When the UAB football program disbanded late last year, Cards fans wondered if the Louisville and former UAB coach Garrick McGee (Current Louisville OC) would make a move. Today CardNation got their answer when former UAB WR Jamari Staples, who is eligible immediately, chose to play for the Cards over Auburn.
— Juice🍷 (@2_GotDaJuice) January 6, 2015
The 6’4 190 lbs receiver was an All-State player in the state of Alabama coming out of high school. As a freshman at UAB, Staples caught 31 passes for 459 yards and 4 touchdowns. His sophomore campaign was hampered by an injury but Staples still managed to average nearly 21 yards a catch. Staples was recruited to UAB by Coach Garrick McGee and should have no problem jumping right into the Louisville offensive system and contributing. Follow Jamari Staples on twitter @
2013: Played in 10 games, starting eight of those … missed contests vs. Middle Tennessee and Marshall due to injury … finished season second on the team in receptions with 31 … had 458 receiving yards to average impressive 14.8 yards per catch … notched four receiving touchdowns … had a season-long reception of 45 yards against East Carolina … had a 42-yard catch in opener at Troy … notched a 33-yard catch at LSU … in collegiate debut at Troy, he had six catches for season-high 103 yards with a touchdown … equaled season-best six receptions in victory at FIU … registered receiving touchdowns in four of first five games … recorded five catches for 78 yards at East Carolina … went without a reception in only one game (Rice) that he played.
High School: Attended Central High School … played on both sides of the ball at Central but expected to play wide receiver at UAB … was named a Class 4A first-team all-state selection by Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) … listed as No. 47 prospect in Alabama by Rivals … named to Anniston Star All-Area squad … registered 574 receiving yards and three touchdowns … on the defensive side, he recorded 41 tackles and four interceptions … played for Clay County High School up until senior year when Clay merged with Lineville into one school.
Personal: Born Sept. 10, 1994 at Ashland, Ala. … son of Ametrice Burney (deceased) and Henry Staples … major is undecided.