Townsel graduated from Murray State in 2010 as a standout wide receiver and kick-returner. He went undrafted but was then picked up by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2010 before being waived a few days later. After which, he was picked up by the Houston Texas where he stayed on the practice squad before being promoted to the active roster in December of 2010. Townsel became a member of the Edmonton Eskimos after signing with them this past January. Unfortunately, his career with them was short lived.
Derrick is keeping his head up though. He tweeted this yesterday
"With God, amazing family, and friends....setbacks just don't seem as difficult. Disappointments = Obstacles to a bigger blessing"I would be surprised if Derrick Townsel's football playing days are through, the guy has talent. Just check out his highlight reel from Murray State.