Philadelphia, Pa. defensive lineman Derrell Hand is counting down the days to graduation. The 6-4, 305-pound Hand still has a few days left before he gets to walk across the stage to pick up his diploma. We spoke with the future Irish defensive tackle to see what he's been up to since signing his letter of intent with Notre Dame this past February.
June 9, 2005
Approximately three and half years ago, West Philadelphia Catholic high school football coach Brain Fluck initiated a conversation with a 6-4 freshman student with the goal of getting the student to try out for football. The student had never played football before, but with coach Fluck's persuasion, that would soon change.
February 10, 2005
One more visit for Philadelphia, Pa. defensive linemane Derrell Hand. The 6-4, 300-pound defensive lineman says he's looking forward to his visit to Notre Dame on the 14th, and should have a decision sometime shortly after his visit. Where do the Irish stand with Hand? What does he think of new Irish defensive line coach Jerome "Jappy" Oliver? Irish Eyes spoke to Hand on Wednesday night to find out.
January 6, 2005