American Football Database
Jerrel Jernigan
No. 3, 12     
Wide receiver / Return specialist
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-06-14) June 14, 1989 (age 32)
Place of birth: Midway, Alabama
Career information
College: Troy
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 3 / Pick: 83
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* New York Giants ( 2011 2014)
Career highlights and awards
* 4× Sun Belt Conference Champions (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
Receptions     38
Receiving yards     391
Rushing attempts     4
Rushing yards     61
Return yards     492
Total touchdowns     3
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Jerrel Marquis Jernigan (born June 14, 1989) is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft and won Super Bowl XLVI with the team against the New England Patriots. He played college football at Troy. Jerrel currently works at Eufaula High School as a wide receiver coach.

Professional career


He was considered one of the best wide receiver prospects for the 2011 NFL Draft. He was a starter all four years for the Trojans. Jernigan's body frame and playing style was compared to the likes of DeSean Jackson and Steve Smith.[1]

New York Giants

Jernigan was drafted by the New York Giants in the third round with the 83rd overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.[2] Through four seasons with the Giants, Jernigan played in 34 games catching 38 passes for 391 yards with 2 touchdowns.[3]

At the end of the 2011 season, Jernigan and the Giants appeared in Super Bowl XLVI. He had three kick returns for 71 net yards as the Giants defeated the New England Patriots by a score of 21–17.[4]

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

After not playing professional football in 2015, Jernigan signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League on April 12, 2016.[5]


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