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#6 Donald DeFrand
Position: Cornerback
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 175
Year: Senior
City/State: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
High School: Stranahan
Other College: Dodge City CC
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2005 (Senior)
Cornerback Donald DeFrand battled injuries throughout his Nebraska career that limited his time on the field. DeFrand was forced out of action with a foot injury as a senior in 2005, after playing in a reserve role each of his first two seasons.

A sociology major, DeFrand earned his bachelor's degree in May of 2006. 

2004 (Junior)
DeFrand played in 10 games last season primarily on Nebraska's special teams units, missing only the Pittsburgh contest. He also saw increased playing time in the Nebraska secondary as the year progressed. He finished the season with three tackles, and a pair of pass breakups, including a key fourth-quarter pass breakup in the Huskers' 24-3 victory over Missouri.

2003 (Sophomore)
DeFrand was a reserve cornerback and played on the kickoff coverage unit against Utah State, Penn State, Southern Miss and Troy State, but did not have a tackle. He was sidelined by injury in the second half of the season.

Before Nebraska (Dodge City CC/Stranahan HS)
DeFrand sat out the 2002 season because of a hip injury. In his only season of action at Dodge City in 2001, DeFrand started at cornerback and recorded 24 tackles, three interceptions and 17 pass breakups. He returned one of the interceptions for a touchdown. He also returned seven kickoffs for 335 yards (47.8 ypr), including touchdown returns of 89 and 90 yards. He earned second-team junior college postseason All-America honors in 2001.

DeFrand is a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where he attended Stranahan High School. He was a three-year starter at cornerback for Stranahan and started at wide receiver as a junior and quarterback as a senior, when he also earned first-team all-state honors as a cornerback. DeFrand was also a standout on the track in high school. He won the 100- and 200-meter dashes at the state track meet as a senior and was a member of the school’s gold medal 4x100-meter relay team. He posted the state’s best time in the 100 meters in 2001 with a time of 10.3 seconds. He qualified for the national meet in the Bahamas in both the 100 meters (placed fourth) and as a member of the 4x100 relay team, which won the gold medal in a time of 40.5 seconds. In addition to Nebraska, DeFrand took visits to Tennessee, Kansas State and Texas Tech and also considered Florida State.

Personal
The son of Jinette Royer and Dard DeFrand, Donald was born on Feb. 4, 1982. Donald majored in sociology at Nebraska and graduated in May of 2006.

DeFrand's Career Statistics

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Tackles

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QB

Int.

Year

G/S

UT

AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

C-R

BK

PBU

PI

Hry.

Csd.

2003

4/0

0

0

0

0-0

0

0-0

0

0

0

0

0

2004

10/0

2

1

3

0-0

0

0-0

0

2

0

0

0

2005

0/0

0

0

0

0-0

0

0-0

0

0

0

0

0

Totals

14/0

2

1

3

0-0

0

0-0

0

2

0

0

0