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Jarrett Selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFL Draft

Second Owl Drafted in 2011


NEW YORK (4/29/11) – The Philadelphia Eagles selected Temple safety Jaiquawn Jarrett (Brooklyn, N.Y.) with the 22nd pick of the second round (54th pick overall) of the 2011 National Football League Draft on Friday evening at Radio City Music Hall.

Jarrett is the second Owl selected in the 2011 Draft so far. In first round action on Thursday, the New York Jets selected Temple defensive tackle Muhammad Wilkerson (Linden, N.J.).

Jarrett is the 60th Temple University football player to be selected in the NFL Draft since 1937. The Owl duo is the first multi-selection in a Draft since 2003.

Jarrett is also the sixth Temple player to be selected by the Eagles in the Draft in school history. Ironically both the Eagles and Temple Owls play their games at Lincoln Financial Field.


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A 2010 Pro Football Weekly All-American, Jarrett is a two-time first-team All-MAC honoree and team captain.  Jarrett started all 12 games at free safety in 2010 and played in every game of his collegiate career with 43 starts. Jarrett was the Owls' top defender with 74 tackles, and also had two interceptions, two break-ups, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery last season. Named to the prestigious Jim Thorpe Award Watch List, Jarrett was the recipient of the 2010 National Football Foundation & College Football Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete and the 2010 Enterprise Spirit & Sportsmanship Awards. Jarrett will receive his degree in criminal justice on May 12.

The 2011 NFL Draft continues on April 30 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.  ESPN and the NFL Network will continue live television coverage.