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Week 4: Rutgers suffered its first loss of the season against Michigan, with Melton allowing a his first TD pass of the season, an 18-yard back-shoulder throw to Michigan's Samaj Morgan. Melton was in on two tackles but missed a tackle for the third straight game. — JH
Week 3: Against Virginia Tech, Melton may have had his most consistent game in coverage of the young season, allowing just two catches for 18 yards. He was also credited with one tackle as the undefeated Scarlet Knights routed the Hokies, 35-16. — JH
Week 2: The Rutgers corner played 64 snaps against Temple in Nortwestern's 36-7 pasting of the Owls. As in Week 1, Melton occasionally had a tough time in coverage, allowing four catches on seven targets for 50 yards. He did get flagged once for a penalty but he also had a pass break-up. — JH
Week 1: Melton logged a ton of snaps (65) for a season opener, won by Rutgers 24-7 over Northwestern. The corner picked off a pass and was targeted six other times, allowing three receptios for 41 yards. He was also in on three tackles. — JH
Week 0: DNP
HISTORY — from college profile
2022 (soph): Started all 12 games at cornerback ... selected Fourth Team All-Big Ten by Phil Steele (12/16) ... voted honorable mention All-Big Ten (11/29) by the coaches and media ... led the nation with three blocked kicks ... totaled 33 tackles with two for loss ... intercepted two passes with 10 pass breakups ... tied for seventh in the Big Ten in passes defended per game (1.0) ... added a fumble recovery on special teams ... broke up three passes versus No. 11 Penn State (11/19) ... recorded a pass breakup and three tackles at Michigan State (11/12) ... blocked a punt that led to a touchdown, broke up a pass and recorded five tackles with one for loss against No. 4 Michigan (11/5) ... knocked away a pass with three stops at Minnesota (10/29) ... had a pass breakup in the win over Indiana (10/22) ... blocked a punt and hauled in an interception versus Nebraska (10/7) ... recovered a fumble and broke up a pass at No. 3 Ohio State (10/1) ... blocked a punt and recorded four tackles against Iowa (9/24) ... broke up two passes with 1.5 tackles-for-loss at Temple (9/17) ... recorded an interception in the home opener versus Wagner (9/10) ... named Preseason All-Big Ten (third team) by Phil Steele (6/16).
2021 (fr): Started 10 games at cornerback ... named Fourth Team All-Big Ten by Phil Steele ... led the team with three interceptions with one pick-six ... totaled 28 tackles with two for loss ... added six pass breakups, a blocked punt and a fumble recovery ... picked up five tackles with a pass breakup in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl versus No. 20 Wake Forest (12/31) ... logged an interception and a tackle-for-loss on three stops in the win at Indiana (11/13) ... picked up four tackles with one for a loss versus Wisconsin (11/6) ... recorded four tackles in the win at Illinois (10/30) ... broke up a pass at Northwestern (10/16) ... broke up a pass with three tackles versus Delaware (9/18) ... registered an interception, fumble recovery, pass breakup, blocked punt and two tackles at Syracuse (9/11) ... returned an interception 46 yards for a touchdown, broke up two passes and picked up three tackles in the win over Temple (9/4).
2020 (true fr): Played in all nine games with six starts at cornerback ... totaled 21 tackles with one for a loss and a fumble recovery ... contributed four stops with one in the backfield in the win at Maryland (12/12) ... recorded four tackles against Penn State (12/5) ... recovered a fumble versus Illinois (11/14) ... earned first start at No. 3 Ohio State (11/7) and picked up four stops ... made collegiate debut in the win at Michigan State (10/24) and notched six tackles.
High school: Played for head coach Tim Watson at Cedar Creek High in Egg Harbor City, NJ ... guided the Pirates to a 10-3 record ... caught 60 passes for 785 yards and seven touchdowns, while rushing for 211 yards and a touchdown as a senior ... helped Cedar Creek to a win over Camden in the NJSIAA Tournament South/Central Jersey Group 2 Final Round ... also advanced to NJSIAA South Group 2 Regional Championship ... named Second Team All-New Jersey by USA Today Network in 2019 ... named All-South Jersey by the Philadelphia Inquirer ... selected to the 2019 Jersey Sports Zone All-Zone Team as a wide receiver ... named Press of Atlantic City First Team All-Star on defense ... First Team All-South Jersey by Brooks-Irvine Memorial Football Club ... rated No. 25 prospect in New Jersey according to 247Sports.
Younger brother of former Scarlet Knight and current NFL wide receiver Bo Melton ... father, Gary, played wide receiver and running back at Rutgers from 1987-91 ... mother, Vicky, competed on the Rutgers women’s basketball team from 1989-93 ... a criminal justice major.
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