#29 Derrick Munson

LB | So | 5-11 | 200 | New Orleans, La. | Archbishop Rummel HS

2017 (FRESHMAN): Played in the last nine games of the season solely on special teams but did not record any statistics.

HIGH SCHOOL: A consensus three-star prospect by ESPN, 247Sports, Rivals and Scout … Ranked as the No. 4 outside linebacker in Louisiana and No. 31 in the south by Scout … Rated as the No. 21 player in Louisiana by 247Sports.com … Tabbed as the No. 38 outside linebacker in the class by 247Sports … Played safety as a sophomore and linebacker as a junior and senior … As a senior, earned a spot on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 5A All-State team and was named Most Valuable Defensive Player in the Catholic League … Selected to the ALL-USA Louisiana Football first team … Recorded 120 tackles, including five for loss, and five interceptions while playing linebacker … Helped Archbishop Rummel High School’s defense allow only 14 points over the first two games of the season … Tallied 19 tackles and stopped University Lab High School’s final two threats in the fourth quarter with interceptions in the team’s 28-14 season-opening win … Followed that performance with 12 stops and an interception in the 21-0 win at Covington High School … As a junior in 2015, recorded 160 tackles, including 21 for loss, six sacks and two interceptions en route to Defensive Player of the Year honors on The New Orleans Advocate’s All-Metro team … Averaged 12.1 tackles in 13 games and helped Archbishop Rummel High School to a district title and  state championship runner-up finish … Racked up 20 tackles, forced three fumbles and intercepted a pass in a win over Mississippi’s Wayne County High School … Totaled 92 tackles as a sophomore and helped the team to a district championship and appearance in the state semifinal … Made 68 stops as a freshman and helped win the school’s first football state championship … Played with current Razorbacks Henre’ Toliver, Dwayne Eugene and Briston Guidry at Archbishop Rummel … Also played basketball and was a member of the wrestling team at Archbishop Rummel High School … Coached by Jay Roth … Chose Arkansas over Louisville.

PERSONAL: Born on Jan. 7, 1998 … Son of Collette Munson and Rodney Franklin … Has three siblings: Rodney Munson, Chance Franklin and Alaysia Franklin … Recreation and sport management major.