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2006 Football Roster


J. K. Sabb

Class: Sr.
Position: LB
Height: 5-11
Weight: 221 pounds
Previous School: Lucy Laney
Hometown: Augusta, GA

2006: Named First Team All-Sun Belt Conference ... Played in all 13 games and earned nine starts ... Shared the team in tackles with 69 stops after leading the team in 2005 ... Also paced team with a career-best 14.5 tackles for loss to go along with four sacks and a forced fumble ... Ended career ranked sixth all-time in tackles for loss with 27.5 ... Named by ESPN's Pat Forde as the 2006 SBC Defensive Player of the Year ... Named Preseason First Team All-SBC by Sporting News ... Selected Preseason First Team All-SBC by Blue Ribbon College Yearbook ... One of 65 players on the Butkus Award Watch List ... Had an inconsistent spring and was listed behind Justin Rainey at the WILL linebacker position entering fall camp ... Led the White team in the Blue-White Spring Game with seven tackles, two tackles for loss, a pass breakup, and a quarterback sack ... Was in on 59 snaps against FIU and tallied five tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, and a pass breakup ... Led the Blue Raiders against Maryland with a team-high eight tackles, including three tackles for loss and two quarterback sacks in 57 plays (earned a "winning performance" by the coaches) ... Had five stops and a TFL in win over Tennessee Tech and earned a "winning performance" ... Led the Blue Raiders with eight tackles, including three for loss of yards against Oklahoma while playing a team-high 74 plays ... Was voted the Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Week after recording eight tackles, a tackle for loss, and a forced fumble in shutout win over North Texas ... Added four stops against Louisville ... Had four tackles and a pass breakup at Louisiana-Monroe ... Earned a "winning performance" after collecting five tackles, a sack, and a tackle for loss at Louisiana-Lafayette ... Registered three tackles, including a tackle for loss against FAU ... Registered two tackles at ASU and had four stops and a tackle for loss at South Carolina ... Started against Troy for the first time since the Louisiana-Monroe game and responded with a team-high nine tackles.

2005: Started 10 of 11 games at linebacker and was voted second team all-conference ... Led the team in tackles with 71 to go along with a team-best 13 tackles for loss (tied for eighth most in school history), two sacks, an interception, and five pass breakups ... Opened his Blue Raider campaign with seven tackles, a tackle for loss, and a pass breakup against Alabama ... Enjoyed a seven-tackle (all solos) game against North Texas that included a school record five tackles for loss (Sabb was ranked No. 3 nationally in tackles for loss after the NT game) ... Collected six solo tackles in loss to Akron ... Led the team with eight tackles (four solos) and a pass breakup at Vanderbilt ... Had four tackles and a tackle for loss at FAU and registered six stops against ULL ... Led the Blue Raiders with five solo tackles in win over Arkansas State to go with his first collegiate sack ... Was in on eight tackles and had a pass breakup against Louisiana-Monroe ... Had just two tackles and a quarterback hurry at NC State ... Registered a career-best 10 tackles in win at Troy to go along with a personal-high two pass breakups ... Also at Troy, Sabb made two critical fourth down stops when he batted a pass down in the fourth quarter then made the tackle on a goal line stand to prevent a Trojan score with under five minutes to play ... Led the Blue Raiders with eight tackles at FIU to go along with his first career interception (led to a go-ahead touchdown) and a sack.

Georgia Military: Led Georgia Military in tackles as a freshman and sophomore while earning the team's defensive MVP honor both years ... Voted a JUCO All-American in 2004 ... Had 55 stops in 2004 to go along with 14 tackles for loss and four sacks ... Originally committed to Utah and was heavily recruited by Oregon, Marshall, East Carolina, and UNLV. High School: A standout running back for Lucy Laney High School and the 2002 Georgia High School Class 3A Player of the Year ... Was two-time all-state and all-region ... Had 210 tackles and rushed for 1,800 yards as a senior ... Played quarterback, running back, and linebacker during his high school career.

Personal: Parents: James Kelvin Sabb Sr. and Sonya Sabb ... Born: 5/17/85 ... Major: University Studies.