Jay  Rome
87 Jay Rome
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Valdosta, Ga.

High School:
Valdosta

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 250

Position:
TE

Birthdate:
12/12/1992

Experience:
3VL


Career Highs: 3 receptions (3x), last at No. 23 Missouri in 2014
*Long reception of 27 yards vs. North Texas in 2013
*1 TD reception (3x), last at No. 24 South Carolina in 2014
*Long TD reception of 24 yards vs. Georgia Tech in 2012.
*29 receiving yards vs. Georgia Southern in 2012

2015: Named Offensive Most Improved Player at conclusion of spring practice.

2014: Played in 12 games making two starts ... 10 receptions for 59 yards and a touchdown ... tied his career-high with three catches at No. 23 Missouri ... had a five-yard TD catch at No. 24 South Carolina ... tied his career-high with three receptions vs. No. 16 Clemson ... recipient of the Joseph S. Espy Football Scholarship.

2013: Played in eight games ... missed the final four games of the season with an injury ... finished the season with nine catches for 99 yards ... caught a career-high three passes for 24 yards vs. App. State ... tied his then-career-high with two catches for 24 yards vs. Florida ... caught a career-long pass of 27 yards vs. North Texas ... recipient of the Joseph S. Espy Football Scholarship.

2012: Played in 14 games making one start, and had 11 catches for 152 yards and two touchdowns ... had a 19-yard touchdown reception vs. No. 2 Alabama ... caught first career touchdown pass in first career start vs. Georgia Tech ... grabbed two catches for 29 yards vs. Georgia Southern ... caught a carer-high two passes for 17 yards at Auburn ... grabbed a 21-yard reception vs. Tennessee ... hauled in first career catch for 15 yards at Missouri ... caught two passes for 73 yards in the G-Day game ... recipient of the Joseph F. Espy Football Scholarship.

2011: Redshirted ... recipient of the Joseph F. Espy Football Scholarship. 

High School: Valdosta, coached by Rance Gillespie ... Under Armour All-American, voted captain of the Black squad ... Sporting News Top 100 ... SuperPrep All-America and All-Dixie teams ... PrepStar Dream Team 150 ... played in the Georgia State High School All-Star Game ...  2010 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super 11, #3 in Top 50,  Class AAAA All-State ... 2010 Georgia Sports Writers Association Class AAAA All-State team ... #26 in MaxPreps.com top 100, #1 TE ... ESPN.com Four-Star player, #18 overall prospect, #1 TE in the country ... Rivals.com Four-Star player #56 overall and #4 TE in the country, #4 overall in Georgia ... Scout.com Four-Star player,  #68 overall prospect, #4 TE overall in the country, #4 player in Georgia ... during his senior season he caught 45 passes, 555 yards, and 7 TDs ... also started on Valdosta’s basketball team. 

Personal: JAY ROME ... born Dec. 12, 1992 ... History.

Receiving
Year G/GS Rec. Yards Per/Rec. Per/Gm. TD LG
2012 14/1 11 152 13.8 10.9 2 24 GT
2013 8/1 9 99 11.0 12.4 0 27 CLEM
2014 12/2 10 59 5.9 4.9 1 18 GT
Total 34/4 30 310 10.3 9.1 3 27 CLEM
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