Derek Fine

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Derek Fine
No. 86
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1983-08-24) August 24, 1983 (age 34)
Sallisaw, Oklahoma
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 247 lb (112 kg)
Career information
College: Kansas
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 4 / Pick: 132
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 19
Receiving yards: 158
Receiving touchdowns: 1
Player stats at

Derek Fine (born August 24, 1983) is a former American football tight end. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Kansas.

Fine has also been a member of the St. Louis Rams and Houston Texans.

College career[edit]

In his junior year at Kansas, Fine received the Gale Sayers Award for the team's most courageous player.[1] He was a team captain in his senior year, in which he caught 46 passes for 394 total receiving yards. He was a part of the Jayhawks team that went 12-1 and won the 2008 Orange Bowl.[2]

Professional career[edit]


Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6-2⅝ * 251 lb * 4.83 * 1.62 * 2.77 * 4.19 * 6.80 * 33 in. ** 9'07" ** 24 * x

(* represents NFL Combine **represents Kansas Pro Day)

Buffalo Bills[edit]

The Buffalo Bills selected Fine in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft, with the 132nd overall selection.

On November 2, 2008 Fine caught his first pass in the NFL against the New York Jets. The reception was a 9-yard touchdown pass thrown by quarterback Trent Edwards.

In 2009, during a game against the New York Jets, Fine was battling Jets linebacker Marques Murrell and eventually started a fight with Murrell and Murrell's teammate James Ihedigbo. This fight led to Ihedigbo being ejected for trying to land a punch on Fine.

Fine was placed on injured reserve on September 22, 2009 and was replaced by Joe Klopfenstein. He was waived on February 16, 2010.[3]

St. Louis Rams[edit]

Fine was claimed off waivers by the St. Louis Rams on February 17, 2010. He was waived on March 5, 2010.

Houston Texans[edit]

Fine was signed by the Houston Texans on June 16, 2010.

On September 5, 2010, Fine was waived by the Houston Texans.


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