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    Jabari Greer     
     
      Jabari Greer
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Jackson, Tenn.

High School:
Southside

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 175

Event:
110 Hur./LJ

Experience:
2L

2003-Outdoor-Won Ed Murphey Award for the season's most outstanding single performance and Most Improved Athlete at the team banquet ... Authored a breakout 2003 campaign to place him in the company of Tennessee's all-time great high hurdlers ... Named USTCA National Athlete of the Week May 22 for his outstanding SEC Outdoors performance ... At the SECs, Greer achieved his high-water mark for the outdoor season, winning the 110m hurdles and 4x100m relay conference crowns ... Won the SEC 110m hurdles title with a lifetime-best time of 13.32 (May 18), the fastest time by a collegian in 2003 and the second-fastest time in school history behind Willie Gault's 13.26 ... Led off Tennessee's third-consecutive SEC 4x100m relay champion in fine form, getting the Vols out of the hole in a hurry and on the way to a 38.92 finish ... After a 13.86, seventh-place prelim qualifier, Greer hit a patch of tough luck when, in the lead, he lost his balance for the first time in his career and nearly fell clearing the sixth of the 10 high hurdles in the NCAA semifinals .. Still finished the race to finish the NCAA semifinal 18th in 15.17 to miss the cut for the finals ... Shook off his hurdles misfortune to lead off the Vols' runner-up 4x100m relay team, steaming to a season-best 38.72 finish--the second-fastest quartet in school history (June 13) ... The 4x100m relay, 38.72 effort marked the third-consecutive top-three finish for Tennessee in the event and the fastest time the Vols have ever run in the NCAA finals ... Finished 24th in 13.94 in the 110m hurdles prelims at the USA Outdoor Championships ... Took fifth to lock up his NCAA spot at the Mideast Regional with a 13.69w, fifth-place time in the finals and led off the Vols to a third-place, 40.37 NCAA qualifier in the 4x100m relay ... In the 110m hurdles prelims at the Mideast Regional, Greer's 13.54 set the Jesse Owens Stadium record ... Captured the acclaimed Tony Wilson Award as the most outstanding track performer at the Sea Ray Relays ... Improved his lifetime-best 110m hurdles time again with a 13.67 winner at the Sea Rays ... Even more impressively, on the shuttle hurdle relay anchor leg, Greer made up what seemed to be an impossible 10-meter deficit to nip the Gamecocks at the wire and claim the Volunteer victory in 55.17 at the Sea Ray Relays ... Stayed on a roll as he opened his outdoor season with a 13.71, then-PR, runner-up finish in the 110m hurdles and anchored Tennessee's second-place, 55.53 effort in the shuttle hurdle relay at the Florida Relays ... Led off the Vols' winning 4x100m relay, 39.56, and took fifth in the 110m hurdles in 14.04 to preserve a one-point Tennessee victory at the SEC Triangular at South Carolina ... Anchored the Vols to third in 55.20 in the shuttle hurdle relay and finished 12th with a 14.03 prelim time in the 110m hurdles at the Penn Relays.

2003-Indoor- Chiseled his name into the list of Volunteer greats with a championship, school-record 60m hurdles time of 7.55 at the NCAA Indoors at Arkansas (March 14) ... On his way to the title in his first season competing on the indoor track, Greer topped the legendary Willie Gault's school record of 7.67, an untouchable standard for 20 years, twice in the same day with his heat-winning 7.63 in the prelims and 7.55 in the finals ... In so doing, Greer's 7.55 falls just three-hundredths of a second off the NCAA Indoor meet record ... Earning his reputation as a gamer, Greer saved his first win of the indoor season for the SEC Indoors at Florida (March 2), where he took the 55m hurdles title in a lifetime-best 7.13, the fourth-fastest time in school history ... Registered his lifetime-best 55m dash time of 6.40, earning third at the Tennessee All-Comers Meet (Jan. 9) just a little more than a week after playing in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl ... Clocked a 7.83 in the 60m hurdles prelims before finishing the finals fifth with a 7.89 in addition to posting his season-best 60m dash time of 6.89 in the prelims at Virginia Tech's Kroger Invitational (Jan. 17) ... Crossed the 55m hurdles finish line fourth with a 7.23 NCAA automatic qualifier at the Gator Invitational ... Took third in the 60m hurdles with a 7.99 offering at the Armory Invitational ... Showed his versatility with a fourth-place, 23-6.25 effort to help the Vols win the SEC East Challenge.

2002-Outdoor- Won Herb Neff Award, given to a walk-on who makes a valuable contribution to the squad, at team banquet ... Pieced together a successful first season back on the track ... Nearly missed All-America honors in his rookie track campaign by taking 10th in the 110m hurdles semifinals with a time of 13.89 at the NCAA Outdoors ... Chalked up his lifetime-best 13.78 provisional time in claiming the 110m hurdles title at the Commodore Invitational (April 20) in Nashville ... Got on the scoreboard while helping Tennessee take the SEC Outdoor title with a fifth-t-place, 13.80 provisional effort in the 110m hurdles and eighth-place, 24-3.5w measurement in the long jump ... Took eighth with a time of 14.11 in the 110m hurdles at the Penn Relays ... Led off the United States' fastest shuttle hurdle relay in 2002, a torrid 55.65 Tennessee winner at the Penn Relays (April 26) ... Took fourth in 13.95 to lead the Vols in the 110m hurdles and posted a lifetime-best mark of 25-2.5 to take third in the long jump at the Sea Ray Relays (April 13) ... Helped Tennessee defend its 32-year home winning streak with a runner-up, 23-10.25 leap in the long jump and a seventh-place, 10.74 effort in the 100m dash at the Gatorade Classic ... Clocked in at 10.82 to take third in the 100m dash and leapt 24-3.5 to take second in the long jump to preserve the team win at the Cal Invitational ... Won the long jump with a 24-8.25w mark to open the outdoor season at USC's Trojan Classic.

2002-Indoor- Squad member.

HIGH SCHOOL- The talented hurdler and jumper won four 2000 Tennessee state titles his senior year and seven titles overall during his last three years of high school ... 2000 State champion in the 110m hurdles in 14.31, while also winning in 1999 and taking third in 1998 ... Completed the 2000 state hurdles sweep by winning the 300m hurdles in 37.59, while also winning the event in 1999 and 1998 ... Took top honors at the state meet in the long jump (22-5.25) and the high jump (6-4) ... Owns high school personal bests of 13.71 in the 110m hurdles, 6-8 in the high jump and 23-0 in the long jump.

FOOTBALL- Patrols the defensive backfield as cornerback for the Vols ... Broke Tennessee record for games played with 51 ... Talented playmaker in the secondary started 34 games during his Volunteer career ... Finished his Tennessee career with 147 tackles, 34 passes broken up, 11.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, two interceptions, one forced fumble and one recovered fumble ... Saved the game against Alabama in 2003 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 ... Opposing quarterbacks rarely tested Greer's coverage skills ... Registered his personal-best total of seven tackles in the 2003 Duke game ... Had five tackles and a PBU during the Vols' improbable win at Miami, including a tackle which stopped a breakaway run and forced a field goal in the 10-6 Volunteer win ... Notched six tackles against Clemson in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, including UT's only sack of the day ... Led Tennessee in 2002 with 14 passes broken up and second with 16 defensive Big Plays ... Thwarted a South Carolina drive for the tying score by snagging an interception with just a little more than two minutes left on the clock, allowing the offense to run out the clock to preserve the win ... Snagged an interception and broke up three other passes to propel the Vols to victory against Florida in 2001 ... Made big impression in his starting debut against Kentucky in 2000, registering six tackles, one for loss, and two passes broken up.

Pronunciation- Juh-BAR-ee.

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