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John Destin
18   John Destin

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Belle Glade, Fla.

High School:
Royal Palm Beach HS

Last College:
Rock Valley CC

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 195

Position:
Defensive Back

Experience:
2L


Tulsa -- A two-year letterwinner . . . has played in 28 career games and has six career starts . . . has 45 career tackles, five pass break-ups and three forced fumbles . . . 2008 -- Played in 14 games . . . started five games at cornerback . . . collected 26 tackles, three forced fumbles, two pass break-ups and one interception . . . tallied two tackles, one pass-break-up and one interception against Ball State in the GMAC Bowl . . . had three stops and one forced fumble vs. Arkansas . . . tallied five tackles and one pass break-up in a start against North Texas . . . 2007 -- Played in all 14 games . . . started the UAB contest at cornerback . . . totaled 19 tackles, including 16 solos, and also has three pass break-ups . . . Overall -- Had a great spring . . . played with a lot of confidence in the Bowl game . . . has great size and tremendous strength . . . has the ability to get up and press receivers . . . has tremendous speed . . . a physical tackler . . . possesses good coverage skills.

Junior College -- Tallied 23 tackles, 10 pass deflections and five interceptions in six games in 2006 at Rock Valley College . . . was named the NJCAA Defensive Player of the Week after a three interception performance in a 14-13 win over Ellsworth College . . . he returned one of those pickoffs for a 56-yard touchdown . . . junior college head coach was Jeremy Warren.

High School -- Was a two-year letterwinner at Royal Palm Beach High School . . . started at running back his senior season . . . rushed for over 500 yards as a senior . . . high school football coach was Eric Patterson.

Personal -- Favorite NFL team is the Tennessee Titans . . . lists Santonio Holmes as his favorite NFL player . . . his favorite professional athlete is Lebron James . . . favorite TV channels are VH1 and ESPN . . . enjoys fishing . . . favorite food is hot chicken wings . . . lists "South Park" and "ESPN SportsCenter" as his favorite TV shows . . . parents are John Destin and Bessie McKenzie . . . majoring in communication.

Destin's Career Statistics
Defense		G	UT	AT	Tot	Loss	Sack	FR	FF	PBU	INT
2007 (So)       14	16	3	19	0/0	  0/0	0	0	3	0
2008 (Jr)	14	20	6	26	0/0	  0/0	0	3	2	1
Total	        28	36	9	45	0/0	  0/0	0	3	5	1