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Steelers select Terrence Frederick in seventh round

Posted Apr 28, 2012

Steelers Seventh Round Selection

TERRENCE FREDERICK
Defensive Back
Texas A&M
5:10-187
Katy, Texas
Katy High School
7th Round – 246th Overall

CAREER NOTES
Saw action in 50 games, making 45 starts, including 39 consecutive to end his career…a two-time honorable mention All-Big 12 selection (2011, 2010)…finished with 205 tackles, six sacks, four interceptions, 19 TFLs and 29 pass breakups, which is the sixth-best total in school history.

2011 SEASON
Earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors after making 54 tackles, including 43 solo hits, while starting every game at cornerback…broke a team-high 13 passes and also had an interception against Kansas State that he returned a team-high 57 yards…ranked No. 8 in the Big 12 in passes defended with 1.08 per game…made a critical play against Texas Tech when he scooped up a blocked punt and returned it 63 yards a touchdown…had a season-high eight tackles against Texas Tech.

2010 SEASON
One of the most consistent players on the Aggie defense, starting all 13 games at cornerback... selected honorable mention All-Big 12 after finishing the season with 57 tackles, one interception, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery...racked up eight tackles for loss, including one quarterback sack...shared the team lead with nine pass breakups...on the road against Oklahoma State, collected four tackles, a forced fumble and his lone sack of the year...followed up his solid game at OSU with a seven-tackle performance with an interception and fumble recovery vs. Arkansas...notched a season-high eight tackles in a win over No. 9 Oklahoma.

2009 SEASON
Started all 13 games at cornerback...one of six Aggie defenders with at least 60 tackles (61)...made the 18th start of his career in Independence Bowl against Georgia (12/28), totaling five tackles and breaking up a pass...recording seven tackles against Texas (11/26)...notched second career interception in the end zone in win over Baylor (11/21), stopping a Bear scoring threat...made six stops (one for loss) at Oklahoma (11/14)...had five tackles against Colorado (11/7) and Iowa State (10/31)...recorded a career-high nine tackles (all solo), including one for loss, and picked up first career interception in win over Texas Tech (10/24)...made four stops against Arkansas (10/3) at Cowboys Stadium...totaled three tackles in win over UAB (9/26)...recorded five tackles against Utah State (9/19), including one for loss, while breaking up a pass against the Aggies...ranked second on the squad with eight tackles against New Mexico (9/5), while leading the way with six solo stops.

2008 SEASON
Started six games at corner as a true freshman…notched 33 tackles including 27 solo stops…also posted two tackles for loss, a sack and broke up three passes…forced a fumble against Army.

HIGH SCHOOL
Attended Katy High School (Katy, Texas), playing for Gary Joseph...earned Second Team All-State Honors from the Texas Sports Writer’s Association after his senior campaign…as both a junior and senior received first-team all-district accolades as a defensive back…set the Katy school record for interceptions in a season with nine picks in 2007…as a junior posted 28 tackles with three interceptions and three pass breakups…returned a pair of interceptions for touchdowns.

PERSONAL
Son of Terry Williams…born February 10, 1990...a leadership and development major.


* AUDIO: Terrence Frederick Conference Call


Terrence Frederick Conference Call Transcript


TERRENCE FREDERICK
Defensive Back
7th Round – 246th Overall

What does it mean for you to be drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers?
It means a lot.  My last coach ran the same defense, and it would make me prepared to play in Pittsburgh.

You say you ran the same defense. Do you know what to expect with Dick Lebeau’s defense?
I know what to expect. I know in the NFL they kind of change it up a little bit more than how we ran it. I’m just happy to be a Steeler and I’m ready to come down there and learn whatever they want me to learn.

Were you a boundary corner in college?
I played boundary, I played the field, and I played inside. I kind of played a little bit of everything.

Have you heard that the Steelers want you as a slot guy? What’s your opinion on that?
Yeah, definitely. I think I talked to them a couple of times before up in Indianapolis. They are looking at me at the slot, but it’s good that I’m versatile. They like that I can play inside and outside. I will most likely play in the slot position.

How much have you played that position in college?
I played that position all four years in college.

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