Jayron Kearse earns a "minus" after great play Saturday
Hometown: Fort Myers,
FL (South Fort Myers HS)
Years Played: 2013 - 2015
Safety Jayron KearseJayron Kearse
#20 6-4, 215
Fort Myers, FL
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Senior corner Garry PetersGarry Peters
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Kearse told us it as miscommunication.
"I got the wrong signal. I didn't see it was a Cover 2," he said. "I look at it as a blessing, because if I had been outside the hash I don't know that I could have caught him."