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Jamir Tillman: Driven To Succeed On And Off The Field

By Gary Lambrecht


Navy Returns Home for Gridiron Matchup Against VMI

The Mids own a 9-0 record against the Keydets.

At Navy: Enters the fall as a starter at wide receiver ... one of the better athletes on the team ... tied with Aaron Santiago for the best time in the pro agility drill, running it in 3.99 seconds ... coming off a standout junior campaign ... has good hands and is a tough blocker on the perimeter ... moved from slot back to wide receiver in the fall of `08 and adapted to the position quickly ... arguably Navy's top receiver ... has earned one varsity letter.

2009: Started all 14 contests for the Midshipmen ... caught six passes for 149 yards and a TD, while also carrying the ball three times for 34 yards ... caught one pass for seven yards against Hawai'i ... caught a 23-yard pass from Ricky Dobbs on the first play of the game against Delaware ... caught a 52-yard touchdown pass from Dobbs in Navy's 23-21 win over Notre Dame ... it was just his fourth career reception and his first collegiate touchdown ... the 52-yard scoring play was the second-longest by the Mids this year and the longest since Ricky Dobbs connected with Marcus Curry for an 85-yard strike against Ohio State in the opener ... ran the reverse to perfection with a 16-yard gain on his only carry against Temple ... made a career-long 39-yard reception against SMU where had he not tripped, he had a clear path to the end zone ... carried the ball once for a gain of 13 yards against Rice ... on the receiving end of a 21-yard reception from QB Ricky Dobbs, one of just three completions against Air Force ... made his first career reception on a seven-yard pass from Dobbs with under a minute to play in the opening half against Pitt ... caught what would have been a 56-yard touchdown pass from Ricky Dobbs against Louisiana Tech, but was called back after a holding penalty on center Curtis Bass ... carried the ball once for a gain of five yards in Navy's opener against sixth-ranked Ohio State.

2008: As a rookie, played in nine games primarily as a kick returner ... returned a team-high 11 kickoffs for 189 yards, averaging 17.2 yards per return ... carried the ball once for four yards ... returned three kickoffs for 57 yards in the Temple win, including a long return of 21 yards ... with SMU kicking off just twice in the game, made one return for 19 yards ... returned six kickoffs for 101 yards, including a long run of 25 on Pitt's opening kickoff ... was in on three plays in the Mids' win over Academy rival Air Force ... saw extensive action in Navy's win over nationally-ranked Wake Forest ... made his first collegiate appearance in Navy's season opener against Towson ... carried the ball once for four yards.

2007: Did not see any varsity action.

High School / Personal: A 2006 graduate of Ronald Reagan High School, Jones attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2006-07 academic year ... a three-sport standout, he lettered three years in baseball and two each in football and basketball ... received all-district recognition as both a quarterback and wide receiver his junior and senior years ... elected team captain of the football team ... led the basketball to the 2005 region title with a 25-11 record ... full name is Gregory Daniel Jones ... born March 15, 1988, in Kansas City, Kan. ... son of Paul and Gayle Jones ... majoring in economics.

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