Jersey City, N.J.
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6-0 / 222
Ready to challenge for increased playing time at a linebacker spot...listed at number two on the post-spring depth chart.
Saw duty as a reserve linebacker in nine games and also saw duty on special teams?also played in the Music City Bowl vs. Georgia?made nine tackles, including five vs. Pittsburgh (Oct. 20)?had one tackle in four other games?plays the linebacker position on the strong side.
Suffered a knee injury early during preseason camp and played in just two games - vs. Virginia Tech (Sept. 30) and Connecticut (Oct. 7)?made one tackle.
Saw action in seven games, but was hampered by a shoulder burner (suffered in the Navy game) for the other five; returned to the starting lineup in BC's game at Virginia Tech...started the first two games of the season before his injury...four tackles, including one for a 12-yard loss, in the Insight.com Bowl...recorded 24 tackles (14 unassisted), two sacks and forced three fumbles...had an excellent spring game with seven tackles (five solo), a pass break-up, one sack and a forced fumble.
Earned all-state honors as a senior linebacker at Lincoln High School...captured PrepStar all-region honors in 1998...was a two-time all-county and all-city selection...set a school record with 150 tackles as a junior; made 138 tackles in his final season...registered more than 20 career sacks...served as Lincoln's defensive captain as a junior and senior...played for head coach Artie Williams.
Jerome Ledbetter, born May 12, 1980?enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences with a major in communications...Jerome is the middle of Linda and Joshua Ledbetter's three children.