Jared Verse

DE, OLB · Florida St.


Week 14: In Florida State's big win over Louisville in the ACC Championship Game, Verse followed up last week three-sack effort with another three sacks against the Cardinals. He also pressured Louisville QB Jack Plummer on seven other dropbacks, as No. 4 Florida State finished the regular season undefeated at 13-0 — but was left out of the College Football Playoff. As a result of the decision, and to avoid an injury that might impact his draft status for next spring, Verse opted out of playing in the Orange Bowl as Florida State takes on Georgia. — JH

Week 13: The No. 4 Seminoles kept their record unblemished with its 24-15 win over rival Florida, and Verse had a big day on defense, recording three sacks and three solo tackles. He also added three assisted tackles. — JH

Week 12: Olayinnng 38 snaps against Northern Alabama, Verse recorded four quarterback pressures. He was in on three tackles but missed two other tackle opportunities. — JH

Week 11: In Florida State's 27-20 victory over interstate rival Miami, Verse played 48 snaps. He did not record a sack but did harass Miami QB Tyler Van Dyke, pressuring him six times in the win. He also collected two solo tackles and batted away a pass. He found himself in a rare coverage situation, allowing one catch for nine yards. — JH

Week 10: The edge defender had a quieter day than in Week 9, recording two QB pressures and was in on two tackles. Florida State remained unbeaten and moved to No. 4 in the rankings. — JH

Week 9: Verse's most dominant game as a pass rusher this season came in Florida State's 41-16 win over Wake Forest. Verse racked up three sacks and five other QB pressures as the Seminoles stay undefeated on the season. He also talled three solo tackles. — JH

Week 8: Playing 39 snaps in the 'Noles' 38-20 win over Duke, Verse pressured Blue Devils' quarterback Riley Leonard on three occasions. He also was in on five tackles, including one solo tackle. — JH

Week 7: The edge defender recorded three quarterback pressures and one tackle in Florida State's 41-3 blasting of Syracuse. — JH

Week 6: In Florida State's 39-17 win over over Va Tech, Verse recorded two sacks and was credited with two other QB pressures. He had two solo tackles and assisted on another. He was called for a penalty. — JH

Week 5: DNP - idle

Week 4: FSU won its fourth game versus Clemson in thrilling fashion 31-24 in OT.  Verse had a busy day, recording four tackles (season-high) and assisting on another.  He also registered three QB hurries, two QB hits, and one pass break-up.

Week 3: FSU won in its third game against Boston College 31-29.  Verse had three tackles and assisted on three others. He also pressured the quarterback once. He did miss two tackles. 

Week 2: FSU won its second game against Southern Miss, 66-13. Verse recorded one tackle, one assisted tackle, along with a half sack and two hits on the quarterback.  

Week 1: FSU won its first game against LSU 45-24. Verse recorded two tackles (one solo and one assisted). He also had three QB hurries.

Week 0: DNP

HISTORY — from college profile

2022 (soph): Played in 12 games with nine starts…recorded 48 tackles, including 17.0 for loss with 9.0 sacks, three quarterback hurries, one fumble recovery and one blocked field goal…named first-team All-American by The Athletic…Phil Steele third-team All-American…first-team All-ACC…received most All-ACC votes on defense…FSU Defensive MVP…only player in ACC and one of two Power 5 defenders nationally with four games of 2.5 tackles for loss in 2022…ACC-best average of 0.75 sacks per game ranked 17th nationally…ranked second in ACC and 10th nationally with average of 1.4 tackles for loss per game…had at least 0.5 tackles for loss in every game he finished…registered season-high seven tackles, 2.5 for loss with 1.5 sack, in 35-32 Cheez-It Bowl victory vs. Oklahoma…teamed with Dennis Briggs Jr. for sack on final play of game to secure victory…recorded three tackles, 2.5 for loss with career-high-tying 2.0 sacks, and one blocked field goal in 24-23 win vs. LSU…blocked 30-yard field goal to keep FSU ahead 7-3 in second quarter…made sack on LSU’s final drive of each half…named ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week for his performance vs. Tigers…recorded four tackles, 2.5 for loss with 1.0 sack, vs. No. 22 Wake Forest…played only 23 snaps vs. Demon Deacons while returning from injury…made two solo stops, including 12-yard sack, and one fumble recovery returned 10 yards in 45-3 victory at Miami…fumble recovery ended Hurricanes drive at 6-yard line in UM’s only trip to red zone…registered five tackles, 2.5 for loss with 0.5 sack, in 41-16 win vs. Georgia Tech…recorded five tackles, 0.5 for loss, and two quarterback hurries in 45-38 victory vs. Florida…had five tackles, 1.0 for loss, and one quarterback hurry at No. 14 NC State…made five tackles, 1.0 for loss, vs. No. 4 Clemson…had four tackles, 1.5 for loss with 1.0 sack, in season-opening 47-7 win vs. Duquesne…registered four tackles, 1.0 sack, in 38-3 win at Syracuse…had two tackles, including 1.0 sack, in 49-17 win vs. Louisiana…made two tackles at Louisville before exiting in first half due to injury…missed 44-14 win vs. Boston College due to injury.

2020-21 (fr): Appeared in 15 games over two seasons at Albany, recording 74 tackles, including 21.5 for loss with 14.5 sacks, 15 quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles and one pass breakup…first-team all-conference selection and FCS Freshman All-American in fall 2021 after registering 53 tackles, 11.5 for loss with 10.5 sacks, 13 quarterback hurries, one forced fumble and one pass breakup…earned CAA Defensive Rookie of the Year honors in spring 2021…was second-team all-conference selection and Jerry Rice Award finalist after recording 22 tackles, including 10.0 for loss with 4.0 sacks, and one forced fumble in four games played…led Colonial Athletic Association in tackles for loss and tied for second in sacks…made career-high 10 tackles vs. Stony Brook in first collegiate start…redshirted 2019 season.

High school: Three-time All-PHAC athlete at Central Columbia High in Bloomsburg, PA…played both sides his senior year, registering 14 tackles with three forced fumbles and 15 receptions for 385 yards at tight end…also played basketball and ran track for Bluejays…won state championship as part of 4×400 relay team.


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Weight: 253
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