Derek Besgrove

Derek Besgrove (Football, 2000-03) carried the football to the Walsh and NAIA record books in a sensational four-year career.  Derek earned first-team All-Mid-States Football Association accolades and NAIA-All-American honors all four years and finished his career as the NAIA’s all-time rushing leader with 5,738 yards, a record that still stands today.  He earned first-team All-American honors as a senior and second-team as a junior.  Besgrove rushed for over 1,000 yards three times and gained 1,288 yards as a freshman, 1,679 as a sophomore and 1,781 as a senior.  He is the Cavs’ all-time leader in career touchdowns (71), points (424), rushing average (5.1) and is the single season leader in touchdowns (22), points (132) and yards gained (1,871). Walsh’s 2001 team won their only MSFA championship with an 8-3 overall mark and 5-1 conference record.  Walsh won 30 games in Besgrove’s four years