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Jeffrey Whitaker
Jeffrey Whitaker

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Macon, Ga.

High School:
Warner Robins

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 322

Position:
DL

Major:
Communication

2013 | Veteran team leader ... had surgery on his right knee the week of the season opener and redshirted the 2013 season ... preseason third team All-SEC (SEC coaches, Phil Steele) ... Senior Bowl watch list

2012 | Returning starter at defensive tackle ... 18 career starts ... pair of tackles vs. ULM ... recovered an LSU fumble, to go along with four tackles vs. LSU ... TFL against Arkansas ... injury kept him out of action vs. Vanderbilt, Texas A&M, New Mexico State ... four tackles and a half-sack against Georgia

2011 | Started all 13 games at defensive tackle ... recorded 25 tackles, including 2 for loss (-3) with three QB hurries, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble ... first career start against Utah State, recording a pair of tackles and 0.5 TFL ... three tackles against Mississippi State ... recorded two tackles against FAU ... tallied two tackles and forced a fumble against South Carolina ... credited with one tackle and his first career fumble recovery at Arkansas ... totaled two tackles and one QB hurry against Florida ... started at defensive tackle against LSU ... three tackles (two solo) and one TFL (-2) in win over Ole Miss ... career-high four tackles at Georgia ... one tackle and one QB hurry against Samford ... made three tackles against Alabama ... two tackles and a half TFL against Virginia in bowl game

2010 | Appeared in 14 games and totaled seven tackles ... limited action in season opener vs. Arkansas State, totaling one tackle ... one solo tackle vs. Clemson ... had a QB hurry vs. South Carolina ... one solo tackle and one QB hurry vs. ULM ... against UTC, totaled three tackles ... limited snaps vs. Alabama and did not have a tackle ... one solo tackle in win over South Carolina in SEC Championship Game ... played but did not have a tackle vs. Oregon in BCS National Championship Game

High School | High School Coach: Bryan Way ... No. 54-ranked player in the nation, No. 5-ranked defensive tackle and No. 5 player in Georgia by Rivals.com ... rated as the No. 106 player in the nation, No. 11 among defensive tackles and No. 7 in Georgia by Scout.com ... ranked as the nation's No. 17 defensive tackle by ESPN.com/Scouts, Inc. ... ranked No. 27 among defensive linemen and the No. 9 player in Georgia by SuperPrep ... PrepStar All-America team ... No. 4 on the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Top 50 ... No. 31 on the Mobile Press-Register's Super Southeast 120 ... 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl participant ... selected to play in the Georgia North-South All-Star game ... as a senior, had 38 tackles including 11 tackles for loss and two sacks ... registered 40 tackles and 15 tackles for loss as a junior ... in his sophomore season, totaled 50 tackles and one sack

Personal | Birthday is March 20 ... son of the late Gwendolyn Brown, who inspires him every day ... raised by loving family and friends ... Major at Auburn: Communication