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    Jabari Greer 33    
     
      Jabari Greer
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Jackson

High School:
Southside

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 175

Position:
DB

Experience:
4L

PRINTABLE CAREER SUMMARY

Full name: Jabari Amin Greer ... Born: Feb. 11, 1982 ... Jersey number: 33.

CAREER - Games/Started: 51/34.

2003 - Games/Started: 13/13 ... Playmaker in Vols secondary who rang up 58 tackles during his senior season, including six for loss ... By taking the field at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl vs. Clemson, the final regular-season game of his career, he broke the Tennessee record for games played with 51 ... Tied a then-career high with six tackles in the Marshall game ... Also recorded a PBU and a tackle for loss against the Thundering Herd ... Logged five stops against South Carolina ... Recorded his first career fumble recovery when he fell on the ball to give UT possession at Auburn ... Saved the game against Alabama by picking off Brodie Croyle's two-point conversion pass attempt in the third overtime, thus keeping Tennessee's hopes alive by forcing another overtime period ... Also had a PBU vs. the Tide ... Made seven tackles against the Duke Blue Devils to set a personal best mark ... Had five tackles and a PBU during the Vols' win at Miami ... One tackle stopped breakaway run and forced a field goal in the 10-6 win ... Turned in five tackles vs. Mississippi State, including one for loss ... Recorded three solo tackles at Kentucky, including two tackles for loss ... Had six tackles vs. Clemson in the Peach Bowl, including UT's only sack of the day.


2002 - Games/Started: 13/8 ... Playmaker in the Vols secondary who rang up 23 tackles on the season ... Led the Vols with 14 passes broken up ... Also recorded a sack, forced a fumble (against Middle Tennessee) and had an interception ... Interception against Gamecocks came late in fourth quarter as they were driving looking to tie the score ... His interception gave the Vols the ball back with just over two minutes remaining the game, and the offense was able to run the clock out to preserve the victory.

2001 - Games/Started: 13/12... Worked his way into starting lineup prior to the Arkansas game ... Deflected three passes and had three tackles against LSU ... Registered a sack versus Alabama and assisted on a sack against Syracuse ... Had first career interception versus Florida ... The interception was the result of a tipped pass at the line of scrimmage, and he snagged the ball out of the air even though he was blitzing from his cornerback spot ... The interception led to the Vols' second touchdown of the game.

2000 - Games/Started: 12/1...True freshman saw plenty of action in extensive stint with the defensive backfield, breaking into starting lineup as a fifth DB against Kentucky...Listed behind Willie Miles at left cornerback, he also filled key role on specialty units...Blocked a punt against Louisiana-Monroe, recovering at the eight and leading three plays later to UT's fifth touchdown....Four tackles against Alabama included two for lost yardage...Had sensational starting debut against Kentucky, credited with six tackles, one for a seven-yard loss, and two passes broken up...Ended season with 23 tackles, three for loss...Played a big role in the Cotton Bowl, returning a second-quarter interception 78 yards for a score, cutting K-State lead to 21-14...Also had four tackles and a pass breakup against Wildcats ...

TRACK AND FIELD - Qualified for the 2002 NCAA Outdoor Championships in the 110m hurdles during his introductory season to collegiate track and field ... Was most competitive during the season in that event, turning in a career-best time of 13.78 seconds to win at the Commodore Invitational in Nashville ... Led off UT's winning shuttle hurdle relay effort at the Penn Relays ... Added solid performances in the long jump and 100M dash ...

HIGH SCHOOL - ... An All-State selection in Class 3A in 1999 ... Three-year starter at wide receiver and cornerback and also played tailback ... Rushed 52 times for 508 yards and 11 touchdowns with 28 receptions for 454 yards and seven scores as a senior ... Averaged 11.8 yards per offensive touch ... On defense, Greer picked off 10 passes and returned four for scores ... Also had three fumble returns for touchdowns ... Scored five touchdowns against Bolivar with two rushing, one receiving and two by fumble return ... Had four touchdowns and three interceptions against Jackson Northside ... Returned 12 kicks for 268 yards and two scores ... Team went to state playoffs twice in his three years ... Holds school record for defensive points with 36 ... Won the state track title for the intermediate and high hurdles as a junior ... Coach at South Side High School: Jerry Hays.

DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
TOT
FUM
FUM
QB
Class/Year
UT
AT
HITS
REC
CAU
TFL
PBU
SKS
INT
Fr. 2000
17
6
23
0
0
3
4
0
0
So. 2001
33
5
38
0
0
1.5
13
1.5
1
Jr. 2002
24
4
28
0
1
1
14
1
1
Sr. 2003
45
13
58
1
0
6
3
1
0
TOTALS
119
28
147
1
1
11.5
34
3.5
2


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