J. B. Shugarts
Current position
TitleGraduate assistant
Biographical details
Born (1989-10-26) October 26, 1989 (age 30)
Klein, Texas
Alma materOhio State University
Playing career
Position(s)Offensive tackle

Jeffrey Bret "J. B." Shugarts (born October 26, 1989) is a former American football offensive tackle. He signed with the Detroit Lions as a free agent on April 3, 2014. He played college football at Ohio State.

J.B. played high school football at Klein, Texas where he was a Parade, U.S. Army and E.A. Sports All American. J.B. was runner up Texas High School Player of the year in 2007 and was rated the #1 OL in the state of Texas.

J.B. had over 30 major D1 offers before narrowing his Top 4 to Ohio State, L.S.U., Oklahoma and Texas A.M. J.B. committed to Ohio State in the spring of his Junior year. J.B. played and started in the U.S. Army All American game in January 2008 and early enrolled at Ohio State following the game.

J.B. played at Ohio State 2008 - 2011. J.B. played in 44 games starting 35. The Buckeyes won Big Ten Championships in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Winning the Rose Bowl in 2009 and the Sugar Bowl in 2010 and playing in the Fiesta Bowl in 2008.

Early lifeEdit

Jeffrey Bret "J. B." Shugarts was born on October 26, 1989 in Klein, Texas, a son of Jeffrey Bret and Donna Marie (Miller) Shugarts.[1] His parents divorced in 1992, when he was almost three years old.[2] He attended Ohio State where he played college football.

Professional careerEdit

Cleveland BrownsEdit

On May 9, 2012, he signed with the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent.[3]

Buffalo BillsEdit

On December 5, 2012 signed to Buffalo Bills practice squad.

Dallas CowboysEdit

On May 29, 2013, he was signed with the Dallas Cowboys.[4]

New York JetsEdit

On July 23, 2013, he signed with the New York Jets.[5] He was released on August 31, 2013.[6] He was signed to the team's practice squad a day later.[7] He was released on September 3, 2013.[8]

Detroit LionsEdit

On April 3, 2014, he signed with a 1-year contract with the Detroit Lions.[9] He was released on July 17, 2014.[10]

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

On July 22, 2014 signed a 1-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

College careerEdit

2008 - 2011 Ohio State University. J.B. early enrolled in 2008 and played in 44 games while starting 35 at Right Tackle on the Buckeye OL. J.B. was part of 3 Big Ten Championships while the Buckeyes won the Rose Bowl in 2010 over Oregon and the Sugar Bowl in 2011 over Arkansas. The Buckeyes also played in the Fiesta Bowl in 2009 during J.B.'s career.

Coaching careerEdit

2014, Graduate Assistant University of Toledo. The Rockets finished at 9-2 and were West Co-Champions of the MAC. The OL began the season with no returning starters but quickly became a strength of the team yielding 4 sacks and ranking #2 in the nation.


  1. Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2005.
  2. Texas, Divorce Index, 1968-2011 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2005.
  3. "Cleveland Browns announce signings of 15 undrafted free agents, including 2 Ohio State Buckeyes and an Akron Zip". Retrieved May 9, 2012.
  4. "Cowboys sign J.B. Shugarts, swap out long snappers". Retrieved May 29, 2013.
  5. "Jets Add Two Free Agents, Release Two". Retrieved July 23, 2013.
  6. Lange, Randy (31 August 2013). "Jets Move 22, Get Down to 53-Man Active Roster". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 1 September 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
  7. Lange, Randy (1 September 2013). "3 Arrive Via Waivers; 7 Added to Practice Squad". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 1 September 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2013.
  8. Fensom, Michael (3 September 2013). "Rex Ryan won't reveal starter, but assures update on Mark Sanchez will come Wednesday". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on 4 September 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  9. Lions add tackle depth to roster Detroit Lions, April 5, 2014
  10. Yuille, Sean. "Lions release OT J.B. Shugarts". Retrieved 21 July 2014.

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