Jermaine Lauzon
Jermaine Lauzon
Player Profile
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Virginia Beach, Va.

High School:
Ocean Lakes H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 190

Position:
DB

PRONUNCIATION: La ZAHN

WORTH NOTING: Should be a factor in the secondary in 1999 ... could play at either safety or cornerback ... also competing to assume long snapping duties following the departure of Dillon Taylor ... joins James Johnson and George Stanley as the only true Cavalier freshmen to see action in 1998 ... had two tackles in the 1999 spring game.

HONORS: 1998-Received the Z-Society's William M. Dudley Award, given annually to UVa's most outstanding first-year player.

AT VIRGINIA: 1998-Played in eight regular season games (Maryland, Duke, San Jose State, N.C. State, Wake Forest, Florida State, North Carolina and Virginia Tech) and against Georgia in the Peach Bowl ... played on several special teams but also saw quite a bit of action in the defensive backfield when Antwan Harris and Dwayne Stukes were hobbled with leg injuries ... posted seven tackles, three unassisted on the season ... had a career-high four tackles in his collegiate debut against Maryland ... two of his tackles were behind the line of scrimmage ... had one solo tackle and broke up a pass vs. Wake Forest ... had two tackles, one unassisted, against North Carolina.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year starter at Ocean Lakes High School for head coach Jim Prince ... played wide receiver, running back and cornerback ... named first-team All-Region, All-Beach District and All-Tidewater ... also team's Most Valuable Player ... rated among the top 25 football prospects in Virginia by the Roanoke Times ... selected to the Charlottesville Daily Progress "Gold List" ... as a senior in 1997, he rushed for 905 yards and seven touchdowns ... caught 18 passes, including seven for touchdowns ... compiled 1,220 yards of total offense as a senior ... defensively, he led the team with 83 tackles and school-record five interceptions ... as a junior in 1996, he set a single-game school record with six receptions ... also had a school-record 88-yard kickoff return for a touchdown that season ... intercepted four passes in 1996 ... set school career records with 36 receptions and 12 interceptions ... lettered three years in track and field ... 1997 district champion in the long jump ... set school records in the long jump and high jump ... also competed in the triple jump.

PERSONAL: Jermaine Lee Lauzon ... born 2-14-80 in Norfolk, Va. ... son of Don and Virginia Lauzon ... has 12 siblings: Tineka (23), Don (22), Jerome (21), Sherry (20), Nick (18), David (17), Holly (16), Shawn (14), Tasheena (12), Jonathon (7), Breon (5) and Lavel (3) ... worked as a referee for youth football games and played on numerous sports teams for his church.