The Jaguars have invited 19 players to participate in this weekend's rookie mini-camp on a workout basis. They will join the Jaguars' eight draft choices and the 23 undrafted rookies who agreed to contracts this week, for a total of 50 players expected to participate. Among the workout players are Kawaun Jakes, a quarterback who attended St. Augustine High School, Brynn Harvey, a running back from Central Florida, and Uriah Grant, a defensive tackle from Miramar, Florida.
2013 JAGUARS WORKOUT PLAYERS
Missouri Western State
King City, Missouri
Born August 17, 1990
Career Notes:Four-year starter … Started all 50 games of his career at RT … Three-time first-team All-MIAA … As a senior, started all 14 games at RT and earned third-team AP Little-America … Helped the Griffons rush for over 3,000 yards (6.6 yards per rush) … As a junior, started all 12 games at RT and named second-team All-American and honorable mention D2Football.com All-America … As a sophomore, started all 12 games at RT … As a freshman, started all 12 games at RT … Redshirted during the 2008 season … Attended King City (Mo.) High School … Four-year letterman … First-team All-District and All-Conference OT … Second-team all-state OT … Son of Brad and Melisa Allan … Majored in business management.
Los Fresnos, Texas
Born November 23, 1989
Career Notes:Four-year starter … Appeared in 51 games, making 47 starts … As a senior, started all 13 games … As a junior, made 10 straight starts after missing the first three games of the season due to injury … As a sophomore, started 12 of 13 games at C … As a redshirt freshman, started all 12 games at center, taking over as the starter in fall training camp … Named first-team All-Freshman by Phil Steele … Redshirted during the 2008 season … Attended Los Fresnos (Tex.) High School where he played for coach Scott Ford … Enrolled at Louisville in January of 2008 … Named the All-Metro co-MVP as a senior and was selected All-State, All-District and All-Metro as a junior … Won back-to-back district titles in 2006 and 2007 … Son of Anne and Mario Benavides … Majored in marketing.
Born February 20, 1990
Career Notes:Four-year letterman … Appeared in 50 games during his four seasons … As a senior, started all 14 games and rushed 14 times for 40 yards (2.6 avg.) and caught 49 passes for 382 yards (7.9 avg.) and three TDs … As a junior, started seven of 11 games and earned second-team All-Conference USA honors … As a sophomore, played in all 13 games and caught 19 passes for 299 yards (15.74 avg.) and five TDs and rushed for 162 yards and two TDs … As a freshman, played in all 12 games and rushed for 165 yards … Redshirted during the 2008 season … Attended Crockett (Tex.) High School where he was a two-year starter … Gained over 1,000 yards receiving and 400 yards rushing while scoring 11 TDs during his senior season … Earned first-team All-District as a junior and senior … Totaled 18 TDs on 800 yards rushing and 400 yards receiving during his junior season … Son of Willie Spurlock and Sheryl Jefferson … Majored in organizational studies.
Born March 18, 1991 Career Notes:Three-year letterman … Appeared in 31 games and had 146 career punts for 5,839 yards (39.99 avg.) … Had a career-long 74-yard punt in a 34-24 victory over Yale in his final game … As a senior, was a unanimous All-New England selection by the New England Football Writers Association … First-team All-Ivy League … As a junior, earned All-Ivy League honorable mention after leading the conference with nine punts of 50 yards or more … Ranked second in the league with 40.2 yards per punt average with 13 punts inside the 20 … As a sophomore, earned Ivy League Special teams Player of the Week vs. Cornell after punting seven times, including two punts inside the five-yard line … Attended Gaylord (Mich.) High School, where he earned letters in four sports (football, soccer, golf and track and field) … Two-time All-Big North Conference as a junior and senior at both kicker and punter … National Honor Society member … Majored in economics.
San Jose State
San Francisco, California
Born December 19, 1989
Career Notes:Three-year letterman at Minnesota before transferring to San Jose State for his senior year … In his one season at SJSU, played in all 13 games and rushed 207 times for a team-high 1,060 yards (5.0 avg.) and 11 TDs … Also caught 28 passes for 156 yards … At the University of Minnesota, he played in 37 games and rushed for 1,670 yards and 17 TDs on 451 carries … In 2010, led the Golden Gophers in rushing accumulating 698 yards on 193 carries (3.6 avg.) and seven TDs in 12 games … As a sophomore, tied for third on the team in rushing with 294 yards, starting two games … As a freshman, started nine games and was the team's leading rusher with 678 yards and seven TDs … Attended Serra (Calif.) High School in San Mateo, Calif., where he starred at RB for coach Patrick Walsh … Finished two seasons as the school's career leader in TDs scored (37), breaking the record previously set by NFL Hall of Famer, Lynn Swann …. Rushed for 2,293 yards, averaging 8.0 yards per carry with 31 TDs … Caught four TD passes and scored twice on punt returns … Majored in communication studies.
Born March 22, 1989
Career Notes:Two-year letterman … Started 11 of 22 games during his two seasons at Ole Miss … As a senior, played in 11 games with four starts at DT … Finished second on the team with 5.0 sacks and sixth with 7.0 tackles for a loss … in 2011, played in 11 games with seven starts and posted 22 tackles, 2.0 tackles for a loss and one sack … Transferred to Ole Miss from Fullerton (Cal.) Community College, where he recorded 42 tackles, 17.0 tackles for a loss and six sacks en route to All-Conference honors as a sophomore … Played one season at Eastern Kentucky, where he recorded 17 tackles, 5.0 tackles for a loss and 2.0 sacks in 10 games and one redshirt year at West Virginia … Attended Everglades (Fla.) High School where he posted 85 tackles, 14 sacks, four forced fumbles and one INT and one blocked kick as a senior … Son of IBO Cruiserweight champion Uriah "Bossman" Grant and Dorothy Grant … Graduated in December 2012 with a degree in general studies.
Piscataway, New Jersey
Born November 5, 1990
Career Notes:Two-year letterman at Akron … As a senior, started all 12 games at DE and recorded 41 tackles (30 solo), 11 tackles for a loss, six sacks, three pass breakups and one INT … As a junior, played in all 12 games at DE and made seven stars … Totaled 28 tackles (14 solo) and ranked second on the team with five tackles for a loss … Transferred to Akron from Nassau (N.Y.) Community College where he tallied 50 tackles, 18 tackles for a loss and eight sacks … Finished 11-0 and ranked No. 4 for JUCO nationally … Named All-Northeast Conference … Attended Piscataway (N.J.) High School with third-round draft selection, Dwayne Gratz, where he led the team to an 11-1 record and second in the state … Earned All-State and All-Area in both football and basketball … Son of John and Catherine Griggs … Has one brother, Malcolm, who plays football at New Hampshire.
Born November 21, 1989
Career Notes:Four-year letterman … Finished his career in the top-10 in school history with 571 carries for 2,451 yards and 20 TDs … As a senior, totaled 249 rushing yards and two TDs on 59 carries and caught seven passes for 46 yards … As a junior, started five of 11 games at RB and rushed 126 times for 574 yards and three TDs and caught 13 passes for 103 yards … Earned a medical redshirt year during the 2010 season … As a sophomore, earned honorable mention All-CUSA honors after starting all 12 games at RB and rushing 261 times for 1,109 yards and 14 TDs … Also caught 14 passes for 83 yards … As a freshman, started six of 10 games and rushed 125 times for 519 yards and one TD and caught five passes for nine yards en route to Conference USA All-Freshman honors … Attended Largo (Fla.) High School where he played for coach Rick Rodriguez … Set the Pinellas County single-season rushing record as a senior with 2,567 yards and 31 TDs … Named first-team Class 5A All-State ... Led team to a 13-1 record … Son of Greg Harvey and Tiffany Howard … Majored in interdisciplinary studies with a minor in criminal justice.
St. Augustine, Florida
Born February 28, 1990
Career Notes:Four-year letterman at QB … As a senior, started all 13 games and completed 200 of 312 passes (64.10 pct.) for 2,488 yards, 22 TDs and 11 INTs … As a junior, started 11 of 12 games at QB and threw for 1,854 yards and 10 TDs … As a sophomore, started all 12 games at QB, completing 149 of 291 passes for 1,680 yards and 10 TDs … As a freshman, played in 11 games and earned eight starts at QB … Completed 148 passes for 1,516 yards and nine TDs, while also rushing for five scores … Redshirted during the 2008 season … Attended St. Augustine (Fla.) High School where he earned three letters while starting two seasons at QB … Threw for just over 2,200 yards and 24 TDs in 2007 en route to a 13-2 record … Was named all-state in both football and basketball and was honored as the 4A Player of the Year as a senior in basketball … Son of Julian Brady and Marsha Jakes … Majored in sports management … Full name: Kawaun Jamale Jakes.
DeQuinta "D.D." Jones
Born December 6, 1990
Career Notes:Four-year letterman … Appeared in 49 games, making 32 starts … Recorded 18 tackles (five solo) and five passes defensed as a senior … As a junior, started 11 of 13 games and totaled 19 tackles (six solo) and one sack … As a sophomore, started eight of 12 games at DT and tallied a career-high 38 tackles (15 solo) and two forced fumbles … As a freshman, started three of 12 games and registered 24 tackles (17 solo) and 2.5 sacks … Attended Bastrop (La.) High School where he was a 4A All-State selection after posting 70 tackles, three fumble recoveries and two sacks as a senior … Son of Bowman Moore and Belinda Jones … Majored in sociology.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Born September 13, 1991
Career Notes:Two-year letterman at Jackson State after transferring from Arkansas Baptist … Has played DE, LB and SS during his career … As a senior at JSU, recorded 37 tackles (23 solo), 14.5 tackles for a loss, six sacks and four QB hits in nine games … As a junior, emerged as the defensive star after posting 75 tackles, 24.5 tackles for a loss (fourth nationally and first in SWAC), 16 sacks (second nationally and first in SWAC) and three forced fumbles … Received multiple honors including honorable mention College Sports Journal All-America … Transferred from Arkansas Baptist prior to the 2011 season … Attended John Ehret (La.) High School in New Orleans Lousiana.
Fort Myers, Florida
Born November 10, 1988
Career Notes:Four-year letterman … Return specialist who scored 11 special teams TDs during his career … As a senior, returned 31 KOs for 492 yards (15.9 avg.) and one TD … As a junior, returned 21 KOs for 492 yards (23.4 avg.) and two TDs and returned 12 punts for 157 yards (13.1 avg.) and one TD … As a sophomore, returned 16 KOs for 224 yards (14.0 avg.) and four TDs … As a freshman, played in eight games and returned 28 KOs for 571 yards (20.4 avg.) and three TDs … Credited with running a 4.34 in the 40-yard dash … Attended Harmony (Fla.) High School.
Born July 6, 1990
Career Notes:Four-year letterman … Finished his career with 225 tackles (138 solo) … As a senior, started all 11 games, eight at SLB and three at MLB … Finished tied for second on the team with 70 tackles (40 solo), including seven tackles for a loss … As a junior, started all 13 games, seven at SLB and the last six at MLB … Earned first-team All-Colorado as he led the team with 85 tackles (56 solo) … Recorded 11 tackles for a loss and one INT … As a sophomore, was having an All-League caliber season before suffering a severe MCL sprain that sidelined him for the remainder of the season … At the time of his injury, he was leading the team with 57 tackles (32 solo) and was still named second-team All-Colorado at season's end … As a freshman, saw action in seven games and totaled 13 tackles (nine solo) … Redshirted during the 2008 season after tearing his ACL in preseason … Attended Ponderosa (Colo.) High School, where he was a Parade All-American and Colorado's Gatorade Player of the Year … As a senior, recorded 153 tackles (83 solo), 23 tackles for a loss, eight sacks, 10 forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries and two INTs … He also scored three rushing TDs on offense … Son of Ken and Mother Major … Father, Ken, played football at Rice … Has one brother, Justin, and one sister, Jessica … Majored in business (finance and marketing) and earned second-team Academic All-Big 12 as a freshman and sophomore.
Huntington Beach, California
Born November 20, 1989
Career Notes:Four-year letterman … Appeared in a school-record 56 games, making 41 consecutive starts to end his career … Career totals include 196 tackles, the seventh-most in school history … Finished his senior season with 53 tackles (22 solo), seven tackles for a loss and five sacks … Made at least five tackles on seven occasions during his senior year … As a junior, started every game and had 58 tackles (27 solo) and five sacks … Led the defensive line in tackles … As a sophomore, started all 14 games and finished with 64 tackles, eight tackles for a loss and 1.5 sacks … Finished second on the team with 10 QB pressures … As a freshman, played in every game and recorded 21 tackles … Redshirted during the 2008 season … Attended Mater Dei (Calif.) High School where he played for coach Bruce Rollinson … As a senior, recorded 65 solo tackles, 24 assists, 7.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery despite missing part of the year with injury … As a junior, made 60 tackles and eight sacks … Son of Cory and Katherine Meredith … Majored in management.
Born December 31, 1989
Career Notes:Three-year letterman … Started 43 straight games at center to finish out his career … As a senior, earned honorable mention All-Pac 12 while starting every game at center … As a junior, started all 13 games at OC … Earned second-team Academic All-Pac 12 … As a sophomore, one of two OL to start all 13 games … Stated 11 games at OC and two games at RT … In 2009, played in all 12 games and ended the season as the starter at LT … Started the final four games of the season … Redshirted during the 2008 season … Attended Eastlake (Wash.) High School and was selected to the All-State team by the Seattle Times … Played for coach Gene Dales … Team finished 10-2 his senior season.
Born April 6, 1990
Career Notes:Four-year letterman … Appeared in 45 games, making 29 starts … As a senior, started all 13 games at center … As a junior, started all 13 games at center and helped clear lanes for 11 100-yard rushing games in 13 games … As a sophomore, started two of 12 games at RG … As a freshman in 2009, named the team's Most Improved Player and appeared in seven games, making one start at LG … Did not play during the 2008 season … Attended Oak Hills (Ohio) High School and played for coach Kurry Commins … Earned All-City and All-Conference honors as a senior … Majored in law and society … Full name: Rick Terry Schmeig.
Born January 7, 1991
Career Notes:Two-year letterman … As a senior, started seven of 11 games and totaled 10 tackles, including 3.0 for a loss and one sack … Earned honorable mention All-Pac 12 … As a junior, started all 13 games at NT and finished with 11 tackles, including 4.0 tackles for a loss … As a sophomore, saw reserve duty in 12 of 13 games and finished with three tackles … As a freshman, played in six games and made four tackles … Attended Quince Orchard (Md.) High School where he played for coach David Mencarini … Three-year letterman in high school, totaling 46 tackles, 11 tackles for a loss, four sacks and three forced fumbles as a senior … Recorded 43 tackles as a junior … Consensus All-State selection as a junior and senior … Majored in psychology … Son of Tracey Stephens … Full name: Terrence Dwayne Stephens.
Born February 19, 1990
Career Notes:Two-year letterman … As a senior, won the starting role as PK … Finished the season 11 for 17 (64.71 pct.) on FGs and 49 for 49 on PATs … Kicked a career-long 51-yarder vs. Florida, the ninth-longest in team history … Four-time member of the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll … As a sophomore and junior, did not make any appearances … As a freshman, served as the kickoff specialist and kicked 49 of the team's 59 kickoffs … Averaged 61.8 yards per kickoff with one touchback … Redshirted during the 2008 season … Attended Hereford (Md.) High School where he played for coach Steve Turnbaugh … Majored in hotel, restaurant and tourism management.
Born November 2, 1989
Career Notes:Four-year letterman … Started 32 games (12 at LT and 20 at RG) … As a senior, started 11 games at LG and earned All-Big 12 honorable mention … As a junior, started 12 games at RG … As a sophomore, started nine games, including one at LT and the final eight at RG … Saw reserve action on the defensive line as a freshman … Redshirted during the 2008 season … Attended Rossville (Kan.) High School … Earned first-team All-State honors by the Topeka Capital Journal … Class 3A All-State selection … First-team Class 3A selection as a junior … Earned All-League honors as a sophomore … As a DE, recorded 116 tackles and scored 11 TDs on offense … Also lettered in wrestling and track … Won three state wrestling titles … Son of Tammy and Alan Zlatnik … Has one brother and one sister … Majored in American studies.