Named team’s Most Improved Special Teams Player at the conclusion of 2014 spring practice.
2013 (Junior): Handled Bucknell’s placekicking duties all year ... second on team with 48 points ... 9-for-13 on field goals, including four games with two field goals made ... connected on four field goals of at least 30 yards ... 21-for-22 on extra points, including career-best 6-for-6 vs. Lehigh ... took over kickoff responsibilities midway through season and averaged 61.0 yards per kickoff (22 attempts) ... appeared in 10 of 11 games ... only DNP was vs. Sacred Heart ... member of Academic All-Patriot League Team ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
2012 (Sophomore): Did not appear in a game as a reserve kicker ... connected on 41-yard field goal in 2013 spring game ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
2011 (Freshman): Saw action in four games, handling kickoff duties vs. Princeton, Georgetown, Fordham and Colgate ... kicked off 17 times at an average of 55.5 yards per kick ... season-high six kickoffs in win at Princeton ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
Piscataway High School: Two-year letterwinner in football and a four-time letterwinner in volleyball ... first-team all-area football player as a senior ... Honorable Mention all-area as a junior ... three-year volleyball team captain ... two-time all-area selection progressing from third team as a sophomore to second team as a junior.
Personal: Derek John Maurer ... born May 14, 1993 in Highland Park, Ill. ... son of John and Missy Maurer ... has one brother, Jackson (22), and one sister, Jenna (18) ... Jackson is a former long-snapper at Rutgers, Bison head coach Joe Susan’s former school ... father, John, played offensive line at Dayton ... majoring in managing for sustainability.