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  10/19/20 - Riley ColerSr/2021, South Alabama, 6-2, 225 (DS#18 OLB) + More +

  OCT 19 SUN BELT DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Riley Cole, South Alabama,...Cole led all players with a career-best 15 total tackles, the most recorded by a defender in the Sun Belt this year, in the Jaguars' win over Texas State, which included recording a season-high-tying 1½ behind the line of scrimmage. Not only did the senior linebacker post an assisted stop for loss with the Bobcats facing fourth-and-two at the USA-37 and the score tied 17-17 late in the third quarter, he was credited with seven tackles in the final period as the Jaguars limited TXST to just three points while pulling ahead for the victory. Cole led a South defense that surrendered season-low totals in points, yards rushing and total yards allowed. - Sun Belt Football

(DS#18 OLB) rSr/2021 OLB Riley ColeSouth Alabama
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  Desmond Trotter tossed an 8-yard touchdown pass to Kawaan Baker with about seven minutes to play, helping South Alabama pull away in its Sun Belt Conference opener with a 30-20 victory over Texas State on Saturday. It was the Jaguars' first win at the new 24,450-seat Hancock Whitney Stadium, which was limited to 25 percent capacity. Trotter's TD pass gave the Jaguars a 27-20 lead. South Alabama (2-2, 1-0) forced a three-and-out on the Bobcats' ensuing series, and Diego Guajardo's 44-yard field goal with 1:09 remaining capped a 10-play, 4-minute drive.

Trotter was 18-of-22 passing for 187 yards. Baker finished with five catches for 43 yards. Carlos Davis ran for a season-best 113 yards for his third career 100-yard rushing game. Davis had a 1-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Jalen Tolbert had nine receptions for 91 yards and caught a 9-yard touchdown pass from Chance Lovertich that gave the Jaguars a 17-10 halftime lead. Brady McBride was 28 of 40 for 260 yards passing with a touchdown pass to lead Texas State (1-5, 1-2). - South Alabama/AP College Football


(DS#999 QB) rSo/2023 QB Desmond TrotterSouth Alabama
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  South Alabama quarterback Desmond Trotter continues to recover from an early-season shoulder injury, Jaguars head coach Steve Campbell said during a radio appearance Tuesday. Trotter has started both games this season for the Jaguars, who are 1-1 heading into their Sept. 24 home game with UAB. The sophomore from Birmingham injured his shoulder in the season-opening win over Southern Miss Sept. 3, then aggravated it in the fourth quarter of last Saturday's 27-24 loss to Tulane. Trotter was pulled from the Tulane game at the end of the first quarter in favor of junior-college transfer Chance Lovertich, who helped South Alabama take a 24-6 lead in the third quarter. After the Green Wave cut the lead to 24-19, Trotter re-entered the game at the start of the fourth quarter, but re-injured his shoulder and left the field again. - Birmingham News

(DS#999 QB) rSo/2023 QB Desmond TrotterSouth Alabama
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  09/06/20 - Kawaan BakerrSr/2021, South Alabama, 6-0, 215 (DS#74 WR) + More +

  Campbell and his assistants told anyone who would listen that the trio of senior Kawaan Baker and juniors Jalen Tolbert and Jalen Wayne were going to be catalysts for the Jaguars' offense this season, and Thursday proved that. The three combined for 16 receptions for 352 yards and three touchdowns, including a 6-reception, 169-yard, 2-touchdown performance by Tolbert. The junior from Mobile has had back-to-back dominant games, following a 5-144-4 showing in a season-ending win over Arkansas State in 2019.

Wayne, also from Mobile, turned in a 6-101 ledger, while Baker caught four passes for 82 yards - including a 52-yard touchdown. South Alabama's offensive plan sometimes appears to be "throw it up to the big receivers and let them make a play," but that's not a bad strategy given the talent the Jaguars have at that position. Quarterback Desmond Trotter was careless with the ball on a few occasions Thursday, but the good far outweighed the bad. - Birmingham News


(DS#74 WR) rSr/2021 WR Kawaan BakerSouth Alabama
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  09/04/20 - Riley ColerSr/2021, South Alabama, 6-2, 225 (DS#18 OLB) + More +

  The University of South Alabama football team had two individuals record over 100 yards receiving and three who finished with 10-plus tackles, with that combination helping lead the Jaguars to a 32-21 non-conference victory Thursday over Southern Mississippi in the season opener for both programs at M.M. Roberts Stadium. Jalen Tolbert posted 169 yards and two scores while Jalen Wayne supplied 101 yards - each caught six balls - as the Jaguars ended up with 526 yards of total offense. Desmond Trotter threw for 299 yards and two scores while Carlos Davis rushed for 85 on 15 carries as well. Nick Mobley paced all players with 15 stops, with Keith Gallmon and Riley Cole adding 12 apiece as South limited the the Golden Eagles to just 95 yards rushing. - South Alabama Football

(DS#18 OLB) rSr/2021 OLB Riley ColeSouth Alabama
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  09/04/20 - Jalen TolbertrJr/2022, South Alabama, 6-3, 195 (DS#17 WR) + More +

  Desmond Trotter threw for 299 yards and two touchdowns, Jalen Tolbert had 169 yards receiving and two scores, and South Alabama beat Southern Mississippi 32-21 on Thursday night for its first road victory since 2017. South Alabama, which had five combined wins in its last two seasons, snapped a 15-game road losing streak. Tolbert highlighted the first half with a 73-yard catch-and-run on the third play of the game. He added an acrobatic grab for a 31-yard score on South Alabama's first possession of the second half for a 10-point lead. Southern Miss pulled to 29-21 with under six minutes to play, but South Alabama sealed it with a eight-play, 59-yard drive ending in a 34-yard field goal by Diego Guajardo. Jalen Wayne caught six passes for 101 yards, marking the first time in South Alabama's history to have two 100-yard receivers in the same game. Trotter also carried it nine times for 41 yards for the Jaguars (1-0). - AP College Football

(DS#17 WR) rJr/2022 WR Jalen TolbertSouth Alabama
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  09/03/20 - Riley ColerSr/2021, South Alabama, 6-2, 225 (DS#18 OLB) + More +

  Only twice over the last four years has senior Riley Cole been able to play in all 12 games, but when he has the linebacker has finished among the top five on the squad in tackles after accomplishing the feat with 59 stops a season ago. That included ranking second on the team with nine tackles for loss after recording 2 1/2 stops behind the line the previous three seasons combined. - South Alabama Football

(DS#18 OLB) rSr/2021 OLB Riley ColeSouth Alabama
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  09/03/20 - Kawaan BakerrSr/2021, South Alabama, 6-0, 215 (DS#74 WR) + More +

  Senior WR Kawaan Baker enters the year among the top 10 in school history in 10 different statistical categories, with five of those - rushing, receiving and total touchdowns, touchdowns accounted for and total points - scoring marks. The only individual in program history to be included on both the rushing and receiving touchdown lists, Baker is coming off a season in which he led the Jags in catches and receiving yards for the first time. He had six outings with three or more receptions and five contests in which he recorded 50-plus yards, including accomplishing both feats in the last two outings of 2019. - South Alabama Football

(DS#74 WR) rSr/2021 WR Kawaan BakerSouth Alabama
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  09/03/20 - Nick MobleyrJr/2022, South Alabama, 5-11, 210 (DS#999 ILB) + More +

  LB Nick Mobley paced South's defense with 91 stops a year ago, as he is one of ?ive individuals who ranked among the top 10 in the Sun Belt Conference in tackles per game last fall returning in 2020. In addition to aiming to become the first Jaguar to lead the team in stops in consecutive seasons since Jake Johnson accomplished the feat in 2011 and '12, the junior needs 15 tackles to enter the top 10 all-time at USA in the category. - South Alabama Football

(DS#999 ILB) rJr/2022 ILB Nick MobleySouth Alabama
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  09/03/20 - Jalen TolbertrJr/2022, South Alabama, 6-3, 195 (DS#17 WR) + More +

  In each of the Jaguars' last two outings last year Jalen Tolbert recorded a career-high receiving total, posting 74 yards at Georgia State on just two catches before ended the season with a performance that included Five receptions for 144 yards and a school game record four touchdowns. Coming into 2019 the junior had not caught more than one pass in a contest, a feat he was able to manage on eight occasions last fall. - South Alabama Football

(DS#17 WR) rJr/2022 WR Jalen TolbertSouth Alabama
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  After recording 61 tackles - the third-highest total on the squad - last year, LB A.J. DeShazor needs just four more to post 100 in his time at South. Not only was the junior credited with Five or more stops eight times during the 2019 season, achieving the feat in both of the last two outings of the fall, but he has had a hand in four takeaways during his career with three of those (one interception, two fumble recoveries) coming last year. - South Alabama Football

(DS#999 OLB) Jr/2022 OLB A.J. DeShazorSouth Alabama
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  Over the last two years, DL Jeremiah Littles has posted 8 1/2 tackles for loss among his 32 total tackles, with his 4 1/2 a season ago most among the team's returning defensive linemen. The senior is one of three individuals up front who saw action in all 12 games and posted a double-Figure stop total in 2019, with Maurice Strong Jr. adding 15 tackles and Gi'Narious Johnson 13, both were credited with 1 1/2 stops behind the line of scrimmage. - South Alabama Football

(DS#999 DT) Sr/2021 DT Jeremiah LittlesSouth Alabama
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  08/29/20 - Riley ColerSr/2021, South Alabama, 6-2, 225 (DS#18 OLB) + More +

  2020 PRESEASON ALL-SUN BELT CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM (COACHES): LB - Riley Cole, South Alabama,...Cole enters his final year at the collegiate level having compiled 122 total tackles including 70 solo, 11 1/2 stops for loss, a forced fumble, a pass defensed and six quarterback hurries despite having two seasons ended prematurely due to injury. Last fall Cole was an honorable mention all-Sun Belt Conference selection after posting 59 stops - a total that tied for fourth highest on the team - while ranking second on the squad with nine tackles behind the line of scrimmage. - South Alabama Football

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  Although nothing is yet official, all signs point toward sophomore Desmond Trotter winning the starting quarterback job over junior-college transfer Chance Lovertich. Trotter started the final four games of 2019 for the Jaguars, and threw four touchdown passes in a 34-30, season-ending win over Arkansas State. Campbell said that "Desmond is the 1 and Chance is the 2," though offensive coordinator Kenny Edenfield left open the possibility both could play vs. Southern Miss. "I like the way our quarterbacks are playing right now," Edenfield said. "I think Desmond and Chance both will play; they both had have a good fall camp. They're both ready to play and I think either one of them can get the job done for us." In three fall scrimmages, Trotter - the grandson of Alabama and NFL great Ozzie Newsome - has completed 23 of 41 passes for 281 yards and three touchdowns with three interceptions. Lovertich, who led Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College to the NJCAA championship last season, has completed 26 of 53 passes for 285 yards and three touchdowns with one interception. - Birmingham News

(DS#999 QB) rSo/2023 QB Desmond TrotterSouth Alabama
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  08/24/20 - Riley ColerSr/2021, South Alabama, 6-2, 225 (DS#18 OLB) + More +

  2021 SENIOR BOWL WATCH LIST: Riley Cole, South Alabama,...The honor is the third of the preseason for Cole as he was named second-team all-Sun Belt Conference by Phil Steele Publications and third-team all-league by Athlon earlier this summer. The 6-foot-3 linebacker earned honorable mention all-league honors from the coaches and media a season ago after being credited with 59 total stops, including nine behind the line of scrimmage which was the second-highest total on the team. Cole posted his best outing of 2019 against Troy when he led all players with a career-best 11 tackles in the annual "Battle For The Belt" contest. He also paced South after making eight stops against eventual Sun Belt West Division champion Louisiana, and posted a career-high two tackles for loss in season opener at 24th-ranked Nebraska. - South Alabama Football

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