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Jermaine Dias
Jermaine Dias

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hackensack, N.J.

High School:
Hackensack H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 237

Position:
LB

Experience:
3L



AT VIRGINIA: 2006-Started all 12 games at outside linebacker and had a very productive year ... finished seventh on the team with 48 tackles ... made seven tackles vs. Western Michigan and Virginia Tech to match his career high ... recorded sacks against Western Michigan and Georgia Tech ... finished fifth on the defense with eight TFL ... had a pair of tackles for loss vs. Western Michigan and Virginia Tech ... forced fumbles against Georgia Tech (with the recovery) and North Carolina. 2005- Inserted into the starting lineup prior to the season ...very solid performer ...played in eight games, starting six ...missed four games in the middle of the season due to a foot injury incurred in the Duke game ... was in on five tackles in his first career start against Western Michigan ... had one tackle against both Syracuse and Duke before missing four games ... made two tackles, including a sack, in his return game vs. Temple ... three tackles in a return to the starting line-up in a win over Georgia Tech ... gave way to senior Mark Miller for "Senior Day" against Virginia Tech and had one stop... started and made one tackle against Miami ... finished with a career-high seven tackles vs. Minnesota in the Music City Bowl. 2004--Played in all but one game ...missed the Duke game due to an injury ... saw most of his time in the nickel package ... also on the kickoff return and punt teams ... made 11 tackles with eight coming in the first four games ...made two tackles in each of his first two games--Temple, North Carolina ...had a fumble recovery vs. North Carolina ... season-high three tackles in the Akron game ... had a tackle in each of the last two regular season games against Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech ... had a tackle for a 10-yard loss against Fresno State in the MPC Computers Bowl ... also broke up a pass in that game ... lettered. 2003--In uniform for all six home games but did not see any playing time ... red-shirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year starter for head coach Ralph Dass at Hackensack HS ... Tom Lemming All-American ... PrepStar All-American ... SuperPrep All-American ... No. 74 player in the nation by SuperPrep ...nation's No. 8 linebacker by SuperPrep ... the ninth-best linebacker in the nation by Rivals.com and by Tom Lemming ... 4-Star player by Rivals.com ... nation's No. 24 defensive end by TheInsiders.com ... No. 19 prospect in the Atlantic East region by Rivals.com ... All-Northeast Region by G&W Recruiting Report ... No. 5 player in New Jersey according to Rivals.com and No. 7 by SuperPrep ... two-time All-State selection ... led his team in tackles with 116, including 19 sacks, as a senior ... 86 tackles with 12 sacks his junior year, while earning third-team All-State honors ... also caused five fumbles that season ... from the same high school as Randy Neal, who finished his career in 1994 as the third-leading tackler in UVa history.

PERSONAL: Jermaine E. Dias ... born 4-10-84 in Hackensack, N.J. ... son of Beldean and Emerson Dias ... sociology major.

Dias Defensively

Year G Plays S A Tot. TFL QBS FR FC PBU Int QBH BIK
2004 11 177 9 2 11 1-10 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
2005 8 406 7 14 21 1-2 1-2 0 1 0 0 0 0
2006 12 587 21 27 48 8-36 2-15 1 2 0 0 3 0
Career 31 1170 37 43 80 10-48 3-17 2 3 1 0 4 0