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Derrell Johnson-Koulianos
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Derrell Johnson-Koulianos

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Campbell, OH

High School:
Cardinal Mooney HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200

Position:
WR

Birthdate:
02/24/1987

Hawk-Item - - Iowa's career leader in receiving yards (2,616) and career receptions (173) . . . ranks third in career touchdown receptions (17) and fifth in all-purpose yards (4,231) . . . third player in Iowa history to lead team in receiving for three straight seasons (2007-09) . . . 99-yard KO return for touchdown at Ohio State in 2009 ties as fourth longest in school history . . . 88-yard KO return at Minnesota in 2010 ties as 13th longest . . . led Big Ten and ranked eighth nationally in KO returns (29.3) in 2010 . . . tied career-best with eight receptions in 2009 win at Wisconsin, surpassing 100 career receptions . . . career-best 181 receiving yards at Minnesota (2008) ranks eighth-best for a single game at Iowa . . . first Iowa wide receiver to earn first team all-Big Ten honors since Tim Dwight in 1997.

2010 Honors - - First team all-Big Ten by league coaches and honorable mention by league media . . . second team all-Big Ten wide receiver and third team kick returner by Phil Steele's College Football . . . national kick return Performer of the Week vs. Minnesota and honorable mention wide receiver Performer of the Week vs. Michigan by College Football Performance Awards.

2010 Preseason Honors - - Named to preseason Watch List for Paul Hornung Award and Biletnikoff Award . . . honorable mention all-America by College Football Insiders . . . 2010 - - saw action in 37-7 opening win over Eastern Illinois as offense gained 435 yards . . . had one reception for four yards and averaged 29.5 yards on two KO returns . . . also gained 16 yards on only rushing attempt . . . started at wide receiver in 35-7 win over Iowa State as offense gained 479 yards total offense . . . five receptions for 65 yards vs. Iowa State, along with 24.0 average on two KO returns . . . started at wide receiver in 34-27 loss at Arizona . . . led receivers with seven catches for 114 yards at Arizona, with a 37-yard scoring reception . . . also had two KO returns for 59 yards, with a long of 37 yards . . . started at wide reeiver in 45-0 win over Ball State as offense gained 562 yards total offense . . . four receptions for 87 yards vs. Ball State, including scoring receptions of 22 and 45 yards for first multiple touchdown game of career . . . also had one KO return for 16 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 24-3 win over Penn State . . . four receptions for 64 yards vs. Penn State, including nine-yard scoring reception in the first quarter . . . started at wide receiver in 38-28 win at Michigan . . . recorded four receptions for 70 yards at Michigan, including career-best three touchdowns . . . had scoring receptions of 14, 31 and 19 yards and also had two KO returns for 62 yards . . . became Iowa's all-time leader in receiving yards with 19-yard touchdown reception in fourth quarter . . . started at wide receiver in 31-30 loss to Wisconsin . . . five catches for 93 yards and a touchdown vs. Badgers . . . 45-yard scoring reception gave Iowa the lead in the third quarter . . . also had 74 yards on three KO returns, with a long of 31 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 37-6 win over fifth-ranked Michigan State . . . had one kickoff return for 39 yards and a 17 yard rushing attempt vs. MSU . . . started at wide receiver in 18-13 win at Indiana . . . recorded six receptions for 72 yards vs. Hoosiers, becoming Iowa's career leader in receptions with a six-yard reception in the first period . . . had consecutive catches of 21 and 15 yards on game-winning touchdown drive in the fourth quarter and gained 10 yards on one rushing attempt . . . started at wide receiver in 21-17 loss at Northwestern . . . five receptions for 104 yards vs. Wildcats, including 70-yard touchdown in the third quarter for longest career reception . . . started at wide receiver in 20-17 loss to Ohio State . . . two receptions for 38 yards and one KO return for 23 yards vs. OSU . . . saw action in 27-24 loss at Minnesota, with three receptions for 34 yards and a touchdowns and 118 yards and a touchdown on three KO returns . . . had seven-yard scoring reception for Iowa's first score and returned kickoff 88-yards for a score in the second period . . . did not play in 27-24 Insight Bowl win over 12th-ranked Missouri.

2009 Honors - - Second team all-Big Ten by league coaches . . . second team all-Big Ten by Phil Steele's College Football . . . honorable mention all-Big Ten by league media . . . Next Man In Award, Special Teams . . . national Kick Return Performer of the Week by College Football Performance Award committee, for his play at Ohio State.

2009 Pre-season Honors - - Named pre-season third team all-Big Ten by Phil Steele's College Football . . . 2009 - - Played in 12 games, with seven starts . . . led team in receptions (45) and yards (750) and kickoff returns (12-378) . . . saw limited action in 17-16 win over Northern Iowa after missing significant time during pre-season drills with injury . . . had one reception for 22 yards on a key third down vs. UNI to keep final scoring drive alive . . . saw action in 35-3 win at Iowa State as offense gained 426 yards total offense . . . three receptions for 39 yards at ISU, including 18-yard scoring reception to give Iowa a 14-3 halftime advantage . . . did not see action in 27-17 win over Arizona due to injury . . . saw action in 21-10 win at Penn State . . . led receivers with three receptions for 50 yards at PSU, with all three catches converting a first down . . . saw action in 24-21 win over Arkansas State as offense gained 420 yards total offense . . . had one reception for 27 yards vs. ASU . . . saw action in 30-28 win over Michigan . . . three receptions for 63 yards vs. Wolverines, including 47-yard catch on key third down to set up an Iowa touchdown . . . started at wide receiver in 20-10 win at Wisconsin . . . matched career-best with eight catches vs. Badgers, covering 113 yards . . . long of 34-yards led to first half field goal . . . started at wide receiver in 15-13 win at Michigan State . . . led receivers with three catches for 59 yards vs. MSU . . . had 32-yard reception on drive that gave Iowa a 9-6 fourth quarter advantage . . . 16-yard reception on final scoring drive moved line of scrimmage to the MSU 15 and was held on penalty that gave Iowa a first and goal . . . also had two KO returns for 48 yards, his first of the season . . . started at wide receiver in 42-24 win over Indiana as offense gained 480 yards total offense . . . three receptions for 117 yards and one score vs. Hoosiers . . . 66-yard scoring reception in fourth period ranks as career-longest and gave Iowa a 28-24 advantage . . . also had 81 yards on three KO returns . . . started at wide receiver in 17-10 loss to Northwestern . . . led receivers with six receptions for 63 yards vs. Wildcats and also had three KO returns for 71 yards, with a long of 32 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 27-24 overtime loss at Ohio State . . . three receptions for 71 yards at OSU, including a long of 55 yards . . . three KO returns for 154 yards, including 99-yard return for score that cut OSU lead to 24-17 in fourth quarter . . . return ties as fourth longest in school history . . . started at wide receiver in 12-0 win over Minnesota . . . led passing game with seven receptions for 63 yards vs. Gophers . . . started at wide receiver in 24-14 Orange bowl win over Georgia Tech as offense gained 403 yards . . . four receptions for 63 yards and one KO return for 24 yards before being injured in second period . . . did not return to action in the second half due to injury.

2008 - - Led team in receptions (44) and receiving yards (639) . . . averaged 19.8 yards on nine kickoff returns . . . listed as second team split end following spring practice . . . started at split end in 46-3 opening win over Maine as offense rushed for 245 yards and gained 457 yards total offense . . . three receptions for 29 yards vs. Maine, with a long of 15 yards . . . started at split end in 42-0 win over Florida International as offense rushed for 241 yards and gained 512 yards total offense . . . three receptions for 90 yards vs. FIU, including a 59-yard scoring reception in the second period . . . also gained six yards on one rushing attempt and began the game with 35 yard KO return that led to first touchdown of the game . . . started at wide receiver in 17-5 win over Iowa State . . . had two receptions for 19 yards vs. ISU, along with two KO returns for 37 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 21-20 loss at Pittsburgh . . . led team with six receptions for 75 yards at Pittsburgh, with a long of 40 yards to set up an Iowa field goal in the fourth quarter . . . also had three KO returns for 50 yards at Pittsburgh . . . started at wide receiver in 22-17 loss to Northwestern as offense gained 407 yards total offense . . . five receptions for 55 yards vs. Northwestern, with a long of 14 yards . . . also had one KO return for 17 yards . . . started at wide receiver in 16-13 loss at Michigan State, recording two receptions for six yards . . . started at wide receiver in 45-9 win at Indiana as offense rushed for 227 yards and gained 422 yards total offense . . . had one kickoff return for 26 yards vs. the Hoosiers . . . started at wide receiver in 38-16 win over Wisconsin as offense rushed for 254 yards . . . three receptions for 30 yards vs. the Badgers . . . saw action in 27-24 loss at Illinois, recording two pass receptions for 21 yards . . . saw action in 24-23 win over third-ranked Penn State, leading all receivers in the game in receptions and yards . . . seven receptions for 89 yards and one touchdown vs. Penn State . . . 27-yard scoring reception in third quarter cut Iowa deficit to 16-14 . . . two receptions for 20 yards, both good for a first down, on game-winning 57-yard scoring drive in final minutes . . . started at wide receiver in 22-17 win over Purdue as offense gained 248 net rushing yards . . . three receptions for 26 yards vs. Purdue . . . started at wide receiver in 55-0 win at Minnesota as offense rushed for 222 yards and gained 483 yards total offense . . . led all receivers with seven receptions for 181 yards and one touchdown in win at Minnesota . . . 29-yard scoring reception increased Iowa advantage to 34-0 early in the third period . . . also had catches for 48 and 50 yards against the Gophers . . . started at wide receiver in 31-10 Outback Bowl win over South Carolina . . . one reception for 18 yards and one KO return for 13 yards in bowl game victory.

2007 - - Not listed on depth chart following spring practice . . . saw action in opening win over Northern Illinois as offense rushed for 250 yards and gained 383 yards total offense . . . one kickoff return for 20 yards vs. Northern Illinois . . . saw action in win over Syracuse as offense gained 408 yards total offense . . . two receptions for 21 yards and one kickoff return for 19 yards vs. Syracuse . . . saw action in loss at Iowa State, recording 30 yards on two pass receptions and 77 yards on two kickoff returns . . . had career-best 65-yard KO return on final play of game at Iowa State . . . saw extensive action in loss at Wisconsin . . . four receptions for 45 yards and first career touchdown at Wisconsin, along with two KO returns for 63 yards . . . first career score came on 21-yard, one-handed reception with four seconds remaining in first half . . . 44-yard KO return in fourth period set up Iowa's final field goal . . . started at wide receiver in loss to Indiana . . . recorded six receptions for 68 yards vs. Indiana, including an 18-yard touchdown catch . . . also had three KO returns for 69 yards . . . started at wide receiver in loss at Penn State . . . one pass reception for 10 yards at Penn State, along with 62 yards on two KO returns . . . started at wide receiver in win over 18th-ranked Illinois as offense rushed for 141 yards and gained 323 yards total offense . . . had two pass receptions for 27 yards and added 27 yards on two KO returns vs. Illinois . . . started at wide receiver in loss at Purdue . . . had six receptions for 57 yards at Purdue, along with 84 yards on three KO returns, including a best of 51 yards . . . started at wide receiver in double OT win over Michigan State . . . had one rushing attempt for 13 yards to set up winning touchdown in second overtime period vs. MSU and had one kickoff return for 23 yards . . . started at wide receiver in win at Northwestern as offense gained 299 passing yards and 369 yards total offense . . . collected career-high marks with eight receptions for 119 yards at Northwestern, including a long of 32 yards . . . also had three KO returns for 51 yards for a total of 170 all-purpose yards . . . started at wide receiver in win over Minnesota . . . had four receptions for 46 yards vs. Minnesota, along with one KO return for 21 yards . . . started at wide receiver in loss to Western Michigan as offense gained 397 yards total offense . . . three receptions for 59 yards vs. Western Michigan, including career-long 38 yard reception, along with one kickoff rreturn for five yards.

2006 - - Redshirted.

High school honors - - Earned first team all-state honors as a junior and senior . . . was first team all-conference for final three years as a prep . . . selected to participate in Ohio vs. Pennsylvania all-star game . . . ranked as ninth best prospect in Ohio as a senior . . . named Ohio MVP in Big 33 all-star game . . . Career - - led prep team to 12-3 overall record and state runner-up finish as a senior . . . played quarterback and running back during three-year prep career . . . rushed for 1,285 yards and scored 17 touchdowns as a senior while playing in just nine games . . . rushed for 1,470 yards and passed for 1,300 yards as a junior, accounting for 27 touchdowns . . . had 1,350 receiving yards as a sophomore . . . earned team Offensive Player Award as a senior.

Personal - - Born 2/24/87 . . . Interdepartmental Studies major . . . parents are Lauren and Tony Koulianos . . . high school coach was P.J. Fecko.

Career Receiving Bests
Catches: 8, twice, last at Wisconsin, 10/17/09
Yards: 181, at Minnesota, 11/22/08
Touchdowns: 3, at Michigan, 10/16/10
Long: 70, at Northwestern, 11/13/10

Career KO Return Bests
Number: 3, nine times, last at Minnesota, 11/27/10
Yards: 154, at Ohio State, 11/14/07
Long: 99, (TD) at Ohio State, 11/14/09

Career Statistics
Receiving	No.	Yds.	Avg.	TD	Lng
Freshman	38	482	12.7	2	38
Sophomore	44	639	14.5	3	59
Junior	        45	750	18.4	2	66
Senior	        46	745	16.2	10	70
Career	        173	2,616	15.1	17	70

KO Ret.		No.	Yds.	Avg.	TD	Lng
Freshman	22	521	23.7	0	65
Sophomore	 9	178	19.8	0	35
Junior	        12	378	32.2	1	99
Senior	        17	498	29.3	1	88
Career	        60	1,575	26.3	2	99
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