2000: Saw action in just one game, against Southern Miss (10/14).
1999: Played in all 11 games on offense, defense, and special teams. Totaled 20 tackles (eight solo). Had one tackle for loss, one fumble recovery, and four quarterback hurries.
1998: Took the year off to concentrate on academics.
1997: Redshirted the season.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 1997 graduate of St. James High. Earned All-Metro New Orleans and Class 3A all-state accolades as a senior. As a tight end, caught 12 passes for 204 yards and three touchdowns. A two-year starter for Coach Rick Gaille. Chose Tulane over Missouri and Southwestern Louisiana.
PERSONAL: Born April 24, 1979 in Baton Rouge, La. Full name is Derrick Lavonn Elzy. Son of Linda F. Draten. Majoring in media arts.