NAME: Derek Kief
SCHOOL: LaSalle High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2014
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: GCL receiver of the year
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6'5"-199 lbs.
RESIDENCE: Colerain Township
PARENTS: Kelly & Adrick Caesar
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: Parents
FUTURE GOAL: Successful college career & NFL
Senior wide receiver Derek Kief soon will be the all-time leader in school history with 1,700+ receiving yards. A 3-year varsity starter for the Lancers, Derek was singled out as the #1 wide receiver prospect in Ohio Class of 2014 by several recruiting services.
As a junior, Derek had a single season school-record 65 receptions for 907 yards and 9 touchdowns. He was named 1st team all GCL, 1st team all-city (Enquirer), 1st team all-SWO district and 2nd team all-state by JJHuddle. Derek is also tied for the school record for most receptions in a game (12).
Derek has been nominated to play in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in December in Orlando and the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January in San Antonio. He has committed to play football next season at the University of Alabama, defending NCAA champion.
A good student who is active in community service, his favorite athlete is Calvin Johnson, favorite entertainer is Adam Sandler, and most-like-to-meet is LeBron James.
COACH'S QUOTE – "Derek is not only a great athlete, but also a humble young man who is loved by his teammates. He is one of our most talented players and one of our hardest workers."
— Nate Moore, Football Coach
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