Jamari Lattimore

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Jamari Lattimore
Jamari Lattimore.jpg
Lattimore in August 2011
No. 57     Green Bay Packers
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-10-06) October 6, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school: Hialeah (FL) Miami Lakes
College: Middle Tennessee
Undrafted in 2011
Debuted in 2011 for the Green Bay Packers
Career history
Roster status: Injured Reserve
Career NFL statistics as of Week 8, 2014
Tackles 82
Sacks 2.0
Interceptions 1
Stats at NFL.com

Jamari Lattimore (born October 6, 1988) is a linebacker for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. He was signed by the Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played college football at Middle Tennessee.

Early years[edit]

Lattimore was born in Miami, Florida and attended Hialeah - Miami Lakes High School. While attending the high school he lettered in both track and football where he played Defensive Back, Linebacker, Tackle, Tight End and Wide Receiver.[1] During his time there he earned 64-4A All-Dade honorable mention honors.[2]

College career[edit]

Dodge City Community College[edit]

Lattimore spend the first season of his college career at Dodge City Community College where he had 60 tackles, a team-high nine sacks and an interception. At the end of the year he received honorable mention all-conference recognition.[3]

Recruiting[edit]

After his single season in community college, Lattimore drew little attention with only Middle Tennessee State, North Carolina University, and Toledo actively recruiting him, but only receiving a scholarship offer from Middle Tennessee State.[4]

Middle Tennessee State[edit]

Lattimore ultimately decided to play for the Blue Raiders. He started out as a linebacker but was then moved to defensive end. During his first season with the team he played in all twelve games and made his first career start against Florida Atlantic University.[5] During his first ever college game he registered his first career tackle against Troy.[5] During a game against North Texas he registered a then career-best two sacks.[5] He ended the year with 22 tackles (5.5 for loss), 3.5 sacks, and broke up two passes

Lattimore continued to improve going into his junior year and started every game for the team. During a game against Maryland, Lattimore tied the school record for most sacks in a game with three and added five sacks and an additional force fumble.[5] He made his first career interception in a game against Louisiana and returned it for a 20-yard touchdown.[5] Lattimore finished the year ranking 16th in the nation in sacks and second in fumble recoveries. He finished the year with 47 tackles (9.5 for loss), along with 5.5 sacks. His performance was recognized and he was awarded second-team All-Sun Belt honors.[6]

In the final year of his college career, Lattimore played in all 13 games, but only started 12 of them. During another game against Louisiana, he broke the team-record for sacks in the game that he tied the previous year with four.[5] When the Blue Raiders played Troy later in the year, he had half a sack and blocked a kick, the first of his college career. He finished his last season with a personal-best 68 tackles (15 of them for a loss) during the season, 10 quarterback hurries, 11.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, two blocked kicks, and a fumble recovery. This performance lead to him being named the Sun-Belt player of the year[5][7] Additionally, he was named to the All-Sunbelt first team.

Professional career[edit]

Measurables[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 2 in 230 lb 4.71 s 1.66 s 2.73 s 4.40 s 7.04 s 31 in 09 ft 02 in 20 reps
All results from Middle Tennessee State Pro-day as Lattimore was not invited to the NFL Combine[8]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

Lattimore went undrafted and signed with the Green Bay Packers. He was converted from defensive end back into a linebacker and mainly served on special teams for his first two years.[1] He made his first NFL start against the Cleveland Browns on October 20 and recorded a sack filling in because of the injuries at linebacker.[1] At the end of the 2013 season, Lattimore was a Restricted Free Agent (RFA). The Packers offered the Lattimore the required $1.4 million tender and Lattimore signed on April 30, 2014, keeping him with the Packers through the 2014 season.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Green Bay Packers: Jamari Lattimore". Green Bay Packers. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ "6A-4A All-Dade". Miami Herald. December 19, 2006. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ "FSCC sees 15 named to All-KJCCC grid team". Herald-Tribune. November 17, 2007. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Jamari-Lattimore". Rivals. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "Jamari Lattimore Bio". Middle Tennessee State. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Three Hilltoppers Earn All-Sun Belt Conference Honors". Western Kentucky University. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  7. ^ "2010 Sun Belt All-Conference". Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Jamari Lattimore". NFL Draft Scout. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  9. ^ http://jerseyal.com/GBP/2014/04/30/lattimore-signs-tender/

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