Football

JalenGeiger

  • position Defensive Back
  • height 6-1
  • Weight 197
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Columbia, S.C.
  • High school Spring Valley

2021 – Sophomore

  • Played in all 13 games with two start starts (Vanderbilt and Louisville)
  • Totaled 18 tackles, a tackle for loss, a quarterback hurry, a pass breakup and an interception for a touchdown
  • In his first collegiate start at Vanderbilt, made his first collegiate interception and returned it 31 yards for a touchdown
  • Got a career-high four tackles at Louisville
  • Playing in front of his hometown fans at South Carolina, made two tackles, including one for loss … TFL came on USC’s final possession and helped forced a field goal

2020 – r-Freshman

  • Saw in action in six games (Georgia, Vanderbilt, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina and NC State) and totaled three tackles
  • Had a career-high two tackles at Alabama and also charted a tackle vs. NC State

2019 – Freshman

  • Redshirt season
  • Saw action in three games (Missouri, Vanderbilt and UT Martin)
  • Charted his first pass breakup in the win at Vanderbilt and got a tackle vs. UT Martin

High School

  • A three-star defensive back by 247Sports.com
  • Considered the No. 9 overall recruit and No. 2 corner in the state of South Carolina by Rivals.com
  • Competed in the 82nd Annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas and finished with four tackles
  • Recorded 71 tackles, including 60 solo, eight PBUs, and three interceptions as a senior
  • Named defensive back MVP
  • Two-time All-State First Team selection
  • Helped the Vikings finish 11-2 with a playoff berth as a junior in 2017
  • Coached by Robin Bacon
  • Transferred to Spring Valley after playing two seasons at Cardinal Newman
  • Also a talented basketball player
  • Chose UK over South Carolina, Virginia and UNC

Community Cats

  • Volunteered to pack food for God’s Pantry (2020)
  • Volunteered at the Catholic Action Center (2020)

Personal

  • Last name is pronounced “GI-ger”
  • Born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Son of Tony and Ramona Geiger
  • Siblings are Erique and Ja’nia
  • Brother, Erique, played football at Bowling Green from 2009-12
  • Major is health, society and populations

Jalen Says

  • He chose Kentucky because of the great coaching staff and the family feel
  • Most people don’t know he lived in Korea from age 5 to 9
  • The people he admires most are his parents because of their work ethic
  • Three words to describe him are humble, quiet, and competitive
  • His favorite thing about football is competing against the best in big games
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