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Jeffrey Whitaker, DT

School: Auburn  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Macon, GA
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 322 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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2014 Season
Returned after a medical redshirt ... starter at right defensive tackle vs. Arkansas, making a pair of solo stops ... single tackle against San Jos State ... two tackles, TFL against South Carolina ... did not dress for the Georgia, Samford, Alabama or Outback Bowl games with a back injury.
2013 Season
Veteran team leader ... had surgery on his right knee the week of the season opener and redshirted the 2013 season ... preseason third team All-SEC (SEC coaches, Phil Steele) ... Senior Bowl watch list.
2012 Season
Returning starter at defensive tackle ... 18 career starts ... pair of tackles vs. ULM ... recovered an LSU fumble, to go along with four tackles vs. LSU ... TFL against Arkansas ... injury kept him out of action vs. Vanderbilt, Texas A&M, New Mexico State ... four tackles and a half-sack against Georgia.
2011 Season
Started all 13 games at defensive tackle ... Recorded 25 tackles, including 2 for loss (-3) with three QB?hurries, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble ... Made his first career start against Utah State ... Recorded a pair of tackles ... Also credited with half a tackle for loss ... Three tackles against Mississippi State ...?Recorded two tackles against FAU ... Tallied two tackles and forced a fumble against South Carolina ... Credited with one tackle and his first career fumble recovery at Arkansas ...?Totaled two tackles and one QB hurry against Florida ...?Started at defensive tackle against LSU ... Three tackles (two solo) and one TFL?(-2) in win over?Ole Miss ... Had career-high four tackles (three solo) at Georgia ... One tackle and one QB hurry against Samford ...?Made three tackles against Alabama ... Two tackles and a half TFL against Virginia in bowl game.
2010 Season
Appeared in 14 games and totaled seven tackles ... Saw limited action in season opener vs. Arkansas State, totaling one tackle ... Played in SEC opener at Mississippi State but did not have a tackle ... Totaled one solo tackle in limited snaps vs. Clemson ... Had a QB hurry in limited snaps vs. South Carolina ... Had one solo tackle and one QB hurry vs. ULM ... Played but did not have a tackle vs. Kentucky ... Saw playing time but did not have a tackle vs. Arkansas ... Played but did not have a tackle vs. LSU ... Saw playing time vs. Ole Miss but did not register a tackle ... Against UTC, totaled three tackles with one solo ... Played vs. Georgia but did not have a tackle ... Saw limited snaps vs. Alabama and did not have a tackle ... Had one solo tackle in win over South Carolina in SEC Championship Game ... Played but did not have a tackle vs. Oregon in BCS National Championship Game.
High School
High School Coach: Bryan Way ... No. 54-ranked player in the nation, No. 5-ranked defensive tackle and No. 5 player in Georgia by Rivals.com ... Rated as the No. 106 player in the nation, No. 11 among defensive tackles and No. 7 in Georgia by Scout.com ... Ranked as the nation's No. 17 defensive tackle by ESPN.com/Scouts, Inc. ... Ranked No. 27 among defensive linemen and the No. 9 player in Georgia by SuperPrep ... Named to the PrepStar All-American team ... No. 4 on the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Top 50 ... No. 31 on the Mobile Press-Register's Super Southeast 120 ... 2010 U.S. Army All-American Bowl participant ... Selected to play in the Georgia North-South All-Star game ... As a senior, had 38 tackles including 11 tackles for loss and two sacks ... Registered 40 tackles and 15 tackles for loss as a junior ... In his sophomore season, totaled 50 tackles and one sack.
Born March 20, 1992 ... Raised by his aunt Cynthia Joseph ... Major: Communication
Player News
03/03/2015 - Auburn defensive lineman Jeffrey Whitaker may not be drafted in May, but he did grab the NFL spotlight at Auburn's Pro Day. The outgoing senior, who played on Auburn's 2010 national championship team, put up an eye-popping 41 repetitions on the bench press Tuesday. His reps, by far, led all Auburn players at the 22-man pro day and would have led all players at the NFL Combine, too, if he was invited in February. - Brandon Marcello, AL.com
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