53 - Derek Hopper
Derek Hopper
City: Seneca
State: Mo.
Height: 6-2
Weight: 252
Year: So.
Hometown: Seneca, Mo.
High School: Seneca HS
Position: OL

2010 - Hopper played in six games in 2010 and recorded four tackles and a sack.

In High School - was a two year starter for Southern alumnus Rob Townsend at Seneca... a two time All-State, All-District, and All-Big 8 selection for the Indians on both the Offensive and Defensive lines, while Seneca won the 2010 Class 1 State Championship...also earned two letters in wrestling at Seneca for Coach Jeff Sill.

Personal - undecided on a major here at Southern...born July 19, 1991 in Joplin, Mo...son of Mike and Vickie Hopper...has one sister Crystal Golden.