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USF Football Player Profile: #10 DT Deadrin Senat

Career profile of USF defensive tackle Deadrin Senat.

NCAA Football: South Florida at Cincinnati Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

#10 DT Deadrin Senat - 5th Year Senior, 6’1”, 305 lbs.

2016 Stats: Deadrin played in all 13 games, starting 12. He was probably the only defensive lineman who performed to expectations, leading everyone at the position with 49 tackles. Senat also had seven TFL, a sack against Temple, and a forced fumble against South Carolina. He was named second-team all-American Athletic Conference and was honored as USF’s defensive MVP at the end of the season.

2015 Stats: Senat played in 12 games at nose tackle, starting 10 of them. He finished with 46 tackles, 5.5 TFL, a forced fumble (against SMU), and a fumble recovery (against East Carolina). Late in the season, he suffered a knee injury that limited his effectiveness.

2014 Stats: Senat appeared in all 12 games, making starts against Wisconsin and Tulsa. Six of his 18 tackles came against the Golden Hurricane. He also had 0.5 TFL on the year as he rotated in and out of the defensive line.

2013 Stats: Redshirt season.

How He Came To USF: Senat played at Immokalee High School, arriving at USF a year ahead of fellow Indians D’Ernest Johnson and Jimmy Bayes, and two years ahead of Jaymon Thomas. Senat put up massive stats as a senior: 89 tackles, 6.5 TFL, three sacks, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. He was named to the Class 5A all-state first team as he helped the Indians shake off an unimpressive regular season and advance all the way to the 5A state championship game.

Senat took the scenic route on his college recruiting journey. He was high on Miami for awhile, committed to Florida State for a few months, and seemingly was headed to South Carolina when they offered him on an official visit in January 2013. But USF was always in the frame, and they finally got him right before signing day.

Recruiting Rankings: Senat was a three-star prospect across the board.

Follow Him On... We’re going on three years since @deadrin55s last tweet, so I think we can consider his account inactive. On the other hand, he uses his Instagram at deadrin10 pretty regularly.