Countdown to Kickoff - 90 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 freshman r-So. DE Jimmy Staten.

Jimmy Staten

Class: r-So.
Position: DE
Height: 6-4
Weight: 278 pounds
Previous School: Ware County
Hometown: Waycross, GA

2010: Saw action in all 13 games ... Played 189 total snaps, including a season-high 23 against ULM ... Earned six winning grades from the coaches ... Registered five total tackles on the season ... Had one tackle against Minnesota in his first collegiate game ... Added two stops against APSU ... Also had a tackle against Louisiana and ASU.

2009: Took a redshirt year.

High School: Earned all-state honors as a junior and senior ... Named All-Region 2-AAAA in 2007 and 2008 and earned a spot on the GACA All-Star roster ... Voted one of the top 100 players in the south by the Atlanta Journal Constitution ... Turned in 87 tackles his senior year on defense and graded out at 96.5 percent on offense ... Had 15 tackles, four sacks, and a fumble recovery against Thomas County Central ... Also lettered in track and field and made the state final in the shot put in 2008 ... Played for Coach John Stephens.

Full Name: Jimmy Lewis Staten IV ... Parents: Jimmy Staten III and Shirley Staten ... Born: 5/4/91 ... Major: Undecided.

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