8 Jimmy Pruitt
Jimmy  Pruitt


San Diego, Calif.

High School:
Helix HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 203




DB Jimmy Pruitt Becomes Third San Jose State Undrafted Free Agent Signee

15 Spartans now are listed on NFL off-season rosters.


Big Day For Tyler Ervin At NFL Combine

Ervin had three second-place finishes among the 29 running backs.


Ervin, Pruitt & Wallace, III, At NFL Combine

Tyler Ervin is just the second Spartan running back at a NFL Combine in the last 15 years.


Jimmy Pruitt & Tyler Ervin Tackle All-Star Game Schedules

Pruitt is up first on January 23 at the NFL Collegiate Bowl; Ervin, the Senior Bowl.


Tyler Ervin Named Football Team's MVP

15 individual awards were handed out after the news on the AutoNation Cure Bowl.


San Jose State 49, Fresno State 23

The Spartans took on the Bulldogs on Saturday night.


San Jose State Football at Navy

San Jose State football traveled to Navy on October 25.

AT SAN JOSÉ STATE: In his fourth season with the Spartans... Returning starter in the defensive secondary... Tops the 2015 opening fall depth chart at a cornerback position... A starter as a cornerback in 2012, a safety in 2013 and back as a corner in 2014... 35 games played with 26 starting assignments... Only player on the team with at least one tackle in 20 or more consecutive games played... Team's only defensive player with an interception in each of the last three seasons... Signed with the program in February 2012.

2014: Returned to a cornerback role and started in each of the 11 games he played... Honorable mention All-Mountain West selection... Missed the season opener vs. North Dakota (8/28)... Led the Spartans and tied for sixth in the Mountain West with three pass interceptions in consecutive games at Fresno State (11/8), vs. Hawai'i (11/15) and at Utah State (11/21)... Also led the team in forced fumbles an fumble recoveries with a pair in each category... Forced a fumble and recovered one at Minnesota (9/20)... One of only two Mountain West players to rank in the conference's top-10 in fumble recoveries and forced fumbles at the end of the season... Sixth in the conference in passes defended with 10 on three interceptions and seven pass break-ups... 37 tackles and 2.0 tackles for loss... Season-high six tackles at Minnesota (9/20).

2013: Moved from cornerback to safety... Appeared in 12 games and started 11 times... Sixth on the team with 52 tackles... Notched his career high of nine tackles at Nevada (11/16)... One interception of the season prevented a possible touchdown and preceded a second-half game-tying touchdown drive in the Colorado State win (10/12)... Was in on an assisted tackle for loss came in the UNLV win (11/2).

2012: Played in 12 games and started four times... A cornerback who increased his playing time as the season evolved... Three of his four starts occurred in the final four games... 41 tackles including a season-high eight in the New Mexico State victory (11/10)... Led the team with 12 pass break ups... His one interception of the season saved a possible touchdown in the BYU victory (11/17)... Tied for second on the team and 42nd nationally with three forced fumbles... Third in the WAC and was the San José State team leader in passes defensed (1.00/game).

HIGH SCHOOL: A two-time first-team All-C.I.F. San Diego Section Division II, first-team All-Grossmont Hills League and All-East County player for Helix High of San Diego, Calif. (Coach Troy Starr)... Intercepted five passes in each of the last two seasons... Returned three of these 10 interceptions for touchdowns... As a wide receiver, 60 career receptions for 993 yards and 16 touchdowns in two varsity seasons.

MORE ABOUT JIMMY: A communication studies major... Enjoys the music of Tiga, E-40 and Lil Wayne... He is a native of San Diego, Calif.

2012...FR 12 34 7 41 2.0/4 0 3 0 1 11
2013...SO 12 26 26 52 0.5/1 0 0 0 1 3
2014...JR 11 23 14 37 2.0/6 0 2 2 3 7
CAREER 35 83 47 130 4.5/11 0 5 2 5 21