Rice -- Solid walk-on who will again provide depth at defensive end. Listed as a backup to Courtney Gordon after spring drills, and could also contribute on special teams.
2005: Played against SMU for his only action during the season..
2004: Saw action in one game but did not letter.
High School -- 2003 graduate of Little Cypress-Mauriceville High near Orange... Three-year letterman and two-year starter for coach David Williams... Three-time academic all-District 20-4A selection... Started 19 games during his varsity career for the Bears... Had 48 tackles as a senior linebacker after starting nine games at tight end as a junior... Had 84 tackles for his career with three fumble recoveries... Also lettered in baseball... Carried a 4.265 high school GPA (4.0 scale)... High school activities included National Honor Society, student council and Fellowship of Christian Athletes... Guest performer with the Orange Jazz Co.
Personal -- Full name: Derek Lin Bingham... Born: Nov. 23, 1984, at Houston... Parents: Lin and Vicki Bingham, Orange... Father was a track letterman at Rice (1970-74) and a cousin, Wayne McClelland, played football for the Owls (1960-64)... Rice Major: managerial studies/psychology... College: Sid Richardson.