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#23 Jauan Latney
Position: Tailback
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 230
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Fredericksburg, Va.
High School: Massaponax
Major: Sport & Recreation Management
Experience: 2 Letters

Career Highlights

  • Saw action in 22 games his first two years at JMU
  • Had a career-high 98 yards and a score against Richmond in 2011
  • Has 60 career carries for 313 yards and two touchdowns

2012: Played in 10 games as a reserve and special teamer... Had 25 carries for 92 yards and one score while adding one reception for three yards... Also had one kick return for 14 yards... Had season highs of 10 carries and 38 yards in the home win over Saint Francis... Had three rushes for 24 yards and one touchdown against West Virginia at FedEx Field, including a season-long 20-yard carry for the score... Had his lone reception of the year at Villanova.

2011: Played in 12 games as a redshirt freshman... Had 35 carries for 221 yards and one touchdown while adding one catch for three yards... Was a stalwart on short yardage situations... Had his best collegiate game in the win over Richmond, carrying 19 times for 98 yards and one score... ALso had nine rushes for 66 yards at William & Mary... Had a season-long 34-yard carry in the home opening victory over Central Connecticut State.

2010: Retained the year of eligibility after redshirting.

High School: Was a two-sport standout at Massaponax, playing both football and basketball... Named to the All-AAA Commonwealth and Second-Team All-Northwest Region squads his senior year for his play at defensive back... Also earned Second-Team All-District honors at halfback and kick returner in 2009... Was selected to play in the 2010 Virginia High School Coaches Association All-Star football game as part of the West squad... Had 87 carries for 781 yards and 10 touchdowns at halfback while recording 50 tackles, four interceptions, including one for a touchdown, and returning 13 kicks for 506 yards and four scores... Rushed for 102 yards, added 31 receiving and picked off a pass in the regional title game to help lead the Panthers to their first regional championship since 2005 and a berth in the state semifinals... Earned Second-Team All-District as a junior at defensive back... Averaged almost seven points a game as a starter for the basketball team his senior year, earning three varsity letters in his career.

Personal: Parents are John and Patricia Latney... plans to major in accounting.