Track & Field

 Derrick Locke
Derrick Locke


Hugo, Okla.

High School:


• 2008 NCAA Mideast Regional Semifinalist - Long Jump
• 2008 NCAA Indoor Finalist - Long Jump
• 2008 Indoor All-American - Long Jump
• 2008 SEC Indoor Freshman Field Athlete of the Year
• 2008 All-SEC Indoor Freshman Team - 60m Dash, Long Jump
• Varsity Record Holder - Outdoor Long Jump
• Freshman Record Holder - Outdoor Long Jump

2008 (Sophomore - Football): Incurred a season-ending knee injury against Arkansas in his second start at tailback this season ... Led the team in all-purpose yards and was third leading rusher and receiver on the squad despite only playing in seven games ... Made good on first start of the season against South Carolina leading the team in both rushing and receiving yards for the second consecutive game ... Set career highs in receptions and yards against Alabama with eight catches for 81 yards including a career long 36-yard grab ... Became fifth Wildcat in school history to return a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown against WKU.

2008 (Freshman): Outdoor - Leapt into the UK record books in his first outdoor competition by breaking the UK varsity and freshman outdoor long jump marks at the Sea Ray Relays with a jump measuring 25-3.25 ... At Mideast Regional, placed 11th overall in the long jump with a distance of 24-8.50 ... Placed fifth at SEC Championships with a long jump mark of 24-11, earning All-SEC Freshman Team honors ... Indoor - Attained first All-America honor with 12th-place mark of 24-11 at the NCAA Championships ... Named SEC Track and Field Male Freshman Field Athlete of the Year after performance at the conference championships ... At SEC Championships, set the UK freshman long jump record twice with a leap of 25-2 in the prelims and then topped that mark in the finals on the final attempt to increase the top freshman Wildcat mark to 25-5.25 and place third overall ... Also was top freshman at SECs in the 60m dash, clocking in at 6.82 for another All-SEC Freshman honor ... Finished seventh with a leap of 24-2.25 at New Balance Collegiate Invitational, recording the fifth-best long jump in UK history at first career collegiate track and field meet earning SEC freshman field athlete of the week honors.

2007 (Freshman - Football): Earned the team's Most Outstanding First-Year Player Award as picked by the coaches ... Played in 12 games, starting two ... Team's second-leading rusher with 521 yards and paced the team in rushing touchdowns (five).

High School: Recognized as high school 2007 All-America selection Track and Field News ... Member of the 2007 USA Today High School All-USA Track and Field Team ... Owns top-ranked high school performance in the USA for the long jump at 25-4.75 ... Locke also holds the Oklahoma state record in the event ... Oklahoma state champion in the long jump and 100-meter dash (10.60) ... 2007 Great Southwest Long Jump Champion ... In football, was Most Valuable Player of Oklahoma Class AAA as a senior ... Rushed for over 3,200 yards and scored 51 touchdowns during senior season ... Named all-state, all-district, and the Red River Valley Player of the Year ... Started at running back as freshman, moved to quarterback as sophomore and junior, then returned to running back as senior ... Joined the powerlifting team senior year ... Named "Lifter of the Meet" for weight class at state meet ... Honor-roll student.

Personal: Born in Oklahoma City, Okla. ... Son of Terry and Sonya Bostic.

Personal Bests: Long Jump - 25-5.25; 100m Dash - 10.60; 60m Dash - 6.82.

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