2021 Honors – – Next Man In Award, special teams . . . 2021 – – Saw action in seven games . . . first action of career in 27-7 loss at Wisconsin . . . one kickoff return for 20 yards at Wisconsin . . . saw action in 33-23 win over Illinois as defense allowed just 64 net rushing yards . . . one solo tackle and one assisted tackle vs. Illinois for first career defensive statistics . . . started at strong safety in 28-21 win at Nebraska, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 42-3 loss to #2 Michigan, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in 20-17 Citrus Bowl loss to #22 Kentucky, recording one solo tackle.
High school honors – – Named to Des Moines Register Elite All-State team as a senior . . . earned first-team all-state and all-district honors as a senior . . . first-team all-state and all-district as a junior, earning district MVP honors . . . first-team all-state and all-district as a sophomore . . . Career – – Four-year football letterman as quarterback and defensive back . . . team posted four-year record of 38-6, including 25-0 mark in final two seasons . . . led prep team to back-to-back state championships as a junior and senior after making the playoffs as a sophomore . . . holds school records for pass completions and passing yards in a season, career passing yards and passing touchdowns, receptions in a game, receptions and receiving yards in a season, touchdown receptions in a career, and total yards in a season . . . scored winning touchdown in final minutes of state title game as a senior . . . completed 199-of-331 pass attempts for 3,447 yards and 35 touchdowns as a senior, with nine interceptions . . . also rushed 131 times for 1,235 yards and 24 touchdowns and recorded 53.5 tackles and three interceptions on defense . . . as a junior completed 236-of-396 pass attempts for 3,546 yards and 42 touchdowns, with 16 interceptions, while rushing 134 times for 1,292 yards and 24 touchdowns and collecting 34 tackles and five interceptions . . . collected 66 receptions for 1,023 yards and 12 touchdowns as a sophomore . . . team captain as sophomore, junior and senior . . . also lettered in baseball (3), basketball (3) and track (3) . . . Class 2A long jump (23-7.5) and 100-meter dash (11.16) state champion as a senior, while placing second in the 200-meter dash (22.12) and running a leg on 400-meter relay state championship unit.
Personal – – Born 2/9/03 in Sioux Falls, S.D. . . . sports and recreational management major . . . member of prep Honor Roll . . . parents are Katie and Jason DeJean . . . high school coach was Larry Allen.