47 Chris Jessup
47 Chris Jessup
Height: 6-0
Weight: 210
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Eastover, N.C.
High School: Cape Fear
Position: DL
Major: Exercise and Sports Sciences

  • three-year starter
  • played in a school-record 40 career games
  • recorded 250 tackles (138 solo), and had 27.5 tackles for loss
  • his 13.5 career sacks ranks sixth in school history, and the most by a Quaker since 2007


  • Third Team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) selection
  • team captain
  • started in all 10 games
  • ranked third on the team with 61 tackles (39 solo), including a club-high five sacks among eight tackles for loss
  • ranked 16th in the league with 6.1 tackles per game and third with 0.5 sacks per game
  • ranks eighth in the conference with 0.8 tackles for loss per outing
  • made a season-high 12 tackles against Southern Virginia
  • had two sacks, including one on the game's final play, in the win at Catholic


  • recorded a career and team-high 83 tackles this season, which ranked third in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC)
  • honorable mention all-conference selection
  • had the league's sixth-best marks in sacks (4) and tackles for loss (10)
  • led Guilford's tacklers five times and had two games with 10 or more stops
  • racked up a career-high 14 tackles (9 solo) and one sack against league-champion Washington and Lee University
  • had eight tackles, including three behind the line of scrimmage, versus Hampden-Sydney College Oct. 30


  • ranked third on the team in tackles
  • averaged 6.5 stops per game, the ODAC's 13th-highest figure
  • finished third on the team and ninth in the league in sacks
  • had three games with a career-high 10 tackles
  • recorded a sack in each of the final three games of the year
  • made 10 stops and forced a fumbled that led to a Guilford score at Methodist University
  • made 10 tackles, including a sack, and forced and recovered a fumble in the season finale with Emory & Henry College


  • Guilford's sixth-leading tackler
  • best performance came against Bridgewater College when he recorded seven tackles, including one and a half sacks
  • another impressive performance came against Catholic University, when he had four solo tackles and three assists


  • five-time member of Guilford's Student-Athlete Honor Roll
  • three-time Academic All-ODAC selection
  • two-time dean's list student
  • active with Guilford's Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • lettered three years at Cape Fear H.S. under coach Bobby Bennett
  • First Team All-Two Rivers Conference and second-team all-region selection
  • also lettered three years in wrestling
  • a state qualifier in wrestling
  • son of Randy and Cynthia Armstrong
  • French minor