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Derek Abney
Date of birth: December 19, 1980 (1980-12-19) (age 29)
Place of birth: Minot, North Dakota
Career information
Position(s): Wide receiver
Jersey №: 12
College: Kentucky
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 7 / Pick 244
 As player:
Baltimore Ravens
Chicago Bears
Playing stats at

Derek Allen Abney (born December 19, 1980 in Minot, North Dakota) is an American football wide receiver, currently a free agent.

Abney was a star receiver/kick returner for the University of Kentucky. Abney left Kentucky with the second-most receiving yards in school history, and the second-most all-purpose yards in SEC history. [1] [2] Abney was drafted in the 7th round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens, but was released without playing a game. Abney was signed by the Chicago Bears in the 2005 offseason but again did not play a game.

While in high school, Abney played wide receiver for D.C. Everest High School in Schofield, Wisconsin. He led the Evergreens to a 14-0 record and a Division 1 state title his senior season. He caught 62 passes for 1,309 yards and 14 touchdowns. Abney was also given first team All-State honors in both his junior and senior seasons. He was voted on to the second team his sophomore year.

External links


  1. ^ USA today article [1]
  2. ^ Sports Illustrated article [2]


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