Dion DuBose - 2012
SENIOR (2011): Redshirted while rehabbing from an injury suffered during his junior season.
JUNIOR (2010): Moved to starting role at defensive end after solid year at linebacker in 2009... started 10 games at defensive end until season-ending injury to leg in Western Carolina game... Recorded a tackle for loss (2 yards) with Carson Hill against Savannah State... forced a fumble on Tiger QB keeper... one of four Eagles with six tackles (3U,3A) in tight defensive contest at Navy ... set a career best with two tackles for loss, including a 10-yard loss on sack of Navy QB Ricky Dobbs... ran for 12 yards from punt formation on fourth-and-three to pick up the Eagle first down against Wofford...had a tackle for loss against Chattanooga, The Citadel and Samford...had a fumble recovered at The Citadel... registered 3.5 sacks on the year.
SOPHOMORE (2009): Eagles’ top tackler with 85 and made a permanent move to D-line in spring 2010... played in all 11 games, starting 10... Opened the season with career-high and team season-best 15 tackles with five solos and 10 assists vs. Albany... also split a tackle for loss in that contest... Three double-digit performances in tackles on the season... Top tackler vs. Chattanooga with 10... Had 11 tackles at Appalachian State to tie for game-high total... also had 1.5 tackles for loss against Mountaineers... Three tackles for loss along with share of team-high total 8 tackles at Samford... Recorded game-high eight tackles at UNC which included six unassisted... Paced defense with nine tackles at South Dakota State... had nine stops at Elon and one tackle for seven-yard loss... two tackles vs. Western Carolina, but picked up a fumble in second quarter and ran it back for 57 yards... recovery led to Georgia Southern touchdown drive... had three tackles for loss against Samford.
FRESHMAN (2008): SoCon All-Freshman Team... worked way into a starting role by the season’s end... capped his rookie year with season-high 10 tackles (nine solo stops), including two sacks, in the win at #14 Furman... that performance earned him the SoCon ‘Defensive Player of the Week’ award... recorded a team-leading eight tackles at Western Carolina, playing every snap... made his first collegiate start the week before against Appalachian State and would start four of the final five games... three tackles at The Citadel... 3-yard tackle for loss against Samford... began career with two assisted tackles at Georgia... also recorded two tackles against Northeastern, Wofford and Chattanooga... made a tackle against Elon and App State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Named Gwinnett County’s ‘Defensive Player of the Year’... Honorable Mention All-State... First Team All-County... recorded 174 tackles during his senior year, including 23 tackles for a loss and six sacks... helped Norcross HS win the Region 7-AAAAA titles in 2006 and 2007... selected to participate in the GACA and Gwinnett County All-Star game... played for coach Pat Standard and Keith Maloof.
PERSONAL: Born November 4, 1989 in Grady... No. 1 sports highlight was playing in the Furman game... his family and coach Standard have been a major influence, “They keep me going.”... most admires Ray Lewis, “He’s a beast holding down the middle.”... favorite professional team is the Atlanta Falcons... enjoys southern music, rap, T.I., Jeezy and Gucci... son of Anthony and Julia Dubose.
MAJOR: Sport Management.