Dedrick Epps (born June 19, 1988) is a former American football tight end. He was selected by the San Diego Chargers in the seventh round, 253rd overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football for the University of Miami.
He was also a member of the Miami Dolphins, Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Bears, and New York Jets.
Epps attended Huguenot High School in Richmond, Virginia. As a senior in 2005, he caught 38 passes for more than 700 yards and eight touchdowns. He also had four two-point conversions. As a junior in 2004, he caught 15 passes for 233 yards and three touchdowns. On defense as an outside linebacker, he recorded 75 tackles and made three interceptions, one which he returned for a 75-yard touchdown. Rated the No. 12 tight end by Rivals.com, Epps accepted a football scholarship from the University of Miami.
Epps played for the Miami Hurricanes for four seasons and was a starter in his junior and senior seasons. His best season came as a junior, where he caught 22 passes for 304 yards and 2 touchdowns, while starting 10 games. He ended his college career with 49 receptions, 634 receiving yards, and 6 touchdowns.
Epps was drafted by the Chargers in the seventh round, 235th overall in the 2010 NFL Draft.
On September 14, 2010, Epps was signed to the Miami Dolphins practice squad. He was later waived on September 2, 2011.
Epps was signed to the Indianapolis Colts' practice squad on October 5, 2011. He was released on December 1, 2011.
Epps was signed to the New York Jets' practice squad on December 20, 2011. Epps was released by the Jets on September 1, 2012.
Epps was signed to the Chicago Bears' practice squad on September 10, 2012.
Epps returned to the New York Jets' and was signed to the active roster from the Bears' practice squad on September 14, 2012. Epps was waived/injured on October 1, 2012.