|Date of birth:May 29, 1989|
|Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)||Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)|
|College: Georgia Tech|
|Undrafted in 2011|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
| * New York Giants ( 2011)*
|Career highlights and awards|
Jerrard DaShawn Tarrant (born May 29, 1989) is an American football free safety who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2011 after playing for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. He attended Carrollton High School in Carrollton, Georgia.
Tarrant was redshirted in 2007. On April 25, 2008, Tarrant was arrested for rape allegations. He was released on April 26 on $40,000 bail and was suspended indefinitely from the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team. Tarrant missed the entire 2008 season, and after the charges were dropped in February 2009, Tarrant was reinstated to the football team.
Tarrant played cornerback and returned punts for the Yellow Jackets in 2009. He had two punt returns for touchdowns and two touchdown returns on defense. In 2010 he was switched to safety and had three forced fumbles and fumble recoveries as well as two pass breakups.
Tarrant was projected to be a third- or fourth-round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, but ended up not being drafted. Tarrant was signed by the New York Giants in the 2011 free agent signing period. He was released prior to the start of the 2011 season during final roster cuts.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Roberson, Doug (January 13, 2011). "Tarrant leaving Tech for NFL". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. http://blogs.ajc.com/georgia-tech-sports/2011/01/13/tarrant-leaving-tech-for-nfl/. Retrieved 2011-01-16.
- ↑ "Cornerback Tarrant suspended from Ga. Tech team after rape charge". ESPN.com. June 30, 2008. http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3468029. Retrieved 2011-01-16.
- ↑ Dinich, Heather (February 11, 2009). "Tarrant back after charges dropped". ESPN.com. http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3900349. Retrieved 2011-01-16.
- ↑ "*Jerrard Tarrant, DS #4 FS, Georgia Tech". nfldraftscout.com. http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=72026&draftyear=2011&genpos=FS. Retrieved 2011-01-16.