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Seven Knights Selected Break 2009 Record of Five Draft Picks
  • Posted on April 27, 2013 8:42:55 PM
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  • PISCATAWAY, N.J. (April 27, 2013) – Rutgers had a school-record seven players selected in the 2013 NFL Draft. The Scarlet Knights had four players taken in the seventh round Saturday as TE D.C. Jefferson (Arizona), RB Jawan Jamison (Washington), LB Steve Beauharnais (New England) and CB Marcus Cooper (San Francisco) were picked.
     
    Overall, Rutgers finished the 2013 NFL Draft with seven players selected including third round selections CB Logan Ryan and FS Duron Harmon to New England, LB Khaseem Greene to Chicago in the fourth round and the trio of seventh round picks.
     
    New England drafted three RU players, the most by any NFL team in one NFL Draft.
     
    The seven players selected in the NFL Draft for Rutgers broke the previous high of five set in 2009.
     
    2013 Rutgers NFL Draft Class
    Player                           Pos.      Years at RU      NFL Organization            Round   Pick
    Logan Ryan                    CB        2009-12           New England Patriots      3          83
    Duron Harmon               FS        2009-12           New England Patriots      3          91
    Khaseem Greene            LB        2008-12           Chicago Bears                4          117
    D.C. Jefferson                TE         2008-12           Arizona Cardinals            7          219
    Jawan Jamison              RB        2010-12           Washington Redskins      7          228
    Steve Beauharnais          LB        2009-12           New England Patriots      7          235
    Marcus Cooper              CB        2008-12           San Francisco 49ers      7          252                             
     
    Steve Beauharnais Bio
     
    2012: Started all 13 games at middle linebacker … tied for third on the team with 83 tackles (32 solo) … six tackles for loss ... semifinalist for the Butkus Award, which recognizes college football’s top linebacker ... named defensive team MVP at Rutgers banquet … invited to play in the Senior Bowl … selected as captain by his teammates ... six tackles in the 26-0 victory vs. Howard (9/8) ...recorded seven tackles in the 35-26 win at Arkansas (9/22) ... season-best eight tackles in the 19-3 victory over Connecticut (10/6) ... seven tackles in the 23-15 win vs. Syracuse (10/13) ... recorded an Owl fumble on a 4th-and-1 QB sneak attempt in the 35-10 win at Temple (10/20), also recording three tackles ... six tackles, including 1.0 tackle-for-loss, in the Kent State game (10/27) ... career-high 14 tackles in the 28-7 victory over Army (11/10), vaulting past a previous personal-best of nine stops ... snagged first interception of the season to stifle a third quarter Bearcat drive in the 10-3 win at Cincinnati (11/17), also recording six tackles ... season-best 2.0 tackles-for-loss amongst eight tackles in the Louisville game (11/29) ... finished his stellar career with seven tackles in the Russell Athletic Bowl vs. Virginia Tech (12/28) ... named to Preseason All-BIG EAST First and Second Teams by Phil Steele and Athlon, respectively.
     
    2011: Second-year starting middle linebacker who has started 15 straight games entering the 2012 season … second on the team in tackles (77) ... tied career-highs in sacks and tackles-for-loss in the 19-16 double overtime win at Syracuse (10/1), recording nine stops, 2.0 sacks and 2.0 tackles-for-loss (nine yards lost) … efforts on the road against the Orange included the first INT of his career to stop an SU drive with less than oneminute remaining in regulation … intercepted his second pass in two weeks and made seven tackles while serving as a team captain in the 34-10 win vs. Pitt (10/8) … matched a season and career-high with 2.0 tackles-for-loss amongst seven total tackles in the 21-20 win vs. Navy (10/15) … served as team captain again in the 20-17 OT win vs. USF (11/5), making seven tackles, including 1.0 tackle-for-loss … nine tackles, all solo, in the 27-12 win at Army in Yankee Stadium (11/12) … met season-high again at UConn (11/26) with nine stops … tied for seventh in the BIG EAST in tackles-for-loss, averaging 1.15 per game … finished 20th in the league in tackles per game with 5.8 … has played in every game over his first three seasons (38) since arriving at Rutgers.
     
    2010: Starting middle linebacker who appeared in all 12 games … third on the team in tackles (79) … six tackles-for-loss along with 1.5 sacks, four quarterback hurries and four fumble recoveries on the year … had at least six tackles in eight contests … career-best 10 tackles at West Virginia (12/4) and career-best 2.0 tackles-for-loss vs. Syracuse (11/12).
     
    2009: True freshman who moved into the starting lineup for final three games at strongside linebacker ... also appeared on special teams ...played in all 13 games with 36 tackles and five sacks ... was one of two true freshmen to appear in all 13 games ... posted season-highs in tackles (7) in each of the final two games vs. West Virginia (12/5) and in the St. Petersburg Bowl against UCF (12/19) … recorded a career-best two sacks in the St. Petersburg Bowl … posted a season-high 1.5 tackles-for-loss, including his first career sack vs. USF (11/12) ... blocked a first-quarter punt and returned it 11 yards for a touchdown at Army (10/23).
     
    Prior to Rutgers: Played one season for head coach Tony Karcich at St. Joseph’s High School (Montvale) … continued a strong trend of St. Joseph’s standouts to play at Rutgers, including Patrick Kivlehan, Jason and Devin McCourty and Ron Girault … helped guide the Green Knights to an 11-1 record and the Non-Public Group III state title … The Record Defensive Player of the Year as a senior … 99 tackles, including 11.5 tackles-for-loss his senior season … rated as the No. 19 prospect in New Jersey by SuperPrep Magazine … Star-Ledger Second Team All-State honoree … selected to the MSG Tri-State  All-Star team … named to the All-Bergen defensive team and the All-Non-Public defensive squad by the Star-Ledger … rated as the No. 34 strongside linebacker in the nation by Scout.com … ESPN.com ranked Beauharnais as the No. 46 inside linebacker nationally … three-year standout at Saddle Brook HS and was named All-Bergen County by The Record as a junior after totaling 78 tackles, two sacks, three interceptions and a fumble recovery ... born 5/2/90 … a Labor Studies major.
     
    TACKLES          G         UA         A        Total      TFL       Yds       PD        FF         FR       Blkd
    2009              13        20        16        36        7.0        39         0          1          0          1
    2010              12        34        45        79        6.0        24         2          1          4          0
    2011              13        43        34        77       16.0       57         4          1          1          0
    2012              13        32        51        83        6.0        18         2          0          1          0
    TOTAL             51       129      146      275      35.0      138        8          3          6          1
     
    SACKS             G         UA         A        Total      Yds
    2009              13         4          2         5.0        33
    2010              12         1          1         1.5        14
    2011              13         4          2         5.0        30
    2012              13         0          2         1.0         5
    TOTAL             51         9          7        12.5       82
     
    INTERCEPTIONS G         No.       Yds       TD        Lg      Avg/R   Avg/G
    2009              13         0          0          0          0         0.0       0.0
    2010              12         0          0          0          0         0.0       0.0
    2011              13         3         53         0         44       17.7      4.1
    2012              13         1         18         0         18       18.0      1.4
    TOTAL               51        4          71        0          44        17.8     1.4
     
    Marcus Cooper Bio
     
    2012: Played in all 13 games … totaled 42 tackles and three pass breakups on the season … winner of Swarm and Finish Award at RU banquet, given to the player who exemplifies the type of consistent effort and intensity in best representing the Rutgers’ mantra to swarm and finish … four stops in the 26-0 win versus Howard (9/8) … recovered a fumble at the sideline on a USF punt return to help set up an eventual RU field goal (9/13) … snagged first career interception with a leaping grab in the end zone in win over Connecticut (10/6) … also recorded four stops versus the Huskies … more than doubled his previous career-high in tackles in the Kent State game (10/27) with nine … three tackles and blocked second kick of his career, a 43-yard field goal attempt, versus Army (1/10) … five tackles and one pass breakup in the Louisville game (11/29) … recorded five tackles, including two for loss in the Russell Athletic Bowl (12/28) versus Virginia Tech.
     
    2011: Earned major minutes in Rutgers’ rotation at CB, appearing in all 13 games … scored first career touchdown on a three-yard fumble recovery as the special teams forced an Ohio fumble on a punt return for a TD (9/24) … notched a career-high four tackles in the 19-16 double overtime victory at Syracuse (10/1) … blocked the first punt of his career and recorded two tackles at Louisville (10/21).
     
    2010: Appeared in nine games with one start in first season as a cornerback after making the transition in spring drills … finished season with 16 tackles and two pass breakups … recorded a career-best 10 tackles (eight solo) in start at West Virginia (12/4).
     
    2009: Saw action in six games, including first four contests of the season as a reserve wide receiver … did not record a reception ... made first career start vs. FIU (9/19).
     
    2008: Saw action in two of the first three contests against NorthCarolina (9/11) and Morgan State (9/27).
     
    Prior to Rutgers: One of the top rated prospects in the state of Connecticut … rated the No. 97 wide receiver in the nation by Scout.com … rated the No. 8 prospect in the state of Connecticut by Rivals.com and the top WR prospect in the Nutmeg State according to Rivals.com and Scout.com … First Team All-State selection by the Hartford Courant and the Connecticut High School Coaches Association in 2007 and 2006 … New Haven Register First Team All-State pick as a senior … totaled 64 receptions for 1,071 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior for head coach Roy Roberts at Bloomfield … caught 62 passes for 1,100 yards and 18 touchdowns as a junior … ranked second in Connecticut history for career receiving yards (3,014), touchdown receptions (43) and consecutive games with a touchdown reception (13) … 170 career receptions rank fourth in state history … left Bloomfield HS as the school’s all-time leader in receiving yards, touchdown receptions, receptions, consecutive games with a TD and most yards receiving in a game with 287 … born 2/1/90 … an Information Technology and Informatics major.
     
    TACKLES          G         UA         A        Total      TFL       Yds       PD        FF         FR       Blkd
    2008               2          0          0          0         0.0         0          0          0          0          0
    2009               6          0          0          0         0.0         0          0          0          0          0
    2010               9         12         4         16        0.0         0          2          0          0          0
    2011              13        15        15        30        0.0         0          1          0          1          1
    2012              13        26        16        42        3.0         9          4          0          1          1
    TOTAL             43        53        35        88        3.0         9          7          0          2          2
     
    Jawan Jamison Bio
     
    2012: Played in all 13 games (11 starts), rushing for 1,154 yards on 255 carries … scored four rushing and two receiving touchdowns … named to All-BIG EAST Second Team at running back … named offensive team MVP at RU banquet … topped the century mark on the ground for the fourth time in his career with 18 carries for 112 yards and a touchdown in the season-opening 24-12 win at Tulane, averaging 6.2 yards per carry … scored a 46-yard touchdown rush in the second quarter, the second-longest TD run of his career … took a screen pass from QB Gary Nova 34 yards late in the second quarter for the longest reception of his RU career … rushed for 110 yards on 10 carries in the 26-0 win over Howard (9/8) … efforts against the Bison helped him become the first Rutgers running back since Ray Rice to post three straight 100-yard games … ripped off a 64-yard rush against Howard for a new career-long run … set a school record with 41 rushing attempts in the 23-13 win at USF (9/13), notching 151 yards on the ground for his third consecutive 100-yard game to start the season and fourth-straight dating back to last season … efforts included a highlight-reel 41-yard rushing touchdown with 1:19 left to seal the game … rush total against the Bulls broke the previous record of 40 carries in a single-game by J.J. Jennings (40 rushingattempts in 1972 vs. Colgate) … notched his fourth-straight 100-yard rushing game to start the 2012 season and fifth-straight dating back to last seasonwith 118 yards on 33 rushes in the 35-26 win at Arkansas (9/22)  … snagged a 10-yard wheel route score from QB Gary Nova for the first reception touchdown of his career … continued 100-yard rushing streak to fifth game of 2012 with 110 yards on 28 carries in the 19-3 victory over Connecticut (10/6) … recorded his third rushing touchdown of the season to open the scoring in the 23-15 win vs. Syracuse (10/13), totaling 64 yards on the ground … rushed for 114 yards on 19 carries for his sixth 100-yard game of the season in the 35-10 win at Temple (10/20) … set career-highs in receptions (5) and receiving yards (81) to lead RU in both rushing and receiving against the Owls, finishing with a season-high 195 all-purpose yards … accumulated 174  all-purpose yards (84 rushing, 88 receiving) in the Kent State game (10/27), rushing for one score while also leading the team with eight receptions … set new career highs with eight receptions for 88 yards against KSU … threw the first TD pass of his Rutgers career on a fake pitch-pass play to WR Brandon Coleman from 16 yards out 28-7 victory over Army (11/10) … also gained 90 rushing yards on 22 carries against the Black Knights … saw limited action in the 10-3 win at Cincinnati (11/17), gaining 37 yards on four carries … increased playing time in the Pitt game (11/24), rushing nine times for 14 yards to become the seventh player in school history to rush for 1,000 yards in a season … output against the Panthers pushed his 2012 total to 1,004 rushing yards … regained starting role in the Louisville game (11/29), rushing for 50 yards on 15 carries and grabbing one catch for 14 yards … named to Preseason All-BIG EAST Second and Fourth Teams by Athlon and Phil Steele, respectively.
     
    2011: First-year starter at running back who compiled 897 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground … made collegiate debut vs. North Carolina Central (9/1) … led team with career-high 97 yards rushing on 29 carries in the win over Ohio (9/24) … recorded his first career 100-yard rushing performance and touchdown with 101 yards and one score on 22 carries in the 21-20 win vs. Navy (10/15) … gained 96 yards on 19 carries and scored two rushing touchdowns vs. West Virginia (10/29) … put away the game for RU in the 27-12 win over Army (11/12) at Yankee Stadium, rushing for a career-long 56-yard touchdown with under two minutesleft in the game … became the third freshman running back in school history to rush for 200 yards in a game with his 200-yard performance on 34 carries in the 20-3 victory over Cincinnati (11/19) … named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week and Rivals.com BIG EAST Player of the Week after he scored two rushing touchdowns against the Bearcats … recorded his second career 100-yard rushing game with his 131-yard performance in the 27-13 win over Iowa State (12/30) in the 2011 Pinstripe Bowl in Yankee Stadium, scoring two ground touchdowns on his 27 carries.
     
    2010: Did not see game action.
     
    Prior to Rutgers: Three-year letterwinner and three-year starter at The Bolles School for head coach Corky Rogers … key element in the Bulldogs back-to-back Florida Class 2A state championships in 2008 and 2009 … rushed for 112 yards in the 2009 state championship victory over Tampa Catholic at the Florida Citrus Bowl … rushed for more than 1,700 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior … did not play in the second half in eight games with the Bulldogs in control on the scoreboard … averaged approximately 10 carries per game … rated the No. 81 running back nationally by Scout.com … listed as the No. 21 all-purpose running back in the nation by Rivals.com … Florida Times-Union Super 24 selection … ESPN.com’s No. 71 running back in the nation … born 11/23/91 … a Labor Studies major.
     
    RUSHING         G         Att       Yds       TD        Lg      Avg/C   Avg/G
    2011              12       231      897        9         56        3.9      74.8
    2012              13       255     1075       4         64        4.2      82.7
    TOTAL             25       486     1972      13        64        4.1      78.9
     
    RECEIVING        G        Rec       Yds       TD        Lg      Rec/G   Avg/C   Avg/G
    2011              12         8         62         0         22        0.7       7.8       5.2
    2012              13        28       323        2         34        2.2      11.5     24.8
    TOTAL             25        36       385        2         34        1.4      10.7     15.4
     
    SCORING          G         TD       Rush     Pass     Retn      PAT     2PAT      FG       Total    Avg/G
    2011              12         9          9          0          0          0          0          0         54        4.5
    2012              13         6          4          2          0          0          0          0         36        2.8
    TOTAL             25        15        13         2          0          0          0          0         90        3.6
     
    ALL PURPOSE   G        Rush      Rec       PR        KR         IR       Total    Avg/G
    2011              12       897       62         0          0          0        959      79.9
    2012              13      1075     323        0          0          0       1398    107.5
    TOTAL             25      1972     385        0          0          0       2357     94.3
     
    D.C. Jefferson Bio

     
    2012: Started all 13 games at tight end … made 20 receptions for 168 yards and one touchdown on the season … invited to play in East-West Shrine game … two receptions for 12 yards in the 26-0 win vs. Howard (9/8) … tied career-high with four catches for 38 yards in the 23-13 win at USF (9/13) … three receptions for 23 yards in the 19-3 victory vs. Connecticut (10/6) … snagged first TD catch of his season on a 10-yard toss from QB Gary Nova in the fourth quarter of the 35-10 victory at Temple (10/20) … three catches for 27 yards in the Kent State game (10/27) … two receptions in the Russell Athletic Bowl (12/28) versus Virginia Tech … named to Preseason All-BIG EAST Fourth Team by Phil Steele.
     
    2011: Named to the preseason watch list for the John Mackey Award,honoring the nation’s best tight end … appeared in all 13 games with nine starts … caught 12 passes for 118 yards … had a game of season-highs with three catches for 37 yards at Louisville (10/21), making a long reception of 18 yards.
     
    2010: Starting tight end who appeared in all 12 games … finished year with 10 receptions for 166 yards and a touchdown … set career-highs in receptions (4) and receiving yards (57) vs. Connecticut (10/8) … hauled in a career-long 53-yarder at Army (10/16) … caught a 24-yard pass from WR Mohamed Sanu for his first career touchdown at FIU (9/11).
     
    2009: Switched from quarterback to tight end midway through preseason camp and earned starting role in second game ... started 10 games, including the last five contests ... made collegiate debut and first career start vs.Howard (9/12) with a 46-yard reception.
     
    2008: Did not see game action.
     
    Prior to Rutgers: Strong-armed quarterback who was one of the best at his position in the nation … three-year starter for coach Charlie Tate at Winter Haven High School … rated as the No. 16 quarterback in the nation by Rivals.com and ESPN.com … top-100 recruit in the state of Florida according to the Orlando Sentinel (No. 72) and Rivals.com (No. 78) … Winter Haven News Chief Offensive Player of the Year as a senior … threw for 1,627 yards and 17 touchdowns his senior season en route to All-County honors from the Lakeland Ledger … selected to play in the Offense-Defense National All-Star game in Fort Lauderdale … passed for 1,148 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior en route to News Chief All-Area Second Team honors … born 5/7/89.
     
    RECEIVING        G        Rec       Yds       TD        Lg         
    2009              12         5        108        0         46         
    2010              12        10       166        1         53         
    2011              13        12       118        0         18         
    2012              13        20       168        1         19         
    TOTAL               50         47        560     2          53       
     

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