: Rushed 134 times for 1,048 yards and 19 touchdowns and caught 27 passes for 628 yards and six touchdowns in his career ... as a senior, named all-region and honorable mention all-state by the WFCA after rushing 90 times for 707 yards and 12 touchdowns and catching 19 passes for 371 yards and two touchdowns ... first-team all-conference on offense and defense as a senior and put on the Wisconsin State Journal's all-area team ... as a junior, rushed 39 times for 241 yards and five touchdowns and caught eight passes for 257 and four touchdowns ... set a state record with 127 receiving yards in the D-II Championship game during his junior year ... rushed five times for 100 yards and two touchdowns as a sophomore ... two-time state champion in football ... lettered twice in football and baseball and once in hockey ... played three years with the Madison Capitols, an independent AAA hockey organization ... member of National Honor Society ... head coach was Pat Rice

Personal: Parents are Kent and Michelle Straus ... father, Kent, played baseball at Wisconsin (1982-83) ... cousin, Jaquilyn Edwards, plays softball at Stanford ... hobbies are fishing and pond hockey ... high school teammate of fellow Badgers Austin Maly, Leo Musso and Jack Russell ... volunteers at local food pantry and youth sport camps ... majoring in rehabilitation psychology


Game-by-Game Receiving (Rec.-Yds., TD)
2013 SEASON: Tennessee Tech (3-10, 1); at Illinois (1-5)

Career Game Highs
Rush Attempts --
Rushing Yards --
Rushing TDs --
Long Rush --
Receptions 3 vs. Tennessee Tech, Sept. 7, 2013
Receiving Yards 10 vs. Tennessee Tech, Sept. 7, 2013
Receiving Touchdowns 1 vs. Tennessee Tech, Sept. 7, 2013
Long Reception 4 vs. Tennessee Tech, Sept. 7, 2013

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