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Jonathan Celestin
Jonathan  Celestin

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Jonesboro, Ga.

High School:
Mundy's Mill HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 220

Position:
LB

Experience:
2 Letters

Major:
Kinesiology


03/10/2016

Spring Preview: Linebackers

Gophers deepest position this year could be at linebacker

12/09/2015

Big Ten Honors Gophers for Academics

Student-athletes from the University of Minnesota honored for performance in classroom

12/09/2015

Big Ten Honors Gophers for Academics

Student-athletes from the University of Minnesota honored for performance in classroom

08/18/2015

2015 Position Preview: Linebackers

Gophers return three of top four tackling linebackers from a season ago

04/11/2015

Spring Practice Finishes With Spring Game

The Gopher football team wrapped up 2015 spring practice with its annual Spring Game

Photo Gallery

2016 • JUNIOR SEASON: Started against Oregon State and led the team with seven tackles and also broke up one pass • played against Indiana State notching four tackles including one for a loss • played against Colorado State and record four tackles including one for a loss of one yard. 

2015 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
 Played in all 13 games and started three • made 43 tackles, including 4.0 tackles-for-loss • forced a fumle and broke up a pass • Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Saw action against TCU, but did not record any statistics  tied a previous-best with six tackles at Colorado State • made one solo and one assisted tackle versus Kent State • totaled a career-high eight tackles (six solo), including 1.0 tackle-for-loss, against Ohio • recorded a pair of tackles, including 1.0 behind the line of scrimmage, at Northwestern • tallied a pair of tackles at Purdue • registered a team-high eight tackles and forced a fumble versus Nebraska • notched a tackle against Michigan • saw action at Ohio State, but did not record any statistics • registered two solo tackles at Iowa • totaled six tackles, including 1.0 behind the line of scrimmage, versus Illinois • saw action against Wisconsin, but did not record any statistics • recorded a team-high six tackles (five solo) versus Central Michigan.

2014 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in 11 games and made 16 tackles • recorded 3.0 tackles-for-loss and forced one fumble on special teams. Game-by-Game: Made his Minnesota and collegiate debut against Eastern Illinois and recorded three tackles • totaled four tackles, including one tackle-for-loss, against Middle Tennessee • competed at TCU and against San Jose State • saw special teams action against Northwestern • made one tackle and forced one fumble on a kick return against Purdue • saw action at Illinois • made a career-high six tackles (five solo) against Iowa, including one tackle-for-loss • played at Nebraska and at Wisconsin • totaled two tackles against Missouri, including one tackle-for-loss.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Mundy's Mill High School • helped lead his team to an 8-5 record, which was the best season in school history • team advanced to Class 5A quarterfinals • honorable mention All-State • named Clayton County's top defensive player by the Clayton Daily News • moved from safety to linebacker during his senior season and led the team with 139 tackles (92 solo) • recorded 10 or more tackles in eight games • had seven tackles-for-loss, which included six sacks • caught one pass for 10 yards • recorded 39 tackles as a junior, including five tackles-for-loss and four sacks • caught seven passes for 81 yards as a tight end • high school teammate running back Rodney Smith • coached by Greg Manior • also lettered in basketball and track • rated as a two-star recruit by 247Sports, which also named him the 124th-best linebacker in his class and the 164th-best player in Georgia.

PERSONAL: Born Nov. 21, 1995 • son of Frederick and Eunice Celestin • has one sister (Alexus).

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