ALL-AMERICAN WR AND 14-YEAR NFL VETERAN SANTANA MOSS JOINS JOSH DARROW ON THE BEHIND THE U PODCAST FOR A CANDID, EMOTIONAL AND UPLIFTING CONVERSATION ABOUT GROWING UP IN MIAMI AND HIS JOURNEY TO UM

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Akieem Jolla

position

Wide Receiver

Height

6-2

Weight

190 lbs.

Class

Junior

Hometown

New Orleans, La.

High School

St. Augustine HS

CAREER: Lanky, tall receiver who is looking to make an impact this season… Deceptively speedy wideout who gained valuable experience in 2004,playing in the wide receiver rotation all season…Has the physical abilities and frame to become a major factor at wide receiver…Has played in 23 games in two seasons (redshirted in 2003 after playing as a true freshman in 2002)…Has 20 career catches for 219 yards (11.0 average) and two touchdowns…Liberal arts major.

 

2004 (SOPHOMORE): Ranked fifth among the team’s wide receivers with 15 receptions for 123 yards (8.2 average) and one touchdown…Played in thewide receiver rotation all season…Did not play in the season opener, then saw his first action in two seasons vs. Louisiana Tech, catching 2 passes for 19 yards…Caught 2 passes for 14 yards at Houston, then added 2 receptions for 0 yards at Georgia Tech…Against Louisville, caught 2 passes for 21 yards and scored his only touchdown of the season on an 11-yard pass in the third quarter… Caught 1 pass for 4 yards in limited action at NC State…Caught 1 pass for 11 yards at North Carolina…Had a season-high 4 receptions for 43 yards,seeing significant playing time vs. Clemson…Played at Virginia but did not have any receptions…Caught 1 pass for 11 yards vs. Wake Forest…Did not have any catches in the final two games (Virginia Tech and Florida).

 

2003 (REDSHIRT): Sat out the season with a medical redshirt.

 

2002 (FRESHMAN): Played in all 13 games as a receiver or onspecial teams…had five catches for 96 yards (19.2 ypc) and onetouchdown…also made three tackles on special teams…caught a39-yard touchdown pass in his Miami debut against Florida A&M.

HIGH SCHOOL: St. Augustine…no. 2 prospect in Louisiana bySuperPrep…no. 5 wide receiver and no. 71 prospect in the nationby TheInsiders.com…no. 4 wide receiver and no. 65 prospect over-allin the nation by Student Sports…nation’s no. 5 receiver on MaxEmfinger’s National Top 125…nation’s no. 41 prospect, regardlessof position, by Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report…nation’s no. 5receiver by Tom Lemming’s Prep Football Report…Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionSuper Southern 100…no. 79 prospect on DallasMorning News National Top 100…first-team All-State selection assenior when he had 34 catches for 915 yards and 11 touch-downs…All-District and All-Parish…30 catches for 516 yards and 7touchdowns as a junior…lettered in basketball…all-state in fourtrack events (200, 400, and both relays)…chose Miami over Florida,LSU and Georgia Tech…coached in football by Tony Biagas.

 

JOLLA’S CAREER STATISTICS

Year G-S No. Yards Avg. TD LP
2002 13-0 5 96 19.2 1 39
2003 Did not play – Redshirt Season
2004 10-0 15 123 8.2 1 15
Totals 23-0 20 219 11.0 2 39