Kerwin Waldroup
No. 93     
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1974-08-01) August 1, 1974 (age 46)
Place of birth: Country Club Hills, Illinois
Career information
College: Central State
NFL Draft: 1996 / Round: 5 / Pick: 158
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Detroit Lions ( 1996)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Games played – started     40–34
Tackles     69
Sacks     5.0
Stats at

Kerwin Waldroup (born August 1, 1974) is a former professional American football player who played defensive end for three seasons for the Detroit Lions. He initially played college football at University of Michigan before transferring and finishing at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. He is a graduate of Rich Central High School.[1] Following his football career, he served jail time for child abuse.

Career[edit | edit source]

Waldroup was born on August 1, 1974, in Country Club Hills, Illinois. He was a member of the 1992, 1993 and 1994 Michigan Wolverines, wearing the number 59.[1] He recorded no stats in 1992, and only one tackle in 1993. In 1994, he posted a total of 32 tackles including 10 against Illinois on October 22 and 8 against Colorado in The Miracle at Michigan. The final game in which he recorded any stats for Michigan was on October 29, 1994 against Purdue.[2] He is not credited with earning a varsity letter in any season at Michigan.[1] In the week after the Purdue game, Waldroup told Michigan's coaches that he was quitting the team. Head coach Gary Moeller delayed announcing Waldroup's departure until early November, in hopes that Waldroup would reconsider. Moeller told reporters that "academics may have played a part in Waldroup's decision."[3]

Waldroup recorded 69 solo tackles[4][5] and five quarterback sacks[5][6][7] in his three-year career in the National Football League. He had a career-high six tackles in three games, including back-to-back games in October for the 1996 Detroit Lions.[8][9][10]

Post football[edit | edit source]

In December 2006, Waldroup was faced with four charges of false imprisonment, child abuse and depriving a victim of a phone. He allegedly held his girlfriend, Sheri Amos, and her children ages 10, 13 and 16 for two days at a Ramada Inn hotel near Interstate 95 in St. Augustine, Florida.[11][12] He pleaded no contest to child abuse and was sentenced to six months in jail to be followed by 2 years of probation.[13]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Bentley Historical Library University of Michigan Football Rosters". Bentley Historical Library. Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved October 12, 2011.
  2. "Statistics Archives: Michigan Football Statistic Archive Query Page". University of Michigan. Archived from the original on November 12, 2007. Retrieved October 12, 2011.
  3. "Linebacker Waldroup calls it quits; gridders still attracting yellow flags". The Michigan Daily. November 7, 1994.,15746716&dq=kerwin+waldroup&hl=en.
  4. "Kerwin Waldroup". CNN Sports Illustrated. Retrieved October 12, 2011.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Kerwin Waldroup". Retrieved October 12, 2011.
  6. "Kerwin Waldroup". Retrieved October 12, 2011.
  7. "Kerwin Waldroup". ESPN. Retrieved October 12, 2011.
  8. "Kerwin Waldroup Game-by-Game Stats (1996)". ESPN. Retrieved October 12, 2011.
  9. "Kerwin Waldroup Game-by-Game Stats (1997)". ESPN. Retrieved October 12, 2011.
  10. "Kerwin Waldroup Game-by-Game Stats (1998)". ESPN. Retrieved October 12, 2011.
  11. Treen, Dana (December 5, 2006). "Ex-NFL player faces abduction charges". The Florida Times-Union. Retrieved October 12, 2011.
  12. "Former NFL Player Faces 6 Felony Charges". WJXT. December 5, 2006. Retrieved October 12, 2011.
  13. Prior, Richard (October 3, 2007). "Former NFL player to be sentenced for child abuse". The St. Augustine Record. Retrieved October 12, 2011.


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