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31 Jared Velasquez

Career Stats

Started all 12 games … Ranked second on the team with 73 tackles … Also totaled an interception, two fumble recoveries, three PBU’s and 1.5 tackles for a loss … Recorded seven tackles and a PBU in the season opener at Virginia Tech … Returned an interception 39 yards for a touchdown in the win against Norfolk State … Posted a team-high eight tackles and a fumble recovery in the triumph versus Lafayette … Registered seven tackles and a career-best 1.5 TFL at No. 4/6 New Hampshire … Tallied eight tackles, six solo, versus No. 5/4 Villanova … Totaled seven tackles and returned a fumble 44 yards in the win at Towson … Recorded six tackles versus No. 21 Richmond …


Started all 10 games in which he appeared … Finished the season with 56 tackles, 2.0 tackles for a loss, two forced fumbles, four PBU’s and an interception that he returned 90 yards for a touchdown … Ranked tied for sixth in the CAA in forced fumbles per game (0.2) … Recorded his first career interception, which he returned 90 yards for a touchdown, in the win against No. 19/16 James Madison … It marked the longest interception return for a touchdown in school history and the second-longest interception return in school history … Totaled a career-high 18 tackles at No. 14/17 Maine, marking the most tackles by a Tribe player since 2003… Recorded seven tackles with a TFL and a forced fumble in the win at No. 15/21 Delaware … Also forced a fumble and posted two PBU’s in the victory against No. 16/17 New Hampshire … Registered a TFL in the triumph versus Penn …  

Reserve safety who did not appear in any games but was a member of the travel squad for 10 contests ...

Scout team safety ...

Four-year letterwinner for head coach Mark Bendorf at Robinson High School ... Honored as the Concorde District Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year as a senior ... Garnered first-team all-district honors as a defensive back, running back and kick returner in 2010 ... Chosen as the 2010 Northern Region Defensive Player of the Year ... Earned first-team all-region distinction as a running back and a defensive back ... Named to the All-Met First-Team as a defensive back ... Also earned first-team all-state honors as a defensive back in 2010 ... Won the Rams Booster Award ... A 2011 Fairfax Football Hall of Fame recipient ... Named to the first-team all-district team as a defensive back, running back and kick returner as a junior ... Earned second-team all-region distinction as a defensive back and utility player in 2009, while garnering honorable mention accolades as a running back and kick returner ... Chosen as RHS Rookie of the Year as a sophomore ... Ranked as the 76th best safety prospect by ESPN.com Scouts ... Rated as a two-star prospect by Rivals.com ... Four-year letterwinner on the baseball team as a centerfielder ... Earned first-team all-district honors as a junior ... 

Son of Jorge and Tammy Velasquez ... Grandfather, John T. Rudd, is a member of the LA College Hall of Fame and played for the New York Giants ... Uncle, John R. Rudd, played basketball at McNeese State and for the New York Knicks ... Majoring in studio art ... Member of Sigma Chi fraternity.

Position: Safety
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 205
Year: Junior
Hometown: Fairfax, Va.
High School: Robinson
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