Sunday, April 30, 2017
Oakland Raider Select Alabama State Jylan Ware In Seventh Round Of 2017 NFL Draft
OAKLAND, California -- The Oakland Raiders have selected tackle Jylan Ware in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
-Was not recognized by SWAC all-conference teams.
-was not a combine invitee.
-Took part in College Gridirion Showcase and HBCU Spirit Bowl for post-season showcases.
-Part of the O-line that helped Hornets lead the SWAC in rushing in 2013, 2014, and 2016.
Off The Field
-Earned bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation services in December.
-Played under two head coaches at ASU, Brian Jenkins for his final two seasons and former NFL WR Reggie Barlow for his early seasons.
-Mom, Tammie, is a single mother. Father is Alfred Ware.
2016 – Senior
-Started all 12 games he played.
-Helped pave the way for All-SWAC RB Khalid Thomas to rank #2 in conference with 1,237 yards rushing.
-Hornets led SWAC in team rushing offense.
-Team struggled to an 0-4 start but rebounded to go 4-4 in final eight games of the season.
2015 – Junior
-Started all 11 games he played.
-Team went 6-5 in first season under Brian Jenkins.
-Team capped season with win over Alabama A&M in Magic City Classic.
-Named to SWAC pre-season all-conference team.
2014 – Sophomore
-Started 10 of 11 games he played.
-Team led SWAC in rushing, averaging 228 yards per game on the ground and a total of 436 yards of total offense per game.
-Averaged over 30 points per game.
-Team went 7-5 in Reggie Barlow’s final season as head coach.
2013 – Freshman
-Played in two games on the season – seeing action against Grambling and Stillman.
2012 – Redshirt
-Sat out season as a redshirt.
-Standout in football and basketball at Valley, AL High.