16  Deante' Lamar
Deante' Lamar

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Atlanta, GA

High School:
Lithonia HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 185

Position:
DB

Birthdate:
07/06/1987

Experience:
3L


2009:


Started all 12 games at cornerback...Finished second on the team in tackles (73) and led the team in pass breakups (7) and passes defended (8)...Second on the team in solo tackles (41)...Leads the team in passes defended (7)...Averaging 6.1 tackles per game and made six tackles or more in eight of the 12 contests...Had a pass breakup in six of the last 11 games and totaled seven during the span...Also had one interception and 2.5 TFLs...Recorded six tackles in the season opener against Ole Miss with his second career interception...Intercepted a Jeven Snead pass in the second quarter and returned it 25 yards allowing Memphis to score three plays later...Made six tackles against Middle Tennessee for the second straight game and had a season high five solo stops with a pass breakup...Had four tackles against UT Martin and broke up a pass in the fourth quarter on third down...Tied for third on the team with six tackles against Marshall with an assisted TFL and a pass breakup...Breakup came on third down in the third quarter to force a punt...Tied for second on the team with seven tackles against UCF, including five solo stops...Had a pass breakup for the fourth-straight game...Made a TFL for a loss of a yard on a rush by Brynn Harvey on a 3rd and 2 to force a UCF field goal...Made seven stops for the second-straight game and tied for the team lead against UTEP...Matched a career high with two pass breakups...Both breakups came on third down to force Miner punts...Led the team with eight tackles against Southern Miss with five assisted stops...Registered four assisted tackles against East Carolina...Had five tackles against Tennessee with three solo stops...Made six tackles against UAB with five unassisted stops and also had a tackle for a loss of a yard...Second on the team with a career high 10 tackles against Houston with five solo stops...Logged four solo tackles against Tulsa with a pass breakup...Breakup came on third down in the third quarter to force a punt.

2008:


Played in all 13 games with 10 starts at left cornerback...Led the team in pass breakups with six...Closed out the season with 35 tackles, which ranked eighth on the team...Totaled four or more tackles in four games...Made his first collegiate start in the season opener versus Ole Miss... Worked at corner and had three tackles on the day...Logged four tackles, three of which were solo stops, versus Rice...Credited with six tackles, including four solo stops, versus Marshall...Also registered two pass breakups and had a quarterback hurry against the Herd...Tallied three solo tackles and a pass breakup against Nicholls State...Against Louisville, logged four tackles and an interception...Intercepted a Hunter Cantwell pass in the first quarter deep in Louisville territory that resulted in a Memphis touchdown drive...Held the Cardinals short of the first down marker on all four tackles, including a tackle for a loss of three yards...Credited with three tackles and a pass breakup versus East Carolina...Broke up a Rob Kass pass on second down in the fourth quarter....Tallied one solo tackle and had his fifth pass breakup of the season versus Southern Miss...Broke up an Austin Davis pass in the fourth quarter on third down to force a punt...Had a key game versus SMU...Logged a career high and tied for the team lead with seven tackles and had a career-high six solo stops...Worked in the secondary and was credited with three solo tackles in the St. Petersburg Bowl...Had a pass breakup on 2nd-and-9 that ultimately helped force USF to punt two plays later...Was presented one of the True Tiger Awards at the 2009 Blue-Gray Game.

2007:


Played in 10 games as a member of the special teams unit and the defensive secondary...Made his first appearance of the season against Ole Miss...Assisted on his first career defensive tackle in the fourth quarter against UCF...Credited with a solo stop against East Carolina...Stopped ECU's Dwayne Harris following a six-yard reception to bring up third down...Pirates were forced to punt two plays later...Was presented one of the Chris Faros Most Improved Awards prior to the 2008 Blue-Gray Game...Credited with two solo tackles, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup in the spring scrimmage.

2006:


Lettered in 2006 after seeing action in nine games, primarily as a member of the Tiger special teams unit...Also saw playing time in the Memphis secondary.

2005:


Redshirted as a true freshman in 2005.

Prep:


Played for coach Phil Short at Lithonia High...Totaled 52 tackles and 10 pass breakups as a senior...Also picked off seven passes, running two back for touchdowns...Had interception returns of 58 yards and 64 yards for scores...Lettered three years in football and four years in track...Also totaled a 98-yard kickoff return for a TD as well as a 77-yard punt return for a TD...Named all-region, all-county and all-city in 2004...Tabbed as a first-team selection on the All-DeKalb County squad as a specialist...Finished prep career with 160 tackles, 12 interceptions and 38 pass breakups...Returned four of his 12 career interceptions for scores...Also totaled 30 receptions for 565 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior...A member of the National Beta Club and the National Holl Roll...Nominated for the Wendy's High School Heisman award.

Personal:


Deante' Antoine Lamar is the son of Tiffany Lamar and Antoine Clay...Born July 6, 1987, in Atlanta, Ga.

Lamar's Career Defensive Statistics
YR G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SK INT
2006 9/0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0
2007 10/0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0
2008 13/10 28 7 35 7 0 0 1-3 0-0 1-4
2009 12/12 41 32 73 8 0 0 2.5-3 0-0 1-25
TOTAL 44/22 70 40 110 15 0 0 3.5-6 0-0 2-29

Lamar's Career Highs
Tackles 10 (at Houston 2009)
Solo Tackles 6 (SMU 2008)
Assisted Tackles 5 (2 games, last at Houston 2009)
Pass Breakups 2 (2 games, last vs. UTEP 2009)
Quarterback Hurries 1 (Marshall 2008)
Tackles For Loss 1 (3 games, last vs. UAB 2009)
Interceptions 1 (2 games, last vs. Ole Miss 2009)

Lamar's Game-By Game
Defense Opponent UT AT TT TFL SK FR PBU INT
8/30/08* Ole Miss 3 0 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0
9/6/08* Rice 3 1 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0
9/13/08* Marshall 4 2 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 0-0
9/20/08* Nicholls State 3 0 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0
9/27/08* Arkansas St. 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0
10/2/08* UAB 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0
10/10/08* Louisville 3 1 4 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 1-4
10/18/08* East Carolina 1 2 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0
10/25/08* Southern Miss 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0
11/8/08* SMU 6 1 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0
11/22/08 UCF 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0
11/29/08 Tulane 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0
12/20/08 USF 3 0 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0
9/6/09* Ole Miss 4 2 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1-25
9/12/09* MTSU 5 1 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0
9/19/09* UT Martin 2 2 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0
9/26/09* Marshall 2 4 6 .5-1 0-0 0-0 1 0-0
10/3/09* UCF 5 2 7 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 0-0
10/10/09* UTEP 3 4 7 0-0 0-0 0-0 2 0-0
10/17/09* Southern Miss 3 5 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0
10/27/09* East Carolina 0 4 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0
11/7/09* Tennessee 3 2 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0
11/14/09* UAB 5 1 6 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0-0
11/21/09* Houston 5 5 10 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0
11/27/09* Tulsa 4 0 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0

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