When Juwan Petit-Frere was leaving Ellsworth Community College I remember trying to help him find a D1 program because he was a local Florida boy. Peitit-Frere the 5’9 speedster dominated ECC hauling in 46 receptions for 646 yards, scoring six touchdowns. He was a standout in high school in Basketball, Track and Football.
In his first year with Southeastern Louisiana, I knew they landed a stud. He smoked Bethune-Cookman on a kickoff return taking it to the house for a 92 yard return. That was not his only of the year though. He scored on another 92 yard return against Lamar, and busted a 99 yard return against Incarnate Word. This was just his Sophomore Season.
Last year Petit-Frere earned All-American recognition claiming All-Southland honors for kick returner, All-Purpose Yards and wide receiver. He averaged 128.82 All-Purpose yards per game, and was 17th in the nation with a 26.2 yards per kickoff return rate.
Juwan is not just a return man though. He can fly, and reminds me of a young John Brown (Buffalo Bills). Last season, he hauled in 49 receptions for 796 yards and 5 touchdowns, but also racked up 471 yards on kickoffs, and 150 yards on the ground rushing.
In his first game of the year last year against D1 opponent Louisiana Monroe, Petit-Frere caught five passes for 148 yards and scored twice. He tore up Incarnate Word for the second time of his career, rushing for a 71 yard TD and catching a 74 yard bomb to score.
When you think of All-Purpose you think of a Special Teams player and while that may be what some may see in Petit-Frere, I am here to tell you that he is a very solid wide out and the best returner in the game. He is Tyreek Hill without the baggage, I think he will dominate his senior year.
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