E.J. Epperson
E.J. Epperson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Humboldt, Tenn.

High School:
Humboldt

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 253

Position:
DE

Experience:
3L


05/08/2013

Ole Miss Football Spring Review

Rebels Gear Up For 2013 Fall Season

05/01/2013

More Rebels Picked Up By NFL Teams

Epperson, Pendleton, Allen Join NFL Rookie Camps

11/20/2012

Important Fan Info For Egg Bowl Weekend

Grove Opens For Tailgating Friday At Noon

09/01/2012

GAMEDAY PREVIEW: Ole Miss vs. UCA

Hugh Freeze Era Kicks Off

09/01/2012

Ole Miss vs. Central Arkansas Postgame Notes

Ole Miss 49, Central Arkansas 27

09/01/2012

Ole Miss vs. Central Arkansas (9/1/12)

Ole Miss vs. Central Arkansas (9/1/12)

2012: Played in every game with two starts at DE ... Made 23 tackles with 4.0 TFLs, a sack, three PBUs and two forced fumbles on the year ... Helped Ole Miss lead all SEC teams and rank fourth in the nation in TFLs (7.9/game) and rank second in the SEC and 11th nationally in sacks (2.9/game) ... Earned fourth letter ... vs. Central Arkansas (9/1): Made his first career start on the defensive side of the ball and recorded a solo tackle and a forced fumble ... vs. UTEP (9/8): Recorded three tackles (two solo), including 1.5 TFLs, as well as a forced fumble ... vs. #12 Texas (9/15): Assisted on a tackle ... at Tulane (9/22): One solo tackle ... at #1 Alabama (9/29): Registered a tackle and batted down a pass at the line of scrimmage ... vs. Texas A&M (10/6): Posted two stops (one solo) ... vs. Auburn (10/13): Posted two stops (one solo), including 0.5 TFL ... at Arkansas (10/27): Posted two stops ... at #6 Georgia (11/3): Posted one solo tackle ... vs. Vanderbilt (11/10): Made one assisted tackle ... at #7 LSU (11/17): Posted an assisted tackle ... vs. #24 Mississippi State (11/24): Career-high four tackles, 2.0 TFLs and a sack, while also posting a QB hurry ... BBVA Compass Bowl vs. Pitt (1/5): Started at DE and posted three stops (two solo) with two PBUs and a QB hurry ... Moved from fullback to tight end in the spring, and then to defensive end in the fall ... 2011: Played in 11 games with three starts ... Earned third letter ... vs. Louisiana Tech (11/12): Made first start of the season at fullback ... vs. LSU (11/19): Started ... at Mississippi State (11/26): Started his third consecutive game ... Spring 2011: Had a three-yard rush in the Grove Bowl ... 2010: Played in all 12 games, starting twice ... Collected two passes for 28 yards ... As a blocker, helped Ole Miss rank third in rushing offense ... Earned second letter ... vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (11/6): Caught one pass for 25 yards in start ... at Tennessee (11/13): Caught one pass for 3 yards ... at LSU (11/20): Started at fullback ... 2010 Spring: Hauled in a one-yard TD pass in the Grove Bowl ... 2009: Saw action in all 13 games ... Moved from tight end to fullback during the season ... Earned first letter ... at Memphis (9/6): Saw first career action against the Tigers ... vs. Northern Arizona (11/7): Returned one kickoff for 10 yards ... 2008: Did not see action and was redshirted ... HIGH SCHOOL: Earned 2A All-State honors from the Tennessee Football Coaches Association and the Tennessee Sports Writers Association as a senior ... A finalist for the 2007 Tennessee Mr. Football Award ... Rated the No. 25 player in Tennessee and the No. 57 TE in the nation by Scout.com ... Rushed for 130 yards and one touchdown, and caught 17 passes for 377 yards and three touchdowns as a senior ... On defense posted 55 tackles and returned two INTs for TDs ... Participated in the East vs. West Tennessee High School All-Star Football Classic ... Named All-Region 8-2A as a senior ... Earned 2007 All-West Tennessee honors from the Jackson Sun ... As a junior recorded 24 catches for 613 yards and five TDs ... Credited with 53 tackles and eight sacks on defense ... Also plays basketball where he earned All-State honors from the Tennessee Sports Writers Association as a junior ... Coached in high school by Carey Craig ... PERSONAL: Son of Carolyn Gaines and Elijah Epperson Sr. ... Full name is Elijah Jamark Epperson Jr. ... Born: September 13, 1989 ... Graduated in December with a degree in Parks & Recreation Management ... Made U.M.A.A. Honor Roll for Spring 2010 and Fall 2012.

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