Southern Miss plays host to UTEP this Saturday at 6 p.m., at The Rock.
The Golden Eagles play host to Troy this Saturday in a 6 p.m., kickoff.
2016 (Redshirt Sophomore): Picked up where he left off from solid freshman season, playing in all 13 games (starting four)...Had 2.5 sacks out of his 5.0 TFL and made 28 tackles (18 solo) for the year...Recorded two stops behind the line of scrimmage in the Kentucky win...Totaled five stops in that game versus the Wildcats and then did the same against Troy...Compiled a career-high six tackles in the win over Marshall, five of which were solo...Credited with sacks against Kentucky and Rice while combining for the other against Marshall.
Heart of Dallas Bowl: Recorded one, solo stop against Washington (12/26).
2015 (Redshirt Freshman): Appeared in all 14 games, starting 13...Finished 12th on the team with 32 tackles (15 solo)...Had six tackles for loss, fifth-most on the team, including 1.5 sacks...Had at least three tackles in eight games, with season-best four stops at Nebraska (9/26) and against Texas-El Paso (10/31)...Intercepted a pass at Charlotte (10/24), returning it 36 yards...Credited with four quarterback hurries...Named Conference USA All-Freshman at defensive end.
2014 (Freshman): Did not compete during the season, taking a redshirt.
High School: Three star prospect according to 247sports.com and Scout.com ... Two star recruit according to Rivals.com ... Lettered at Auburn High School in Auburn, Ala. ... Tallied 59 total career tackles (52 solo) with 10.5 sacks and two interceptions ... As a senior, registered 34 total tackles (27 solo) with 3.0 sacks, two fumble recoveries and one interception, helping Auburn HS to a 13-2 record ... As a junior, recorded 25 total tackles (25 solo) with 7.5 sacks and one interception ... ASWA - Player of the Week vs. (rival) Opelila - interception for a touchdown; two tackles for loss ... 6A State Championship Runner-Up.
Personal: Full name is Jadarian Travel Yancey ... Son of Juanita and Ike Dowdell ... Has an older brother, Adarius Yancey ... Born on June 5, 1995 in Auburn, Ala. ... Majoring in communications.