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A.J. Jimmerson
A.J. Jimmerson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.

High School:
Hazelwood Central

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 205

Position:
RB

Experience:
4L


Career Stats
2009 Game-by-Game Statistics
2008 Game-by-Game Statistics


2009 SEASON (SENIOR): Served as one of the team's starting kick returners . . . compiled 163 kick return yards on seven returns (23.3 avg.) . . . appeared in 45 career games, including all 13 in 2009 . . . had four rushes for 10 yards . . . graduated in December 2009 with a degree in sociology . . . had one return for 14 yards in the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl vs. Texas Tech . . . started his first career game at running back on Senior Day vs. Penn State . . . had two kickoff returns for 55 yards against the Nittany Lions . . . recorded a career-long 63-yard kickoff return at Purdue to set up Brett Swenson's 52-yard field goal early in the third quarter . . . rushed for 11 yards on two carries vs. Western Michigan . . . returned two kicks for 31 yards, including a 20-yarder, vs. Iowa.

2008 SEASON (JUNIOR): Appeared in 12 games in 2008 . . . had eight rushes for 14 yards . . . finished third on the team with 214 kickoff return yards (23.8 avg.) . . . had a season-high four carries for 4 yards vs. Purdue . . . returned two kicks for 50 yards (25.0 avg.) vs. Wisconsin . . . returned two kicks for 42 yards (21.0 avg.) at Michigan . . . returned two kicks for 58 yards (29.0 avg.) vs. Ohio State, including a career-long 30-yarder . . . rushed three times for 10 yards in the home opener vs. Eastern Michigan . . . missed the season opener at California with an ankle injury .

2007 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in 12 of 13 games in 2007 as a running back and kick returner . . . rushed for 51 yards on 12 carries (4.2 avg.) to finish fourth on the team in rushing . . . also caught two passes for 14 yards . . . returned five kicks for 91 yards, including a season-long 26-yard return vs. Indiana . . . rushed 10 times for 46 yards in season opener vs. UAB, including a 27-yarder.

2006 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in 10 of 12 games in 2006 . . . finished fourth on the team in rushing with 140 yards and two touchdowns . . . also had 12 receptions for 63 yards and two scores . . . scored his first collegiate rushing TD against Ohio State, a 6-yard run in the fourth quarter . . . accounted for 127 all-purpose yards and two TDs in his collegiate debut vs. Eastern Michigan . . . rushed 10 times for 79 yards against the Eagles, including a career-long 31-yard run . . . had three catches for 48 yards vs. EMU, including TD grabs of 35 yards from Matt Trannon and 6 yards from Brian Hoyer.

2005 SEASON: Redshirted . . . presented the Jim Adams Award (unsung hero) after being selected Scout Team Offensive Player of the Year . . . earned Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week honors six times in 2005 (vs. Hawaii, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Minnesota and Penn State) . . . made an early impression on the coaching staff, rushing for 138 yards in two preseason scrimmages while averaging almost 5.0 yards per carry.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Prep Football Report, SuperPrep and PrepStar All-American . . . rated among the nation's top 20 tailbacks by Max Emfinger (No. 18) . . . ranked among the country's top running backs by SuperPrep (No. 21), Rivals.com (No. 30) and Collegefootballnews.com (No. 33) . . . named to Prep Football Report's, SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midlands Teams . . . listed among the Midlands' top prospects by Prep Football Report (No. 4) and SuperPrep (No. 12) . . . ranked among Missouri's top 10 seniors by Rivals.com (No. 8) . . . two-year starter for Coach John Pukala at Hazelwood Central High School in Florissant, Mo. . . . accounted for 870 all-purpose yards and six touchdowns as a senior despite being slowed by injuries (broken thumb and twisted ankle) . . rushed for 625 yards on 103 carries in 2004 . . . had 18 catches for 245 yards (13.6 avg.) as a senior . . . scored on TD runs of 56 and 83 yards vs. Riverview . . . caught six passes for 135 yards vs. Jefferson City, including a 75-yard TD grab . . . earned first-team all-state honors as a junior after producing 1,694 all-purpose yards and 20 TDs . . . gained 1,227 rushing yards in 2003 while helping the Hawks (9-4) advance to the Class 6 championship game . . . had 29 receptions for 467 yards (16.1 avg.) as a junior . . . also competed in track, posting a personal best 10.6 in the 100 meters . . . son of Crystal Wright . . . born March 4, 1986 . . . majoring in sociology.

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