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John Jerry
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Jerry with the New York Giants in 2016
No. 64     
Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-06-14) June 14, 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth: Memphis, Tennessee
Career information
College: Mississippi
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 3 / Pick: 73
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Miami Dolphins ( 2010 2013)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* 2008 Second Team All-SEC (coaches)
  • First-team All-SEC (2009)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2017
Games played     121
Games started     101

John Jerry (born June 14, 1986) is an American football guard for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Mississippi and was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He has also played for the New York Giants.

High school careerEdit

Jerry attended South Panola High School in Batesville, Mississippi, where he was a two-way lineman and his career totals included 205 tackles, with 13 quarterback sacks. As a senior, he made 88 tackles, including five quarterback sacks, and returned one pass interception for a touchdown. He helped lead South Panola High School and coach Ricky Woods to a 44-1 record, including state championships in 2003 and 2004, while being runners-up in 2002.

Considered a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Jerry was listed as the No. 27 offensive tackle prospect in the nation.[1]

College careerEdit

After a prep school year at Hargrave Military Academy, Jerry started all 12 contests at right guard for the Ole Miss Rebels in 2006. He was honored by several postseason publications as one of the top freshman linemen in the country, including The Sporting News and Rivals.com. In 2007, he played in all 12 games and started nine at the right guard position.

Jerry was moved to right tackle and started all 13 games at the position in 2008, and earned second team All-SEC honors from the SEC Coaches and Phil Steele.

In 2009, Jerry was listed at No. 5 on Rivals.com′s preseason offensive tackle power ranking.[2] He was also named to the 2009 Outland Trophy watch list.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Jerry was considered one of the better offensive linemen available in the 2010 NFL Draft.[4][5] He drew comparisons to Leonard Davis.[6] On draft day, he was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the third round with the 73rd overall pick.

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 5⅜ in 328 lb 5.15 s 1.81 s 3.02 s 4.69 s 7.93 s 27½ in 8 ft 5 in

Miami DolphinsEdit

In February 2014, the NFL released the "Wells Report" finding that Jerry, along with Dolphins teammates Richie Incognito and Mike Pouncey, had bullied and harassed lineman Jonathan Martin, another unnamed player, and an assistant trainer during the 2012-13 seasons. The harassment of the assistant trainer, in which Jerry took part, included racial insults.[7][8]

New York GiantsEdit

On March 21, 2014, Jerry was signed by the New York Giants.[9] On March 13, 2015, Jerry re-signed with the Giants.[10]

On March 13, 2017, Jerry signed a three-year, $10 million contract extension with the Giants.[11] He started all 16 games for the Giants at right guard in 2017.

On September 2, 2018, Jerry was released by the Giants.[12]

Cincinnati BengalsEdit

On June 10, 2019, Jerry signed with the Cincinnati Bengals.[13]

Personal lifeEdit

John Jerry is the younger brother of Peria Jerry, a former defensive tackle for the Atlanta Falcons. His cousins Eddie Strong and Dwayne Rudd also played in the NFL.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Rivals.com Offensive tackles 2005, January 18, 2005, https://footballrecruiting.rivals.com/viewrank.asp?ra_key=875
  2. Buchanan, Olin; Dienhart, Tom; Fox, David; Huguenin, Mike; Megargee, Steve (August 22, 2009), "Preseason offensive tackle power rankings", Rivals.com, http://rivals100.rivals.com/content.asp?cid=978914
  3. Richardson, Steve (August 11, 2009), 2009 Outland Trophy Watch List Announced, Football Writers Association of America, http://www.sportswriters.net/fwaa/news/2009/outland090811.html
  4. "NFL Draft - 2010 OG Draft Prospects", CBSSports.com, http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/prospectrankings/TSX/2010_OG
  5. Brandt, Gil, "Top offensive tackle prospects for 2010 hail from the Big 12", NFL.com, http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d811477a4
  6. "John Jerry Draft Profile", CBSSports.com, http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1245019, retrieved August 22, 2009
  7. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, "Report to the National Football League Concerning Issues of Workplace Conduct at the Miami Dolphins Script error", February 14, 2014
  8. Eder, Steve, and Ben Shpigel,"Two Dolphins’ Paths to a Bullying Scandal", New York Times, February 24, 2014; retrieved February 25, 2014
  9. Eisen, Michael (March 21, 2014). "Giants Sign Free Agent OL John Jerry". https://web.archive.org/web/20160911011041/http://www.giants.com/news-and-blogs/article-1/Giants-Sign-Free-Agent-OL-John-Jerry/33f0e790-85cc-43a6-ba26-363a3cb1d6d3. Retrieved March 21, 2014.
  10. Raanan, Jordan (March 13, 2015). "Offensive lineman John Jerry latest Giants player set to re-sign with team". http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2015/03/offensive_lineman_john_jerry_latest_giants_player.html. Retrieved March 13, 2015.
  11. Alper, Josh (March 13, 2017). "Giants bring back John Jerry". http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/03/13/giants-bring-back-john-jerry/.
  12. Eisen, Michael (September 2, 2018). "Giants waive QB Davis Webb, announce practice squad among roster moves". https://www.giants.com/news/giants-waive-qb-davis-webb-announce-practice-squad-among-roster-moves.
  13. "Bengals Sign John Jerry, Waive Rod Taylor". June 10, 2019. https://www.bengals.com/news/bengals-sign-john-jerry-waive-rod-taylor.

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