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Player Bio: Michael Jolivette :: Football

  Michael Jolivette
Michael Jolivette
Player Profile
RS Junior

Houston, Texas

High School:
North Shore

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 180




Arizona: 2L... UA’s top cover cornerback entering 2002 fall practice... Started all 11 games for the Wildcats in 2001... Earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors last season... Led the team with five interceptions and set an Arizona single-season record in breaking up 20 passes... Jolivette’s 34 career pass breakups is No. 3 on UA’s career chart... Has 10 career interceptions... Tied for 16th in the nation for interceptions per game (.45)... Third on the team with 53 total tackles (38 solo)... Ended the season with three tackles for loss (-8 yards), a sack (-6 yards), a fumble recovery and a forced fumble... Returned an interception 60 yards for a score against USC... Returned a fumble 40 yards for a touchdown versus UNLV... Had nine hits (seven solo) versus Oregon... Had two solo tackles at Arizona State... Tallied three hits, a tackle for loss and a pass breakup versus Stanford... Had three solo tackles and broke up two passes at California... Notched four solo tackles, had two interceptions and four pass breakups against USC... Had four hits and broke up four passes at Washington... Finished with six tackles (five solo), an interception and a pass breakup at Oregon State... Tallied four hits, a tackle for loss, an interception and three pass breakups versus Washington State... Had two hits, forced a fumble, recovered a fumble and returned it 40 yards for a score, and broke up a pass against UNLV... Had six hits, an interception and a pass breakup versus Idaho... Opened the year with a season-best 10 tackles, a tackle for loss, a sack and two pass breakups... Finished the 2000 season No. 4 in total tackles and led the team with five interceptions, which ranked 19th nationally and first in the Pac-10 Conference... Jolivette’s five interceptions matched the 1999 team’s interception total... Earned first-team Freshman All-America accolades from The Sporting News and second-team All-Pac-10 honors... Played in all 11 games and started 10... Finished the year with 42 tackles (37 solo), three tackles for loss, one sack, five interceptions, 14 pass breakups and one forced fumble... Had five solo tackles and two pass breakups against Arizona State and four solo tackles against Oregon State... Had six hits (four solo), at Washington... Missed most of the Oregon game and bits of the UCLA game after getting hit in the mouth by the top of a helmet at Oregon on kick coverage early in the first quarter... Broke up a pass against UCLA... Had a jarring sack on a blitz that caused WSU quarterback Jason Gesser to fumble the ball, which teammate Alex Luna picked up for a 17-yard score... Had two solo tackles against the Cougars, and Jolivette’s interception in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter gave UA a chance to win in regulation... Notched six solo tackles and two interceptions at USC... Named Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week for Oct. 9 following his performance against the Trojans... Broke up two passes and had an interception at Stanford... Recorded five tackles and deflected two passes against San Diego State... Had four solo tackles, deflected two passes and intercepted a Steve Bellisari pass in the Ohio State game... Notched eight tackles, one for loss, in the season opener at Utah... Redshirted in 1999...

High School: North Shore High School, Houston, Texas, 1999... Earned PrepStar All-America honors his senior year... Also named a SuperPrep All-Texas selection... Three-year starter for coach David Aymond... Football team captain his senior year... Earned acclaim as a sprinter, with a reported 10.6 time in the 100m... Broke up 10 passes as a junior...