2018 NFL Draft

Jayson DiManche, OLB

School: Southern Illinois  |  Conference: GATE
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Hamilton, NJ
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 231 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
2012 Season
Started all 11 games at left outside linebacker...Second-team All-MVFC selection...Led the team and was second in the conference in both sacks (8.0) and tackles for loss (15.0)...Was 17th in the nation in tackles for loss per game (1.36)...Tied for 18th nationally in sacks per game (.73)...Finished career fourth in school history in career TFLs (38.0) and seventh in career sacks (16.5)...Recorded 49 tackles, five quarterback hurries and one recovered fumble.

Earned an honorable mention Linebacker of the Week nod from the College Football Performance Awards after recording six tackles, 3.0 TFLs and one sack vs. Western Illinois in his last career game...Also earned a CFPA honorable mention weekly honor after racking up five tackles, 3.0 TFLs, one sack and three quarterback hurries against South Dakota State...Recorded a tackle for loss in 10 games and a sack in eight games...Tied a career high with nine tackles at Missouri State...Helped lead defense that finished 10th nationally in rushing defense (111.27 yards/game)...Team captain.

*School records as of the conclusion of the 2012 season.

Led the Salukies with 15 tackles for loss and tied for the team lead with 8.0 sacks. Finished ninth on the team with 49 total tackles.

2011 Season
Posted second-most tackles for loss on the team with 10.5...Started 10 of 11 games...Recorded 42 tackles, 3.0 sacks, one interception and two forced fumbles...Recorded a tackle for loss in seven of the first eight games of the season...Recorded a season-high six tackles against Illinois State...Named to the MVFC Academic Honor Roll.
2010 Season
Honorable Mention All-MVFC...Named the MVFC Defensive Player of the Week after recording a career-high three sacks in addition to two quarterback hurries in a win over No. 21 Western Illinois, Nov. 13...Started in all 11 games...Was fourth on the team with 50 tackles...Led the team with 5.5 sacks that went for a loss of 61 yards...Had a team-high 11.5 tackles for a loss of 75 yards...Ranked seventh in the conference in sacks and fifth in tackles for a loss...Had four or more tackles in 8-of-11 games...Set a career-high with nine tackles at Missouri State, Oct. 30...Finished the year year with five quarterback hurries, four pass breakups, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery that he returned 26 yards...Named the team's Defensive Player of the Game, after the Missouri State and Western Illinois games...Honored with the teams Terminator Award that acknowledges the defensive player with the most outstanding week of strength training after the Youngstown State game week.
2009 Season
Saw action in two games...Had four tackles and one tackle for a loss.
2008 Season
Redshirted... Named to the MVFC Academic Honor Roll.
High School
Had 253 tackles and 30 sacks in three prep seasons...Picked off two passes and recovered four fumbles...Registered a single-season school record 15 sacks in 2007...First-team Trentonian all-area and Trenton Times all-county, and second-team Asbury Park Press all-state as a senior...Won the team's defensive MVP and Hardest Hitter Awards...Second-team all-area and all-county selection in 2006...Also a member of the basketball and track & field teams.
Born Sept. 22, 1990, in Trenton, N.J...Son of Jude and Martine DiManche...Father is a truck driver, mother is a manager...Speech communication major...Served as a summer intern in 2012 in the media services office of Saluki Athletics.