American Football Database
American Football Database
Jesse Freitas Jr.
No. 17     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1951-09-10)September 10, 1951
Place of birth: San Mateo, California
Date of death: February 8, 2015(2015-02-08) (aged 63)
Place of death: Petaluma, California
Career information
College: San Diego State
NFL Draft: 1974 / Round: 6 / Pick: 133
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* San Diego Chargers ( 1974 1975)
Career highlights and awards
*Sammy Baugh Trophy (1973)
TD–INT     8–13
Passing yards     1,244
Passer rating     50.5

Jesse Lee Freitas Jr. (September 10, 1951 – February 8, 2015) was an American football quarterback in the National Football League. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the sixth round of the 1974 NFL Draft. He played college football at Stanford and San Diego State.[1]

  • 1972: 97/171 for 1,200 yards with 7 TD vs 14 INT.[2]
  • 1973: 227/347 for 2,993 yards with 21 TD vs 17 INT.[3]

His father, Jesse Freitas Sr. was a professional football player in the 1940s.

On February 8, 2015, Freitas was found dead in his car in Petaluma, California. Police officials said the Sonoma County coroner had not yet determined a cause of death.[4]

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