Jaylen Warren

American football player (born 1998)

American football player
Jaylen Warren
No. 30 – Pittsburgh Steelers
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1998-11-01) November 1, 1998 (age 25)
Clinton, North Carolina, U.S.
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:East
(Salt Lake City, Utah)
College:Snow (2017–2018)
Utah State (2019–2020)
Oklahoma State (2021)
Undrafted:2022
Career history
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (2022–present)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year (2021)
  • NJCAA National Offensive Player of the Year (2018)
  • NJCAA First team All-American (2018)
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Rushing yards:1,163
Rushing average:5.1
Rushing touchdowns:5
Receptions:89
Receiving yards:584
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Derrell Jaylen Warren (born November 1, 1998) is an American football running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Snow College, Utah State and Oklahoma State.

Early years

Warren was born in Clinton, North Carolina, on November 1, 1998. He attended East High School in Salt Lake City and as a senior, he rushed for 3,099 yards to break the 37-year-old single-season state rushing record, while becoming the first player to break the 3,000-yard mark. Warren rushed for 38 rushing touchdowns in 2016 while also rushing for 100 yards in all 14 games, including 200 yards in 12 games. Warren helped lead the Leopards to a 14–0 season and second consecutive Class 4A state championship.[1]

College career

Warren played college football at Snow College, Utah State and Oklahoma State.[2][3][4]

In 2018, Warren was named NJCAA National Offensive Player of the Year and NJCAA First Team All-America. In just nine games, Warren tallied 1,435 yards on the ground with 15 touchdowns averaging 159.4 rushing yards per game.[5]

In 2019, Warren transferred to Utah State. He was second on the team with 569 yards rushing.[6] In his first Division I game with the Aggies he ran for a season high 141 yards against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.[7]

In 2020, Warren would only play in three games in the covid-19 shortened season. He led the team with 252 rushing yards and three touchdowns.[8] On November 14, Warren ran for a season high 136 yards and one touchdown against Fresno State Bulldogs.[9] During his two year tenure at Utah State, Warren was named Academic All-Mountain West Conference in both 2019 and 2020.[10]

In 2021, Warren transferred to Oklahoma State University for his Senior season. He rushed for 1,216 yards and 11 touchdowns.[11] Warren played in all 14 contests and started the final 12. On September 18, Warren ran for a season high 218 yards on 32 attempts against the Boise State Broncos and scored two touchdowns including a season long 75 yard touchdown in a 21–20 victory.[12][13]

College statistics

Year Team GP Rushing Receiving
Att Yds Avg Lng TD Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
2017 Snow 10 132 1,016 7.7 66 11 8 82 10.2 42 0
2018 Snow 9 167 1,435 8.6 80 15 10 78 7.8 21 0
2019 Utah State 12 112 569 5.1 59 5 15 182 12.1 31 0
2020 Utah State 3 39 252 6.5 86 3 5 33 6.6 11 0
2021 Oklahoma State 14 256 1,216 4.8 75 11 25 225 9.0 52 0
[1] Career 47 706 4,488 6.3 86 45 63 600 9.5 52 0

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump
5 ft 8 in
(1.73 m)
204 lb
(93 kg)
29+78 in
(0.76 m)
9+14 in
(0.23 m)
4.55 s 1.56 s 2.63 s 4.42 s 7.13 s 34.0 in
(0.86 m)
9 ft 11 in
(3.02 m)
Sources:[14][15][16]

Warren signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2022.[17][18] Following an impressive training camp and preseason, Warren made the final roster on August 31, 2022.[19] As a rookie, he finished with 77 carries for 379 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown to go along with 28 receptions for 214 receiving yards.[20]

NFL career statistics

Regular season

Year Team Games Rushing Receiving Fumbles
GP GS Att Yds Y/A Lng TD Rec Yds Y/R Lng TD Fum Lost
2022 PIT 16 0 77 379 4.9 31 1 28 214 7.6 26 0 1 0
2023 PIT 17 0 149 784 5.3 74 4 61 370 6.1 30 0 4 2
Career 33 0 226 1,163 5.1 74 5 89 584 6.6 30 0 5 2

Postseason

Year Team Games Rushing Receiving Fumbles
GP GS Att Yds Y/A Lng TD Rec Yds Y/R Lng TD Fum Lost
2023 PIT 1 0 8 38 4.8 12 0 2 16 8.0 16 0 0 0
Career 1 0 8 38 4.8 12 0 2 16 8.0 16 0 0 0

References

  1. ^ "Jaylen Warren var 16–17 game log". maxpreps.com. Retrieved August 23, 2022.
  2. ^ Jag, Julie (October 26, 2020). "Utah State's Jaylen Warren in a bull market with the Aggies". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  3. ^ Wright, Scott (October 21, 2021). "'He's a marble': Why Jaylen Warren has been an ideal fit for Oklahoma State's offense". Poncacity News. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  4. ^ Wright, Scott (September 28, 2021). "'He's a sweater': Why hydration is critical to OSU running back Jaylen Warren's success". Oklahoman.com. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  5. ^ Walden, Eric (September 13, 2019). "Jaylen Warren is thrilled to be an Aggie, and his emergence gives Utah State a new offensive weapon". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved September 2, 2023.
  6. ^ "2019 Utah State Aggies Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved September 2, 2023.
  7. ^ "Utah State at Wake Forest Box Score, August 30, 2019". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved September 2, 2023.
  8. ^ "2020 Utah State Aggies Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved September 2, 2023.
  9. ^ "Fresno State at Utah State Box Score, November 14, 2020". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved September 2, 2023.
  10. ^ "2020 Football Roster". utahstateaggies.com. Retrieved August 23, 2022.
  11. ^ "Jaylen Warren 2021 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved September 2, 2023.
  12. ^ "Oklahoma State at Boise State Box Score, September 18, 2021". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved September 2, 2023.
  13. ^ "2021 Football Roster". okstate.com. Retrieved August 23, 2022.
  14. ^ "Jaylen Warren Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved November 5, 2022.
  15. ^ "2022 Draft Scout Jaylen Warren, Oklahoma State NFL Draft Scout College Football Profile". draftscout.com. Retrieved November 5, 2022.
  16. ^ "Jaylen Warren runs official 4.55-second 40-yard dash at 2022 combine". NFL.com. Retrieved November 5, 2022.
  17. ^ "Jaylen Warren Making Most of Opportunity with Steelers". NESN.com. August 5, 2022. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  18. ^ Adamski, Chris (August 2, 2022). "Rookie RB Jaylen Warren making most of an opportunity with Steelers". TRIB Live. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  19. ^ Popejoy, Curt (September 2, 2022). "Pittsburgh Steelers RB Jaylen Warren calls making roster 'a dream come true'". USA TODAY. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  20. ^ "Jaylen Warren 2022 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 2, 2023.

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