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- Jason Southall
Jason Southall

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Birmingham, Ala.

High School:
Midfield High School

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 175

Position:
Wide Receiver

Birthdate:
12/25/1981

Experience:
3L



Has seen action at defensive back, wide receiver and as a return specialist during his career at UAB ... one of Conference USA's most dangerous return men with big-play capability ... made the move from defensive back to wide receiver in 2001, but was moved back to defense prior to 2002 season ... switched back to receiver during `02 campaign ... tops the depth chart as kick returner and is listed at No. 2 on the depth chart at "Z" wide receiver spot.

2003: Played in all 12 games for the Blazers, starting one (vs. Southern Mississippi) ... caught eight passes during the season for 64 yards ... Blazers' top kick return specialist with 22 kickoff returns (for 440 yards) ... averaged 20.0 yards per return ... had long return of 42 yards vs. Baylor in season opener ... had four returns for 113 yards against Baylor ... also recorded a pair of pass receptions for 28 yards against the Bears ... also grabbed two passes in contests vs. Southern Miss and South Carolina.

2002: Saw action in all 12 games for the Blazers, primarily as UAB's top kick return specialist ... began season at defensive back and was in on pair of tackles ... as wide receiver, had one reception for 15 yards against Louisville ... ranked No. 4 in Conference USA among kick return specialists with his 24.0 average ... third in league kick return yards with 768 ... had long return of 44 yards vs. Louisville.

2001: Posted 14 receptions for 193 yards on the season ... had a six-yard touchdown catch in UAB's 41-13 victory over Montana State Aug. 30 at Legion Field ... posted four catches for 41 yards in UAB's 55-3 victory over Army Sept. 22 at Legion Field ... had three catches for 45 yards against Southern Miss ... had a 93-yard kickoff return that set up a touchdown against Central Florida ... posted a total of three kickoff returns for 145 yards against Central Florida ... had 130 yards on four kickoff returns in UAB'S 34-27 victory over Tulane ... had 127 yards on six kickoff returns against Florida State.

2000: Sat out the season for academic reasons.

HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year letter-winner at Midfield High School ... played running back as a senior, rushing for 1,329 yards and 15 touchdowns ... The Birmingham News, Huntsville Times 4A All-State team, ASWA 4A All-State team .... Birmingham News Western Area Player of The Year ... "Best of the Rest" selection by the Birmingham Post-Herald ... Birmingham Post-Herald All-Metro ... football team reached the state semifinals during his junior season (1998) ... Alabama 4A 100-meter and 200-meter sprint champion as a junior (also runner-up in 400 meters).

PERSONAL: Born Dec. 25, 1981 in Birmingham, Ala. ... son of Betty and Rufus Southall ... a history major.