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    Jovan Witherspoon
    Player Profile
    Class:
    Freshman

    Hometown:
    Fort Wayne, IN

    High School:
    Bishop Luers

    Height / Weight:
    6-4 / 205

    Position:
    Wide Receiver

    Birthdate:
    08/13/1981

    25th on Chicago Sun-Times list of top 100 prospects ... caught 69 passes for 1,140 yards and 11 touchdowns in 1999 as Bishop Luers won Indiana Class 2A state title ... rated fourth overall as top receiver in Indiana Mr. Football balloting ... honorable mention pick on Best of the Midwest team for '99 by Detroit Free-Press ... earned three letters in football as wide receiver, defensive back and quarterback at Bishop Luers High School in Fort Wayne, Ind... . played safety as senior in '99, making nine interceptions to lead the state in that category ... returned six kicks for TDs but had five called back by penalty ... named to three different all-state teams as senior in '99 ... had four 100-yard receiving games in '99, including 108 yards and two TDs vs. Danville in '99 Class 2A state championship game ... captain of team as senior ... caught 35 passes for 350 yards as junior ... made 96 tackles, eight sacks, four interceptions and two forced fumbles on defense as junior in '98 ... chosen for Indiana North-South all-star game ... earned three letters in basketball, captaining team a s senior and earning all-league honors twice and all-state honors as senior while averaging 21.4 points and 6.5 rebounds per game . . . had 35 points and 15 rebounds in one game ... won two letters in track, setting school records in 100, 200 and 400 meters ... captain of track team as senior ... transferred from Fort Wayne South Side High School after his sophomore year there ... father Roosevelt Barnes Jr. is former Purdue football, basketball and baseball player who played five seasons with NFL Detroit Lions ... his father runs sports agency Maximum Sports that represents former Irish standout Renaldo Wynn (now with Jacksonville Jaguars) among others ... full name is Jovan Maurice Witherspoon ... one of five children ... born 8-13-81 in Fort Wayne ... enrolled in First Year of Studies.

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