A tough, physical player who will be in the mix for backup duties at the tailback position when practice resumes in August ... Worked at cornerback during a redshirt season in 2005 ... Moved to tailback last fall and was on the brink of seeing some playing time when he suffered a season-ending left foot injury during a jayvee game ... Returned to action in the spring and showed flashes of being able to help the team ... Ran hard and broke a lot of tackles ... Is benefiting from Tech's strength and conditioning program ... Will get a chance to make his mark at a crowded position during preseason workouts.
2006: Entered the season competing at the boundary corner position and playing on special teams ... Saw action in three varsity games early in the season, posting three tackles ... Injuries at tailback led to his move to offense ... Fell victim to an injury of his own while playing tailback and missed the rest of the season ... Bench pressed 350 pounds during spring max testing.
2005: Was redshirted while working at the boundary cornerback position ... Turned in the best bench press among the defensive backs during spring testing with a lift of 340 pounds ... Tied for the top back squat at 500 pounds ... Ran a 4.35 in the 40 ... Turned in four tackles, including one for a loss, in the first spring scrimmage ... Was in on four tackles and forced a fumble during the spring Maroon-White game.
High School: Was a running back and defensive back for Coach Dan Spittal at Eastern ... Also returned kicks ... Rushed for 1,167 yards and 15 touchdowns on 183 carries as a senior ... Averaged 6.4 yards per carry ... Added 1,444 yards and 18 TDs his junior year ... Was instrumental in his team's march to the New Jersey Group 4 title during his junior season ... Earned second-team all-state honors ... Rated as the No. 9 all-purpose back in the nation and the No. 11 player in New Jersey by rivals.com ... Ranked the No. 49 running back in the nation and the No. 22 player in the state of New Jersey by scout.com ... Ranked the No. 20 player in the state of New Jersey by SuperPrep ... Named to PrepStar's postseason All-East Region team.
Personal: Jahre T. Cheeseman ... Born 1/11/87 in Vallejo, CA ... Son of Acintia and Mario Robinson ... Enrolled in apparel, housing and resource management.