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Encyclopedia > Dwayne Jarrett
Dwayne Jarrett

Jarrett (#8) in the huddle during a 2006 game
Date of birth September 11, 1986 (1986-09-11) (age 20)
Place of birth New Brunswick, New Jersey
Height ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Position(s) WR
College Southern California
NFL Draft 2007 / Round TBD
Career Highlights
Awards 2005 and 2006 All-American

Dwayne Jarrett (born September 11, 1986 in New Brunswick, New Jersey) is a wide receiver for the University of Southern California Trojans. Image File history File linksMetadata 11-04-06-USChuddle. ... September 11 is the 254th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (255th in leap years). ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location of New Brunswick in Middlesex County Coordinates: Country United States of America State New Jersey County Middlesex Established December 30, 1730 Incorporated September 1, 1784 Government  - Type Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council)  - Mayor James Cahill Area  - City  5. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre (or meter, see spelling differences) is a measure of length. ... The pound (abbreviations: lb or, sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass in a number of different systems, including various systems of units of mass that formed part of English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The U.S. National Prototype Kilogram, which currently serves as the primary standard for measuring mass in the U.S. It was assigned to the United States in 1889 and is periodically recertified and traceable to the primary international standard, The Kilogram, held at the Bureau International des Poids et... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The University of Southern California (commonly referred to as USC, SC, Southern California, and incorrectly as Southern Cal[4]), located in the University Park neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, USA, was founded in 1880, making it Californias oldest private research university. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 2007 NFL Draft will take place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on April 28 and April 29, 2007. ... All-American, a Broadway musical with book by Mel Brooks, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Lee Adams, opened in New York on March 19, 1962, and played 80 performances. ... September 11 is the 254th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (255th in leap years). ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Location of New Brunswick in Middlesex County Coordinates: Country United States of America State New Jersey County Middlesex Established December 30, 1730 Incorporated September 1, 1784 Government  - Type Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council)  - Mayor James Cahill Area  - City  5. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... The University of Southern California (commonly referred to as USC, SC, Southern California, and incorrectly as Southern Cal[4]), located in the University Park neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, USA, was founded in 1880, making it Californias oldest private research university. ...


He is often referred to as "DJ" of "D-Wayne".

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College career

Through a successful college career, Jarrett was USC's all-time receptions leader with 216 and the Pacific 10 Conference's all-time leader in touchdown receptions with 41.[1]


As a freshman, he helped Trojan fans get over the loss of former USC standout wide receiver, Mike Williams. He played in all 13 games and started 8 of them. He caught 55 passes for 849 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also made 5 catches for 115 yards in USC's FedEx Orange Bowl victory over Oklahoma in 2004. For the offensive lineman, see Mike Williams (offensive lineman). ... The Orange Bowl is an annual college football game that is usually played on January 1 in Miami, Florida. ...


As a sophomore, he made a big leap, becoming Matt Leinart's favorite target. He recorded 91 receptions for 1,274 yards including 16 touchdowns while starting all 13 games in 2005. He will be remembered by many fans for his clutch grab against Notre Dame. On fourth-and-nine with less than a minute left, Matt Leinart threw a pass down the sideline to him and Jarrett caught it, running for 61 yards to set up the winning touchdown, the famed and controversial "Bush Push" QB sneak. He also came up big in USC's Rose Bowl loss to the Texas Longhorns with 10 catches for 121 yards and a touchdown. Matthew Stephen Leinart (born May 11, 1983 in Santa Ana, California) is an American football quarterback (QB) for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. ...


He was a 2005 First-team All-American as a sophomore and one of three finalists for the Biletnikoff Award. He was on the 2006 Maxwell Award watch list as the best player in college football. An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ... The Biletnikoff Award, named for Fred Biletnikoff, is an award given each year to the best wide receiver in college football. ... The Maxwell Award is presented annually to the collegiate American football player adjudged by a panel of sportscasters, sportswriters, and National Collegiate Athletic Association head coaches and the membership of the Maxwell Football Club to be the best in the United States. ... A college football game between Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy. ...


His height, hands, and surprising quickness make him one of the premier receivers going into the 2006 college football season. He is expected to be a big part of the Trojan's offense, considering the departure of former Trojan running backs Reggie Bush and LenDale White. He was selected to the 2006 Playboy All-American team. Reginald Alfred “Reggie” Bush II (born March 2, 1985 in San Diego, California), nicknamed “The President,” alluding to President Bush, is an American football player who plays for the New Orleans Saints and formerly for the University of Southern California (USC) Trojans. ... LenDale White (born December 20, 1984) is an American football running back who plays for the Tennessee Titans. ...


After a brief period of ineligibility due to his apparently inappropriate living situation with Matt Leinart, the NCAA reinstated him on August 9th, 2006, making him eligible to play for the 2006 football season. Despite being hampered by injuries, including missing games, Jarrett was named to the rivals.com and Pac-10 Coaches 2006 All Pac-10 team First Team[2]. He was also second team All-America at rivals.com and SI and Walter Camp foundation first team All-America. However, because of his lack of playing time, Jarrett was left off the 2006 list of Biletnikoff Award finalists, an omission noted by some sports writers.[3] Matthew Stephen Leinart (born May 11, 1983 in Santa Ana, California) is an American football quarterback (QB) for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. ... The Biletnikoff Award, named for Fred Biletnikoff, is an award given each year to the best wide receiver in college football. ...


On January 1, 2007, he was named offensive MVP of the Rose Bowl Game with a career high 203 receiving yards and two touchdowns in the 32-18 win over Michigan. Jarrett finished the 2006 season as USC's all time leading receiver with 216 catches[4][5] The junior, a two-time All-American, had 70 catches for 1,015 yards and led the Trojans with 12 touchdowns in his final year season. January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... In American sports, a Most Valuable Player (MVP) award is an honor typically bestowed upon the best performing player or players on a specific team, in an entire league, or for a particular contest or series of contests. ... The Rose Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game, usually played on January 1 (New Years Day) at the stadium of the same name in Pasadena, California. ... The 2006 Michigan Wolverines football team is representing the University of Michigan in the college football season of 2006-2007. ...


Projected as a 1st round pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, on January 10, 2007 Jarrett declared his intent to leave USC early to enter the NFL.[1] At a press conference, the tearful Jarrett noted the best part of his USC career was being with his "teammates" but that he was "definitely doing it for my family, because I wasn't the most fortunate kid growing up."[1] The 2007 NFL Draft will take place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on April 28 and April 29, 2007. ...


High school career

He attended New Brunswick High School in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He was a 2003 Parade All-American, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star Top 100 Dream Team, Super Prep All-Northeast Offensive MVP, and Prep Star All-East. He was also New Jersey's Offensive Pick of the Year as a senior wideout and defensive back. He scored 26 touchdowns as a senior (with three of those touchdowns coming in New Brunswick's 21-14 state title victory), including 5 on 15 punt returns (for a 48 yard return average). He also played basketball in high school. New Brunswick High School (NBHS) is a four-year comprehensive public high school located in New Brunswick, in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States, as part of the New Brunswick Public Schools. ... Nickname: Location of New Brunswick in Middlesex County Coordinates: Country United States of America State New Jersey County Middlesex Established December 30, 1730 Incorporated September 1, 1784 Government  - Type Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council)  - Mayor James Cahill Area  - City  5. ...


Personal

Jarrett credits his ability to growing up and playing catch with his uncle who "forced me to make one-handed catches."[6]


During his sophomore year, Jarrett shared a Los Angeles apartment with quarterback Matt Leinart. Matthew Stephen Leinart (born May 11, 1983 in Santa Ana, California) is an American football quarterback (QB) for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. ...


Jarrett's cousin, Desmond Belton, currently is a wide receiver at the University of Idaho. Like Jarrett, he was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The University of Idaho is the states most prominent land-grant and primary research university, located in the city of Moscow in Latah County. ... Nickname: Location of New Brunswick in Middlesex County Coordinates: Country United States of America State New Jersey County Middlesex Established December 30, 1730 Incorporated September 1, 1784 Government  - Type Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council)  - Mayor James Cahill Area  - City  5. ...


Jarrett has had some of his best college games against USC's rival, the University of Notre Dame, he credits this to how he was treated during the high school recruiting process: "They came down to recruit me, they talked to my coaches and everything. They didn't think I was intelligent enough to go to their school. That was kind of an insult to me. I've always had a little grudge against them."[7] The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a Roman Catholic institution located in Notre Dame, Indiana, immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ...


References

  1. ^ a b c Gary Klein, NFL challenge next for Jarrett, Los Angeles Times, January 11, 2007, Accessed 01/11/2007.
  2. ^ .2006 All Pac-10 team, scout.com, November 27, 2006.
  3. ^ Stewart Mandel, Five Things We Learned This Weekend, sportsillustrated.com, November 26, 2006.
  4. ^ High-octane USC finds fast lane, SeattlePI.nwsource.com, January 2, 2006.
  5. ^ Stewart Mandel, November reign: USC again shows it's at its best at the season's end, sportsillustrated.com, November 26, 2006.
  6. ^ David Wharton, Jarrett is once again at his best against Irish, The Los Angeles Times, November 26, 2006.
  7. ^ Jarrett had extra incentive against Irish, ESPN.com, November 26, 2006.

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