SJeremy Reaves

South Alabama — Sun Belt
  • Height: 5105
  • Weight: 204
  • Hometown: Pensacola, FL
  • Age: 21

Bio

2017 (Senior): Named the Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year and was a first-team all-league selection ... Ended up among the top 10 in the Sun Belt in four different statistical categories, standing among the top 45 in the country in tackles per game … Led the team in total tackles, stops for loss and interceptions, and was tied for the lead in forced fumbles and fumble recoveries … Also finished third in passes broken up … Posted a squad-leading five outings with 10 or more stops, pacing South or sharing the team lead on eight occasions (including five of eight SBC contests) … Become just second defensive back in program history to record 100 or more total tackles in a season after recording 104 total stops … Also among the top five on USA’s season record list in interceptions, passes defensed, forced fumbles and fumble recoveries … SBC co-Defensive Player of the Week after posting eight stops, a fumble recovery and return of 92 yards and an interception ending ULM’s final drive in a 10-point win over the Warhawks … Finished with 12 stops —  including two for loss —  with career highs of two forced fumbles and three pass break ups in Sun Belt opener against Idaho … Has collected 10 or more stops in each of the Jags’ last four SBC games … That included 12 with an interception to end final drive with less than two minutes remaining in defeat of Arkansas State … Had two tackles for loss including a sack among his eight stops at Ole Miss.

2016 (Junior): One of only two juniors named first-team all-Sun Belt Conference on the defensive side of the ball ... Selected first-team all-Sun Belt in the defensive backfield by Phil Steele Publications as well ... Started the first nine games at cornerback before being shifted to the ‘Rover’ safety position ... Was third on the team with 85 total stops, which included 5½ behind the line of scrimmage ... Broke up a team-best seven passes and was second with three interceptions, both career-high totals ... Also forced two fumbles ... Was tied for eighth in the league in passes defended ... Credited with a season-high nine tackles against both Georgia Southern and Idaho ... That included a career-best 1½ stops for loss and a pass broken up in the home opener against the Eagles ... Also forced a fumble against the Vandals in the final road game of the regular season ... Recorded eight tackles — including one behind the line — and a pass defensed against rival Troy, finishing with eight stops at Louisiana-Monroe also ... Intercepted a pass and returned it 36 yards on the Warhawks’ final play of regulation to set up a game-winning field goal attempt ... Also posted eight stops at the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl against Air Force ... Finished with seven tackles and broke up a pass in season-opening win at Mississippi State, the program’s first-ever defeat of a Southeastern Conference school to share the coaches’ defensive back award ... Collected team-high seven stops, with one for a loss of three yards, to help the Jaguars pick up their first victory ever over a nationally-ranked team in a 18-point win over then-No. 19 San Diego State ... Ended up with a team-high-tying seven tackles, including one behind the line of scrimmage, and a pass broken up in regular-season finale against New Mexico State, helping South become eligible to participate in a postseason bowl game ... Posted six stops and a pass defensed in win over Nicholls, earning the coaches’ defensive backs award ... Credited with five tackles — including one for loss — an interception and another pass broken up at Louisiana-Lafayette ... Had three stops and intercepted a pass at SBC co-champion Arkansas State, while recording three tackles — highlighted by one that garnered the coaches’ ‘Big Hit’ award — and forcing a fumble in Presbyterian victory.

2015 (Sophomore): Chosen second-team all-Sun Belt Conference after finishing second on the team in total tackles (96) and stops for loss (eight) — both were career-high totals — while earning the start in all 12 appearances ... Was a third-team all-league selection by Phil Steele Publications ... Led the Jags with six passes broken up, tying for the team lead with a pair of interceptions and three forced fumbles as well ... Ended the year tied for fifth in the league in tackles per game, ranking among the top 85 nationally in the category ... Also was tied for fifth in the Sun Belt in fumbles forced per contest and ended up among the top 20 in both passes defended and tackles for loss per outing ... Credited with at least five tackles in every game, and had one stop behind the line in each of the Jaguars’ first five outings ... Voted the Sun Belt Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week on Sept. 21 after leading the Jaguars with a team-best 10 total stops — with one for loss — and a pass broken up in victory at eventual Mountain West Conference champion San Diego State … Earned conference defensive player-of-the-week honors from College Sports Madness and collected the coaches’ weekly award after that game as well … Also selected the league’s Special Teams Student-Athlete of the Week Nov. 16 after blocking an extra-point attempt and intercepting a two-point conversion in win over Louisiana-Lafayette, collecting a team-best nine tackles, two passes defensed and a forced fumble as well … Finished with a career-high 11 stops in regular-season finale against Appalachian State to lead USA in the category ... Recorded 10 tackles at Nebraska and against North Carolina State, leading South in the match-up with the Wolfpack … Posted nine stops in win over Idaho and six at Troy.

2014 (Freshman): Saw action in all 13 games his first year at the collegiate level ... Recorded 16 total tackles, forced one fumble and broke up a pass ... Credited with career highs of five stops including four solo tackles against Navy in the regular-season finale, forcing fumble on the Midshipmen’s final play of the third quarter that would lead to a Jaguar touchdown drive ... In his USA debut, posted three unassisted stops in win at Kent State ... Had a pair of tackles and a pass defensed at the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl against Bowling Green ... Also collected two solo stops at Arkansas State.

High School: A two-star recruit according to both Scout.com and 247Sports.com ... Was a three-year letterwinner at Pensacola Catholic High ... As a senior, recorded 39 total tackles and intercepted five passes, helping the Crusaders go 12-1 en route to a berth in the quarterfinals of the state 5A playoffs ... Was selected honorable mention all-state while earning first-team all-area and all-Northwest Florida honors ... Named first-team all-area after posting 77 stops, three interceptions, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery his junior season as PCHS ... Also lettered two years for the Crusader baseball team, helping the school to the championship game of the state 4A tournament his final season.

Personal: Full name is Jeremy Antoine Reaves ... Born Aug. 29, 1996, in Pensacola, Fla. ... Son of Michael Reese and Rose Hinton ... Favorite movie is “Friday” ... Favorite teams are the St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Clippers ... Favorite athlete is Patrick Peterson ... Favorite artists are Drake, Meek Mill, Kevin Gates and J. Cole ... Favorite food is chicken alfredo ... Favorite subject is history ... Likes to fish in his free time ... Received scholarship offers from Southern Mississippi and UAB as well, and was also recruited by Arkansas State and Memphis ... A sports and recreation management major.