Named team’s Most Improved Defensive Player at conclusion of 2014 spring practice.
2013 (Junior): Appeared in five games in a reserve role ... made three tackles ... season-high two tackles came against Holy Cross.
2012 (Sophomore): Saw action in 10 games as a reserve defensive back … season-high four tackles came at No. 7 Lehigh … 10 of 12 tackles on season came in three-game October stretch at Harvard, at Lehigh, vs. Colgate.
2011 (Freshman): Impressed during preseason practice ... did not appear in a game as a rookie.
Mount St. Michael Academy: Played football, basketball and baseball, earning three varsity letters in each ... two-year football team captain ... named all-league and all-city in football ... also earned All-Bronx/Manhattan honors ... named Old Spice Football Player of the Year ... Outback Empire State Challenge participant ... didn’t play organized football until ninth grade ... played quarterback and cornerback during high school ... all-league selection in baseball ... member of National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society.
Personal: Jaylen Amaker ... born Oct. 3, 1993 in Harlem, N.Y. ... son of Jeanette Chirico ... has one brother, Joel ... majoring in political science and economics.