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J.R. Tolver


Height: 6-1

Weight: 202

Position: WR

College: San Diego State

Drafted: Pick 34 of the 5th round by Miami
Analysis
Positives: Has a lean, athletic frame with good muscle development...Smooth and fluid in his release off the line...Flashes the ability to get vertical on defenders instantly...Runs, crisp, clean short routes and shows explosion in his acceleration to go deep...Makes good body adjustments going up for the ball and has the jumping ability to compete for the pigskin at its highest point...Drives hard to gain yards after the catch, displaying good twitch and hip swerve to separate...Smart player who easily reads coverages and quickly spots the seam in the zone.
Negatives: While he is smooth in his release, he struggles to escape vs. press coverage and is more comfortable working the zone, as he does not always gain separation in isolated coverage...Shows good explosion after the catch, but lacks ideal quickness, having to gear down to make sharp cuts...Does a nice job of tracking the ball in, but does have lapses where he loses focus...Willing blocker, but is too inconsistent to be relied upon to deliver the crack block at the second level...Extends his hands to haul in the pass, but does try to cradle catch at times, resulting in dropped balls.
Career Notes
Three-time All-Mountain West Conference who shattered school game, season and career records during his final campaign...A member of the NCAA Leadership Council, he boasts a string of 38 consecutive games with at least one reception...Finished his career with 262 receptions for 3572 yards (13.8 avg) and 18 touchdowns, topping the previous SDSU all-time records of 197 catches by Will Blackwell (1994-96) and 3139 yards by Darnay Scott (3139, 1991-93)...Only player in school history to lead the team in receiving three-straight years.
2002 Season

All-American second-team pick by The NFL Draft Report...All-Mountain West ConferenceFirst-team choice...Started every game at flanker, shattering school season-records with 128 receptions for 1785 yards (13.9 avg) and 13 touchdowns, breaking the previous marks of 86 catches by both Will Blackwell (1995) and Dwight McDonald (1974) and 1372 yards by Patrick Rowe (1990)...Joined Kassim Osgood (108 for 1552) in becoming the first players in school history to catch over 100 passes in a season...The duo also set two NCAA Division 1-A records...Their combined total of 236 receptions, topping the previous mark of 212 grabs by Nevada's Damond Wilkins and Geoff Noisy (1996), which matched the record set by Tulsa's Howard Twilley and Neal Sweeney (1965)...Their combined total of 3337 yards shattered the previous national record of 2774 set by Nevada's Trevor Insley and Cleavon Brooks in 1999...Completed one of three passes for 87 yards and returned two punts for 5 yards...Carried six times for 40 yards (6.7 avg) and a score...Led the team in scoring with 86 points...Averaged 140.8 all-purpose yards per game.


Fresno State...Began the season in explosive fashion, making 10 catches for 158 yards and a 31-yard score.
Colorado...Gained 79 yards on 8 grabs.
Arizona State...Hauled in 12 passes for a a career-high 296 yards and a 17-yard touch- down...Only Tom Nettles (263 vs. Southern Mississippi in 1968) gained more yards receiving in a game for the Aztecs.
Idaho...Added 184 yards on 14 catches with 1, 12 & 49-yard scores.
UCLA...Caught 3 passes for 30 yards.
Utah...Snared 16 passes for 185 yards and a 16-yard touchdown...His 16 grabs rank fifth on the school's game-record list.
Wyoming...Had 7 receptions for 133 yards.
Nevada-Las Vegas...Amassed 151 yards on 9 catches with 1 & 56-yard touchdowns.
Brigham Young...Totaled 30 yards on 4 catches, including an 8-yard score.
New Mexico...Snared 4 passes for 34 yards.
Colorado State...Made 10 catches for 96 yards and touchdowns of 1 & 5 yards.
Air Force...Gained 126 yards on 13 receptions.
Hawaii...Closed out his career with a school game-record 18 catches for 283 yards, including 2 & 69-yard touchdowns and set up another score with an 87-yard option pass to Kassim Osgood...His 18 receptions broke the old Aztec mark of 17, first set by Tom Reynolds vs. Utah State in 1971 and matched by Don Roberts (vs. California, 1982) and Curtis Shearer (vs. Air Force, 1994)...His 283 yards rank fifth on the school's game-record chart.
2001 Season

All-Mountain West Conference first-team choice...Lined up at flanker, leading the team with 63 receptions for 878 yards (13.9 avg) and two touchdowns...Also had a 33-yard kickoff return.


Colorado State...Gained 84 yards on 8 grabs.
Air Force...Had 5 receptions for 127 yards.
Eastern Illinois...Added 137 yards on 8 catches with 40 & 21-yard touchdowns.
Ohio State...Snared 6 passes for 67 yards.
New Mexico...Totaled 79 yards on 6 catches.
Utah...Hauled in 11 passes for 140 yards.
Wyoming...Followed with 8 grabs for 95 yards.
2000 Season

Earned All-Mountain West Conference first-team pick...Started every game as he led the conference with 62 receptions for 808 yards (13.0 avg) and a touchdown...Added 33 yards on two kickoff returns (16.5 avg).


Arizona State...Made 7 catches for 77 yards.
Wyoming...Gained 129 yards on 7 grabs.
Utah...Followed with 87 yards on 8 receptions.
Brigham Young...Added 6 catches for 77 yards.
Colorado State...Hauled in 7 passes for 146 yards.
Air Force...Totaled 75 yards on 6 catches with a 22-yard score.
1999 Season

Played in seven games, starting vs. Nevada-Las Vegas and Wyoming...Caught nine passes for 101 yards (11.2 avg) and a pair of scores.


Preseason...Suffered a high right ankle sprain in the final scrimmage of fall drills (9/1), missing the team's first three games vs. South Florida, Illinois and Southern California.
Nevada-Las Vegas...Made 4 catches for 44 yards and a score.
Wyoming...Had 4 receptions for 46 yards, including a 21-yard touchdown.
1998 Season

Redshirted as a freshman.


Injury Report
Suffered a high right ankle sprain in the final scrimmage of 1999 fall drills (9/1), missing the team's first three games vs. South Florida, Illinois and Southern California.
Campus Agility Tests
4.51 in the 40-yard dash...33-inch vertical jump...31 1/4-inch arm length...9-inch hands... 29/39 Wonderlic score.
COMBINE AGILITY TESTS
ARM HAND TEST 40 20 10 225 VJ BJ SHUTTLE CONE

31 3/4 9 3/8 24 4.66 2.73 1.61 36 9'11" 4.23 6.99


High School
Attended Mira Mesa (San Diego, Cal.) High...Two-year starter and three-year letterman as a quarterback...Second-team All-CIF...Team's Most Valuable Player and an All-Academic pick as a senior.. Also earned academic honors as a junior...Passed for 1880 yards and 15 touchdowns, while rushing for 1004 yards and five scores as a senior...Held the fifth-best single-game mark in CIF history for total yards with 410 (278 pass, 132 rush)...All-Western Region selection by Prep Star...Also a two-year letterman on the basketball squad.
Personal
Graduated with a degree in Information Decision Making and is presently working on his master's in Business...Son of Gregory Tolver, Sr. and Brenda Tolver...Born Gregory D. Tolver, Jr., on 1/13/80 in Long Beach, California...Resides in San Diego, California.
RECEIVING STATISTICS
YEAR GP GS NO YARDS AVG TD LONG R/G GM/AVG

1999 07 02 9 101 11.2 2 21 1.29 14.43

2000 11 11 62 808 13.0 1 71 5.64 73.45

2001 11 11 63 878 13.9 2 45 5.73 79.82

2002 13 13 128 1785 13.9 13 69 9.85 137.31

TOTAL 42 37 262 3572 13.6 18 71 6.24 85.05


KICKOFF RETURNS PUNT RETURNS

YEAR NO YARDS AVG TD LONG NO YARDS AVG TD LONG

2000 2 33 16.5 0 18

2001 1 33 33.0 0 33

2002 2 5 2.5 0 3

TOTAL 3 66 22.0 0 33 2 5 2.5 0 3


RUSHING STATISTICS SPECIAL TEAM TACKLES

YEAR NO YARDS AVG TD LONG TK SO AS FR FC

2001 2 -6 -3.0 0 -6 2 2 0 0 0

2002 6 40 6.7 1 19 1 1 0 0 0

TOTAL 8 34 4.3 1 19 3 3 0 0 0
PASSING STATISTICS
YEAR ATT COMP PCT YARDS TD INT LONG

2000 3 1 33.3 87 0 0 87



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