John Jerry
John Jerry

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Batesville, Miss.

High School:
South Panola/Hargrave

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 335

Position:
Offensive Lineman - OL

Experience:
3L


Selected in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins with the No. 73 overall pick ... Competed in the 2010 Senior Bowl following his senior year ... Participated in the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine ... CAREER: Two-time All-SEC honoree (2008 and 2009) ... Blocked for three 1,000-yard rushers (BenJarvus Green Ellis in 2006 and 2007; Dexter McCluster in 2009) ... Played in 49 games over his four seasons, starting 46 ... 2009: Chosen first team All-America by the All-American Football Foundation, second team by CollegeFootballNews.com and third team by Sporting News ... Named All-SEC first team by AP, SEC Coaches, Rivals and CollegeFootballNews.com and second team by Phil Steele ... Started eight games at right tackle and four at right guard ... Helped the Rebel offense rank second in the SEC and 14th in the nation in fewest sacks allowed (17) ... As a unit, did not allow a sack in four games ... Helped Dexter McCluster post the second-highest rushing total in school history with 1,169 yards ... Team Captain ... Earned fourth letter ... vs. Southeastern La. (9/19): Started and helped the Rebels rack up 500 yards of total offense ... at Vanderbilt (10/3):

Named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week ... vs. UAB (10/17): Helped Ole Miss gain 501 yards of offense while not surrendering a sack ... vs. Arkansas (10/24): Helped the Rebel offense roll up a season-high 553 yards, including 221 on the ground ... Line did not allow a sack ... at Auburn (10/31): Helped the Rebels rush for 219 yards ... vs. Tennessee (11/14): Moved to right guard and helped McCluster rush for a school-record 282 yards and four TDs ... Ole Miss finished with 359 rushing yards ... vs. LSU (11/21): Helped the Rebels total 426 yards of offense and not allow a sack to the No. 8 Tigers, which came in as the fourth-ranked defense in the SEC (21st in the NCAA) ... Preseason:

Named to the Outland Trophy Watch List ... Honored on Playboy All-America team ... Named preseason All-America second team by Lindy's and third team by Athlon and Phil Steele ... Listed as the nation's No. 8 offensive tackle by Lindy's ... Distinguished as preseason All-SEC first team by Athlon, Phil Steele, Lindy's and the Birmingham News ... Spring: Received the J. Richard Price Courage and Compassion Award in the spring ... 2008: Earned second team All-SEC honors from the SEC Coaches and Phil Steele ... Helped the Rebels rank second in the SEC in rushing (186.5 ypg) and fourth in sacks allowed (1.54 pg) ... As a unit, did not allow a sack in three games ... Started all 13 games at right tackle ... Earned third letter ... Named Midseason All-SEC second team by

Phil Steele ... vs. Memphis (8/30): Started at RT ... Helped the Rebel offense roll up 438 yards and 41 points, which was the most points since 2003 ... vs. Samford (9/13): Started and helped the Rebels gain 424 yards of offense ... vs. ULM (11/15): Started and helped the Rebels gain 520 yards of offense and rush for 350 yards ... at LSU (11/22): Helped the Rebels roll up 409 yards of offense ... vs. Mississippi State (11/28): Helped the Rebel offense total 461 yards of offense ... Cotton Bowl vs. Texas Tech (1/2): Helped the Rebel offense score its most points ever in a bowl and tie for most touchdowns ... Ole Miss also posted its second-most total yards in a bowl game with 515, including 223 on the ground ... Preseason: Named Preseason All-SEC second team by the SEC Coaches and Phil Steele ... Named to the Outland Trophy Watch List ... Spring: Missed most of spring drills with injury ... After starting every game of his career at right guard, moved to right tackle, where he entered the fall as the starter ... 2007: Played in all 12 games and started nine at right guard ... Helped pave the way for Green-Ellis' 1,137 rushing yards, which ranks second on the school's single-season chart ... Earned his second letter ... vs. Missouri (9/8): Helped the Rebels pile up their most yards since 2004 with 534, including 229 on the ground ... vs. LSU (11/17): Helped the offense amass 466 total yards and 201 rushing ... Helped the Rebels not allow a sack against Georgia (9/29) and Northwestern State (11/3) ... 2006: Honored by several postseason publications as one of the top freshman linemen in the country ... Received Freshman All-America first team honors from Scout.com, while being named second team by Rivals.com and third team by The Sporting News ... Earned Freshman All-SEC accolades from the league coaches and The Sporting News ... Started all 12 contests at right guard ... As a blocker helped Green-Ellis become the third 1,000-yard runner in Ole Miss history and record four 100-yard rushing games ... Led the team with 26 "pancake blocks" ... Earned his first letter ... vs. Memphis (9/3): Started first career game and helped the Rebels rush for 240 yards ... vs. Georgia (9/30): Started on offensive line that helped Green-Ellis run for a career-high 135 yards ... vs. Northwestern State (11/4): Helped the Rebels roll up a season-high 401 yards of total offense ... at LSU (11/18): Blocked LSU's PAT after the Tigers tied the game at 20-20 late in the fourth quarter ... Named Rebel QB Club Defensive Player of the Week ... PREP SCHOOL: Was a member of 2005 Ole Miss signing class, but attended Hargrave Military Academy where he played in 2005 ... Rated as the No. 16 prep school player in the nation by Rivals.com

... Also rated No. 18 offensive lineman in the nation by Scout.com ... Coached at Hargrave by Robert Prunty ... HIGH SCHOOL: While playing high school football at South Panola, was All-State selection who also earned All-Region honors two times ... Made The Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen and Top 25 lists ... Earned Defensive Player of the Year in Class 5A ... Rated No. 67 on Mobile Register Super Southeast 120 list ... Rated as the No. 27 offensive tackle in the nation and No. 8 overall player in Mississippi by Rivals.com ... Ranked by Biloxi Sun Herald as Mississippi's No. 10 overall best prospect on its Top 50 list ... Ranked by Scout.com as Mississippi's No. 19 overall player ... Selected to play in Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Football Classic on June 4, 2005, in Mobile, Ala. ... Helped lead South Panola High to 44-1 record, including state championships in 2003 and 2004, while being runners-up in 2002 ... As a senior, had 88 tackles, including five QB sacks, and returned one pass interception for a TD ... Career totals included 205 tackles, with 13 QB sacks ... Earned three letters in football ... Coached in high school by Ricky Woods ... PERSONAL:

Son of Anita Jerry ... Born: June 14, 1986 ... His brother, Peria, was a four-year defensive lineman at Ole Miss and a 2009 NFL first-round draft pick by Atlanta ... Cousins Jamarca Sanford, Toward Sanford and Eddie Strong all played at Ole Miss ... Strong and cousin Dwayne Rudd both played in the NFL, and Jamarca Sanford was a 2009 draft pick by Minnesota ... Majored in English.

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