|Date of birth:||December 16, 1951|
|Place of birth:||Baltimore, Maryland|
|NFL Draft:||1972 / Round: 13 / Pick: 338|
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Jean Schloss Fugett, Jr. (born December 16, 1951 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a former professional American football tight end in the National Football League. A 6'3", 225 lbs. player from Amherst College, Fugett played eight seasons from 1972-1979 for the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins and was selected to the Pro Bowl after the 1977 season.
While with the Redskins, Fugett earned his JD at the George Washington University Law School attending school only at night. After his eighth year as an all pro tight end in the NFL and passing the Maryland State Bar exam, he made the decision of joining his older brother Reginald Lewis in business.
While working with Lewis Fugett largely contributed the founding of TLC Group in 1983. From there he served as Director and Vice-Chair of the McCall Pattern Company Management Committee, as founding partner of a Baltimore law firm, and as a partner with Fanfone in Europe. After the death of his brother in 1993, Fugett took over TLC Beatrice International Foods, the largest black-owned and black managed business in the United States at the time. At its peak, TLC Beatrice had $2.2 billion in sales and was number 512 on Fortune magazine’s list of 1,000 largest.
In addition to his law practice, Fugett is the most recent past President of the Retired Players Steering Committee of the National Football League Players Association, as legal counsel and advisor to Wall Street investment services firm GFS Acquisition Partners, Managing Director of Axum Capital Partners, and on the Leadership Council for the American Diabetes Association Maryland Chapter. Fugett is currently working on his memoirs to be published in the near future.
Fugett currently resides in Baltimore Maryland, living with wife Carlotta. He has two sons and one daughter. The oldest son Joseph "Russell" Fugett, followed by Audie Fugett and Reggie Fugett. While J. Russell earned his Masters of Science in Project Management at The George Washington University School of Business in 2007, the other two are both still in school. Audie is in her third year at the Fordham University School of Law, and Reggie is in his final year at Jean's alma mater Amherst College.
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