American Football Database
American Football Database
Jerald Sowell
Date of birth: (1974-01-21) January 21, 1974 (age 47)
Place of birth: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Career information
Position(s): Fullback
College: Tulane
NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 7 / Pick 231
 As player:
New York Jets
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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Jerald Monye Sowell (born January 21, 1974) is an American Football fullback. He played his college ball at Tulane.

College years and early NFL career

He holds the record for the longest play in Tulane football history, breaking off a 98-yard run against the defending national champions, the Alabama Crimson Tide. He was drafted with the 30th pick in the 7th round in the 1997 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers.[1] He never played with the Packers, however, as he was traded to the New York Jets in his rookie year. He never had a standout season as a Jet until the 2003 season, in which he had 47 catches. Sowell then had two more good seasons with the Jets as a receiver catching 45 and 28 passes respectively. He has 135 career special team tackles which is a Jets record. Sowell was released by the Jets after the 2005 season. He then played one year for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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