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.

Ole Miss Gear
    Facebook
    Twitter
    • Loading Tweets...
      1 second ago
    Blog
    • Kiffin Pleased with Defensive Line Progress

      Friday, August 22, 2014 - Football

      Like defensive coordinator Dave Wommack, defensive line coach Chris Kiffin has been pleased with his players throughout fall camp, particularly the depth bolstered by the return of junior defensive end C.J. Johnson and the addition of sophomore Fadol Brown and... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Volleyball Day One

      Friday, August 22, 2014 - Volleyball

      THE SEASON: Volleyball - Day One from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Rebels Kick-Off Season on National Stage

      Friday, August 22, 2014 - Soccer

      Three things from Ole Miss soccer head coach Matt Mott, previewing the season opener against Georgia on Friday night. Rebels Look to Take Next Step Ole Miss made history this past season, not only setting a school record for wins,... read more

    • Nkemdiche Headlines Retooled D-Line

      Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - Football

      The return of junior defensive end C.J. Johnson and additions of sophomore Fadol Brown and freshman Marquis Haynes have changed the face of the defensive line, but freshman All-American Robert Nkemdiche remains front and center.  With a season of experience... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Football Sneak Peak

      Monday, August 18, 2014 - Football

      The Season: Ole Miss Football 2014: Episode 1 Sneak Peak from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Wallace: 'It's My Offense'

      Monday, August 18, 2014 - Football

      The dean of Southeastern Conferences quarterbacks and the league's leading returner in total offense, passing yards and passing touchdowns, senior Bo Wallace is as healthy and confident as ever, and he's also assumed a more vocal leadership role on the... read more

    • VIDEO: We Are Ole Miss

      Saturday, August 16, 2014 - Athletics

      We Are Ole Miss from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.In case you missed it, "Forward Together: We Are Ole Miss" from earlier this year: Forward Together: We Are Ole Miss from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • VIDEO: Ole Miss Football: Fins Up (Part 2)

      Saturday, August 16, 2014 - Football

      In case you missed it, Fins Up (Part 1) from last year:... read more

    • Rebels Battle Injuries on Defense

      Friday, August 15, 2014 - Football

      Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze confirmed that junior cornerback Carlos Davis suffered a torn ACL and will likely have surgery Monday. Davis joins sophomore cornerback Tee Shepard and junior safety Chief Brown on the list of players expected to miss... read more

    • Recapping the SEC Network Launch

      Friday, August 15, 2014 - Athletics

      The launch of the SEC Network shows the growth and vision of the 14 schools in the conference. #OleMiss-- Coach Alex (@apsimms2) August 15, 2014 That was fun! And the @SECNetwork is only getting started. #SECStoried finished strong. Great... read more

    • Ole Miss and the SEC Network Launch

      Thursday, August 14, 2014 - Athletics

      Tonight is the night!! #SECNetworkLaunch pic.twitter.com/73UYs8B0Hg-- SEC Network (@SECNetwork) August 14, 2014 Historic day for SEC & #OleMiss as we celebrate the launch of the @SECNetwork at 5pm CST! Congrats to everyone who made it happen!-- Ross Bjork (@RossBjorkAD) August... read more

    • Luke Breaks Down the Offensive Line

      Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - Football

      The center and right tackle position battles have been two of the biggest story lines of fall camp, but as the Rebels prepped for their second preseason scrimmage Wednesday night, they are closer to solidifying the depth chart along the... read more

    • Attitude, Effort are Front and Center in Process

      Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - Volleyball

      "Buy-in" is a common term thrown around by coaches. How will first-year Ole Miss head volleyball coach Steven McRoberts measure buy-in, as the team continues its preseason work for the upcoming season? Attitude and effort. "If we bring those two... read more

    • The Season: Ole Miss Soccer Day One

      Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - Soccer

      THE SEASON: Soccer - Day One from Ole Miss Rebels on Vimeo.... read more

    • Kennedy Recaps Trip, Talks New-Look Roster

      Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - Men's Basketball

      The Ole Miss men's basketball team wrapped up its Bahamian exhibition tour with a perfect 2-0 record. Head coach Andy Kennedy recapped the trip, talked about the chemistry, depth and experience of a new-look roster heading into the fall. The... read more