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33 John Bivens
John  Bivens

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Disputanta, Va.

High School:
Prince George

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 213

Position:
LB

HIGH SCHOOL: Outstanding two-sport athlete ... is also an accomplished baseball player ... 2 stars by Rivals.com and by Scout.com ... ranked as the 13th-best player in Virginia by TheSabre.com, 19th by Rivals.com, 23rd by SuperPrep, 24th by the Roanoke Times, and 28th on the Charlottesville Daily Progress "Silver List" ... served as team captain as a senior when he piled up approximately 800 all-purpose yards, including 412 receiving yards on 26 receptions for coach Mark Tomlin at Prince George HS ... carried 48 times for 290 yards ... recorded 10 touchdowns (four receiving, four rushing and two TD passes) ... posted 68 tackles, including four sacks, and was credited with breaking up six passes and recorded one interception ... received first-team all-Central district honors as both a wide receiver and defensive back in 2005 ... was a second-team Richmond Times-Dispatch all-met pick at defensive back ... voted his team MVP as both a sophomore and senior ... did not play football as a junior in 2004 while concentrating on baseball ... standout baseball player who earned all-district and all-region honors as an outfielder ... ranked the No. 94 prospect in the nation by Perfect Game USA ... also voted team captain of diamond squad ... entered his senior season with a career .340 batting average ... team captain of basketball team ... averaged 10 points and eight rebounds as a junior ... an all-academic performer in all three sports ... has participated in the Big Brothers program in his community ... is the first Division I-A football signee from his high school in 10 years.

PERSONAL: John Bryant Bivens ... bron 1-28-88 in Fayetteville, N.C. ... son of Sharon and John Bivens ... has an older brother, LaMar , a younger brother, Aman, and an older sister, Sharika.

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