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Jay Weatherington

Class: Senior
Position: OL
Height: 6-4
Weight: 285

Previous School: Woodbridge HS

Hometown: Woodbridge, Va.

An Inside Look from the Coaching Staff
• The leader of the offensive line
• An anchor in the middle
• Makes all of the calls for the line's protection
• Coaching staff has high expectations for him

2011 (Jr.)
• Started all 11 games at center
• One of four Liberty offensive linemen to start all 11 games
• Made first career start during season opener
• Graded out at 88 percent
• Recorded 73 knockdowns
• Did not allow a sack all year
• Part of the offensive line that was named the team's Offensive Player of the Week against Coastal Carolina
• Key part of Liberty's offensive line that helped the Flames finish the year ranked No. 8 in the country in scoring offense (35.91 points per game), No. 19 in passing offense (270.27) and 20th total offense (426.25)
• Liberty was also ranked No. 9 in passing efficiency (150.20), No. 19 in first down offense (21.45 per game) and No. 23 in tackles for a loss allowed (5.00 per game)
• Helped the Flames finish the year ranked No. 2 in third-down efficiency (51.05 percent/73-of-143) and No. 17 in fourth-down efficiency (61.54 percent/8-of-13)

2010 (So.)
• Saw playing time in all 11 games
• Graded out at 77 percent
• Finished the season with 85 plays and 18 knockdowns
• Helped the Flames ranked No. 2 in total offense (459.91 yards per game), No. 3 in scoring offense (36.45 points per game) and No. 7 in passing offense (288.91
• Liberty also ranked No. 5 in sacks allowed (0.64 per game) and No. 5 in tackles for loss allowed (4.18 per game)
• Liberty ranked No. 1 in first downs per game (24.18), No. 16 in third-down efficiency (43.84), No. 8 in red zone offense (0.88) and No. 18 in time of possession (32:12)
• The Flames rushed for 188.0 yards per game in conference games and finished with 15 of their 21 rushing touchdowns against Big South opponents
• Recipient of team's Samkon Gado award in spring of 2011, given to Liberty's most improved offensive player

2009 (Fr.)
• Saw playing time in 10 of 11 games as a true freshman
• Graded out at 73 percent
• Finished with six knockdowns on 35 plays
• Helped the Flames finish the year ranked No. 21 nationally in rushing yards per game (176.1)
• Helped the Flames become the nation's No. 2 red zone efficient offense, as Liberty scored on 92.2 percent trips inside the opponent's 20-yard line
• Also scored 27 rushing touchdowns in the red zone, ranking second in the country
• Liberty's 31 total rushing touchdowns is the second-highest team mark in program history 
• Helped the Flames rank No. 25 in sacks allowed (15 in 11 games)
• Was part of an offense that finished the year ranked No. 1 in scoring average (36.36 points per game)
• Helped Liberty rank No. 22 nationally in fewest tackles for a loss allowed (4.82)

Prep
• Two-year varsity letterwinner from Woodbridge High School
• All-district and all-region tight end as a junior
• Helped Woodbridge to a 9-5 record, the Northwest Region championship and a runner-up finish in the VHSL state playoffs
• First team Cardinal District offensive lineman selection as a senior
• Named to the Northwest Region Group AAA second team as an offensive lineman
• Great American Rivalry Series Student-Athlete Award honoree

Personal
• Son of Dyke and Julie Weatherington
• Birthday is Aug. 7
• Exercise science major