13  T.J. Drakeford
T.J. Drakeford
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Charlotte, N.C.

High School:
Independence

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 188

Position:
DB

Experience:
1L

FRESHMAN Season (2008)
Started in 11 of 12 games...Had 47 tackles, 1.5 for a loss of yardage...had his second seven tackle game at UAB...also posted an interception with a 22-yard return and one pass breakup against UAB...forced a fumble and made a recovery against Rice...had nine breakups on the season, fourin the win overMemphis.

R-Freshman Season (2007)
Redshirted, did not play.

High School
Recorded 78 tackles, three interceptions, forced two fumbles and blocked two extra points en route to helping Independence to a perfect 16-0 record and a Class 4-AA State Championship in 2006...his high school has the longest prep winning streak in the nation (108 games)...he is a first-team All-Southwestern Conference and All-Mecklenburg selection.

Personal
Son of Shelanda Drakeford and Norris Evans...plans to major in marketing.