Jaron Dabney Athlete Profile

#22 Jaron Dabney

Jaron Dabney
Position: Running Back Height: 5-9 Weight: 180 Roster Years: 1997-1999 Hometown: Sealy, TX Last School: Sealy High School



All-America

  • 1997 The Sporting News Freshman Second Team

Personal

Born in Sealy, Texas ... Parents are Halbert and Lenora ... Has posted a 4.38 time in the 40-yard dash ... Recruited by SMU, New Mexico State, Tulsa, UTEP and Syracuse.

Before BYU

A three-year letterman in football, basketball and track at Sealy HS ... First team all-state wide receiver in 1994 ... Named Second Team all-state tailback in 1995 ... Selected First team all-state as a punt returner and tailback in 1996 ... Returned eight punts for touchdowns over his junior and senior seasons ... Led Sealy HS to three straight state championships ... Ran for over 1,900 yards as a senior, including a 56-yard run during the championship game.



1997 | Freshman Year

Ranked as the Cougars' third leading rusher with 117 yards, averaging 6.2 yards per carry ... Played in all 11 games as a freshman ... Recorded an 18-yard touchdown reception from Kevin Feterik against Tulsa ... Caught three passes for 19 yards on the season ... Tallied 1,046 all-purpose yards ranking second on the BYU roster ... Registered 638 yards on kick returns and 272 yards on punt returns, including an 83-yard punt return for a touchdown against Hawai'i.