Derek Wolfe is a former American football defensive end and current sports radio host. He grew up in a small town called Negley in Ohio, near the Pennsylvania state line, and attended Beaver Local High School in East Liverpool. Despite being considered only a two-star recruit, Wolfe was a standout player and the only one from his school ever to be drafted by the NFL.
He played college football at the University of Cincinnati for four years, where he was named Co-Big East Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. In the 2012 NFL Draft, he was selected 36th overall by the Denver Broncos and played with them for eight years before moving to the Baltimore Ravens in 2020. In July 2022, Wolfe announced his retirement from the NFL.
In addition to his football career, Wolfe made headlines for comments he made about kneeling during the national anthem. He stated that he believes the United States is the greatest country in the world, and if someone resides here but doesn’t think the same, he questions why they stay.
On a brighter note, on October 3, 2022, Wolfe joined 104.3 The Fan in Denver as a sports-talk radio host on the station’s marquee show, “The Drive.” It’s great to see him continuing to be involved in the world of sports!