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Jatius Geer

  • position EDGE
  • height 6-4
  • weight 256
  • class Redshirt Junior
  • Hometown Anderson, S.C.
  • High school Belton-Honea Path
  • Previous School Syracuse
  • position EDGE
  • height 6-4
  • weight 256
  • class Redshirt Junior
  • Hometown Anderson, S.C.
  • High school Belton-Honea Path
  • Previous School Syracuse

Jatius Geer Bio

Fourth-year EDGE rusher who joined the team in the summer of 2023 after spending two seasons at Syracuse… high effort performer who has been hampered by injuries since his arrival in Columbia…  has appeared in 23 career games with 12 starts.

2023 (Redshirt Sophomore)

Summer transfer from Syracuse… played in nine contests… credited with 10 tackles and four quarterback hurries… broke up one pass and forced a fumble… missed the first three games of the season due to a foot injury… had his best game as a Gamecock at Missouri, finishing with a season-high three tackles against the Tigers… recorded his first career forced fumble in the win over Jacksonville State.

2022 (Redshirt Freshman)

Appeared in all 13 games with 12 starts at defensive end for Syracuse… finished the year with 33 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, six quarterback hurries, a forced fumble and a blocked kick… his 3.5 sacks ties for the fifth most by an Orange freshman in program history… his sack and TFL totals were fourth on the team and second among defensive linemen… finished the season with a tackle for loss in four-straight games…. made his first collegiate start against Louisville… recorded his first multi-tackle game with three against Purdue… logged four tackles, a pass deflection and a career-best three QB hurries against Virginia… also blocked a PAT against the Cavaliers… set a career high with five tackles and 1.5 sacks in the win over NC State… collected four tackles and a sack at Wake Forest.

2021 (Freshman)

Appeared in one game with one solo tackle against Albany in his collegiate debut… redshirted in his first season with the Orange.

HIGH SCHOOL

Graduated from Belton-Honea Path High School in South Carolina in 2021… was a two-time team captain… recorded 72 tackles including 10 sacks and 40 tackles for loss as a senior… helped the Bears to an 8-4 record and a South Carolina AAAA second-round playoff appearance as a junior.

PERSONAL

Jatius Tamija Geer was born June 19, 2003… is a services management major.