Date of birth: (1944-07-10) July 10, 1944 (age 75)
Place of birth: United States Gary, Indiana
Career information
Position(s): Defensive tackle
High school: Gary (IN) Lew Wallace
NFL Draft: 1966 / Round: 1 / Pick 7
Playing stats at

Jerome Paul "Jerry" Shay (born July 10, 1944 in Gary, Indiana) is a former American football defensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, and New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). Shay played college football at Purdue University, he was named All-American by the American Football Coaches Association[1] and was the seventh selection overall in the 1966 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings.[2]

He was inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame in 1996,[3] the Purdue University Hall of Fame in 2010.

Shay is currently the Assistant Director of College Scouting for the New York Giants and has been a member of the team's scouting staff since 1977.[4]


  1. 1965 College Football All-America Team#Ends 2
  4. Eisen, Michael (2007-05-18). "Giants Name Marc Ross Director of College Scouting". Retrieved 2007-05-27.

Template:1966 NFL Draft


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