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    5DJ Stubbs

    Class: Senior Position: WR Height: 5-9 Weight: 185 Previous School: University Christian School Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.

    2020 (Sr.):
    • Saw playing time in all 11 games, starting 10 contests
    • VaSID All-State second team honoree
    • Phil Steele Postseason All-Independent first team
    • Led the Flames in receptions (38) and receiving yards (523)
    • Ranked second on the team with three touchdown receptions
    • Eight receptions for 119 yards with a 14-yard touchdown against FIU
    • Five receptions for 37 yards with a 12-yard touchdown against North Alabama
    • Helped Liberty pick up a road win at Syracuse, finishing the game with four receptions for 58 yards and a 36-yard touchdown reception
    • Finished the Southern Miss game with six receptions for 71 yards
    • Three receptions for 24 yards during Liberty’s first-ever win at Virginia Tech
    • Three receptions for 56 yards against UMass
    • Helped the Flames defeat No. 9/11 Coastal Carolina in the FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl by finishing the game with five receptions for 68 yards

    2019 (Jr.):
    • Saw playing time in all 13 games, including nine starts
    • Ranked second on Liberty’s roster with 401 receiving yards
    • Ranked third on the team with 32 receptions
    • One of six players on the squad with two or more touchdown receptions in 2019
    • Led the Flames with 16 punt returns for 35 yards
    • Opened the season with five receptions for 47 yards against No. 22 Syracuse
    • Scored Liberty’s first TD of 2019 on a 12-yard pass from QB Stephen Calvert and finished the Louisiana game with five receptions for 52 yards
    • Finished the Maine game with two receptions for 37 yards, including a seven-yard touchdown reception during the Homecoming victory
    • Three receptions for 24 yards at Rutgers, while completing a 38-yard passing play
    • Helped the Flames to a road win at UMass with three receptions for 65 yards, including a 38-yard touchdown reception
    • Three receptions for 25 yards during Liberty’s regular-season finale win over New Mexico State
    • Had a 15-yard reception and three punt returns during Liberty’s win over Georgia Southern in the FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl

    2018 (So.):
    • Saw playing time in all 12 games, including five starts
    • Ranked second on Liberty’s roster with 50 receptions for 631 yards and a touchdown
    • Finished the year with three 100-yard games
    • Led the team with 10 punt returns for 101 yards
    • Helped the Flames open the FBS era with a win over Old Dominion, finishing the game with seven receptions for 155 yards and a touchdown
    • Named Liberty’s Offensive Player of the Week after the Old Dominion game
    • Six receptions for 95 yards against North Texas
    • Named Liberty’s Offensive Player of the Week after the North Texas game
    • Three receptions for 20 yards and completed a 39-yard pass play in a road win at New Mexico
    • Finished the New Mexico State game with 11 receptions for 115 yards
    • Named Liberty’s Special Teams Player of the Week after the New Mexico State game (Oct. 6)
    • Eight catches for 108 yards in a home win over Idaho State
    2017 (Fr.):
    • Saw playing time in all 11 games as a true freshman
    • Finished the year with seven receptions for 50 yards
    • Led the team with 17 punt returns for 115 yards (6.8 yards per return)
    • Added two kickoff returns for 83 yards
    • Recorded three receptions for 19 yards during Liberty’s season-opening win at Baylor
    •Had a season-best 71-yard kickoff return against Morehead State
    • Added a 32-yard punt return against Morehead State and a solo tackle
    • Had a 25-yard punt return against Indiana State
    • Made a 10-yard reception against Monmouth
    • Finished the Presbyterian game with two receptions for 20 yards

    Prep:
    • Graduated from University Christian School in Jacksonville, Fla.
    • Three-year letter winner
    • Played quarterback, running back, wide receiver and free safety during his time at University Christian School
    • Helped his high school win state championships during his junior and senior seasons
    • Finished his sophomore season with 25 receptions and eight touchdowns as a wide receiver
    • Finished his junior season with 30 receptions for five touchdowns as a wide receiver, 15 carries for four touchdowns as a running back, four interceptions as a safety and 25 completions with six touchdowns as a quarterback
    • Ended his senior season with 55 rushing attempts for 474 yards and four touchdowns and had 23 receptions for 307 yards and four touchdowns
    • Completed 13-of-31 pass attempts for 262 yards and four touchdowns, while adding three interceptions his senior year
    • Participated in basketball and track & field at University Christian School
    • Five-time all-tournament team member in basketball, helping University Christian School win two tournament titles
    • Two-time basketball MVP

    Personal:
    • Son of Cherell Young and Donell Stubbs
    • Digital Communication major
    • Birthday is May 31

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