| Quentin Jammer
6-1 · 200
Angleton, Texas (Angleton)
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Big, physical and athletic cornerback who had the ability to shut down the opposition's top receiver or come up and make a big hit in run support ... played in 49 career games, with 41 starting assignments, including three bowl games (1999 Cotton Bowl; 2000-01 Holiday Bowls) ... unanimous consensus All-American ... UT's first-ever Jim Thorpe Award finalist ... two-time first-team All-Big 12 selection (2000-01) ... two-time UT Outstanding Defensive Back (2000-01) ... earned a spot on Playboy's prestigious preseason All-America team ... allowed only one touchdown pass in 28 career starts at CB ... at the end of his career he ranked first on UT's all-time list for pass breakups (57) ... top pass defender on the Longhorns NCAA-leading defense in 2001 (236.2 ypg) ... selected in the first round (fifth overall) by the San Diego Chargers in the 2002 NFL Draft and tied Bryant Westbrook's UT record for earliest defensive back selected ... teamed with OT Mike Williams (fourth overall) to become the first duo in UT history to be selected in the NFL Draft's top five overall.
Started all 13 games, including the Holiday Bowl ... shared UT's Most Valuable Player and Outstanding Defensive Player honors ... registered 55 tackles (46 solo), three TFLs, two interceptions, one forced fumble and at the time a UT-record 24 pass breakups (was T-No. 3 nationally) ... did not allow a TD reception ... became UT's 14th unanimous consensus All-American ... Football News Defensive Player of the Year semifinalist ... tabbed the Big 12 Conference's Most Feared Cover Man by The Sporting News ... listed as the top senior cornerback and the sixth-best senior NFL prospect by ESPN Draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. ... was the top pass defender on a UT defense that led the nation in total defense (236.2 ypg) and ranked third in passing (146.7 ypg) and scoring defense (13.7 ppg), fourth in pass efficiency defense (88.0 rtg) and sixth in rushing defense (89.5 ypg) ... the Longhorns were one of only two units nationally that ranked among the top 10 nationally in all five statistical categories (Virginia Tech was the other) ... UT's secondary gave up just 4.77 yards per attempt (led NCAA) and only six TD passes (tied for second-lowest nationally) ... named UT's Mike Campbell Defensive Player of the Week following victories against Texas Tech, Oklahoma State and Missouri ... helped the Texas defense hold New Mexico State to 63 yards on 8-of-16 passing and no touchdowns ... recorded four tackles (all solo), two TFLs, an interception and three PBUs against North Carolina ... also helped the Horns limit the Tar Heels to just 116 yards on 10-of-30 passing ... had six stops and three PBUs at Houston ... tallied six tackles (four solo), one TFL and three PBUs in helping the UT defense hold Texas Tech to seven points, 35 points below its average ... recorded a season-high 10 tackles (nine solo) and two PBUs and helped UT hold Oklahoma State to only 162 yards of total offense (65 rushing/97 passing) ... posted seven tackles (all solo) and one pass breakup in helping the Longhorns limit Oklahoma to 206 yards of total offense (143 passing/63 rushing) ... registered five tackles (four solo), two pass breakups and his second interception of the season in UT's first matchup with No. 14 Colorado ... recorded two tackles and three PBUs at Missouri and helped UT hold the Tigers to 97 yards on 9-of-28 passing ... limited Missouri All-Big 12 WR Justin Gage, who entered the contest averaging 7.5 catches (No. 4 nationally) and 86.3 yards (No. 2 Big 12) per game, to just two receptions for 14 yards ...registered three tackles and a career-high five PBUs at Baylor and helped the Longhorns hold the Bears to 195 yards of total offense (187 passing/eight rushing) ... held Baylor all-conference WR Reggie Newhouse, who was averaging five receptions per game, without a catch ... helped UT's defense limit Kansas to 67 yards of offense (UT's best effort since 1988), including 40 yards on 5-of-19 passing ... posted four tackles and a pass breakup as UT held Texas A&M to only 165 yards of total offense (48 rush/117 pass) ... had four stops and a pass breakup in the Big 12 Championship game against No. 9 Colorado ... recorded five tackles and a pass breakup in a victory over No. 21 Washington in the Holiday Bowl.
REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2000)
Started all 12 games, including the Holiday Bowl ... first-team All-Big 12 selection ... shared the team's Outstanding Defensive Back Award ... led the team with 20 pass breakups (was No. 3 on UT's single-season chart) and was second on the squad with three interceptions ... also registered 43 tackles (34 solo), a QB pressure and tied for the team lead with four forced fumbles ... recorded three stops and a forced fumble on the Longhorns' punt coverage unit ... helped lead the Texas defense to its NCAA-leading 88.3 pass efficiency rating ... led a secondary that held opponents to just eight TD passes (second-lowest nationally) and 5.36 yards per pass attempt (third-lowest nationally) ... recorded five stops, a QB pressure and three PBUs against Oklahoma State... had five tackles and three PBUs at Colorado, as the Longhorns limited the Buffs to just 78 passing yards, 165 yards below their average ... held Houston's Brian Robinson, the nation's leading receiver at the time, without a catch and earned UT's Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for his efforts on defense (four tackles, two PBUs, one forced fumble) and special teams (forced fumble) ... also was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week following the Houston contest ... named Texas' Defensive Player of the Week after registering three tackles, two interceptions and a sack against Baylor ... had a season-high six tackles and forced a fumble at Texas Tech ... registered four tackles, an interception and three PBUs against No. 22 Texas A&M ... posted six tackles (five solo), two TFLs and two PBUs against No. 8 Oregon in the Holiday Bowl ... limited Oregon's big-play receiver, Marshaun Tucker (50 rec., 871 yds., 6 TDs), to just one reception for 11 yards in the Holiday Bowl.
Started the opener at free safety ... suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in the first game against North Carolina State ... had three tackles and caused a fumble in that game ... underwent shoulder surgery and was granted a medical redshirt year.
Started all 12 games, including the Cotton Bowl, at free safety ... tabbed UT's Outstanding Defensive Back ... shared the team lead with two INTs ... ranked second on the team with 81 tackles ... ranked first on the squad with 59 solo stops ... third on the team with two fumble recoveries ... recorded a career-high 12 tackles at No. 6 UCLA ... also registered his first career interception in that game ... led team with 12 PBUs and three caused fumbles ... recorded his first career sack and picked off a pass vs. Oklahoma ... posted three 10-tackle games (second-most on the team) ... registered 10 stops against No. 5 Kansas St. and Iowa St. ... had three PBUs at Texas Tech.
Played in all 11 games and started three at cornerback ... also played a key role on special teams ... had 13 tackles (six solo) and broke up a pass during the season ... posted four tackles in his first career game against Rutgers.
Coached by Mike Mullins at Angleton High ... played free safety, quarterback and running back ... a three-year starter and two-time all-district pick on both sides of the ball ... also earned three letters in track & field (10.3-100m; 21.5-200m; 23-0 1/2-LJ).
Born 6/19/79 ... full name is Quentin T. Jammer ... majored in ethnic studies ... was very active in the Longhorns' community service program ... a cousin of former Longhorns defensive lineman and current Seattle Seahawk Cedric Woodard.
Year G/GS TT (Solo) Sacks TFL INT (Yds.-TD) PBU FC FR High
2001 12/12 54 (45) 0 (0) 3 (-13) 2 (0-0) 24 1 0 10/OSU
2000 11/11 40 (32) 1 (-7) 2 (-12) 3 (11-0) 20 4 0 6/2x
1999 1/1 3 (2) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0-0) 0 1 0 3/NC St.
1998 11/11 79 (58) 1 (-8) 1 (-8) 2 (18-0) 12 3 2 12/UCLA
1997 11/3 12 (6) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0-0) 1 0 0 4/Rutg.
Career 46/38 188 (143) 2 (-15) 6 (-33) 7 (29-0) 57 9 2 12/UCLA
Year G TT (Solo) FC FR PBLK KBLK
2001 12 1 (1) 0 0 0 0
2000 11 3 (2) 1 0 0 0
1999 Did Not Play on Special Teams
1998 11 2 (1) 0 0 0 0
1997 11 1 (0) 0 0 0 0
Career 45 7 (4) 1 0 0 0
Tackles: 12 vs. UCLA (So.)
Interceptions: 2 vs. Baylor (Jr.)
Pass Breakups: 5 at Baylor, (Sr.)
10-Tackle Games: 4 (12 at UCLA, So.; 10 at Oklahoma State, Sr.; 10 vs Iowa State, So.; 10 at Kansas State, So.)