Terrance Timmons To Wear #5 In Honor Of Anthony Mostella

August 5, 2015 · By · Filed Under Football, News 
Senior running back Terrance Timmons was selected to wear the #5 jersey in honor of Anthony Mostella. | photo credit usajaguars.com

Senior running back Terrance Timmons was selected to wear the #5 jersey in honor of Anthony Mostella. | photo credit usajaguars.com

On Tuesday it was announced that senior running back Terrance Timmons was selected to wear the commemorative #5 jersey in honor of former Jaguar Anthony Mostella.

Wearing the #5 jersey is one of the highest honors a South Alabama football student-athlete can earn. It is awarded in honor of Mostella who died in a motorcycle accident in 2010 at the age of 22.

“We’re all going to die, some of us at 20, some of us at 80,” Jones told AL.com. “But to me, (Mostella) lived a full life because he affected so many people. So I decided to try and keep that number alive, to give that number to somebody every year who was deserving, and had the same types of qualities that he had.”

Timmons graduated from Davidson High School in Mobile and has been a contributor on both the offense and special teams during his time at South Alabama.

As a freshman he attended Jacksonville State prior to joining the Jaguars as a walk on. He was named the coaches’ offensive scout team award honoree after the Jaguars win over Tennessee-Martin in 2011. As a redshirt freshman he played in all but the season finale and finished third on the team with 212 yards rushing on 66 carries with seven receptions for 46 yards.

In 2013 he saw action in every game. He rushed for 83 yards on 16 carries with another 15 yards on two kick returns, 12 of those yards when he recovered a blocked punt in the end zone against the Green Wave.

As a junior last season he appeared in all 13 games and started the final three games of the regular season. He had 403 yards on 75 carries for an average of 5.4 yards per carry, which was third on the team in rushing yardage, and tied for the team lead with four touchdowns on the ground. He led the Jaguar running backs with 11 catches for 113 yards with another 59 yards on three kickoff returns. He led USA with 11 carries for 74 yards against Texas State including scoring the game-winning touchdown from eight yards out in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter to help the Jaguars become bowl eligible.

Mostella
Anthony Mostella played for head coach Joey Jones at Birmingham-Southern and eventually followed him to South Alabama after convincing Jones to accept him as a transfer.

You can read Tommy Hick’s piece about Mostella from 2010 here.

Previous recipients of the #5 Jersey are:

  • 2014 Jereme Jones
  • 2013 Bryant Lavender
  • 2012 Brandon Ross
  • 2011 Paul Bennett
  • 2010 Justin Dunn

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