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2005 Football Roster


Jeff Littlejohn

Class: r-Sr.
Position: DL
Height: 6-2
Weight: 318 pounds
Previous School: Gaffney
Hometown: Gaffney, SC

2005: Voted the Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year and was selected first team all-conference ... Was also tabbed the Rutherford County Reader Player of the Year ... Was selected to play in the Las Vegas Bowl All-Star Game ... Started all 12 games at defensive tackle ... Finished the year with a career-best 34 tackles while adding 7.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, an interception, and a blocked field goal ... Collected four stops in the loss to Alabama ... Played one of the best games in his Blue Raider career against North Texas with six total stops, two tackles for loss, a sack, and a blocked field goal ... It was the first block of his career ... Had four tackles versus Vanderbilt and was a huge reason the Blue Raider defense shut down the Commodore running game ... Collected three tackles at FAU but his contribution can not be seen statistically as he was a major reason the Owls only had 104 yards rushing ... Was in on four tackles (three solos) and had a pass breakup versus ULL ... Held to just one tackle against Louisiana-Monroe ...Had three stops, including 1.5 tackles for loss and two quarterback hurries against NC State ... Came up with his first career interception in win at Troy to go along with three tackles and a quarterback sack ... Had three tackles at FIU and a quarterback hurry.

2004: Earned the defense's Most Valuable Player award during 2004 spring drills ... Played in nine contests with five starts, registering 17 total stops including 1.5 for loss and one fumble recovery ... Drew start in opener at Akron, registering team-leading eight tackles including four solos ... Had two stops at Louisiana-Lafayette ... Injured in first quarter at North Texas and did not return ... Did not play versus Arkansas State and at Florida ... Collected three tackles versus Idaho and one at New Mexico State ... Lone tackle versus Louisiana-Monroe was for loss of yards ... Made two tackles, 0.5 for loss, and recovered a fumble in finale at Troy.

2003: Saw action in all 12 games, including eight as a starter ... Racked up a career-best 31 tackles to go along with 2.5 tackles for loss and a sack on the season ... Had two tackles, including a quarterback sack against FAU ... Registered three stops at Georgia and one at Clemson (started against the Tigers) ... Also had three tackles at Missouri and against NMSU ... Had a career-best six stops at Idaho ... Forced a fumble and had five tackles in the win over Troy State ... Collected four tackles in win over Arkansas State.

2002: Played in all 12 games and earned a start against Utah State in the season finale ... Totaled 13 stops and 1.5 tackles for loss on the year ... Registered a season-high three tackles in games against Louisiana-Lafayette and New Mexico State ... Had two tackles against Kentucky and Arkansas State.

High School: Regarded as one of the top five defensive linemen in the nation coming out of Gaffney High School ... Rated the No. 6 defensive lineman prospect in the nation by ESPN and the No. 63 player overall in the country ... Also rated Prep Star's No. 16 prospect overall in the Atlantic region ... As a senior, he registered 89 tackles, 12 for losses, 18 quarterback hurries, 18 sacks (single-season record), 22 pass breakups, and two interceptions ... Led team to a state championship and a 14-1 record as a junior ... In his high school career, Littlejohn tallied 250 tackles, 40 sacks, 35 pass breakups, 29 hurries, three interceptions, and three blocked field goals ... Originally chose Miami, FL, over Clemson, Tennessee, South Carolina, Michigan State, and West Virginia ... After failing to meet NCAA academic guidelines, Littlejohn opted not to go to junior college and instead enrolled at Middle Tennessee in 2001.

Personal: Parents: James and Dorothy Littlejohn ... Born: 2/14/83 ... Major: Physical Education.