Army returns plenty at skill positions; must rebuild offensive line.
About Bisgard: Entered 2011 preseason camp as starting right tackle, but was hampered by injuries ... also had to fight injury bug during spring practice ... one of more experienced members of Army front line ... earned first varsity letter in 2011.
2011: Played in seven games, making one start ... listed with the starting unit at Northern Illinois ... announced with the first team at right tackle ... missed San Diego State, Northwestern and Ball State games due to injury ... returned to action against Tulane ... appeared as a reserve ... appeared in the Miami contest ... saw playing time as a reserve at Air Force ... appeared against Rutgers and Navy.
2010: Played in one game ... made collegiate debut in home showing opposite VMI.
2009: Did not appear in a varsity contest.
High School: Two-way standout at Saguaro High ... four-time letterwinner ... split time between offensive tackle and defensive end positions ... two-time all-state choice at offensive tackle ... all-region defender as a senior ... voted top defensive lineman in state of Arizona during final showing ... Desert Sky Region Defensive Player of the Year ... led team with 128 tackles as a senior ... registered 19 quarterback sacks, three fumble recoveries and two defensive touchdowns.
Personal: Given name is Derek Bisgard ... parents' names are Dane and Judy Bisgard ... has two great uncles with military service ... one served as first lieutenant in U.S. Marine Corps ... other was staff sergeant in U.S. Army ... enjoys weightlifting and hiking ... majoring in Russian.