Named to the 2007 preseason watch list for the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy, the most prestigious individual award in intercollegiate soccer ... an All-American candidate ... preseason First-Team All-Conference USA ... has developed into one of the top players in Conference USA and the country ... showed versatlitiy as he started the 2006 campaign as defender, before making the move to attacking midfield ... will play as a forward/midfielder during the 2007 season ... an explosive player who has the size and skill to beat defenders.
Sophomore Season (2006)
Became the eighth player in program history to earn First-Team All-Region honors ... also tabbed First Team All-Conference USA ... began the season in the defense, where he helped UAB to two shutouts in its first three games ... showed his versatility, making the move to attacking midfielder, and finished the season by accounting for one goal and four assists ... ranked fourth on the squad in assists and tied for fifth on the team with six points during the season ... lone goal of campaign came in a 3-2 triumph over Wright State (9/3) ... racked up his four assists over his last six games before an injury forced him to the sidelines for the Blazers' final two contests.
Freshman Season (2005)
Second-team All-Conference USA defender ... C-USA Defensive Player of the Week for Oct. 31 ... one of top marking backs in country ... held Memphis's Dayton O'Brien (Hermann Trophy Candidate) and high-scoring Andy Metcalf to no goals or assists ... scored a goal in the Georgia State win (9/11) ... had three shots, all on goal, for the year ... missed just 11 minutes of play in 17 matches played.
Redshirt Season (2004)
Did not play.
Was a four-year letterwinner at Scarlett Heights Academy ... was named team MVP as a junior and senior ... captained both indoor and outdoor teams.
Other Soccer Info
Played in the Canadian National youth program ... played for two-time Ontario Cup winner Woodbridge Strikers under Bob Graham ... member of team that competed at the 2004 Dallas Cup ... played with former UAB teammate Lukasz Kwapisz.
Full name is Dejan Jakovic ... born July 16, 1985 ... parents are Nenad and Dubravka ... has one younger sister (Diana).