It’s always nice to have a big target to throw to. Listed at 6-foot-2 and 177 pounds, San Luis Obispo’s senior wide receiver Delvon Jack is a quarterback’s dream.
A transfer from Florida, Jack leads the PAC 5 with 574 receiving yards, 34 yards ahead of Paso Robles’ Steven Schouten.
Jack can be found at Tigers practice doing his best Odell Beckham Jr. impression, snagging throws one-handed like the New York Giants wide receiver. But, Jack said with a smile, “That hasn’t been working out too well, so I gotta stick with two.”
Jack worked hard with senior Tigers quarterback Omeed Djassemi this offseason after transferring, gaining valuable chemistry going into this season.
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“It’s the quarterback-receiver relationship (that enables success),” Jack said. “Just go for the ball and compete for it. (The chemistry) was mostly through pass league and summer league stuff. It just clicked.”
In Friday’s game against Righetti, Jack and Djassemi failed to achieve the same level of success as previous games this season, connecting two times for 45 yards. Jack was targeted several other times, but showcased what he can do when he gets the ball in his hands, with one of those catches going for 35 yards.
“(Jack’s) a hard worker, he’s a really good character guy," head coach Pat Johnston said. "It’s unfortunate when you have good chemistry between quarterback and receiver like Omeed and Delvon have, and then were unable to execute some things, but if I know that pair, then they’re going to get back to work tomorrow morning and make sure that they fix any mistakes that they made.”
After Friday’s game, Jack is averaging 24.3 yards a catch and now has 22 receptions on the season and a pair of touchdowns.
“It feels like he’s been here for four years, he blends in with the team so well,” Johnston said. “The guys like him and respect him mostly because of the fact he works extremely hard and that’s something that the younger guys should look up to. We feel really lucky to have him.”
The Tigers (2-5, 0-1) will have to get back on track as they face a test against Paso Robles (3-4, 0-1) next Friday.