6 Jelani Berassa
6 Jelani Berassa
Height: 6-4
Weight: 210
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
High School: Miami Killian
Position: WR

2011 (Sophomore) | Game-By-Game Stats

Played in all 11 games and started 10 contests...caught 37 passes for 552 yards and had a team-best eight touchdown receptions...averaged 14.9 yards per reception and 50.2 yards per contest...caught a pass in every game and had multiple catches in eight contests...caught touchdown passes in seven games...excelled in MVFC action with 33 catches for 518 yards and seven touchdowns...had a season-best seven receptions for 91 yards and a touchdown against Missouri State...caught a 12-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter against the Bears...hauled in five passes for a season-best 97 yards in victory over No. 1-ranked North Dakota State...had a 46-yard reception against the Bison and caught a 12-yard scoring pass in the second quarter...finished with six catches for 44 yards and had two touchdowns at Indiana State...had touchdown receptions of four yards in the second and fourth quarter...against South Dakota State had 82 yards on four receptions...scored on a 48-yard strike in the third quarter vs. the Jackrabbits...longest reception of the year was 69-yard touchdown against Western Illinois...caught four passes for 62 yards and had a touchdown at Southern Illinois...had a 15-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter at SIU...caught three passes for 46 yards, including a 35-yard gain on 3rd-and-8 with 2:13 remaining to seal the victory against Illinois State...had three receptions for 27 yards at UNI...caught two passes for eight yards, including a 10-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter...had a 17-yard reception against Valparaiso and a nine-yard catch vs. Saint Francis (Pa.)...did not start against South Dakota State...earned his second letter.

2010 (Sophomore): Redshirted after suffering a season-ending knee injury in fall camp.

2009 (Freshman) | Game-By-Game Stats

Played in all 11 games as a reserve wide receiver...caught four passes for 48 yards...had single receptions in four games...caught passes of 16 yards at Indiana State, 13 at Southern Illinois, 12 against Western Illinois and seven at UNI...credited with 167 snaps played by the coaching staff...played a high of 23 snaps against Indiana State...also saw game action on kickoff returns and on punt returns...one of three true freshmen to see action...earned his first letter.

High School: Honorable-mention All-Dade County 6A-4A selection as a wide receiver by theMiami Herald...selected to play in the Miami-Dade High School Football All-Star Gridiron Classic...team won district championship...Cougars were 10-3...lost in playoffs to power Miami Northwestern...coach was Steve Smith...also played basketball...was a starter at forward and team captain.

Personal: Parents are Vivienne Crawford and Kelvin Berassa...birthday is April 29...has two brothers and three sisters...one brother (Rasani) is a grad student at Florida State while sister (Rashida) is an undergrad at Florida International...Jelani is the youngest of the six...father was born in Trinidad and mother was born in Jamaica...major is criminal justice.