PHILADELPHIA - Senior wide receiver Kyle Derham added yet another postseason honor for the University of Pennsylvania football team, when the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame presented him with a Scholar-Athlete Award at its annual banquet Wednesday.
Derham, a senior from Charlotte, N.C., majoring in finance, earned the award at the scholar-athlete banquet held on the campus of Villanova University. The banquet honors scholar-athletes from ten local colleges and thirty area high schools and recognizes excellence in exhibiting superior qualities of scholarship, citizenship and leadership.
The prize comes on the heels of an outstanding career for Derham in the Red and Blue. As the 2009 co-captain of the Ivy League champions, he started all 10 games at wide out and led the team in receiving yards for the second straight season. He had a team-high three touchdown receptions as a senior, including the overtime winner at Brown on Oct. 31.
The Charlotte Latin High School product finished his career tied for 13th all-time at Penn in career receptions with 73. He had five career touchdowns and 883 collegiate receiving yards, averaging more than 12 yards per catch. Off the field, Derham was a two-time Academic All-Area honoree.
In his final year with the Red and Blue, the three-year letterwinner helped to guide the Quakers to their first Ivy League title since 2003. Penn finished with an unblemished 7-0 record in league play and were 8-2 overall. The team ranked No. 20 in the nation by The Sports Network (TSN) media poll and No. 23 by the FCS Coaches' Poll.