Dashaun Jerkins - Football - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#3 Dashaun Jerkins Season 2021-22


Class Senior
Height 6'0"
Weight 200
Hometown Woodbridge, Va.
High School Woodbridge

Student-Athlete Features
VUCommodores.com — Jerkins Gets it Done for the Commodores

As a Junior (2020)
• Eight games played with six starts
• 45 tackles, two caused fumbles, one fumble recovery and three pass breakups
• Tied for the team lead with two caused fumbles and tied for fifth in the SEC in forced fumbles/game (0.25)
• Tied for the third on the team in total tackles
• Eight or more tackles in four games, including each of the first three contests
• First career forced fumble at No. 10/11 Texas A&M
• Recovered fumble against the Aggies and returned it eight yards
• Season-high 11 tackles versus Ole Miss
• Eight tackles against No. 6/5 Florida to go along with a pass breakup and season’s second forced fumble
• One rush for seven yards, on a fake punt versus LSU

As a Sophomore (2019)
• 11 games played with nine starts
• Slowed by injuries late in the season
• 58 tackles (34 solo), two defensed passes and one fumble recovery
• 14 tackles (10 solo) in first career start against Georgia
• Three or more tackles in all nine starts
• Pass breakups against Purdue and East Tennessee State
• Nine tackles and seven solo stops at South Carolina

As a Freshman (2018)
• Two games played
• One of 12 true freshman to see action

The Jerkins File
• Prepped at Woodbridge (Va.)
• Led team to 12-2 record and region championship in 2017
• 2017 all-state first team
• 2017 all-region
• 2016 all-region
• 85 tackles, four interceptions, five defensed passes as senior defensive back
• 46 receptions, 509 yards and 11 touchdown as senior receiver
• Full name is Deshaun Maurice Jerkins
• Born and raised in Woodbridge, located southwest of Washington, D.C.
• Son of Latonya Jerkins
• Two younger brothers, Dalacey and Ayden, and two older sisters, Daja and Catiana
• Majoring in medicine, health and society with a minor in business

Career Highs
Tackles: 14, vs. Georgia, 8/31/2019
Tackles for Loss: 0.5, at Tennessee, 11/30/2019
Pass Breakups: 1, five times, last vs. Florida, 11/21/2020