Derek Fine
Free Agent
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-08-24) August 24, 1983 (age 37)
Place of birth: 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
Debuted in 2008 for the Buffalo Bills
Career history
* Buffalo Bills ( 2008 2009)
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Free Agent
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Receptions     19
Receiving Yards     158
Touchdowns     1
Stats at

Derek Fine (born August 24, 1983) is an American football tight end who is currently a Free Agent in the National Football League. 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 careerEdit

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 careerEdit


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 BillsEdit

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 RamsEdit

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

Houston TexansEdit

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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