A top back-up at cornerback... played in every game, mostly on special teams... recorded eight tackles on the season, including six solo, and he also had one pass break-up... made his first career start against 16th-ranked Florida State (Nov. 1) when the Yellow Jackets opened the game in the nickel package... saw significant action vs. Virginia (Oct. 25) with senior CB Jahi Word-Daniels sidelined with an injury... had four tackles, including three solo tackles, against the Cavaliers... enjoyed a solid game vs. Mississippi State (Sept. 20) with three solo tackles and a pass break-up... had one tackle at Virginia Tech (Sept. 13)... worked at the rover and cornerback in August... missed all of spring drills with an injured shoulder that he feared would keep him out part of the fall.
Played in seven regular season games, seeing most of his action on special teams... credited with three tackles on the season... saw action at safety and on special teams vs. Samford (Sept. 8)... had two total tackles including one solo tackle against the Bulldogs... had an assisted tackle at Maryland (Oct. 6)... played in six consecutive games from Sept. 29 to Nov. 10.
Redshirted as a true freshman.
Honorable mention all-state selection in Class AAA by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution... First-team all-county by the DeKalb Neighbor and the DeKalb County Coaches Association... three-year letterwinner for coach James Teter at Dunwoody High School... rushed for 400 yards and six touchdowns, returned a kickoff for a touchdown and made 70 tackles and three interceptions... region champion in the 300-meter hurdles as a junior... Honor Band member, playing the baritone saxophone.
Full name is DeRon Miguel Jasper... son of Travis Jasper and Dena Bishop... born February 4, 1988... father and uncle participated in track and field at Stanford... father is a physician... majoring in industrial engineering.
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