Derrick Townsel
Townsel in 2010
No. 14     
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-07-12) July 12, 1988 (age 32)
Place of birth: Dade County, Florida
Career information
College: Murray State
Undrafted in 2010
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Jacksonville Jaguars ( 2010)*
Career highlights and awards
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Derrick Townsel (born July 12, 1988) is a former gridiron football wide receiver. He most recently played for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. He was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He played college football at Murray State.

Professional careerEdit

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Townsel was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent following the 2010 NFL Draft on August 5, 2010.[1] He was waived on August 17 to make room for linebacker Rod Wilson.[2]

Houston TexansEdit

Townsel was signed by the Houston Texans on August 23.[2] He was waived during final cuts on September 3, but was re-signed to the team's practice squad on September 8. He was promoted to the active roster on December 15.[3] He appeared in one game for the 2010 season.

Edmonton EskimosEdit

Townsel was signed by the Edmonton Eskimos on January 10, 2012.[4] He was released during training camp on June 17, 2012.[5]

Orlando PredatorsEdit

Townsel was assigned to the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League in 2013. Townsel was reassigned before the Predators' first game of the season, but was assigned to the Predators again, following their Week 1 game.


In 2019, Townsel was a contestant on The Titan Games. During biographical footage used in the series, Townsel revealed that since his football career, he has become a professional yogi.[6]


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