As you are aware, we both have and continue to cover Clarksville, Tennessee talent, and talent from the Clarksville metropolitan area, as part of our coverage area largely because we are principally based in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Hopkinsville and Clarksville comprise one metropolitan area in spite of one city being in Kentucky and the second laying just across the Tennessee state line.
Well, we are proud to have partnered with the law firm of Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys to feature a weekly article promoting a Clarksville-Montgomery County area prep football player. Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys is a full service law firm covering all areas within the realm of general practice from domestic to criminal defense, contracts to malpractice,Will & Estates to civil and criminal matters in General Sessions.
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We thought, particularly since it is the offseason, it would be fun to take a break from featuring either present-day or future high school football stars to feature a former high school football star from the Clarksville, Tennessee area. When it comes to Clarksville’s former high school superstars, it doesn’t get much bigger than the present-day LB for the Detriot Lions, and former Eagle from Clarksville Northeast, Jalen Reeves-Maybin.
Reeves-Maybin was a senior for Coach Isaac Shelby’s Northeast Eagles in 2012. Jalen gained more than 2,000 yards rushing that year including 1,000 rushing yards, in three postseason games, before bowing out of the playoffs, his senior year, to eventual State Football Champion, Beech Senior High School. Jalen Hurd played for Beech that particular year and he certainly was no slouch as far as high school football stars go.
In the game against Beech, Reeves-Maybin scored 2 rushing TDs and gained nearly 500 yards from scrimmage in that one contest. Not too shabby for a player who wasn’t deployed at RB. Reeves-Maybin was a QB in Coach Shelby’s triple-option offensive attack. At the end of the year, Jalen was named an All-State selection on defense by the Tennessee Sports Writers.
Jalen Reeves-Maybin, or JRM as he would come to be called, played collegiately at Tennessee from 2013-2016. During that span, he had 240 career tackles, 149 solo-stops, 8 QB sacks, 4 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered and 2 fumbles forced. JRM declared himself eligible for the NFL draft where he was drafted and signed a 4-year, 3.01 million-dollar contract with a singing bonus of $618,887.
JRM was on injured-reserve for the Lions much of 2018, after playing the full 2017 NFL season. The 6-0, 230 pound OLB figures prominently in the franchise’s defensive plans going forward and we certainly wish him both good health and God’s speed.
We are very proud to award to Class of 2012, QB/LB, Jalen Reeves-Maybin, this week’s distinction as the Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys, Montgomery County Player of the Week. KPGFootball continues to look forward to our partnership with Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys as we both continue to publicize and promote all of the fine young football players in and around Clarksville, Tennessee. Congratulations to a star from yesterday-year, Jalen Reeves-Maybin for being our Meeks & Meeks, Attorneys, Montgomery County Area Player of the Week!
This is Fletcher Long reporting for KPGFootball reminding you to PLAY THROUGH THE WHISTLE!
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