Appeared in 14 games making one start, and had 11 catches for 152 yards and two touchdowns...Had a 19-yard touchdown reception vs. No. 2 Alabama...Caught first career touchdown pass in first career start vs. Georgia Tech...Grabbed two catches for 29 yards vs. Georgia Southern...Caught a carer-high two passes for 17 yards at Auburn...Grabbed a 21-yard reception vs. Tennessee...Hauled in first career catch for 15 yards at Missouri...Caught two passes for 73 yards in the G-Day game...Recipient of the Joseph F. Espy Football Scholarship.
Redshirted...Recipient of the Joseph F. Espy Football Scholarship.
Valdosta, coached by Rance Gillespie...Under Armour All-American, voted captain of the Black squad...Sporting News Top 100....SuperPrep All-America and All-Dixie teams....PrepStar Dream Team 150...Played in the Georgia State High School All-Star Game... 2010 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super 11, #3 in Top 50, Class AAAA All-State...2010 Georgia Sports Writers Association Class AAAA All-State team...#26 in MaxPreps.com top 100, #1 TE...ESPN.com Four-Star player, #18 overall prospect, #1 TE in the country... Rivals.com Four-Star player #56 overall and #4 TE in the country, #4 overall in Georgia...Scout.com Four-Star player, #68 overall prospect, #4 TE overall in the country, #4 player in Georgia...During his senior season he caught 45 passes, 555 yards, and 7 TDs...Also started on Valdosta's basketball team.
JAY ROME; Born: Dec. 12, 1992; History.
08/04/2014 - 2014 PRESEASON JOHN MACKEY AWARD WATCH LIST: Jay Rome, Jr, Georgia...Rome, a native of Valdosta, Ga., recorded nine catches for 99 yards in eight games last season. Rome missed the final four games of the 2013 season after snagging 11 catches for 152 yards and two touchdowns in 2012, including a 19-yard scoring catch versus Alabama in the SEC Championship Game. - Georgia football