Derrick Summers

Derrick Edward Summers (born June 19, 1988) is an American football defensive lineman who is currently a free agent.[1] He played as a defensive end for the University of Toledo.

Derrick Summers
Summers in 2017
Free agent
Position:Fullback / Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1988-06-19) June 19, 1988
Southfield, Michigan
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
High school:Southfield (MI)
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career Arena statistics
Forced fumbles:11
Fumble recoveries:7
Blocked kicks:4
Player stats at

Derrick Summers started his AFL Journey with the Jacksonville Sharks in 2011. He played three seasons for the Sharks, helping them win three South Division Championships (2011-13), the 2011 American Conference Championship, and the 2011 AFL World Championship as the Sharks defeated the Arizona Rattlers In Arena Bowl XXIV.

On May 14, 2012, Summers signed a one-year contract with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.[2] He was released by the Argonauts on October 18, 2012. He was signed by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the subsequently released on May 15, 2013, prior to the beginning of the 2013 CFL season.[3]

On November 11, 2015, Summers was assigned to the Los Angeles KISS.

On October 14, 2016, Summers was assigned to the Cleveland Gladiators during the dispersal draft.[4] He earned Second Team All-Arena honors in 2017.[5] He also helped the Gladiators reach the 2017 AFL National Conference Championship Game.

On March 19, 2018, Summers was assigned to the Albany Empire.[6] Summers earned Second Team All-Arena honors for the 2018 season.

On March 5, 2019, Summers was assigned to the Columbus Destroyers.

Summers is now currently ranked Fourth All Time in Arena History in Sacks with 50 career sacks.


  3. "Released by Ti-Cats". Archived from the original on 2013-07-20. Retrieved 2017-08-26.
  4. "AFL Holds Dispersal Draft". October 14, 2016. Archived from the original on October 15, 2016. Retrieved October 15, 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  5. "AFL Announces All-Arena First and Second Teams". August 21, 2017. Retrieved September 15, 2017.
  6. "Team Transactions". Retrieved March 20, 2018.
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