DeRidder, LA (KPLC) – Deridder High School is retiring former all-state defender Deshazor Everett’s jersey at halftime of the Dragon’s game in Week 10 against Tioga on November 5th.
Before the game, the school is holding a reception in the gym from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., where Everett will snap photos, sign autographs, and conduct interviews. The public is invited to do so.
Everett, who was number 5 in his high school career, currently plays for the Washington Football team after a stellar career with the Texas A&M Aggies. Everett was a three-star recruit hailing from DeRidder before joining the starting XI at College Station in his sophomore year. Everett has made a total of five interceptions in his college career, two of them for touchdowns. Everett graduated from A&M in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Leadership and Development in Agriculture.
Everett was not drafted, despite the fact that he would sign as a free agent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After a two-month stay on the team, he would find a home near Washington. Everett has since spent the past seven years with the organization as collateral. He currently serves as the captain of the special teams.
Everett has returned to Deridder every summer since joining the NFL to host Deshazor’s Next Up Football Camp. According to DeRidder High School, Everett hopes to provide scholarship opportunities for disadvantaged youth at DeRidder in the future.
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