Jermaine Whitehead
Jermaine  Whitehead


Greenwood, Miss.

High School:
Amanda Elzy

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 193



Jermaine Whitehead 2014 | Previously wore #9 … third season as a starting safety … 218 career tackles , nine career interceptions … 33-yard interception return for touchdown vs. Arkansas was second score of his career … also team-best seven tackles vs. Razorbacks … 19-yard interception, TFL and five tackles in the win over San José State … first Tiger with interceptions in consecutive games since Jerraud Powers in 2007 … did not dress for Kansas State, Louisiana Tech, LSU or Mississippi State … played on special teams vs. South Carolina … interception, two tackles vs. Texas A&M … registered nine tackles as a starter at Georgia … interception and four solo tackles at Alabama ... pair of interceptions and eight tackles in the Outback Bowl ... preseason all-SEC third team (Athlon); fourth team (Phil Steele) ... invited to Medal of Honor Bowl ... NFL Combine

2013 | Started all 14 games at safety for the SEC Champions ... 65 tackles for season, fourth on the squad ... five tackles against Washington State ... recorded four tackles against Arkansas State ... seven tackles against Mississippi State ... interception and four tackles at LSU ... six solo stops against Ole Miss ... four tackles at Texas A&M ... 11-yard fumble return against Florida Atlantic ... seven tackles and a TFL at Arkansas ... four tackles, TFL at Tennessee ... five tackles in the Georgia win ... nine tackles, two PBU in win over Alabama ... interception, six tackles against Missouri in SEC Championship Game ... three solo tackles and a TFL vs. Florida State in the BCS Championship 2012 | Starting strong safety ... ranked 13th in SEC in tackles per game (7.17) ... 12 career starts ... 11 tackles vs. Clemson ... recovered a Mississippi State fumble along with a career-high 12 tackles ... eight tackles and a sack in the win over ULM ... four tackles vs. LSU ... seven tackles and a pair of pass breakups against Arkansas ... eight tackles and a TFL at Ole Miss ... nine tackles at Vanderbilt ... eight tackles vs. Texas A&M ... six tackles and a TFL against New Mexico State ... six tackles and a TFL against Georgia ... six stops at Alabama

2011 | Played in all 13 games with one start ... 31 tackles for season, 1.5 TFL (-10), one interception, three PBU ... fifth among Auburn DBs with 31 tackles ... recorded one assisted tackle against Mississippi State ... first career interception against Florida Atlantic; returned that pick 25 yards for a touchdown ... first AU true freshman to return an interception for a touchdown since Brad Ware against Alabama (34 yards) in 1996 ... tallied three tackles and a breakup at South Carolina ... team-high eight tackles at Arkansas and a half TFL (-2) ... had just seven tackles entering the game ... credited with three stops and one breakup in the win over Florida ... two tackles at LSU ... two stops against Ole Miss ... one tackle and one breakup at Georgia ... five tackles and one TFL against Samford ... made his first career start and totaled one tackle against Alabama ... two tackles against Virginia

High School | High School Coach: Eric House ... named the nation's No. 24 cornerback and the No. 5 player from the state of Mississippi by Rivals.com ... ranked No. 24 nationally among cornerbacks by Scout.com ... listed as the nation's No. 27 athlete by ESPN.com/Scouts Inc. ... named a SuperPrep All-American, and the nation's No. 24 defensive back and the No. 4 recruit from Mississippi by SuperPrep ... ranked as the nation's No. 7 cornerback by MaxPreps ... No. 86 in the Mobile Press-Register's Super Southeast 120 ... named to the Clarion Ledger's Dandy Dozen ... selected to play in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game ... recorded 61 tackles as a senior and intercepted four passes, returning two for touchdowns ... on offense as a senior, rushed 60 times for 805 yards and six touchdowns, caught seven passes for 222 yards and two scores, completed 4-7 passes for 62 yards and a TD and returned four kicks for touchdowns ... as a junior, had 32 tackles, three interceptions, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries while accounting for over 1,500 all-purpose yards with nine rushing and seven passing touchdowns as a quarterback ... 2009 District 3 (4A) Player of the Year

Personal | Birthday is March 12 ... son of Teveeta Whitehead and Frank Ellis ... Major: Accounting ... received bachelor's degree in August, 2014

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