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  Diego Guajardo kicked a 43-yard field goal as time expired and South Alabama gave up a 10-point fourth-quarter lead before the Jaguars beat Louisiana-Lafayette 20-17 Saturday night. Pearse Migl's 1-yard touchdown reception capped a 17-play, 82-yard drive by Louisiana (2-3, 0-2 Sun Belt) that took more than 6 minutes off the clock and tied the score at 17-all with 42 seconds to play. After a touchback on the ensuing kickoff and then two incomplete passes, on third-and-10, La'Damain Webb ran 21 yards to get the Jaguars near midfield.

Two more incomplete passes by Carter Bradley once again brought up third-and-10 before Bradley hit Caullin Lacy for an 11-yard gain and then connected with Jaylen Wayne across the middle for 17 yards before South Alabama called a timeout with 4 seconds left to set up Guajardo's winning kick. Louisiana's Eric Garror returned a punt 69 yards for a score to make it 7-0 midway through the first quarter. Webb scored on a 1-yard run late in the second quarter and Guajardo kicked a 48-yard field goal midway through the third before a Bradley scored on a 3-yard run to make it 17-7 with 12:53 to play. Kenneth Almendares kicked a career-long 51-yard field goal for the Ragin' Cajuns with 7:43 to play. - South Alabama/AP College Football


rJr/2024 K Diego GuajardoSouth Alabama
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  SEPT 26 SUN BELT SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Caullin Lacy, South Alabama (So., RS - Mobile, Ala.),...Jaguars sophomore return specialist Caullin Lacy took a Louisiana Tech punt back 57 yards for a touchdown just four minutes into the game to give South Alabama a two-touchdown advantage it would never relinquish in its 38-14 non-conference win. The Mobile, Ala., native's return was the first of the season and the second-longest in program history. Lacy's return was just the third punt return for a touchdown in program history and is the first since Tra Minter's 75-yard punt return touchdown against Alabama State in 2018. - Sun Belt Football

rSo/2025 WR Caullin LacySouth Alabama
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  South Alabama got a punt return touchdown from Caullin Lacy, Yam Banks added a pick-6 and a fumble recovery, and the Jaguars defeated Louisiana Tech 38-14 on Saturday. Lacy's 57-yard dash from the right sideline to the left corner of the end zone gave South Alabama a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. The South Alabama led 17-7 at halftime, then the Jaguars scored two touchdowns on the first eight plays of the second half.

First, Banks intercepted a Parker McNeil pass and returned it 24 yards for a score on the second play of the third quarter. Then Banks recovered a fumble on La Tech's third play of the ensuing possession, setting up Lacy's 19-yard touchdown catch on third down. Carter Bradley completed 14 of 21 passes for 178 yards with three touchdowns for South Alabama (3-1). La'Damian Webb had 75 yards rushing. McNeil was 19-of-34 passing for 251 yards and threw four interceptions. Louisiana Tech (1-3) had five turnovers in all. - South Alabama/AP College Football


rSo/2025 OLB Yam BanksSouth Alabama
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  South Alabama safety Keith Gallmon wore the team's honorary No. 5 for the season-opener vs. Nicholls, though he did not play in the game. Gallmon is out for the season with a torn pectoral muscle suffered in preseason camp. Cornerback Darrell Luter will wear the No. 5 jersey Saturday at Central Michigan. - Birmingham News

rSr/2023 SS Keith Gallmon Jr.South Alabama
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  Carter Bradley threw for three touchdowns and ran for another in his South Alabama debut and the Jaguars routed FCS Nicholls 48-7 in a season-opener on Saturday night. Bradley, a transfer from Toledo, completed 17 of 25 passes for 260 yards in three quarters. La'Damian Webb had 98 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 18 carries and Jalen Wayne had three receptions for 98 yards with two touchdowns. South Alabama finished with 508 yards total offense. South Alabama, a top-40 defense a year ago, held Nichols to 165 total yards and less than 20 yards in the fourth quarter. Nichols had the No. 4 offense in FCS last season.

Kohen Granier was 15-of-27 passing for 106 yards with an interception for Nicholls. Leading 10-0 in the second quarter, the Jaguars blew the game open with a couple of quick drives. First, USA went 83 yards in four plays, thanks to a 52-yard touchdown pass from Bradley to Wayne. Later in the quarter after the Jaguar defense came up with a 15-yard tackle-for-loss on fourth down, Bradley's 4-yard touchdown run on first down made it 24-0. In the third quarter, the Bradley-to-Wayne connection struck again, for a 37-yard touchdown. - South Alabama/AP College Football


rJr/2024 QB Carter BradleySouth Alabama
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  2022 PRESEASON WUERFFEL TROPHY (COMMUNITY SERVICE) WATCHLIST: Keith Gallmon Jr., South Alabama, Sr., DB,...Off the field, Gallmon serves on a number of different programs, including the Jaguar Athletics Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, which promotes a culture in which diversity, equity and inclusion are integral components of the educational experience of student-athletes and staff. He also serves with Ransom Ministries and the National Society of Leadership and Success, while volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club along with working AJ McCarron's Annual Football Camp. Last fall, Gallmon also read to kids at Cottage Hill Christian School. - South Alabama Football

rSr/2023 SS Keith Gallmon Jr.South Alabama
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  South Alabama will play the 2022 football season without one of its most-experienced and respected defensive players. Safety Keith Gallmon is out for the season with a torn pectoral (chest) muscle suffered in the Jaguars' Aug. 13 scrimmage, head coach Kane Wommack said Saturday. Gallmon, a Mobile native and a three-year starter, was a first-team All-Sun Belt Conference pick in the preseason. "Unfortunately, we've lost Keith Gallmon for the season," Wommack said. "He's got a torn pectoral muscle that we're going to need to get fixed. If he's going to come back at full capacity, it's going to require season-ending surgery. … I hate to lose him, hate it for a guy that means so much to this program."

The 5-foot-9, 203-pound Gallmon, who played his high school ball at Mobile Christian, has started 35 consecutive games for the Jaguars and has played in 46 of a possible 47 games during his college career. He totaled a team-best 59 tackles in 2021, in addition to 2.5 tackles for loss, two pass breakups and an interception. At the end of spring practice, Gallmon was awarded the honorary No. 5 jersey for the Jaguars' Sept. 3 season-opener vs. Nicholls State. A different South Alabama player is chosen by the coaching staff each week during the season to wear the 5 jersey, given in remembrance of late Jaguars running back Anthony Mostella. - Birmingham News


rSr/2023 SS Keith Gallmon Jr.South Alabama
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  2022 PRESEASON ALLSTATE AFCA GOOD WORKS TEAM NOMINEE: Keith Gallmon, University of South Alabama,...Gallmon serves on a number of different programs, including the Jaguar Athletics Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, which promotes a culture in which diversity, equity and inclusion are integral components of the educational experience of student-athletes and staff. He also serves with Ransom Ministries and the National Society of Leadership and Success, while volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club along with working AJ McCarron's Annual Football Camp. Last fall, Gallmon also read to kids at Cottage Hill Christian School. - South Alabama Football

rSr/2023 SS Keith Gallmon Jr.South Alabama
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  South Alabama running back Damean Bivins will miss the 2022 season due to a neck/shoulder problem, head coach Kane Wommack said Monday. Bivins, a redshirt sophomore from Pace, Fla., has not practiced with the Jaguars since preseason camp opened Aug. 5. Wommack said Bivins' condition surfaced when doctors were examining him for a shoulder injury suffered at the end of spring practice. "As we were looking at his shoulder, we saw something that was concerning in his shoulder/neck area," Wommack said. "He's likely going to require a surgery, which will put him out for the season."

Bivins, the Florida Class 6A Player of the Year as a senior at Pace High School, has been troubled by injuries since arriving at South Alabama in the fall of 2019. He appeared in three games for the Jaguars as true freshman, rushing for 17 yards on three carries while retaining his redshirt. The 6-foot, 210-pound Bivins broke his foot during a preseason scrimmage in 2020, which caused him to miss all of that season. He re-injured the foot during an offseason workout and needed another round of surgery, which kept him all of 2021 as well. - Birmingham News


rSo/2025 RB Damean BivinsSouth Alabama
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  South Alabama returns only one cornerback who saw extensive playing time last season, but Darrell Luter makes for a good starting point. Luter, a senior from Hattiesburg, Miss., was a first-team All-Sun Belt Conference pick last season, when he totaled four interceptions and 10 pass breakups in just 10 games played. He's also a preseason all-conference pick this year, and has been getting All-America and NFL draft buzz heading into his final season with the Jaguars. "One thing about him is, he's very consistent and very conscientious," cornerbacks coach Dwike Wilson said. "He pays attention to detail. And when you do those three things, you can do anything you want to do. He just stayed locked in and doesn't believe the hype. He's in that (playbook) now just as much as he was last year, trying to get better." Luter's rise in terms of national profile the last three years has been nothing short of meteoric.

A no-star recruit at Oak Grove High School, Luter went to Pearl River (Miss.) Community College for two seasons, only one of which he was a starter. Former South Alabama coach Steve Campbell and his staff signed Luter, but he didn't start his first year with the Jaguars either. But since head coach Kane Wommack took over in December 2020, Luter has been a mainstay of the team's "Swarm D." "It's just been a blessing to me," Luter said. "It's a story I can tell the young kids, just believe and trust in the process. It wasn't so easy coming out of high school, it wasn't so easy going to JuCo. It wasn't easy when I started at South, but as long as you believe and trust in the process, God is going to take you where you want to go." - Birmingham News


rSr/2023 CB Darrell Luter Jr.South Alabama
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  For the third time in four years, South Alabama's starting quarterback competition has carried into fall camp. And for the fourth straight year, Desmond Trotter is one of the participants. The fifth-year junior from Birmingham, continues to battle Toledo transfer Carter Bradley for the Jaguars' No. 1 quarterback job after the competition began in the spring. "Both guys are going to equal reps with the (first-team offense)," head football coach Kane Wommack said Saturday, the second day of South Alabama's 2022 fall camp. "It's something that we all have to learn the first eight days - we're all installing, everybody's doing the same things, whether the 1s, the 2s … heck, we got the 3s and the 4s that are going right now for us. We want to name a quarterback when somebody truly separates themselves and starts taking the ownership of this football team. We are not there yet. But I'd love to be there as soon as possible." After redshirting as a true freshman in 2018, Trotter lost out to Cephus Johnson for the starting job prior to the 2019 season. However, he took over as the starter late in the year and held off junior-college transfer Chance Lovertich in the spring and fall of 2020. - Birmingham News

rJr/2024 QB Desmond TrotterSouth Alabama
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  Jalen Wayne has not only inherited the role of South Alabama's No. 1 receiver, he's now its No. 1 Jalen. The sixth-year senior moves into the "Wide Receiver 1? spot vacated by Jalen Tolbert, the 2021 Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Year and a third-round pick of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys. Wayne is the unquestioned veteran of a Jaguars receiver corps that contains plenty of talent and potential, but little proven on-field production.

"Jalen Wayne has become probably the most consistent version of himself that I've seen," South Alabama coach Kane Wommack said. "I've really just seen some maturity and consistency out of him, which is exciting. And then ultimately 'can these young guys make plays as we start adding more and more in install on top of them? And can they make plays? When we simulate game day in the scrimmages and these live competitions and can they can they make those contested catches?' Jalen Wayne and Jalen Tolbert really carried the majority of that load a year ago." The 6-foot-2, 207-pound Wayne - a Mobile native who played at Spanish Fort High School - caught 53 passes for 630 yards last season, second on the team behind only Tolbert's 82 catches and 1,474 yards. The two combined for 49 percent of the Jaguars' receptions and more than 64 percent of their yards. Scouts from the NFL's Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars were on-hand for Saturday's practice. Luter and Wayne are among those on the South Alabama team expected to be NFL draft prospects next April. - Birmingham News


rSr/2023 WR Jalen WayneSouth Alabama
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  South Alabama wideout Jalen Wayne has not only inherited the role of South Alabama's No. 1 receiver, he is now its No. 1 Jalen. The sixth-year senior moves into the "Wide Receiver 1" spot vacated by Jalen Tolbert, the 2021 Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Year and a third-round pick of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys. Wayne is the unquestioned veteran of a Jaguars receiver corps that contains plenty of talent and potential, but little proven on-field production.

"Jalen Wayne has become probably the most consistent version of himself that I've seen," South Alabama coach Kane Wommack said. "...I've really just seen some maturity and consistency out of him, which is exciting. And then ultimately ‘can these young guys make plays as we start adding more and more in install on top of them? The 6-foot-2, 207-pound Wayne - a Mobile native who played at Spanish Fort High School - caught 53 passes for 630 yards last season, second on the team behind only Tolbert's 82 catches and 1,474 yards. The two combined for 49 percent of the Jaguars' receptions and more than 64 percent of their yards. - Birmingham News


rSr/2023 WR Jalen WayneSouth Alabama
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  2022 PRESEASON PATRICK MANNELLY AWARD WATCHLIST: Travis Drosos, Southern Alabama,...Drosos, a transfer from Colorado last season, was the Jaguars' long snapper on all punts, field goals, and extra point attempts in each of the team's 12 contests in 2021. He recorded four tackles covering punts with two of those solo, all, in different games. - Southern Alabama Football

So/2025 LS Travis DrososSouth Alabama
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  2022 PRESEASON CHUCK BEDNARIK AWARD WATCH LIST: Darrell Luter, South Alabama, Junior CB,...He has already been named to both the Jim Thorpe Watch List and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List, while also being selected Fourth-Team All-American by Athlon, as well as preseason first-team all-Sun Belt honoree by both the coaches and several other publications...ended the year third in the nation in passes defended per game and was seventh in interceptions per game, while recording the second-highest interception total in school history and the most recorded by a Jaguar since the program moved to FBS in 2012. - South Alabama Football

rSr/2023 CB Darrell Luter Jr.South Alabama
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