| Jalen Overstreet
|Height / Weight:|
6-2 / 212
A second-year quarterback ... an all-state performer as a senior in high school ... ranked as the 43rd-best athlete in the nation by ESPNU during his senior year.
Coached by Andy Evans at Tatum High School ... an all-state and three-time all-district performer at quarterback ... ranked as the 43rd-best athlete by ESPNU ... helped Tatum post a 31-9 record over his final three seasons, including a 7-3 mark in the playoffs ... named third-team All-State by the Associated Press as a senior ... a third-team Preseason Super Team selection by Dave Campbell's Texas Football ... named the district 9-2A Division I MVP ... tabbed All-East Texas Football Offensive MVP by the Longview News-Journal ... helped lead Tatum to a 13-3 record and an appearance in the fifth round of the state playoffs ... completed 86-of-168 passes (51%) for 1,471 yards and 13 TDs while rushing for 1,190 yards and 23 TDs on 185 carries ... rushed for 351 yards and five touchdowns in a 44-42 win over White Oak ... named the Built Ford Tough 2A Texas High School Football Player of the Week after passing for 282 yards and four TDs and rushing for 231 yards and three TDs in a 44-25 win over Bullard in week five ... named first-team all-district 9-2A Division 1 as a junior ... helped lead Tatum to a 12-1 record and an appearance in the fourth round of the state playoffs ... passed for over 1,900 yards with 28 TDs and only four interceptions while rushing for over 700 yards with 16 TDs on 60 carries as a junior ... named second-team all-district 17-3A as a sophomore ... also named district Newcomer of the Year ... helped lead Tatum to a 6-5 record and an appearance in the first round of the state playoffs ... also lettered in basketball and track and field ... two-time academic all-district selection.
Began playing football at age 8 ... father, Anthony, played RB at Baylor (1995-98); uncle, Stephen Hodge, played safety at TCU (2005-08) and was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys; cousin, Clarence Leatch, played defensive end at TCU (2006-09); cousin, Denarius Moore, played wide receiver at Tennessee (2007-10) and plays for the Oakland Raiders (2011-present) ... has participated in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... also participated in a community service project called `Steppin Out' ... enjoys video games.
THE OVERSTREET FILE
Nickname: Street, J.O.
My dream as a college football player: Win a National Championship and a Heisman
After football, I would like to: Have a career in psychology
During pregame, I like to: Sit in my locker and listen to Drake and Amy Whinehouse
If I were to play another sport it would be: Basketball
Favorite vehicle: 2012 Dodge Challenger
Favorite show: SpongeBob SquarePants
I can't believe I watch: The Twilight Zone
Favorite movie: 300, Troy, Despicable Me
Favorite sports movie: Remember the Titans
Favorite actor: Will Smith
Favorite musical artist: Drake
Favorite song: Power Circle
Nobody knows how much I like to: Watch Vampire Diaries
Favorite superhero: The Hulk
Favorite video game: NCAA Football
Favorite cartoon characters: SpongeBob
I came to Texas because: The tradition, pride and integrity is unlike anywhere else.