James Dean - 2012
LB 6-1 204 So.
Brunswick, Ga. (Glynn Academy)
FRESHMAN (2012): Tough football player who will use same characteristics that made him a good running back on the defensive side of the ball… Will provide depth for linebackers corps… Saw action in 10 games on special teams in addition to his contributions on offense in seven contests… One of seven true freshmen to see game action and earn a letter in 2012… Carried for 95 yards on five attempts against Western Carolina… Scored first career touchdown, a 43-yard touchdown run capped the scoring against the Catamounts… Ran for 47 yards on three plays to set up William Banks’ 13-yard TD at Western Carolina… Selected the Southern Conference Freshman of the Week for his performance at Western Carolina… Also voted Southern Pigskin/Steak ‘n’ Shake Freshman of the Week for week of October 8th after WCU game… Picked up key first down on seven-yard carry in Eagle drive in second quarter at The Citadel… Credited for one solo tackle vs. Central Arkansas and assisted tackle on kickoff return vs. Howard… Registered two solo and two assisted tackles at Georgia… Achieved perfect 4.0 grade point averages for both Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 semesters for inclusion on the University’s President’s List.
PREP: Played for head coach Bob Ridings at Glynn Academy in Brunswick, Ga... Named First Team All-State by the AJC twice... Selected to the GACA Coaches All-State Class 4A Team... Coastal News Player of the Year and Region 2 AAAA South Defensive Player of the Year in 2011... Named All-Region and All-Area his senior season... Shane’s Rib-Shack Georgia Player of the Year... Selected to the Georgia Junior Bowl Team... Team MVP his senior year and earned the Captain’s Award... Received Atlanta Falcons Captain in the Community Award in 2010... Earned a number of Defensive Player of the Year Awards including Region 2 AAAA and Coastal News... Played both sides of the ball... Fullback on offense and linebacker on defense... Totaled over 100 tackles his final two seasons at Glynn... Scored 108 points in 2011... Blocked two kicks his senior year and four his junior season... Carried the ball 116 times for 1,011 yards last year and notched 500 yards in 2010... Rushed for 254 yards and five scores in a win over South Effingham to propel Glynn Academy to the Class AAAA State Playoffs... Voted by his teachers as an Outstanding Senior... Lettered four times and served as a team captain his junior and senior seasons... Also lettered three times in track and field.
PERSONAL: Born James Robert Dean on January 24, 1994 in Brunswick, Ga... Son of Lauren Dean and Rob and Nancy Dean... Has three siblings Amanda Dugan, Melissa Crisca and Jessica Dean.
MAJOR: Planning on a major in Electrical Engineering.