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#25 Jimmie Forsythe
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Burke H.S.
Major: Consumer Affairs
Experience: 2 Letters
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Jimmie has contributed both on defense and on special teams during his career with the Jackrabbits

Played in 13 games at cornerback with nine starts ... broke up a pass and came up with late interception to seal win at North Dakota ... set career high with six tackles in home win over Southeastern Louisiana ... forced a fumble and registered four tackles at Nebraska ... turned in career-best 34-yard kickoff return in Hobo Day game versus Southern Illinois ... notched four tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss, in victory over Northern Iowa ... returned interception 31 yards in home finale against Indiana State ... credited with two tackles in each Football Championship Subdivision playoff game

Earned first varsity letter after playing in all 13 games ... tallied two tackles in a game four times, including in home opener versus UC Davis, when he was named squad’s Special Teams Player of the Week ... ranked second on team with eight special teams tackles ... made first career interception in regular season finale versus South Dakota ... saw limited action as a kick returner, averaging 19 yards per attempt

Transitioned to the defensive side of the ball during his redshirt season ... honored as Jackrabbits’ Scout Special Teams Player of the Year  ... named Scout Special Teams Player of the Week leading up to season opener versus Southern Utah and again prior to game against Northern Iowa ... also recognized as Scout Defense Player of the Year in preparation for conference opener at Illinois State

Was a highly decorated quarterback at Omaha Burke High School ... a two-time first-team all-state selection and the Huskerland Preps Magazine Player of the Year, he accounted for more than 2,500 yards of total offense ... threw for 1,386 yards and 13 touchdowns for coach Paul Limongi’s squad and added 1,171 yards and 24 touchdowns rushing, averaging 8.6 yards per carry, in earning all-Super State honors and being named the honorary captain of the all-state team. ... in all, he set eight school records in leading Omaha Burke to the state semifinals while compiling a 23-7 career record as a starter ... selected to play in 2011 Nebraska Shrine Bowl