Offensive Player of the Year
Derrick Wimbush - Running Back - Fort Valley State University
Derrick Wimbush is from Maulk, Georgia and currently a junior at Fort Valley State University majoring in Health and Physical Education. Mr. Wimbush has lived up to his potential as one of the best backs in Division II and a playmaker. He finished the regular season as the SIAC rushing champion with 1,348 yards (122.5 ypg) and 14 touchdowns (best in the conference). Also, he averaged 7.3 yards per carry, caught 10 passes for 118 yards and another touchdown to bring his season total to 15. During the 2003 season, Derrick rushed for over 100 yards six times. He was named Most Valuable Player in the Foundation City Classic (Fort Valley State vs Albany State). Wimbush is ranked nationally in Division II rushing (15th), and is second among all HBCU running backs in yards per game. He was named as the SIAC’s “Offensive Player of the Week” four times and the “Newcomer of the Week” once. Wimbush was also a South Region finalist for the Harlon Hill Award.