46 - Jairius Jarvis
Jairius Jarvis
Height: 6'5
Weight: 245
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Donaldsonville, LA
High School: Nicholls State
Position: DB

In 2008: Will be counted on for a big senior year after earning All-MIAA Honorable-Mention honors as a junior last season and playing in all 11 games … was sixth on the Lions with 53 tackles along with 6.5 tackles for loss … notched season-best eight tackles in the Lions’ week seven shutout victory at Fort Hays State … recorded seven tackles on two occasions … also had two sacks on the season.

At Nicholls State: As a junior, Jarvis played in all 11 games, recording 31 tackles, eight for a loss along with three sacks, three fumble recoveries and one forced fumble … Started as a sophomore and played in all but one game for the Colonels … recorded a total of 43 tackles on the season with 26 of them being solo … had three sacks and eight tackles for a loss … responsible for one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries … best game came in one of Nicholls’ most historic wins over Division I – FBS Rice when he had a game-high 14 tackles to go along with a sack, two tackles for loss and a forced and recovered fumble … played in 10 games as a redshirt freshman and registered 14 solo tackles and eight assisted … recorded three tackles for a loss, two sacks and two forced fumbles.

In high school: Played for Coach Kirke Delatte at Ascension Catholic where he was an All-State performer at both defensive back and wide receiver … also played basketball.

Personal: Major is physical education … Born on January 18, 1987 … son of Gail Jarvis and Michael Williams. … Favorite vehicle: Bubble Chevy Caprice on 24s … I came to Missouri Southern because: Better opportunity