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Jeff Cumberland
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Cumberland (86) with the Jets in 2012
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-05-02) May 2, 1987 (age 32)
Place of birth: Columbus, Ohio
Career information
College: Illinois
Undrafted in 2010
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New York Jets ( 2010 2015)
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Receptions     88
Receiving yards     1,121
Receiving touchdowns     10

Jeffrey Lionell Cumberland (born May 2, 1987) is an American football tight end who is a free agent. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the New York Jets in 2010. He played college football at Illinois.

Early yearsEdit

Cumberland was selected to the Ohio News Network/Ohio High Magazine All-Ohio team.[1] He was an PrepStar All-American in high school.[1] He was ranked as the 11th-best prospect from the state of Ohio.[1]

College careerEdit

In 2006, Cumberland was selected as an honorable mention freshman All-America by The Sporting News.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 4 in 249 lb 4.45 s 1.54 s 2.61 s 4.39 s 6.89 s 35 1/2 in 9 ft 10 in 20 rep

Cumberland went undrafted and would later sign with the New York Jets.

New York JetsEdit

Cumberland went undrafted and would later sign with the New York Jets. He only appeared in one game during his rookie season in 2010 and caught one pass for three yards.

Cumberland made his NFL debut against the Buffalo Bills on January 2, 2011.[3] Cumberland suffered a torn achilles tendon on September 25, 2011 against the Oakland Raiders. He was placed on the injured reserve list the following day.[4] In the 2011 season, he appeared in three games and had two receptions for 35 yards on the season.

In the 2012 season, Cumberland appeared in 15 games and recorded 29 receptions for 359 yards and three touchdowns.

In the 2013 season, Cumberland appeared in 15 games and recorded 26 receptions for 398 yards and a career-high four touchdowns.

Cumberland and the Jets agreed on a new three-year contract on March 7, 2014.[5] In the 2014 season, he appeared in all 16 regular season games and recorded 23 receptions for 247 yards and three touchdowns.

In the 2015 season, Cumberland appeared in 15 games but only had five receptions for 77 yards.

On March 9, 2016, Cumberland was released by the Jets.[6]

San Diego / Los Angeles ChargersEdit

On April 4, 2016, Cumberland signed a one-year contract with the San Diego Chargers.[7] He suffered a torn Achilles in the Chargers' second preseason game, ending his season.[8]

On April 12, 2017, Cumberland re-signed with the Chargers on a one-year contract.[9] He was released on September 2, 2017.[10] He was re-signed on November 7, 2017.[11]

Career statisticsEdit

Year Team GP REC YDs AVG LNG TDs FDs FUM FUML
2010 NYJ 1 1 3 3.0 3 0 0 0 0
2011 NYJ 3 2 35 17.5 33 0 1 0 0
2012 NYJ 15 29 359 12.4 39 3 18 0 0
2013 NYJ 15 26 398 15.3 47 4 15 0 0
2014 NYJ 16 23 247 10.7 28 3 12 0 0
2015 NYJ 15 5 77 15.4 44 0 3 0 0
2016 SD Did not play due to injury
2017 LAC 7 2 2 1.0 2 0 0 0 0
Total 72 88 1,121 12.7 47 10 49 0 0
[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Illinois Fighting Illini Profile". fightingillini.com. Archived from the original on March 4, 2012. https://web.archive.org/web/20120304121154/http://www.fightingillini.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/cumberland_jeff00.html.
  2. http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=64900&draftyear=2010&genpos=TE
  3. Orr, Conor (January 2, 2011). "Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie, LaDainian Tomlison among Jets inactives". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on January 2, 2011. https://www.webcitation.org/5vRQcCTHi?url=http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2011/01/darrelle_revis_antonio_cromart.html. Retrieved January 2, 2011.
  4. Vrentas, Jenny (September 26, 2011). "Jets will elevate TE Josh Baker from practice squad to replace Jeff Cumberland". The Star-Ledger. Archived from the original on September 27, 2011. https://www.webcitation.org/6204atT6I?url=http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2011/09/jets_will_elevate_te_josh_bake.html. Retrieved September 26, 2011.
  5. David Smith, Michael. "Jets, Jeff Cumberland agree to three-year deal". Pro Football Talk. http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/03/07/jets-jeff-cumberland-agree-to-three-year-deal/. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  6. Lange, Randy (March 9, 2016). "Jeremy Kerley, Jeff Cumberland Released". https://web.archive.org/web/20160622001715/http://www.newyorkjets.com/news/article-9/Jeremy-Kerley-Jeff-Cumberland-Released/0c9b7841-45d5-4ebb-a055-4c46e57664b3. Retrieved February 22, 2017.
  7. Henne, Ricky (April 4, 2016). "Chargers Sign Veteran TE Jeff Cumberland". http://www.chargers.com/news/2016/04/04/chargers-sign-veteran-te-jeff-cumberland. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  8. Williams, Eric D. (August 20, 2016). "Chargers TE Jeff Cumberland out for season with Achilles injury". http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/17355372/san-diego-chargers-tight-end-jeff-cumberland-season-torn-left-achilles-tendon. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  9. Henne, Ricky (April 12, 2017). "Bolts Bring Back Jeff Cumberland". http://www.chargers.com/news/2017/04/12/bolts-bring-back-jeff-cumberland.
  10. Henne, Ricky (September 2, 2017). "Los Angeles Chargers Cut Down Roster to 53". https://web.archive.org/web/20171228125650/http://www.chargers.com/news/2017/09/02/los-angeles-chargers-cut-down-roster-53.
  11. Henne, Ricky (November 7, 2017). "Chargers Announce Flurry of Transactions". https://web.archive.org/web/20180210205650/http://www.chargers.com/news/2017/11/07/chargers-announce-flurry-transactions.
  12. "Jeff Cumberland Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/stats/_/id/13555/jeff-cumberland. Retrieved July 21, 2014.

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