3 facts about running back Ole Miss



When Jerrion Ealy signed with Ole Miss in February 2019, it was for both football and baseball.

Ealy immediately contributed to the Ole Miss football and baseball teams.

His first season, Ealy won second-team All-SEC 2019 honors as a return specialist. He played in all 12 games, accumulating 722 yards and six touchdowns on 104 carries with 20 receptions for 172 yards and one touchdown.

Before the Ole Miss 2020 baseball season was cut short by COVID-19, Ealy played 13 games and started six times in freshman. In 22 batting appearances, he had a base percentage of .321 to go with his defensive percentage of .923.

Here is some basic information about Jerrion Ealy:

  • Last name and first name: Jerrion Zawasky Ealy
  • Height: 5 feet, 9 inches
  • Weight: 185 pounds
  • Age: 21 years old
  • Birthday: Aug 19, 2000
  • Hometown: Walnut Grove, Mississippi
  • High school: Jackson Preparatory School (Mississippi)
  • Parents: Howard Ealy and Vanessa Simmons

Check out three more things to know about running back Ole Miss and baseball outfielder Jerrion Ealy.

Jerrion Ealy’s shoulder injury resulted in Ole Miss 2021 baseball season’s absence

Mississippi running back Jerrion Ealy (9) is tackled by South Carolina defensive lineman Kingsley Enagbare (52) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Oxford, Mississippi, on Saturday, November 14, 2020 (AP Photo / Bruce Newman)

Jerrion Ealy underwent right shoulder surgery after the 2020 Ole Miss football season that caused him to miss the entire 2021 Ole Miss baseball season.

The right shoulder injury occurred during the Egg Bowl against Mississippi State on Nov. 28, according to 247Sports. The injury caused him to miss the Outback Bowl against Indiana on January 2, 2021.

Ealy’s shoulder surgery took place on January 7, 2021. Later in the morning he tweeted: “The surgery went well this morning. Thank you for all the prayers !! God bless you! !! ”

On July 24, 2021, Ealy said of his shoulder to 247Sports “It’s a hundred percent now. I’ve been cleared by the team doctor and I’m ready to go back to action.”

Jerrion Ealy set Ole Miss freshman record for multi-purpose yards

Jerrion Ealy set Ole Miss’s freshman record for versatile yards in a 40-29 victory over Southeast Louisiana on September 14, 2019.

Ealy recorded 273 all-purpose yards with 6 receiving yards, 95 rushing yards and 172 kickoff return yards. He scored two touchdowns in the contest – via a 94-yard kickoff return and a 30-yard run.

He has been the first Ole Miss player with a kickoff return and rushed touchdown in a game since 1999.

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Jerrion Ealy selected in 2019 MLB Draft

Jackson Prep's Jerrion Ealy scores a point against Jackson Academy in the Patriots' 15-3 victory at the BUT AAAA Division 1 Baseball Championships held at Raider Park Park on Wednesday, May 15, 2018.

The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Jerrion Ealy in the 31st round of the 2019 MLB Draft. Ealy was the No. 932 overall pick. He chose not to sign with the Diamondbacks.

The No.1 pick in the 2019 MLB Draft by the Baltimore Orioles was Oregon State receiver Adley Rutschman.

Grae Kessinger was the best Ole Miss player caught in the 2019 MLB Draft. Kessinger, a shortstop, placed 68th overall for the Houston Astros.

Here is more news from Jerrion Ealy:

Mississippi running back Jerrion Ealy (9) runs for a short distance as a Tulane player tackles him during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Oxford, Mississippi (AP Photo / Rogelio V. Solis)

Check out Jerrion Ealy’s bio on the Ole Miss football website.

Erik Hall is the leading digital sports producer with USA Today Network. You can find him on Twitter @HallErik.



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