FOLLOWING THE 2007 SEASON
UNLV: Last name rhymes with "feathers" ... Only the second Rebel ever to leave school early to enter the NFL Draft (following second-round pick Eric Wright just last year) ... A quick and energetic pass-rusher who comes from an NFL family ... Named preseason 2007 first team All-MWC by Sporting News, Street & Smith's, Athlon and Blue Ribbon ... Tabbed second team by Lindy's and Phil Steele's ... Led UNLV in sacks both of his seasons on campus ... Ranked the No. 36 DE in college football by Phil Steele's heading into junior campaign.
2007: Started 11 of 12 games and played in every game at one end spot for Rebels ... Finished ninth on team in total tackles with 40 ... Led squad in QB sacks with 5.5 for loss of 38 yards ... Had a career-high 10 tackles at TCU ... Also added season-best two sacks vs. the Horned Frogs.
2006: Started 10 games and played in a total of 11 en route to earning second team All-MWC honors ... Displayed his ability to dominate games in the season opener against Idaho State, recording two sacks and returning a fumble 67 yards to a TD ... Also forced a fumble against the Bengals ... Had 2.5 sacks and forced two fumbles against Wyoming ... Made 32 total tackles, including 11 solo take downs ... Finished the season with 5.5 sacks and 9.5 tackles for loss ... Was third in the MWC in sacks and fifth in tackles for loss ... A mid-year signee who enrolled at UNLV in January.
BUTLER: Spent just one season at the community college located in El Dorado, KS, where he played with fellow Rebel Elton Shackelford ... Posted 7.5 quarterback sacks, two fumble recoveries and two pass breakups for the Grizzlies in 2005.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2004 graduate of Andrews HS ... Lettered four years for coach Gerald Baxter ... Played HB, FB, LB and DE for the Yellow Jackets.
PERSONAL: Jeremy James Geathers was born on June 19, 1986, in New Orleans ... The son of Jumpy Geathers and the late Debbie Geathers ... Has four brothers and sisters ... Father played 13 years in the NFL as a pass-rushing star for the Saints, Redskins, Falcons and Broncos from 1984-96 ... Uncle Robert Geathers Sr. played six years for the Bills and cousin Robert Geathers Jr. starred at Georgia and now plays for the NFL's Bengals ... Also took visits to Eastern Michigan and Ball State ... Majoring in university studies.
GEATHERS' DEFENSIVE STATS
2007 12-11 26 14 40 6.5-41 5.5-38 1 1 0 1 2006 11-10 11 21 32 9.5-54 5.5-43 3 2 0 0 Totals 23-22 37 35 72 16.0-95 11.0-81 4 3 0 1