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Jabari Greer
No. 33     New Orleans Saints
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-02-11) February 11, 1982 (age 37)
Place of birth: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
High School: Jackson (TN) South Side
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
College: Tennessee
Undrafted in 2004
Debuted in 2004 for the Buffalo Bills
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Tackles     383
Sacks     2.0
INT     12
Stats at NFL.com

Jabari Amin Greer (born February 11, 1982) is an American football cornerback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He was signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2004. He played college football at Tennessee.

Early yearsEdit

Greer was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and moved to Texas at age seven.[1][2] He attended South Side High School in Jackson, Tennessee. At South Side, Greer was an all state selection in both football and track. He won seven individual state track championships.[3]

College careerEdit

During his college career at Tennessee, Greer participated in track and field as well as football. He broke the 110m hurdles school record that had previously been held by Collin Henderson. Greer was a three-year starter at cornerback and broke a school record by playing in 51 games. Greer graduated from Tennessee in 2004 with a degree in psychology.[4]

Professional careerEdit

Buffalo BillsEdit

The Buffalo Bills signed Greer on April 26, 2004[5] as an undrafted free agent. Since then, he has mostly played as a nickelback or dimeback and on special teams. In 2008, he started the first 10 games of the season, before suffering an injury.

New Orleans SaintsEdit

On March 4, 2009, Greer signed a four-year contract with the New Orleans Saints.[6] Greer became a starter for the Saints and returned an interception for a touchdown in a Monday Night Football game against the Atlanta Falcons. Greer was injured on November 8, 2009, and missed most of the rest of the Saints' 2009 regular season, but returned in time to play a significant role in the playoffs.[7]

After the Saints won Super Bowl XLIV, Greer's hometown, Jackson, Tennessee, honored him with a celebration at South Side High School on March 5, 2010, called "Jabari Greer Day", and awarded him the key to the city.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Greer became a single father at the age of 21 and now has four children in all (including two with his wife Katrina). He has established a non-profit foundation, the Greer Campaign, focused on programs to assist both single and married fathers in developing their parenting skills.[8][9][10]

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