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- Jontavious Morris
Jontavious Morris

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Albany, Ga.

High School:
Albany HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 295

Position:
Defensive Tackle

Birthdate:
12/16/1993

Experience:
2L



After seeing significant action as a true freshman in 2012, Morris again saw extensive playing time as a sophomore ... listed as preseason starter at nose position heading into fall camp.

2013: Played in 11 contests during the season with four starts (vs. Florida Atlantic, Middle Tennessee, Marshall and East Carolina) ... finished season with 14 tackles ... had season-high three stops against Troy in season opener and also against Florida Atlantic ... blocked a pair of kicks.

2012: Played in all 12 games during season and started four (East Carolina, Tulane, Memphis and UCF) ... had productive season with 20 total tackles which included 3.5 tackles for loss (-16 yards) ... also contributed one fumble recovery (vs. Memphis) ... posted season-high five tackles against Marshall and Memphis late in the season ... registered a pair of tackles in contests vs. South Carolina, Houston and Tulane ... had tackles for loss in games vs. Tulsa, Tulane, Marshall and Memphis ... enjoyed excellent year in the classroom as he was a recipient of the Conference USA Academic Medal (3.6 GPA and above), as well being named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

High School: Attended Albany High School ... served as co-captain senior year ... selected as the Co-Defensive Player of the Year in Region 1-AA by the region's head coaches ... made 55 tackles, including 17 for loss in 2011 ... collected four sacks and forced four fumbles, recovering two his senior year ... nominated for the 2011 Albany Herald Player of the Year award ... prep teammates with fellow UAB signee Roscoe Byrd ... coached by Felton Williams ... started playing football in ninth grade.

Personal:Dec. 16, 1993 at Albany, Ga. ... son of Sharon and Johnny Morris ... major is HCM.