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Jeff Fuller
No. 83     Miami Dolphins
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-04-20) April 20, 1990 (age 30)
Place of birth: Stanford, California
High School: McKinney (TX) Boyd
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 223 lb (101 kg)
Career information
College: Texas A&M
Undrafted in 2012
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad only
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× All-Big 12 Honorable mention (2008, 2009)
  • First team All-Big 12 (2010)

Jeffrey Avery Fuller, Jr. (born April 20, 1990) is an American football wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins. He played college football at Texas A&M.

High school careerEdit

Fuller grew up playing basketball.[1] He began playing football his freshman year of high school, and later earned a spot on the varsity team prior to his sophomore year. During his junior year, he caught 27 passes for 327 yards and three touchdowns. He recorded 37 receptions for 448 yards and five touchdowns as a senior. He received Second Team All-District 9-4A honors for both his junior and senior years.[2][3]

During his college recruitment period, Fuller initially committed to play for the Oklahoma Sooners.[4] He wanted to play for Texas A&M, partly because his father played there, but did not commit to the school since then-head coach Dennis Franchione ran the option offense. While Fuller was still committed to the Sooners, A&M replaced Franchione with Mike Sherman. Fuller received a call from Sherman the day he got hired. Sherman, who runs a pro-style offense that utilizes true receivers, convinced Fuller to commit to the Aggies.[5] When asked about his change of commitment, Fuller stated: "I felt bad switching, because I had made a commitment to [the Sooners]. But I wanted to be somewhere where I knew I'd be happy for four years. I definitely feel I made the right decision."[6] Once A&M signed all of its recruits, Fuller became the Aggies' highest-ranked commitment in its 2008 class per Rivals.com.[7][8]

Fuller graduated from high school a semester early to take part in A&M's spring practices.[9]

College careerEdit

Fuller received All-Big 12 Honorable Mention honors in 2008 and 2009.[10][11] He missed four games during the 2009 season due to a cracked fibula in his right leg.[12]

During the 2010 season, he broke the Aggies' all-time record for touchdown catches. The record was previously held by Bob Long, who caught 19 touchdowns during his career from 1966–68.[13] Fuller also became the second Aggie in school history to reach 2,000 receiving yards.[14]

On November 1, 2010, Fuller stated that he is leaning toward returning for his senior season, instead of declaring for the 2011 NFL Draft. He intends to graduate from A&M in the spring of 2012.[15]

He received first-team All-Big 12 Honors for the 2010 season.[16]

Professional careerEdit

Miami DolphinsEdit

Fuller was undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft. He signed with the Miami Dolphins as a rookie free agent.[17]

PersonalEdit

He is the son of Jeffrey Avery Fuller, who played for the Aggies and the San Francisco 49ers.[18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "College Programs Courting Boyd’s Fuller". http://mckinneynews.net/news.php?nid=2650&cat=1.
  2. "Herbel, Morgan, Duncan, Davis Win Superlatives". http://mckinneynews.net/news.php?nid=3227&cat=1.
  3. "2007 All-District 9-4A Team". http://www.texashsfootball.com/awards/alldistrict07/dist94a.htm.
  4. Rivals.com notebook: Star WR now going to A&M, not OU - College football - MSNBC.com
  5. "Turncoats turn out good, bad for Aggies". http://www.mysanantonio.com/sports/aggies/turncoats_turn_out_good_bad_for_aggies_106665323.html?showFullArticle=y.
  6. "A&M's Fuller may come back for more". http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/college/texasam/7274307.html.
  7. Aggiesports.com
  8. Jeff Fuller - Football Recruiting
  9. Star Community Newspapers
  10. "2008 All-Big 12 Football Awards Announced". http://www.big12sports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=10410&ATCLID=3626465.
  11. "2009 All-Big 12 Football Awards Announced". http://www.big12sports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=10410&ATCLID=204842329.
  12. "A&M's Fuller, OU's Broyles in middle of hot streaks". http://www.aggiesports.com/football/A-amp-amp-M-s-Fuller--OU-s-Broyles-in-middle-of-hot-streaks.
  13. "Aggies' Jeff Fuller breaks record". http://collegesportsblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2010/10/aggies-jeff-fuller-breaks-record.html.
  14. "Aggies’ Fuller leans toward returning for senior season". http://www.mysanantonio.com/sports/aggies/Aggies_Fuller_leans_toward_returning_for_senior_season_106492873.html.
  15. "A&M's Fuller may come back for more". http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/college/texasam/7274307.html.
  16. http://www.big12sports.com/ViewArticle.dbml?&ATCLID=205038561&DB_OEM_ID=10410
  17. Kelly, Omar (April 28, 2012). "Jeff Ireland knows Dolphins need impact players in 2012 draft". South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Ft. Lauderdale, FL. http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2012-04-28/sports/fl-miami-dolphins-draft-0429-20120428-5_1_dolphins-gm-jeff-ireland-draft-class-draft-board. Retrieved 2012-08-29.
  18. "Texas A&M Aggie's son chasing Super legacy". http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/spt/colleges/topstories/stories/091708dnspoamfuller.12c7c07.html.

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