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JALEN WILKERSON - Football - Florida State Seminoles

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Appeared in all 13 games in a reserve role, including a start in the Walk-On’s Independence Bowl against Southern Miss… recorded 19 tackles, 6.0 TFL, one fumble recovery, 0.5 sacks and three quarterback hurries…earned a tackle for loss at home against NC State…followed up by tying a season high with three tackles and recovered a crucial fumble at Wake Forest…assisted in a tackle for loss on senior day against Delaware State and at rival Florida…in the home finale against ULM, finished with half a sack…produced three tackles and 1.5 TFL in the Walk-On’s Independence Bowl against Southern Mississippi.


Made three appearances on the season, against Charleston Southern, Louisville, and Miami…recorded three solo tackles, one in each game.


Redshirted the 2015 season following an injury.


Big, athletic tight end who has the potential to develop into a red zone weapon after a standout career at Coffee County High School…tabbed a four-star recruit by Rivals and ESPN and received a three-star rating by 247Sports and Scout in the 2015 class…tabbed the No. 9 tight end in the country and No. 35 player in Georgia…ranked the nation’s No. 12 tight end and No. 34 player in Georgia by Rivals…rated the No. 19 tight end and No. 74 player in Georgia by 247Sports…named the No. 22 tight end and best tight end in Georgia by Scout…led Coffee County High School to a 10-2 record and to the second round of the playoffs with fellow FSU commit Cole Minshew…captured Region 3-5A First Team honors and was named All-State First Team by the Atlanta Journal Constitution and Georgia Sports Writer’s Association in 2014…garnered All-State Second Team honors from the Associated Press in 2014…nabbed AP All-State Second Team honors and All-Region First Team accolades in 2013…played in the Elite Junior Classic all-star game for rising Georgia juniors in 2013…also starred at defensive end for the Trojans…committed to Florida State in May…also held offers from Alabama, Auburn and Miami…born December 21, 1995…majoring in biological science.