Having already made a name for himself in both collegiate football at Wake Forest
and professional football in the Arena Football League
, Jammie Deese
transition into the coaching world as a graduate assistant coach with the UNCP
An all-Atlantic Coast Conference selection as a team captain with the Demon Deacons
hauled in 184 passes during his
Demon Deacon career for 2,348 yards (12.8 avg.) and 11 touchdowns.
He led Wake Forest with 68 receptions for 826 yards as a junior, including three consecutive 100-yard days against ACC foes North Carolina State (167), Florida State and Georgia Tech (11/21).
The Laurinburg native helped Wake Forest
to 18 wins during his
career, including a 7-5 mark as a senior in 1999.
lone bowl appearance in Winston-Salem - a 23-3 WFU win over Arizona State in the 1999 Aloha Bowl - he
paced the Deacons with three catches for 38 yards.
All told, Deese amassed eight 100-yard receiving days during his career with the Black and Gold and led Wake Forest in receptions in each of his final two seasons.
ranks third in both receptions and receiving yards behind a pair of NFL receivers, Ricky Proehl (Indianapolis Colts) and Desmond Clark (Chicago Bears).
also ranks 10th all-time at the school with 3,159 all-purpose yards.
Following a standout collegiate career, Deese
moved on to the professional ranks, first spending the 2001 preseason with NFL Europe's Amsterdam Admirals, then hauling in 10 passes for 97 yards and returning seven kicks for 152 more as a member of the Arena Football League's
(AFL) now-defunct Carolina Cobras.
has played the last three seasons for the 2007 National Indoor Football League
(NIFL) champion Fayetteville Guard.
Deese received his bachelor's degree in sociology from Wake Forest in 2000 and is currently pursuing his master's degree in sports administration at UNCP.