About Derek

Derek Schouman, Play Architect


Derek Schouman is the Play Architect and Quality Control Engineer for FirstDown PlayBook™.

Working closely with our Founder, Coach Charlie Coiner, Derek is responsible for the play content accuracy and graphical appeal to the end users. His college and pro career profile is outlined below:

Youth League – Optimist Youth Football
High School – Eagle High School in Eagle, Idaho

Boise State (Division I, WAC Conference, 2003-2006)

  • 4-year starter
  • named 1st team All-WAC in ’06
  • caught a touchdown pass from WR Vinny Perretta on 4th-and-2 in OT to cut the lead to 1 against No. 7 Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl – Click Here to view ‘3 Plays that Shocked the World, 2007 Fiesta Bowl.’ (Play 2, #91)


  • drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 2007
  • started 12 games for the Bills in 2008
  • two starts with the Bills in 2009 before a knee injury sidelined him

Interim NFL Rosters

  • Saint Louis Rams, 2010
  • Washington Redskins, 2011
  • New Orleans Saints, 2012

‘Schou’, as he’s most commonly referred, is currently seeking a team to join.
Schou is married with a newborn son and resides in Utah.