CAREER: After transferring from Feather River College in Quincy, Calif., Geathers played in all 25 games as a Knight in 2008-09 with 64 tackles, 22.5 of which were for a loss...Helped lead the team to the St. Petersburg Bowl game as a senior.
SENIOR SEASON (2009): Voted to 2009 All Conference C-USA Defensive First Team...Played in all 13 games...Completed 29 total tackles and 11 sacks ...At Texas (Nov. 7) he totaled his season high with six tackles as well as two sacks...Started at right end vs. Samford and Houston in wins...Forced two fumbles vs. Buffalo (Sept. 19)... Accumulated three tackles vs. Memphis (Oct.3) as well as three QB hurries... Ranked 41st in the nation with 13.5 tackles for loss.
JUNIOR SEASON (2008): Appeared in all 12 games ... Second on the team with 5.5 sacks, and fourth on the team with 9.5 tackles for a loss ... Recorded his first tackle as a Knight vs. South Carolina State (Aug. 30) where he amassed two solo tackles ... Totaled two tackles vs. USF (Sept. 6) ... At Boston College (Sept. 20), earned his first career tackle for a loss ... Made two total tackles and had two key QB hurries vs. UTEP (Sept. 27) ... Recorded his first sack in a dominating two-sack performance vs. SMU (Oct. 04) ... An absolute force up front vs. East Carolina (Nov. 2), totaling five tackles including a sack and two tackles for loss ... Sacked the QB two times and assisted on another vs. Southern Miss (Nov. 8), and ended the game with seven total tackles for a season-high ... Accumulated five tackles vs. Marshall (Nov. 15) as well as a QB hurry ... Totaled three tackles and a couple of key pass break-ups in win vs. Memphis (Nov. 22) ... Registered five total tackles including a tackle for loss vs. UAB (Nov. 29).
PRIOR TO UCF: Transferred to UCF from Feather River College in Quincy, Calif., where he spent two seasons following a prep career at Andrews (S.C.) High School ... Has three years to play two seasons for the Knights ...Named to the NorCal All-Conference team this past season after racking up 60 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks ... Was the Region 6-AA Lineman of the Year in South Carolina as a prep senior ... Earned first-team Class AA All-State honors as a senior and third-team honors as a junior ... Also recruited by NC State, Oklahoma State, New Mexico and UNLV.
PERSONAL: Geathers is the son of James Geathers ... Brother Jeremy is a junior linebacker at UNLV and his father James `Jumpy' Geathers played in the NFL for 13 seasons with the Washington Redskins and won a Super Bowl ring.
FEATHER RIVER HEAD COACH TIM SIMI ON JARVIS GEATHERS: "Jarvis has a great motor. He is a guy who goes hard from the snap all the way to the whistle. He is very quick off the ball and is a natural pass rusher. He is also very good against the run and just a good all-around football player. He is definitely one of the best players - and not just at his position - but overall that we have had out here."