The 6-foot-2, 220-pound senior running back and linebacker amassed 2,197 total yards and 38 touchdowns this past season, leading the Mustangs to a 9-1 record and a berth in the Large Schools state semifinals. On defense, Snell made 67 tackles (13.5 for loss) with four sacks, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and an interception. The Large Schools Offensive Player of the Year for the second straight year, Snell rushed for 1,374 yards to go with 823 yards receiving this fall.
Snell has maintained a B average in the classroom. He has verbally committed to play football on scholarship at Montana State University in the fall of 2018.
A volunteer with the Special Olympics, Snell is also involved with his local church youth group as well as the Lions Club, Elks Club and the Eagle River Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, he has worked as a youth football and basketball coach as well as a camp counselor. “Derryk Snell is a tremendous athlete a fierce competitor,” said Service High (Anchorage) head coach Jason Caldarera. “He’s a very competitive kid, one of those who definitely has a presence on the field. He stands out—he singlehandedly really helped that team.”