Countdown to Kickoff - 97 days

To get ready for the 2011 football season, BlueRaiderZone is doing an in-depth look at Middle Tennessee's roster. One player per day, we're counting down the days until kickoff. Today's featured player is Jiajuan Fennell.

Jiajuan Fennell, DE

Class: r-Fr.
Position: DE
Height: 6-3
Weight: 223 pounds
Previous School: South Pittsburg HS
Hometown: South Pittsburg, TN

2010: Took a redshirt year.

High School: Named a Class A Mr. Football Lineman Award finalist in 2009 ... Was all-state, all-region, all-district, and tabbed the district defensive player of the year ... During his senior year he collected 84 tackles, 12 sacks, 17 tackles for loss, and three pass breakups ... Also added a blocked kick, fumble recovery, and two caused fumbles ... As a junior, he registered 107 tackles, eight sacks, two interceptions, and nine tackles for loss ... Also had 20 receptions for 350 yards and three touchdowns on offense ... South Pittsburg High School went 43-5 during his four years and were state champs in 2007 and state runner up in 2009 ... Lettered in football and basketball ... Played for Coach Vic Grider.

Full Name: Franklin Jiajuan Fennell ... Parents: George and Elendora Fennell ... Born: 5/12/92 ... Major: Undecided.

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