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Victor

Heyward

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Outside Linebacker
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 220
Year: Junior
Hometown: Dacula, Ga.
High School: Mill Creek

Bio

CAREER STATISTICS

ACADEMIC HONORS:
Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, Fall 2017

AT GEORGIA STATE: Returning starter and two-year letterwinner at outside linebacker ... Has 86 career tackles, including eight tackles for loss ... Signed with the Panthers in 2017 and immediately earned playing time as a true freshman.

2018: Started every game at outside linebacker ... Fifth on the team in tackles with 48, including three tackles for loss,  one interception and two pass breakups ... Led a strong defensive effort vs. ULM with an interception and a fumble recovery, both setting up scores. Helped GSU hold ULM to 262 yards, third-lowest in school history ... Had two tackles for loss vs. Texas State ... Career-high eight tackles and a pass breakup at Arkansas State ... Also had eight tackles with a shared sack the following game vs. Coastal Carolina ... Added six tackles vs. Georgia Southern.

2017: Played in every game at outside linebacker and moved into the starting lineup for the final three contests following an injury to senior James Traylor ... Made 38 tackles on the year with five tackles for loss, three sacks and two pass breakups ... Helped the Georgia State defense set records for fewest points per game allowed (24.75), fewest rushing yards per game (136.4), fewest yards per rushing attempt (4.13) and most sacks (24). 2017: Played in every game at outside linebacker and moved into the starting lineup for the final three contests following an injury to senior James Traylor ... Made 38 tackles on the year with five tackles for loss, three sacks and two pass breakups ... Helped the Georgia State defense set records for fewest points per game allowed (24.75), fewest rushing yards per game (136.4), fewest yards per rushing attempt (4.13) and most sacks (24).

Career-high seven tackles with two sacks for 19 yards and a pass breakup vs. Idaho ... Made his first start vs. App State and had six tackles and a pass breakup. Was in on fourth-down stop at the goal  line ... Made five tackles in shutout win at Charlotte ... Had a tackle for loss in the strong defensive effort vs. South Alabama, which managed just 41 yards rushing ... Had a sack and another tackle for loss in win at Texas State. Career-high seven tackles with two sacks for 19 yards and a pass breakup vs. Idaho ... Made his first start vs. App State and had six tackles and a pass breakup. Was in on fourth-down stop at the goal  line ... Made five tackles in shutout win at Charlotte ... Had a tackle for loss in the strong defensive effort vs. South Alabama, which managed just 41 yards rushing ... Had a sack and another tackle for loss in win at Texas State.

HIGH SCHOOL: First-team All-Region 6-AAAAAAA at Mill Creek High School … First-team All-Gwinnett County by the Gwinnett Daily Post and the Touchdown Club of Gwinnett … Three-star prospect by 247Sports ... Helped Mill Creek reach the state semifinals in Georgia's largest classification the last two years … Made 72 tackles as senior with 10 sacks, nine tackles for loss, 12 quarterback hurries, two caused fumbles, two fumble recoveries, four interceptions and two pass breakups ... Coached by Shannon Jarvis.

PERSONAL: Full name is James Victor Heyward ... Son of Anita and Victor Heyward ... Born Nov. 25, 1998

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