03/14/2013 - 2013 Rutgers Pro Day: Short, but not small running back Jawan Jamison was successful in improving his 40-yard dash times Wednesday. Unfortunately, by clocking in the mid 4.6s, it wasn't significantly better than the 4.68-second time that the 5-08, 203-pounder had run in Indianapolis. While Jamison's (and, to a lesser extent, Ryan's) timed drills are a bit of a concern, he has impressive tape. Built very similarly to former Rutgers' star Ray Rice, Jamison elected to give up his final two years of collegiate eligibility to enter the 2013 draft after reportedly receiving a third round grade from the NFL Advisory Committee. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
02/20/2013 - 2013 NFL Combine, Tale of the tape: With scouts having seen most of the top prospects "on the hoof" over the fall and getting a second look at them on the "catwalk" before senior all-star games, the official measuring of heights, weight, hand and arms conducted during the Combine is only occasionally newsworthy ... except when it comes to underclassmen, whom scouts often haven't seen up close yet. For completely opposite reasons, Michigan State's Le'Veon Bell and Rutgers' Jawan Jamison are fighting not only other backs but the scales next week.
The sledding could be even tougher for Jamison, who was listed at Rutgers at 5-8, 200 pounds. While possessing a similar slippery brand of tough running and reliable receiving skills as former Scarlet Knight Ray Rice, Jamison may not possess the Ravens' star's agility and speed. Should he measure shorter or lighter than expected, Jamison could slip deep into the third day of the draft. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
01/06/2013 - Jamison joins cornerback Logan Ryan as early entrants into the NFL draft. While Ryan appears to be an early round selection, Jamsion has not been rated as highly among underclassmen backs among draft experts. But Jamison said on a teleconference Saturday that he received a third-round grade from the NFL draft advisory board, and that was a huge influence on his decision. This is a relatively weak group of running backs, so that could help him, too.
"It actually surprised me," Jamison said of getting the third-round grade. "I thought it was going to be lower. When I got it, I was really excited. I feel like we made the best decision, and that's why I decided to declare."
An ankle injury slowed Jamison in the final month of the regular season and the bowl game. He did earn early comparisons to former Scarlet Knights back Ray Rice, but his productivity dipped once he got hurt. Still, Jamison was the third Rutgers player since 1976 to rush for 1,000 yards in a season, and the seventh player at Rutgers to record a 1,000-yard season.
Jamison said his ankle is still sore, and the injury did not really have an impact on his decision. He will work now to strength it as he prepares to improve his draft stock even further. As for what he can add to a team, Jamison said, "I just feel like I can do whatever my coaches want me to do, catch passes, run outside, pass block, too. I feel I can do it all." - Andrea Adelson, ESPN.com
01/05/2013 - Jamison was rated as the No. 4 running back prospect in the 2015 draft class by NFLDraftScout.com, demonstrating the elusiveness expected of a back his size and the hard-running mentality of one much bigger. "Jawan has been an exciting player for us during his career," said Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood in the official release. "He is a running back with tremendous vision, great balance and has the gift to make people miss in the open field. We wish Jawan well as he begins his journey to play in the NFL."
Jamison, a 20 game starter over the past two seasons, leaves Rutgers with 1,972 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns and 36 catches for 351 yards and another two scores over his career. Jamison currently projects as a 3rd-4th round prospect, though he could improve his standing by working out well. Jamison is the second Scarlet Knight to enter the 2013 NFL draft with eligibility remaining. Cornerback Logan Ryan, a potential top 50 prospect, announced his plans December 31. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
01/05/2013 - Rutgers' redshirt sophomore running back Jawan Jamison is heading early to the NFL, the school announced Saturday. Jamison was recognized as a Second Team All-Big East pick, rushing for 1,075 yards and four touchdowns in 2012. In doing so, he became just the third Scarlet Knight running back to have rushed for over 1,000 yards since 1976. He was held in check by Virginia Tech in the Scarlet Knight's 13-10 loss in the Russell Athletic Bowl December 28, rushing for just 21 yards on 13 carries (1.3 average) and catching a single pass for one yard.
Despite the disappointing end to his career, Jamison is an intriguing prospect, especially as many NFL teams prefer a running back by committee approach. Listed at 5-8, 200 pounds, Jamison has a build -- and game -- similar to former Rutgers' star Ray Rice. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
01/05/2013 - "I just made my decision based off what was best for me and what was best for my family," Jamison said. The decision to leave was also not an easy one, according to Jamison. "It took like a couple of weeks. I was thinking about it before the season ended. I was thinking about what I wanted to do. And once I got my grade, I just talked to my family and sat amongst myself and thought about it and I knew what I wanted."
Jamison also proved himself as a receiving threat this past season, catching 28 passes for 323 yards and two touchdowns. With a wide arsenal of skills, Jamison is confident that he is ready to step up and play at the professional level. "I can catch out of the backfield, I can run between the tackles, I can run outside and I can pass block too," Jamison said. "I feel like I can do it all." Jamison will begin training on Monday with combine specialist Pete Bommarito at his facility in Miami, Fla. - Bobby Deren, ScarletNation.com
01/05/2013 - Rutgers redshirt sophomore running back Jawan Jamison (Starke, Fla.) has elected to forego his final two years of eligibility and enter the 2013 NFL Draft. Jamison is the sixth player since 2008 at Rutgers to leave school early and enter the NFL Draft. Jamison joins fellow underclassmen Logan Ryan to leave Rutgers early following this season to enter the professional ranks.
"Jawan has been an exciting player for us during his career," said Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood. "He is a running back with tremendous vision, great balance and has the gift to make people miss in the open field. We wish Jawan well as he begins his journey to play in the NFL."
Jamison was an All-BIG EAST Second Team selection after rushing for a team-best 1,075 yards in 2012. The Starke, Fla., native averaged 4.2 yards per carry and scored four touchdowns on the year. He also caught 28 passes for 323 yards and two touchdowns out of the backfield this season. Jamison was the third RU player since 1976 to rush for 1,000 yards in a season in 2012 and the seventh player at Rutgers to record a 1,000-yard season. - Rutgers football
12/28/2012 - Rutgers is 5-2 in bowl games, with all but one of those games coming since 2005. It has won its last five bowl games, including a 27-13 victory over Iowa State in last year's Pinstripe Bowl.
Scouting the Rutgers running game: Rutgers likes to pound the football, and coach Kyle Flood tends to stick with the hot hand. That means a lot of work for Jawan Jamison, who ran for 1,054 yards despite being limited to 13 carries over a two-game stretch because of injuries. Savon Huggins is more than capable when called upon, though he faltered when given the chance to assert his claim to the starting job in Jamison's absence. Jamison appears healthy and will get the vast majority of the work in the bowl game. - The Sports Xchange
12/10/2012 - 2012 ALL-BIG EAST SECOND TEAM (COACHES): RB Jawan Jamison, Rutgers, So., Stark, Fla./The Bolles School, has been selected Second Team All-BIG EAST Conference (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. Jamison rushed for 1,054 yards and four touchdowns on 242 attempts, with Johnson helping pave the way in the trenches. Jamison's yardage total ranks 10th in RU single-season history. - Rutgers football
12/02/2012 - RB Jawan Jamison was bothered by a sprained ankle down the stretch, and the extra rest prior to the bowl game should help him return to midseason form.
11/29/2012 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: RB Jawan Jamison is still recovering from an ankle injury and didn't get much work against Pittsburgh, but he's expected to be ready Thursday. The sophomore's 1,004 yards are already the 11th most in school history for a single season. - The Sports Xchange
10/22/2012 - For 30 minutes, Temple had the big boys on the ropes. Then things quickly fell apart. Gary Nova threw four touchdown passes in the second half to lead No. 19 Rutgers to a 35-10 comeback victory over Temple on Saturday. Jawan Jamison had 114 yards rushing and 81 receiving, Nova threw for 232 yards, and the Scarlet Knights (7-0, 4-0 Big East) rallied from a 10-0 halftime deficit in their first game against Temple (3-3, 2-1) since the Owls were kicked out of the conference in 2004. "It's one of the worst third quarters I've seen in a long time," Temple coach Steve Addazio said. "You take a game in which we had complete and utter control in the first half and came out in the third quarter and just totally blew the third quarter out. To their credit, in the third quarter I felt like they played like a big-time team. "I'm guessing we didn't help ourselves too much but give that team credit. They had to come alive and make some plays, and they made plays in the third quarter." Held to just 110 total yards in the first half, the Scarlet Knights scored on their first four possessions in the second and racked up 271 yards in the last 30 minutes. Nova connected with Tim Wright on a 32-yard TD pass to cap a 75-yard drive and cut Temple's lead to 10-7. Jamison then caught a short pass over the middle, broke a tackle, juked a defender, and ran into the end zone for a 32-yard TD catch that gave Rutgers a 14-10 edge. "We just have the ability to fight," Jamison said. "We play together and punch adversity in the face." - AP Sports
10/08/2012 - WEEK 6 BIG EAST HONOR ROLL: Jawan Jamison, So., RB, Rutgers, Stark, Fla.,...Rushed for 110 yards on 28 carries in a 19-3 win against Connecticut, turning in his sixth straight 100-yard game. - BIG EAST football
10/06/2012 - Jawan Jamison rushed for 110 yards and Gary Nova threw for 157 yards and a touchdown to lift No. 22 Rutgers to a 19-3 win over Connecticut on Saturday afternoon. Jamison eclipsed the 100-yard plateau for the fifth time in as many games for Rutgers, which improved to 5-0 for the seventh time in its 143 years of college football and first since 2006. Nova's 14-yard touchdown pass to Mark Harrison six minutes into the third quarter increased Rutgers' three-point halftime lead to 13-3, and the Scarlet Knights' defense showed why it's the Big East's top-rated unit by limiting its conference foe to 240 yards of total offense. Rutgers capitalized on two Connecticut first-quarter turnovers to take 6-0 lead. After Logan Ryan intercepted a Chandler Whitmer pass, Rutgers moved 17 yards in seven plays before Kyle Federico drilled a 45-yard field goal. The ensuing kickoff was fumbled by Nick Williams and the Scarlet Knights then went 15 yards in six plays before their freshman place-kicker booted a 31-yard field goal. Connecticut (3-3) capitalized on Rutgers' bid to make it 9-0 as Shamar Stephen blocked Federico's 51-yard field goal attempt. The Huskies marched 43 yards to the Rutgers 2 but were forced to settle for a Chad Christen 19-yard field goal. - The Sports Xchange
10/06/2012 - Jawan Jamison ran for 110 yards and Wayne Warren returned an interception 25 yards for a touchdown as No. 22 Rutgers suffocated Connecticut 19-3 Saturday to remain undefeated. The Scarlet Knights (5-0, 2-0 Big East) are off to their best start since 2007, and they avenged a bitter loss to the Huskies that ended last regular season and kept Rutgers from sharing the conference title. Jamison ran it 28 times and recorded his sixth straight 100-yard game. Gary Nova hooked up with Mark Harrison on a 14-yard touchdown pass early in the third quarter, and Warren put it away with 3:44 left in the fourth when he pushed across the goal line with some help from his teammates. UConn benched leading rusher Lyle McCombs for the first quarter after he was arrested and charged with second-degree breaching the peace on Friday. He finished with 12 yards on 12 carries and the Huskies (3-3, 0-1) were held to their worst scoring output since getting shutout by Louisville in the middle of the 2010 season. - AP Sports
09/17/2012 - WEEK 3 BIG EAST HONOR ROLL: Jawan Jamison, So., RB, Rutgers, Starke, Fla.,...Had a school-record 41 carries for 151 yards and a touchdown in a 23-13 win at USF. - BIG EAST football
09/13/2012 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: RB Jawan Jamison has a streak of three consecutive 100-yard rushing games dating back to the 2011 finale. He'll also have a loud cheering section, as the stadium is close enough to his Starke, Fla. home that he expects several dozen people to make the trip. - The Sports Xchange
09/13/2012 - Jawan Jamison ran 151 yards and a touchdown and Kyle Federico kicked three field goals to help Rutgers begin Big East play with a 23-13 victory over South Florida on Thursday night. Gary Nova threw for 277 yards and one touchdown for the Scarlet Knights, who snapped a 13-13 tie on Federico's 22-yard field goal with 2:48 remaining. A little over a minute later, Jamison scored on a 41-yard run after USF (2-1, 0-1) turned the ball over on downs. It was the fourth consecutive 100-yard game for Jamison dating to last season, the longest string of 100-yard performances by a Rutgers player since Ray Rice had seven straight to end the 2007 season. Mark Harrison scored on a 6-yard reception, Federico also kicked field goals of 51 and 30 yards, and Rutgers (3-0, 1-0) forced four turnovers -- three while the Scarlet Knights were taking control in the third quarter. No conference team has had more success against USF since the Bulls entered the Big East in 2005 than Rutgers, which has won six of the past seven meetings. - AP Sports