|20 J.J. Milbrook|
A highly-heralded and hard-hitting defensive back who has continued progression and development as a full-time member of the secondary and stalwart special teams performer after an acclimation season in 2005 ... Will open senior campaign as an official member of the preseason depth chart, listed as a potential starter at the free safety slot along with Van Eskridge ... Noteworthy speed, athleticism and physicality should also allow continued play as top special teams player as well ... Along with Eskridge and Chris Mattocks, many feel the Pirates possess the most punishing safety tandem in Conference USA play to say the very least ... Recorded two stops in the first spring scrimmage (3/28) before tallying four tackles and a pass breakup during the second contest (4/4) ... Booked three hits during the weather-shortened '08 Purple-Gold Game.
2007: Opened the last three games but appeared in 12 of 13 overall contests (WVU) ... Tallied 47 total tackles (26 solo, 21 assists), which ranked eighth on the team ... Led ECU with three interceptions ... Recorded at least seven tackles in the last three games as a starter ... vs. Va. Tech (9/1): Recorded four total tackles (solo, three assists) ... vs. UNC (9/8): Experienced action as a reserve member of the secondary as well as a member of special teams unit - no stats ... vs. USM (9/15): Recorded three total tackles (two solo, assist) ... Forced first career fumble in the first quarter ... vs. WVU (9/22): DNP-INJ ... vs. Houston (9/29): Experienced action as a member of special teams unit ... Credited with one tackle (solo) ... vs. UCF (10/6): Member of special teams unit ... Credited with one total tackle (assist) ... vs. UTEP (10/13): Member of special teams unit - no stats ... vs. N.C. State (10/20): Credited with three tackles (all assists) in a reserve role ... Member of special teams unit ... vs. UAB (10/27): Picked off first career pass in the fourth quarter ... Booked three total tackles (all solo) ... Credited with one TFL (-2 yards) ... vs. Memphis (11/3): Tallied a then career-high seven stops (three solo, four assists) ... Picked off second pass of the season (in as many games) in the fourth quarter, returning it 10 yards ... vs. Marshall (11/10): Recorded first career start at strong safety ... Led both teams with a career-high 14 stops (seven solo, seven assists) ... Forced second fumble of the season ... vs. Tulane (11/24): Tied for the team lead with eight tackles (six solo, two assists) ... Had three TFLs (-14 yards) to lead both teams ... vs. Boise State (12/23): Started third straight contest at strong safety ... Recorded three total tackles (solo) ... Picked off third pass in the fourth quarter, returning it 27 yards.
2006: Gained valuable game experience playing in all 13 contests as a top-tier member of the special teams unit and a reserve safety ... Collected six total tackles (all solo), two coming on special teams ... vs. Navy (9/2): Experienced limited action on special teams units ... Did not record any statistics ... vs. UAB (9/9): Participated on Pirate special teams unit but did not record any statistics ... vs. Memphis (9/16): Recorded first tackle (solo) of season on a kickoff return in the fourth quarter ... vs. WVU (9/23): Was not credited with a stop on special teams ... vs. UVA (10/7): Experienced game action on special teams unit - no tackles ... vs. Tulsa (10/14): Earned first action in Pirates secondary, recording two solo tackles in the fourth quarter ... vs. SMU (10/21): Logged two solo tackles, one on special teams and one in the secondary coming in the fourth quarter ... Credited with delivering the program's "hit of the season" on a return vs. the Mustangs ... vs. USM (10/28): Did not post stats during play on special teams ... vs. UCF (11/4): Played in his 16th career game as a member of the Pirates special teams unit ... vs. Marshall (11/11): Played in secondary and on special teams but was not credited with a tackle ... vs. Rice (11/18): No tackles as special teams participant ... vs. N.C. State (11/25): Experienced action on special teams but did not make a tackle vs. Wolfpack ... vs. USF (12/23): Tallied one stop during the Papajohns.com Bowl ... Made hit on a one-yard rush midway through the fourth quarter.
2005: Did not record any statistics but experienced action in seven games as primarily a special teams performer ... After sitting out the first four games, closed out the season by playing in consecutive contests against Rice, SMU, Memphis, UCF, Tulsa, Marshall and UAB.
2004: Sat out season in compliance with freshman eligibility standards ... Inked with the Pirate program during the traditional signing period in February.
High School: Earned state championship game MVP honors after scoring on a 93-yard punt return and a 91-yard touchdown reception ... Selected to the Florida Class 3-A All-State Team as a senior at Pace High School ... Also garnered All-Dade County honors ... A three-year letterman who served as the Spartans' team captain as a senior ... In addition to offensive exploits, netted five pass thefts and recovered two fumbles on defense ... Also keyed PHS's special teams units as a sophomore and junior ... Timed at 4.47 in the 40 during prep testing ... Prep teammate of former Pirate linebacker Durwin Lamb ... Lettered as basketball standout, playing on the PHS state championship hoops squad as a junior.
Personal: Full name is Jerry J. Milbrook, Jr. ... Born September 17, 1985 at Miami, Fla. ... A family community services major ... Involved with church work and active with Godchildren back home in South Florida.