91 - Jerry Ceja
Jerry Ceja
Height: 6-3
Weight: 220
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Aurora, Colo.
High School: Grandview HS '09
Position: DL
Experience: 2L

2011: Listed as a backup at left defensive end on preseason depth chart. In four spring scrimmages, he had a pair of sacks, two passes broken up and six total tackles.

2010: Played in 14 games, including three-straight games as a starter from Oct. 16 to Nov. 30. He had a career-high six tackles, including a sack, versus Sacramento State (10/23/10) in one of those starts. For the season, Ceja had 23 tackles with five sacks, three forced fumbles and three quarterback hurries. Two of his sacks and a hurry came in the semifinals of the FCS Playoffs against Villanova (12/17/10). Thanks to huge plays made by Ceja, Eastern defensive tackles have some great memories. And those plays helped the Eagles win two games during its trek to the national title. A Colorado native, Ceja made the first start of his career at Northern Colorado (10/16/10) and he had the team’s defensive play of the game. He forced a fumble on a sack late in the game that was picked up by teammate Tyler Jolley and returned 17 yards. That gave EWU the ball 39 yards from the end zone and led to EWU’s winning touchdown with 41 seconds to play in the 35-28 victory. His older brother, Dominique Ceja, was a backup offensive tackle for Northern Colorado. Earlier in the season, Ceja forced a fumble on a sack on the final play of the game that was returned 34 yards for a score by Renard Williams and secured EWU’s 36-27 victory over Montana (9/18/10) in the first game on EWU’s new red Sprinturf surface at Roos Field.

2009: Named to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team. He saw action in 10 Eastern games as a true freshman, and had a season-high three tackles in Eastern’s final two games of the season versus Northern Arizona (11/21/09) and Stephen F. Austin (11/28/09).

HS: Graduated from Grandview HS in 2009. Was a first-team 5A All-State selection in the state of Colorado as a defensive lineman in 2008. Earned first-team All-Centennial League honors as a senior defensive lineman. He had 87 tackles (17 for loss) with nine sacks as a senior, helping Grandview to an 11-1 record. As a junior, he helped Grandview win the Colorado Class 5A state football championship with a 20-14 overtime win. The Wolves finished 12-2.

Personal: Born 6/22/91 in Denver, Colo. Urban and regional planning major. Name is pronounced “say-ah.”

Year GP   TT   Hi   S    TL-Yds     FF-FR PBU  I-Yds
2009 10   12   3   1    4-6         0-0      0    0-0
2010 14   23   6   5    9-29        3-0     1    0-0
Tot.  24   35   6  6    13-35     3-0    1    0-0

 

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