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- Jerrickus Speights
Jerrickus Speights

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Gardendale, Ala.

High School:
Gardendale High School

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 255

Position:
Defensive Tackle

Birthdate:
04/27/1985

Experience:
3L



After missing the 2004 season due to academic reasons, Speights took the field at UAB for the first time last season ... has excellent size and speed ... played reserve role at defensive end last season but was moved inside to tackle in the spring ... will challenge for starting job at tackle; enters fall practice listed No. 2 on depth chart.

2005: Saw action in six games and finished the season with seven tackles ... had season-high three tackles in contests vs. SMU and UTEP ... had a pass breakup against Jacksonville State.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Gardendale High School and was recognized as one of the state's top defensive linemen prospects ... named to The Birmingham News' 2003 Super All-State Team ... named to the first-team defense Super All-Metro Team by the Birmingham Post-Herald in 2003 ... an All-Metro selection and was named Player of the Week by The Birmingham News ... was a three-time Player of the Week selection by The North Jefferson News and was also named Player of the Week by the Birmingham Quarterback Club ... led the team in tackles as a senior with 152 ... also had 14 sacks and 26 tackles for loss ... participated in the Alabama/Mississippi All-Star Game ... was tabbed "North Zone" Player-of-the-Year by The Birmingham News ... team went 9-4 and advanced to the third round of the state playoffs in 2003 and posted a 10-1 mark in 2002 ... a three-year starter for coach David Norwood ... also saw time at tight end ... also played basketball.

PERSONAL: Born April 27, 1985 at Birmingham, Ala. ... son of Angleo and Jerenn Hollis ... major is general studies.